A tribute to Peter Biermann on the occasion of his 80th Birthday.
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Stay in Bochum:
The traveling distance between the airports in Dortmund, Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is two hours at the most. Düsseldorf airport is the most easily accessible one for a stay in Bochum, with up to eight direct trains per hour running between the airport and Bochum's main train station; the journey takes about half an hour. You can buy tickets directly at the train stations at ticket automats.
Stay in Bonn:
The airport Cologne/Bonn is the most easily accessible one for a stay in Bonn. The traveling distance between the Cologne/Bonn airport and the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy is one hour by train at the most. The trains run regularly between the airport and Bonn's main train station; this journey takes about half an hour as well. You can buy tickets directly at the train stations at ticket automats.
Travel from Bochum to Bonn and back:
There is one direct train line from Bochum's main train station to Bonn's main train station and back: the IC, which drives only a few times a day. It takes approximately 1.5 hours for one way.
There are several train connections from Bochum to Bonn, running 1-2 times an hour. They take about 2 to 2.5 hours for one way and require a transfer at the main train station of Düsseldorf or Cologne.
Since the talk at the Planetarium Bochum will be in the late evening, we recommend a stay in Bochum.
Let us know if you require help with the planning of your arrival!
Accessibility of the lecture room in Bochum:
The lecture room in Bochum is located near the 'Bergbau-Museum' in Bochum. You can reach it easily by catching the underground (U-Bahn) train U35 (CampusLinie). You can get into the underground at the main station Bochum. On workdays, the U35 (going to Herne Schloß Strünkede) departs in five-minute intervals. You have to get out at the station 'Deutsches Bergbau-Museum', it takes about 2 minutes to go from the main train station to this station.
It is the easiest, if you follow the signs for the 'Bergbau-Museum' to get out of the station.
The event takes place in Bochum in the lecture hall from the archeological institute (red circle). You should see a lawn with the museum in the back when you leave the underground train station. In the map, you find the way from the underground stop to the building. Once you are inside, the signs will lead you to the lecture hall.
Accessibility of the lecture room in Bonn:
You can find the directions how to reach the lecture hall "HS 0.02" in the MPIfR here! In the MPIfR, the "3G rules" apply ("vaccinated, recovered or tested"), which means that all participants are checked at the entrance. In addition, wearing a mask is mandatory for all guests in the entire institute as well as all guests and employees in the lecture hall.