The Many Facets of Astrophysics - Photons, Particles, and Spacetime

Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, 12. - 16. September 2016, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Jointly Organized with the Nederlandse Astronomenclub

Jahrestagung der Astronomischen Gesellschaft, 12. - 16. September 2016, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland


On this site you will find information and maps on how to get to the various rooms and lecture halls were the events take place during the conference.

H 1 & H3
Dining Hall & Conference Dinner
Convention Centre (VZ)
Building NA, Floor 7


The Audimax is difficult to miss once you are within visual range of it. Please refer to Travel Information and the Campus Map for more information on how to find it.

H 1 and H 3

The lecture halls H 1 and H 3 are reachable by climbing the stairs in the Audimax foyer. There will also be signs guiding you towards them.
Please note that H 1 and H 3 are not reachable via any other means (no elevators or escalators).

Dining Hall and Conference Dinner Location

The Dining Hall is located behind the Audimax and can be entered from either side. On the top floor (ground level, meaning same level as the Audimax entrances) you can find the coffee bar in the front and the Bistro in the back. The actual dining hall is located on the lower floor that can be reached via stairs or elevators.

The conference dinner will take place in the 'Bistro', so on the top floor of the dining hall building.


The HZO (Hörsaalzentrum Ost) entrance is located right next to the Audimax. There will be signs posted within the HZO to guide you to the different rooms. The room numbers of the various lecture halls are also painted on the wall in large numbers near their entrances.

Using the entrance on the same level as the Audimax entrance, you will find an entrance to the lecture hall HZO 20 directly on the right (blue markings) and HZO 50 on the left.
Another entrance to HZO 20 is on the far right, opposite the stairs on the left and behind the elevator. Additional entrances are located on the upper floor of the HZO building. In general, all entrances to HZO 20 are highlighted by blue markings on the walls nearby.

The other lecture halls (HZO 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100) are located on the lower floor that can be reached by going down two flights of stairs on the left side (if you are coming from the Audimax).

Plans not to scale and serve as rough guidelines only
Plan of the lecture halls in the HZO (click for larger view)
Plan showing the way to the VZ (click for larger view)
Plan showing the way to the building NA (click for larger view)

Veranstaltungszentrum (Convention Centre, 'VZ')

The VZ is located below the dining hall. It is most easily reached by using the elevator in the dining hall (follow signs for 'Veranstaltungszentrum').

You can also go around the dining hall and take the stairs downwards next to the dining hall entrance (there is a sign with an arrow pointing straight ahead, however you can't get to the VZ that way, you have to take the stairs). You have to go down another flight of stairs until you arrived down at an open space between the lower floor of the dining hall and the path to the N buildings (green). You need to cross this space in a straight line, descend another flight of stairs and you will finally arrive at the terrace of the VZ with an entrance directly to the right.

If you are arriving from the parking garages P7 or P8, you should arrive near the lower floor of the dining hall after exiting them. Depending on which side you exited, you either need to turn right (if facing the N buildings (green)) or left (if facing the G buildings (yellow)), and then descend one flight of stairs to arrive at the VZ, as also described in the paragraph above.

If you are arriving from the parking garage P9, you can either take the same path as described above for P7 and P8, or you can exit P9 through the driveway where cars would exit it, turn right (not going up the ramp of the driveway), cross the road until you arrive at a tunnel with two lanes and yellow lighting, and then look at the wall on the right (the one closer to the parking garages) for doors next to which "Mensa" and/or "Veranstaltungszentrum" is written on the wall. If you enter there, an elevator will take you to the dining hall and to the VZ.

Building NA, Floor 7

The building NA is the first tall building to the left of the Audimax and the Dining Hall. Take a look at the map for a possible path to that building.

After entering it you will be on floor 01 (All floors starting with a '0' are floors that have an exit). If you turn left and go through the glass door after entering, you will get to the elevators that will take you to floor 7. Please follow signage on floor 7 to get to the correct room. If you get lost in the building, you should sooner or later come across a student or scientist that will be happy to help you find the way.