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


Bochum and the Ruhr area have much to offer in terms of sightseeing, and you will find the most complete collection of noteworthy places to go and see on the website for Bochum and, if you plan to go a little bit further out, for the entire Ruhr area.

There you can find information about several museums related to art, history, industry and more (including the German Mining Museum, the largest mining museum in the world), culturally and historically significant places as well as parks and evening programme, whether you are looking for theater, clubs and bars, or the Starlight Express.

A special mention should go to the Botanical Garden of the University (including a tropical house and the Chinese garden), which is right next to the University and just south of the Dining Hall and building NA (see the Campus Map) and can easily be reached when you have some free time during the conference.