Directions to School of Modern Astrophysics (SOMA-2013)
"Active Galactic Nuclei: observations, theory, and simulations"
PUSHCHINO, July 1-12, 2013


General information


The school takes place in the town of Pushchino located about 100 km South of Moscow on Oka river. The conference venue and the hotel are very close to each other.

Important: It takes at least 3 hours to get to the school from any of the three major airports in Moscow (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo). For this reason, it is advised that you plan to arrive mid-day so that you have plenty of time to make it to the school before it gets dark. This way it will easier for you to find the hotel. Alternatively, you can spend the night in Moscow and travel to the school in the following morning.

Note: Lectures in the school start at 16:00 on Monday, 1 July. For this reason, you can arrive into school on the same day Monday, 1 July. We recommend that you arrive before noon, so you will be able to catch the lunch and get to know your peers.

Hotel information:

You will be living in a hotel “Pansionat Pushchino” located at:

5A Akademika Franka Street
Pushino, Moscow Oblast 142290
Russia
email: pansionat@pushino.ru
phone: +7(496)773-37-78, +7(496)773-28-59

On the map below the hotel is shown with an inverted letter “L” (in red) and is indicated by number 3 (in blue).

PLEASE NOTE: if and only if you are a student of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT, Dolgoprudny, Russia), you are most likely staying in a dormitory of Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory (PRAO). Address: Pushchino, ul. FIAN, dom 8. In order to get to the dormitory, please first register at PRAO (indicated by number 6 on the map below), where you will obtain detailed instructions. Please address your questions on how to get there to soma-organizers-at-googlegroups.com (please replace -at- with @).

Directions to the School:


To get to school you first get to a metro (subway) station called “Yuzhnaya” (“Южная”). From there on, you take the bus to the town of Pushchino, where the school takes place. The bus trip takes about 2 hours and the last bus leaves around 22:00 (schedule is given below). It is advised to arrive early as there are often lines for the bus.

Directions to Yuzhnaya Metro Station:


From Sheremetyevo Airport:

  1. Take Aeroexpress Train from Airport to Belorussky Railway Station (travel time 35 min; price 320 Rubles, see the train schedule at http://www.svo.aero/en/transport/#aeroekspress).
  2. We do NOT recommend to use buses or a taxi because of possible traffic jams. If you do take a taxi, we suggest to order it through the agent at the information desk. Avoid private drivers who might approach you unsolicited.
  3. Enter Belorusskaya Metro Station, take the green line (line number 2), and go to Tverskaya Station (2 stops);
  4. Change to the Chekhovskaya Station, take the gray line (line number 9) to Yuzhnaya Station (10 stops, about 30 min);

From Domodedovo Airport:

  1. Take Aeroexpress Train goes between Domodedovo Airport and Paveletsky Railway Station (travel time about 40-50 min; price 320 Rubles); information is availble at http://www.domodedovo.ru/en/main/getting/1/aero/;
  2. We do NOT recommend to use buses or a taxi because of possible traffic jams. If you do take a taxi, we suggest to order it through the agent at the information desk. Avoid private drivers who might approach you unsolicited.
  3. From the Paveletskaya Metro Station take the brown line (line number 5) and go to Dobryninskaya Station (3 stops);
  4. change to the Serpukhovskaya Station and take the gray line (line number 9) and go to Yuzhnaya Station (7 stops, about 20 min);

From Vnukovo Airport:

  1. Take Aeroexpress Train goes between Vnukovo Airport and Kievskiy Railway Station (travel time about 40 min; price 320 Rubles); more information is at http://www.vnukovo.ru/eng/for-passengers/schem/arrive/;
  2. We do NOT recommend to use buses or a taxi because of possible traffic jams. If you do take a taxi, we suggest to order it through the agent at the information desk. Avoid private drivers who might approach you unsolicited.
  3. Enter Kievskaya Metro Station and take the brown line (line number 5) to Dobryninskaya Station (3 stops);
  4. Change to the Serpukhovskaya Station and take the gray line (line number 9) to Yuzhnaya Station (7 stops, about 20 min);


Directions from “Yuzhnaya” (“Южная”) Metro Station to Pushchino:


  1. Take Bus 359 that departs from near the “Yuzhnaya” Metro Station. Note the last bus leaves at 22:00 (bus schedule is given below). You will find detailed instructions on how to find the bus stop below as well.
  2. Exit at the “Zelyonaya Zona” (“Зеленая Зона”) bus stop in Pushchino. It is a good idea to pre-arrange the fact that you want to leave the bus at that stop with the driver so the driver alerts you once you approach the stop.
  3. Walk from the bus stop (marked with number 2) to the hotel (marked with number 3) on the map below.

Alternatively, please see public transport instructions for this leg on the map online.

Walking directions from Yuzhnaya Metro Station to the stop of Bus 359 for Puschino (“Пущино”):

  1. Exit the train and go to the right to the Metro Exit (in the direction of the train motion);
  2. After exiting the Metro, you will be in the underground crossing; take a left and then exit upstairs either to the left or to the right. You should find yourself at the corner of Kirovogradskaya (“Кировоградская”) and Dnepropetrovskaya (“Днепропетровская”) streets (at one of the two flags on the map);
  3. Go along Dnepropetrovskaya street from either of the flags to the bus stop (shown with the bus icon, for approximately 200 m) until you find bus stop for the Bus 359 (Moscow – Pushchino). Ticket price is 210 Rubles;
  4. Travel time to Pushchino by this bus is about 1h 30m.

Bus 359 schedule (±10-15 minute deviations from schedule are possible):

07:45, 08:30, 09:10, 10:10, 11:10, 12:45, 14:10, 15:10, 16:10, 17:10 (except Saturday, Sunday), 18:10 (only Friday), 18:45, 19:50, 20:15 (Fri), 21:00, 22:00
It is advised to arrive early as there are often lines for the bus.

As an alternative, there are minivans that can take you to Pushchino. Note that their stop is different from that of the bus (see the map below). The timetable of these minivans, operated by "Yug-Avto" ("Юг-Авто") is as follows:
07:30, 08:15, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30


View Yuzhnaya in a larger map
Fig. 1. Directions from Yuzhnaya Metro Station to the stop of bus 359 for Pushino (shown with the BUS symbol). The minivan stop location is shown with the green pin. (Imagery ©2013 DigitalGlobe, Map data ©2013 Google).


Pushino_Map.jpg
Fig. 2. Local map of Pushchino. Legend:
1 - The street “Vyezdnaya” (“Выездная”) that brings you into Pushchino from Moscow.
2 - Bus stop ''Zelenaya Zona'' ("Зеленая Зона"). This is the bus stop closest to your hotel "Pansionat Pushchino" ("Пансионат Пущино").3 - Hotel “Pansionat Pushchino” (“Пансионат Пущино”).4 - Bus stop ''Magazin Zaychik'' ("Магазин Зайчик").5 - Central Bus Station, buses to Moscow (Bus 359) and the town of Serpukhov (Bus 26).6 - Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory, “PRAO” (“ПРАО”).


View Pushchino local map in a larger map
Fig. 3: Interactive Google map of Puschino with key places marked on the map
Key to symbols on map (from top to bottom):
1. "Bed": Hotel "Pushchino" ("Пансионат Пущино"). This is where most of the school participants are staying.2. "Bus": Bus stop "Zelenaya Zona" ("Зеленая Зона"). This is the bus stop to get off for the hotel.3. "Yurt/Wigwam": Putative location of student dormitory where the students of MIPT might be staying (MIPT students, please confirm at the registration desk in PRAO).4. "Pin": The location of the school (Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory, PRAO).