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Joint TASC2 & KASC9 Workshop – SPACEINN & HELAS8 Conference

Social Program
Sunday, 10th, from 18:30 to 20:30
Welcome drinks (and registration)
Open to all participants and registered guests.
Location: Pousada de Angra do Heroísmo São Sebastião (also known as Castelinho)

Tuesday, 12th, from 19:00 onwards
Young Astronomers Mixer (Drinks and food to be payed by the participants)
Open to all.
Location: O pirata gastropub
Note: Age is irrelevant. If you feel young, come along!

Tuesday, 12th, 19:00
Public Talk (in Portuguese)
Open to all.
Location: Auditório do Campus de Angra do Heroísmo da Univ. dos Açores

Wednesday, 13th, from 14:00 to 18:00 (approximately)
Excursion (see details at the end of the page)
The participants will be grouped according to the excursion preferences indicated during the registration, with priority given to those that registered earlier. When the first preference is not available, participants will be included in the group of their 2nd or 3rd preferences.
Open to all participants and registered guests.
Location: For the island trip and hiking trails the departure is from the conference venue. For the boat trip the departure is from the Marina

Wednesday, 13, from 20:00
Conference Dinner
Open to all participants and registered guests.
Location: Hotel do Caracol

Thursday, 14th, 18:40
HELAS 10-year-celebration (with cake and drinks)
Open to all participants and registered guests.
Location: conference venue

Friday, 15th, 18:20
Farewell drinks
Open to all participants and registered guests.
Location: conference venue

These activities will take place simultaneously during the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Each registered participant will thus be able to take part in one activity only, which will be chosen according to the participant's preference, subject to availability.

Boat trip
Whale and dolphin watching is possible throughout the whole year due to the great number of species that exist in the waters of the archipelago. In addition to resident species, such as common dolphins and common bottlenose dolphins, there are also the whales that pass through the Azores in their migration routes. Spotted dolphins are more common during the summer, while blue whales can be easily spotted at the end of the winter. Sperm whales, sei whales and bearded whales are frequent in the summer. During this boat trip you will mostly likely see dolphins and whales but also be able to appreciate the island coast line and the islets "ilhéu das Cabras". This activity may be cancelled due to weather or sea conditions.

Hiking trails
Terceira has several walking and hiking trails and much of the interior of the island is a nature reserve. Along these trails you will discover unique landscape: you will climb mountains, walk along the seashore, walk through valleys and calderas, discover the volcanoes that brought them to life and get to know the local vegetation.

Island trip
You will visit Monte Brasil where you will learn about Angra do Heroísmo history while enjoying some unique views. Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano surrounded by the four km long walls of the São João Baptista Fort. You will see some geological formations such as Caldeira Guilherme Moniz and visit Algar do Carvão. A visit to the other town of the island, Praia da Vitória, and the views from Serra do Cume are also part of this tour. You will end the day either swimming in Biscoitos or seeing a traditional street bullfight.

Useful links
Official Azores tourism website

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