BALTICS SIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
HOTEL JŪRMALA SPA
Is a modern SPA resort and conference centre. An excellent resort is located in the heart of Jurmala – Jomas Street 47/49 – which is the main entertainment and shopping artery of the city.
The hotel was built in modern trends and rooms are suitable for people with special needs. It is located just 25 kilometers from Riga in one of Latvia’s oldest and most picturesque resorts – Jurmala and is just a couple of hundred meters from the golden beaches on the shores of the Gulf of Riga.
Jurmala in all times has been a popular place for recreation and health improvement, because its beautiful pine forests, golden sands and unforgettable beaches.
VENTSPILS RADIO ASTRONOMY CENTRE IN IRBENE
The Baltics Workshop will be held in Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre of Ventspils University College, Ventspils – Irbene. The main objective of Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC) is to carry out observations of natural and artificial space radio sources, thus collecting data for fundamental and practical research programs of radio astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, geophysics, geodynamics, geodesy, coordinate-time service etc.
Here the 32-meter wide radio telescope – the RT-32, is being used for scientific purposes, and it is the largest such telescope in Northern Europe and the eighth largest in the world. The purpose of the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center is to carry out fundamental research in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, as well as applied research in space technology.
The parabolic antennas are used for observation of inter-star environments, the Sun, asteroids and other objects flying near Earth, including space debris, as well as objects outside the solar system.