PESSTO Meeting VI : Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, October 7th-8th 2013

An archive of the talks can be found here.

Registration and Participant list

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F. Taddia (Stockholm University)

S. Smartt, K. Smith, D. Young, M. Nicholl, D. Wright (QUB)

M. Fraser,H. Campbell  (IoA-Cambridge)

S. Valenti  (LCOGT)

M. Dennefeld (IAP) 

A. Kozyreva (Bonn University)

E. Cappellaro, S. Benetti, L. Tartaglia (OAPD)

Ofer Yaron, Ilan Manulis (WIS)

M. Della Valle, M. Dallora, M.T. Botticella, C. Barbarino (OACN)

M. Sullivan (Southampton)

How to get here

The meeting will be held in

Auletta Seminari

Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte,  Salita Moiariello 16 

Naples can be easily reached by plane (see here for a list of airlines reaching Naples and railway (it is connected with Rome or Milan by high speed trains; see here for the Italian railway companies : Trenitalia and Italo

Info on how to get to the reserved Hotels from the Airport or from the Main Railway station can be found in the web sites of each Hotel/B&B.

Both the airport and the railway stations are close to the Observatory (15-20 minutes by car):

To catch a cab:

For more general turistic information go here:

Where to stay

We reserved blocks of rooms at special prices in a few hotels/B&B which are either located near the Osservatorio Astronomico or in the city centre until to the **15th of September**.   

For info : Most people are likely to stay near the city centre as this is more convenient for the social events, meaning one trip to and from the Observatory each day. 

When asking for reservation please specify that are you attending the PESSTO meeting at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (stating in your reservation message: "Opzione Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte").

From there, you can reach the Observatory by taxi. 

We strongly suggest to share the taxi and reserve them by the hotel reception (you can ask for a 5/6 seats taxi, about 11-15 €).

- 0815707070 

- 0818888/5564444 

The hotels are:

 All the hotels listed below are within walking distance to the Observatory: 

 All the hotels listed below are in the city centre:


 Additional B&Bs and Hotels in Naples can be found here.:


Where to eat

 Lunch on 7th and 8th October will be held in the Observatory and will be offered by  our sponsor Technapoli (a pool of small/average size companies involved in the SKA project)

Dinner on 



Please, for special menu requirements (vegetarian, etc...)  send an email to