Social Events

Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people. It will be held at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre, one of the most attractively located and designed venues in Europe. Since its opening in 2014, has hosted important cultural and public events including concerts, plays, exhibits, congresses, and conference. It has been recognized as one of the most prestigious and award-winning convention centres in Europe. This event is sponsored by the OPTICON RadioNet Pilot. Please fill their survey questionnaire on trans-national access, to support future EC funding for European astronomy:

Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
Time: From 18:30 to 20:00
Place: ICE Kraków Congress Centre, Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
Ticket: Free for registered participants (15 € for accompanying person).

Student Event

This event, free of charge, is for students attending EAS in order to allow them to meet and exchange ideas. It will take place at Klub Studio, the flagship spot on the party map of each Krakow student. One of the largest music clubs in Poland, it is situated in the centre of the AGH student campus.

Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
Time: From 20:00 to 00:00
Place: Witolda Budryka 4, 30-072 Kraków
Ticket: Free for registered students.
Pre-registration is required.

City tour of Krakow

City tour offered by the city of Krakow.

Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
Start point: ICE KRAKOW at 18:30
Finish point: City Centre at 20:30
Registration: Sign up at the registration desks of ICE Krakow (2 groups of 25 persons)
Ticket: This event is free of charge. First come first served.


We invite you to join us for an exciting and inclusive experience-a memorable 5km race along the picturesque Vistula River. Whether you are a seasoned racer or prefer a more leisurely pace, this event is for you. It's not just about competing; it's also about interacting with and making new connections with other EAS 2023 participants. Get ready for a unique "social tour" that will bring you closer to Krakow's rich history and iconic landmarks. No need to worry about time constraints or feeling pressured to compete. This event is all about enjoyment!

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2023
Time: From 19:00 to 22:00
Length: 5km
Itinerary: Along the vistula riverside, see map
Departure and arrival point: in the nearest of Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (500m walking distance Ice Krakow center)
Ticket: This event is free of charge. Limited to 500 participants.

This event is supported by the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal.

Link to register: Click here
Deadline for registration: Friday, 29 June 2023 (no deadline anymore)


We are delighted to extend a special invitation to all congress attendees for an unforgettable evening of classical music.

Performers: Marcin Zdunik - cello Aleksander Dębicz - piano, electronic instruments
Program: compositions by J.S. Bach and F. Chopin,
REnaissance program - improvisations around vocal music of the Renaissance

Cellist Marcin Zdunik and pianist Aleksander Dębicz present a program consisting of several of their previous musical projects. We will hear compositions by J.S.Bach recorded by the duo on the album "Bach Stories" (Warner Classics) and improvised miniatures around Frideric Chopin's music. The second part of the evening will be filled with the program named "REnaissance" an important achievement in the musicians' careers. The musicians will also use electronic instruments, creating a unique aura of sound and taking the listeners into a world of concentration and reflection.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2023
Time: From 21:00 to 22:00
Location: S1 Auditorium in ICE Krakow
Ticket: Free of charge for all EAS 2023 participants on presentation of your badge, incl. accompanying person.
No specific dress code

Conference Dinner

The Old tram Depot is the selected venue for this year conference dinner. The depot was established in 1913 with the launch of a wide-gauge tram line in Krakow. In the early 1960s, when trams disappeared from the depot and the track was removed, bus workshops and warehouses were set up in its buildings. On 2012 the facility was renovated and now it operates as a gastronomic complex.

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2023
Time: From 19:30 to 23:00
Place: Stara Zajezdnia Kraków -Świętego Wawrzyńca 12, 31-060 Kraków
Ticket: 75€ for participants (90€ for accompanying person).