Social Events

Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception offers an excellent opportunity for networking, reuniting with old friends and colleagues, and making new connections. This special event will take place at the Padova congress.

Date: Monday, 1 July 2024
Time: From 18:30 to 20:00
Place: Padova congress
Ticket: Free for registered participants (15 € for accompanying person).

Conference Dinner

Join us for the EAS 2024 conference dinner in a typical Italian villa. Experience the unique charm of this historical place, where the centuries-old walls and lush gardens create a captivating atmosphere. Indulge in delectable Italian cuisine made with passion, surrounded by an ambiance that blends tradition and modernity. This is not just a dinner; it's a celebration of elegance and the timeless beauty of Italy. It will be an unforgettable night in the heart of an Italian masterpiece.

Date: Thursday, 4 July 2024
Time: From 18:30 to 22:30
Place: Villa Contarini
Ticket: 90€ for participants (120€ for accompanying person). The price includes transportation with a bus (to and from the villa), and your dinner experience (welcome drink, 3-course menus, coffee/tea/wines).
Pre-registration is required

Student Event

Join us for an unforgettable gathering for students at the picturesque Milcovich Park! Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere under the sun of Padova.

Enjoy the tunes of the skilled DJ at Milcovich Park, creating a vibrant atmosphere for a joyful gathering. Indulge in a variety of drinks and food from food trucks.

Discover common interests, forge new friendships, and make lasting memories in this unique and welcoming setting.

Date: Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Time: From 19:00 to 00:00
Place: Arcella Bella, Milcovich Park
Ticket: Free for registered students, including one free drink.
Pre-registration is required.


Embark on an exhilarating and inclusive journey with the Astro Run – a memorable race (but not competitive) around the city of Padova. The course will be between 5 and 10 km, on green areas inside public parks and along the rivers around Padova. Whether you're a seasoned runner or prefer a more relaxed pace, this event is tailored for you. It is a chance to interact and forge new connections with fellow EAS 2024 participants. Brace yourself for a distinctive "social tour" that unveils Padova's rich history and iconic landmarks. No worries about time constraints or competitive pressure – this event is all about relishing the experience!

Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Time: To be confirmed (on the evening)
Registration: This event is free of charge. Limited to 400 participants.
Pre-registration is required.

Tour of the Specola

During the EAS 2024 Annual Meeting, INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padua offers the opportunity to visit La Specola Museum, located in the Specola Tower (the oldest core of the Observatory itself) with a series of special openings.

The schedule specifically suited for the participants are as follows:

Monday 1 July 2024: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
Tuesday 2 July 2024: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Wednesday 3 July 2024: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Thursday 4 July 2024: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Friday 5 July 2024: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00

Due to the historical nature of the rooms, each visit is limited to 50 people, divided into two groups that follow different routes. The visit lasts for 1 hour and it will be in the English language.

The access is free of charge, but it is necessary to book in advance using a dedicated form (available from April). In planning your visit while at the Annual Meeting, please keep in mind that reaching Specola from Padova Congress takes not less than 35 minutes walking. The time with public transportation Tram SIR1 or Bus nr. 12 is similar. With a bike, e-bike or scooter it is around 15 minutes.

Further information about La Specola Museum.