Programme Events

If you would like to join any of the Social events*, please print the Social events form, fill in all the applicable fields, and submit the form by fax to the IAUS259 (Fax: +34 922 605 298), before October, 20th.

Saturday, 1st

17:00-20:00     Registration, Hotel lobby

Sunday, 2nd

17:00-20:00      Registration, Hotel lobby
17:00-20:00      Posters can be displayed on the panels in the coffee/poster room,
                        above the Conference room in the Hotel.
19:00-20:00      Welcome reception, near Hotel lobby, offered by the Hotel.

Monday, 3rd

08:00-09:00      Registration

Wednesday, 5th

1) 14:30-19:00  * Excursion to the Teide National Park

We have organised a tour of the spectacular National Park, recently accepted as UNESCO world heritage site. Buses will leave the hotel at 14:30h and take us to the Boca del Tauce region, within the Teide National Park (altitude some 2.200 m). We will be met by tourist guides of the Park Service, who will lead us on a 2-hour tour.  Afterwards we will visit the Park's Visitors Centre where we will see a film about the origin of Tenerife's volcanoes, and visit the botanical garden. Buses will bring you back to the hotel for a 19:00 arrival.

We strongly recommend that you bring sunscreen, hat and warm clothes.


2) 15:00-18:00  * Dolphin watching trip (free for registered participants,
                                                                   20€ for accompanying guests)

We will leave the hotel by bus at 15:00 (after the buffet lunch) and in the port of Los Gigantes (10 minutes away).  The boat tour will take 2 hours, from 15:30-17:30, and we hope to see dolphins.  We will see the spectacular cliffs of Los Gigantes.  Free drinks will be served (refreshments, beer and wine).  Buses will bring you back to the hotel for a 18:00 arrival.

We strongly recommend you to bring suncream, a hat, a jacket or jumper (and a swimming gear for the brave).

Thursday, 6th

12:30              Group photograph will be taken in the gardens

19:30-23:00   * Conference dinner (40€ per person)

Buses will leave the hotel at 19:30 to take us to Bodega Tierra de Frontos - a local winery in a beautiful setting in Granadilla de Abona, and will return before midnight. The visit includes a brief tour of the installations and an informal dinner. The menu will be typical Canarian, accompanied by wine from the vineyard. (

* = Social event.