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News / Announcements

May 10th, 2018: Updates on social events and tours
We've updated some info regarding the social events and tours:
  • The welcome cocktail will be held at 6:30pm on Sunday 13th at the hotel lobby. Registration will also begin then.
  • We've reduced the fees for the Gala dinner on Thursday 17th: they're now 25 USD for researchers and 20 USD for students.
  • We propose two tour options for the afternoon of Wednesday 16th: a 1.5 hr reef visit on a boat with a glass-walled gallery and a 4-hour reef snorkeling trip. Be sure to check them out!
May 9th, 2018: Cozumel taxi sharing
Since the taxi from the Cozumel airport or ferry terminal to the hotel can be expensive, we've set up a Doodle (we sent the link by email) to help you get in touch with other participants so you can share a taxi. Simply mark your approximate day & time of arrival and leave your name and email in the comments. See you soon!
April 10th, 2018: Getting to Cozumel
There's little more than one month for the start of the conference, so we've added a section with details on how to get to the island of Cozumel from the mainland.
March 15th, 2018: Abstract submsission closed
• The abstract submission for oral presentations is now officially closed. Participants may still register with a poster contribution.
• If you registered with an oral contribution and have yet to submit the title talk & abstract, please do so as soon as possible by emailing ism2018@correo.nucleares.unam.mx.
February 28th, 2018: Third Announcement
• The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 14th. The early payment deadline has also been similarly extended.
Important: if you're booking with the conference hotel, be sure to follow these instructions.
• We've added some info on the social events we're planning for the conference.
January 24th, 2018: Preferential rates at conference venue
The conference hotel has offered preferential rates for participants that book their accomodations before March 14th. Find out more here.
December 26th, 2017: Second Announcement
Remember that the abstract submission deadline is March 14th 4th, 2018
September 29, 2017: First Announcement
Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: March 14th 4th, 2018
Final program and final announcement: April 14th 4th, 2018
Conference: May 14-18, 2018

About the conference

The matter between stars has a rich and complex structure across a vast range of scales. The physical properties of this interstellar medium (ISM) are controlled by the interplay of several mechanisms, such as turbulence, magnetic fields, and the feedback from stars and protostars. The ISM is constantly providing the material and conditions to form new stars, and at the same time being affected and enriched by those that already exist.

In the past decades there have been great advances in the understanding of the ISM, from observations, theory and simulations. The aim of this conference is to bring together experts in a broad range of areas of research, to summarize the recent progress and to prepare for the new challenges that the new generation of observatories will bring.

Topics to be covered

The main topics that will be covered are:

  • ism dynamics and chemistry
  • winds and outflows
  • star formation and magnetic fields
  • turbulence


Keynote Speakers

  • Jorge Cantó
  • Susana Lizano
  • Alejandro Raga
  • Luis Felipe Rodríguez


Conference format

  • 4 keynote talks
  • Around 50 twenty-minute contributed talks
  • 4 panel discussions
  • Daily poster sessions

May 14–18,
2018

Cozumel,
Mexico

Register by
March 14th, 2018

Conference Schedule

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9:00 – 9:10Welcome
9:10 – 9:35Young Stellar Objects in the Outer Galactic Plane: the l ~ (102°-109°) field
Aleksandra Solarz • National Centre for Nuclear Research
9:35 – 10:00ALMA Reveals A Collision Between Protostellar Outflows in BHR71
Luis Zapata • IRyA-UNAM
10:00 – 10:25Kinematics and fragmentation in Galactic filaments: An ALMA view
Sandra Patricia Treviño-Morales • Onsala Space Observatory/Chalmers University of technology
10:25 – 10:50Infall signature in a very young protostellar core in L1287
Robert Estalella • Universitat de Barcelona
10:50 – 11:15Filamentary Accretion Flows in the IRDC M17 Swex
Vivien Chen • National Tsing Hua University
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
11:40 – 12:05A view of the maternities of massive stars with ALMA
Guido Garay • Universidad de Chile
12:05 – 12:30GGD 27 MM1: is it an archetype of an accretion disk around a massive YSO?
José Ignacio (Nacho) Añez • Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE, CSIC)
12:30 – 12:55A multi-phase and multi-scale view of the ISM in the Carina Nebula
David Rebolledo • National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Joint ALMA Observatory
12:55 – 13:20System IMF of the 25 Orionis Stellar Group
Genaro Suárez • Instituto de Astronomía-Ensenada, UNAM
LUNCH BREAK
17:00 – 17:25The Proper Motions of the Double Radio Source n in the Orion BN/KL Region
Luis Felipe Rodríguez • Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM
17:25 – 17:50The dynamics of the Orion Fingers
Pedro Rubén Rivera Ortiz • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares UNAM
17:50 – 18:15Studying the compact radio source population associated with star forming regions
Josep Maria Masqué Saumell • Departamento de Astronomía (Universidad de Guanajuato)
18:15 – 18:45Poster Presentations
COFFEE BREAK
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9:00 – 9:25Herbig-Haro Flows from Multiple Stellar Systems
Bo Reipurth • University of Hawaii
9:25 – 9:40A polarization study of a precessing HH jet
Manuel de Jesús Chimal Hernández • ICN-UNAM
9:40 – 10:05Variable Herbig-Haro jets
Alejandro Raga • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM
10:05 – 10:30Resolving the polarized dust emission of the disk around the massive star powering the HH 80-81 radio jet
Manuel Fernández Lopez • Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía
10:30 – 10:45Morphology of HH34 from Spitzer images
Dulce Isabel González • Universidad de las Americas Puebla
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
11:15 – 11:40Water Fountains as Signposts of the Onset of the Planetary Nebula Phase
José María Torrelles • Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC)
11:40 – 12:05Studies of star formation in the Orion Star Forming Complex
Jesús Hernández • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, Ensenada
12:05 – 12:30Runaways and weather vanes: the shapes of stellar bow shocks
William Henney • IRyA-UNAM
12:30 – 12:55KIMYA, a code for solving chemical reaction networks in astrophysics
Antonio Castellanos • ICN, UNAM
LUNCH BREAK
17:00 – 17:25Tiny protoplanetary disks as possible precursors of compact exoplanet systems
Guillem Anglada • Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
17:25 – 17:50Bi-abundance models of planetary nebulae NGC 6153
Verónica Gómez Llanos Sandoval • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM
17:50 – 18:15The role of SiO in dust formation and mass loss processes of evolved O-rich stars. A study of the circumstellar envelopes of IK Tau and IRC+10011
Juan Luis Verbena Contreras • Instituto de Física Fundamental (CSIC)
18:15 – 18:403D hydrodynamical models of the planetary nebula H1-67
Jackeline Suzett Rechy García • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
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9:00 – 9:25The X-ray temperature of hot gas in diffuse nebulae
Jane Arthur • IRyA-UNAM
9:25 – 9:50MHD simulations of bilateral SNRs
Pablo Velázquez • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares
9:50 – 10:15The Impact of Galactic Environments on Star-Formation as Seen by SITELLE
Laurie Rousseau-Nepton • Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp.
10:15 – 10:30Properties of dust in circumstellar gas around Wolf-Rayet stars
Palmira Jiménez Hernández • IRyA
10:30 – 10:55Are stellar clustering properties primordial? Clues from extinction maps
Carlos Gerardo Román Zúñiga • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
11:25 – 11:50Kinetic Tomography and the Perseus Arm
Joshua Peek • Space Telescope Science Institute
11:50 – 12:15Stellar Feedback: White Dwarfs and the Initial-Final Mass Relation
Jeffrey Cummings • Johns Hopkins University
12:15 – 12:40The interstellar medium in galactic context: a diverse universality?
Florent Renaud • Lund Observatory
12:40 – 13:05Angular momentum in bipolar outflows: dynamic evolution model
Alejandro López-Vázquez • IRyA-UNAM
13:05CONFERENCE PHOTO
FREE AFTERNOON
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9:00 – 9:25Cosmic Ray Propagation in Turbulent Magnetic Fields associated with Young Stellar Objects
Fred Adams • University of Michigan
9:25 – 9:50On the origin of density filaments in the turbulent interstellar medium
Siyao Xu • University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:50 – 10:15Understanding Turbulence-Regulated Star Formation as a Markov Process
Evan Scannapieco • Arizona State University
10:15 – 10:40Unveiling the 3D structure of the ISM
Valeska Valdivia • Departement d'Astrophysique, CEA-Saclay
10:40 – 11:05Magnetic field in filamentary molecular cloud associated to N49 bubble
Devaraj Rangaswamy • Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
11:35 – 12:00Magnetized Protoplanetary Disks
Susana Lizano • IRyA-UNAM
12:00 – 12:25Studying magnetic fields with statistics of velocity
Alejandro Esquivel • ICN-UNAM
12:25 – 12:50Mapping of the structure of the galactic magnetic field using the VGT and star light polarization
Diego Gonzalez-Casanova • U. of Wisconsin - Madison
12:50 – 13:15Magnetic fields in maser-emitting planetary nebulae
Lucero Uscanga • University of Guanajuato
LUNCH BREAK
16:00 – 16:25Solving various SF puzzles through the collapsing-GMC paradigm
Enrique Vázquez-Semadeni • IRyA-UNAM
16:25 – 16:50Details of the principal star-forming cores in the centre of the Trifid nebula: From Herschel to the near-infrared
Mauricio Tapia • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, Ensenada
16:50 – 17:15NGC 604: The Northern Tarantula Nebula seen by NEFER
Margarita Rosado • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
17:30 – 18:00DISCUSSION PANEL
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9:00 – 9:25Evidence of a temperature problem in the NLR similar to that of HII regions
Luc Binette • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM
9:25 – 9:50On the ionizing source of the bubble population in the spiral galaxy M81
Divakara Mayya • INAOE
9:50 – 10:15A Turbulence Study of Two Giant HII Regions in NGC 6822
Hector Castañeda • ESFM-IPN
10:15 – 10:40Does star formation induce metallic winds in dwarf galaxies?
Liliana Hernández-Martínez • ICN-UNAM
10:40 – 10:55A study of turbulence in Extragalactic HII Regions
Javier García Vázquez • ESFM-IPN
COFFEE BREAK / POSTER SESSION
11:25 – 11:50Arp 70: An interacting galaxy with extreme outflows
Artemi Camps Fariña • ICN-UNAM
11:50 – 12:05Study of thermal neutrinos in short gamma-ray bursts
Gibrán Morales Rivera • Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM
12:05 – 12:30The effect of the massive stellar cluster winds on the interstellar medium of the galaxies
Ary Rodríguez-González • ICN-UNAM
12:30 – 13:00Concluding remarks
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Chemical abundances in NGC 346
José Andrés Sixtos González • Instituto de Astronomía-UNAM
Population Synthesis of Young Rotating Stars
Maria Jaqueline Vasconcelos • LATO - UESC
G339.88-01.26 revisited - a "winking" massive young stellar object
Bringfried Stecklum • Thueringer Landessternwarte
The Arecibo Observatory Spectral Line Survey of W51: Results from the C-Band Frequency Range
Elluz Pacheco Cabrera • Universidad De Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras
The heating efficiency and the star formation rate of the very young stellar clusters
Luis Fernando Tapia • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares - UNAM
Hydrodynamical models of Proto-Planetary nebulae including the photoionization of the central star
Diana Estrella • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares
Strongly Misaligned Triple System in SR24 Revealed by ALMA
Manuel Fernández López 2 • Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía
3D hydrodynamical simulations of colliding-wind binaries: the case of θ1 Ori C
Juan Claudio Toledo-Roy • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM
A Hot Molecular Core in G12.21-0.10
Miguel A. Trinidad • University of Guanajuato
Asymmetries in young supernova remnants
Alicia Moranchel • ESFM-IPN
Torques on low-mass bodies in retrograde orbit in a gaseous disk
Raúl Ortega Chametla • FCFM-UANL
Anisotropy of velocity centroids and the impact of different MHD modes on turbulent ISM
David Hernández Padilla • Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM

Social Events and Tours

On top of the academic program, we've prepared social events and several options for tours and places to visit on the island for the conference attendees:
  • Welcome cocktail: a cocktail will be offered at 6:30pm on the afternoon of Sunday 13th at the hotel lobby for participants arriving at the conference. This is included in the registration fee.
  • Gala Dinner: the conference Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday 17th in a special event on the beach. Join us for an evening of great food and beautiful weather on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Tickets for the dinner are 25 USD (or 500 pesos) for researchers and 20 USD (or 400 pesos) for students. We'll be collecting the fees from those interested during the conference.
  • Places to visit in Cozumel

    Cozumel Planetarium

    Just a short 5 minutes walk from the conference venue, the Cha'an Ka'an Planetarium features thematic museum rooms covering astronomy, science, archeology and nature conservancy, and is host to the first 3D full dome planetarium in Latin America. The entrance to the museum is free.

    The planetarium will be showing the short film "Mayan Archeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe" (trailer), a collaboration with the European Southern Observatory:

    In a feast of colors and sounds, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe makes a tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like the sun, the moon and Venus.

    The film will be shown on the 3D dome on Wednesday at 14:30. The entrance fee is 150 MXN (around 7 USD). Let us know if you're interested as there must be a minimum of 20 attendees.

    Other activities of the planetary include daily solar telescope observing sessions from 3pm to 5pm and night sky telescope observing sessions from 8pm to 10pm (Jupiter will be bright and visible in the evenings), as well as walks through an ecological trail to observe birds and other local wildlife.

    Pueblo del Maíz

    "Pueblo del Maíz", meaning "Corn Town", is an interactive pre-Hispanic park that combines art, theater, culture, music, dance and the ingredients of ancestral heritage of the mayan culture. Experience the real Mayan life while traveling through time in order to discover their ancient roots.

    The pueblo compound is comprised of seven palapas, or traditional thatched huts. Each one has a specific purpose and provides a glimpse into the ancient Mayan lifestyle and customs. Interactive, hands on activities are provided through out the Pueblo to experience authentic village life.

    For reservations and more information, go here.


  • Reef Tours: the beautiful island of Cozumel is host to a wide reef ecosystem. We're exploring two sightseeing tour options so that you can visit these marvelous places:

    Sub See Explorer

    A boat with a glass-walled submarine gallery will take you to the Paraíso and Paraíso Profundo reefs, where you will be able to see the abundant reef marine ecosystem from the comfort of your seat. The tour duration is 1h 30m and tickets are around 400 pesos (20 USD) per person. If at least 15 persons are interested, the tour would depart on Wednesday 16th at 4pm.

    El Cielo Reef Snorkel

    This 4 hours tour will take you snorkeling to the Columbia and Palancar reefs near the clear-water El Cielo beach on the southern end of the island. The tour includes approximately 45 mins of snorkeling at each stop (mask, fins, snorkel and vest are provided), and a visit to the El Cielo sandbar. Cost is around 800 pesos (40 USD) per person.

    For those interested the tour would also take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th; because of the duration we're still negotiating with the tour organizer so that it doesn't interfere with the conference schedule.


    Please let us know if you're interested in either of the tours. We'll be providing more info for the tours on monday and tuesday.

Conference Registration

Conference fees
Academics: $300 USD (early) | $350 USD
Students: $200 USD (early) | $250 USD
Importante dates
Registration start: open now
Deadline for early payment: March 14th, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: March 14th, 2018

Registration

Abstract submission

Payment Information

You can pay the registration fee by wire transfer to our bank account (see below). Note that you need to add the bank's / transfer service's fee, if applicable, to the registration fee. The fee is $350 USD for academics and $250 USD for students.

We suggest that you use transferwise (it is available in most countries) since the fee is very low, just a few dollars, while bank fees can be larger than 50 USD.

After making the payment, send a copy of the transfer invoice to ism2018@correo.nucleares.unam.mx (we need the copy of the invoice to be able to track the payment).

Notice for participants from Mexico: si necesita factura, envíe a ism2018@correo.nucleares.unam.mx los datos fiscales (nombre completo, RFC y domicilio fiscal) para la elaboración de la misma. Si están ubicados en la CDMX pueden pagar con tarjeta directamente en la SMF.

The bank account is the following (make sure you include the ABA/SWIFT and the CLABE numbers in your transfer):

Sociedad Mexicana de Física, A.C.
Citibanamex
Office: 349
Address: Av. Paseos del Pedregal # 110, Col. Jardines del Pedregal, 01900 México, D. F.
ABA/SWIFT: BNMXMXMM
CLABE/account number: 002180034918661519
Concept: ISM-2018 (+ participant's name)

Doing the payment through transferwise will take at most 5-10 minutes. Just follow the following instructions:

  1. Go to the transferwise.com website
  2. Create an account (select "Sign Up", then follow the instructions)
  3. Select how much you want to transfer
  4. In the window "You send" write 300 and choose "USD" as currency
  5. elect the currency "MXN" as currency the recipient gets
  6. Add your personal information (full name, date of birth, phone, address
  7. In the window "send to someone else" add our email "ism2018@correo.nucleares.unam.mx", the name of the account holder "Sociedad Mexicana de fisica", the recipient address "Mexico", "Mexico City", "Departamento de Física, 2do piso, Facultad de Ciencias UNAM", "04510", and the CLABE "002180034918661519"
  8. Choose your payment option, i.e., choose "debit card", add your card information and pay
  9. Send us an email telling us the amount paid in pesos and the estimated arrival day. Many thanks!

Organizers

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)

  • Fred Adams (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Guillem Anglada (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)
  • Jorge Cantó (IA-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Salvador Curiel (IA-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Alejandro Esquivel (ICN-UNAM, Mexico), Co-Chair
  • Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Susana Lizano (IRyA-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Alberto Noriega-Crespo (Space Telescope Science Institute, USA)
  • Alejandro Raga (ICN-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Luis Felipe Rodríguez (IRyA-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Ary Rodríguez-González (ICN-UNAM, Mexico), Co-Chair
  • Jose-Maria Torrelles (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, Spain)
  • David Williams (University College of London, UK)
  • Luis Zapata (IRyA-UNAM, Mexico), Co-Chair

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

  • Ary Rodríguez-González (ICN-UNAM), Co-Chair
  • Alejandro Esquivel (ICN-UNAM), Co-Chair
  • Luis Zapata (IRyA-UNAM), Co-Chair
  • Liliana Hernández-Martínez (ICN-UNAM)
  • Fabio De Colle (ICN-UNAM)
  • Ma. Teresa Orta Arias (Planetario de Cancún)
  • Pedro Rubén Rivera (ICN-UNAM)
  • Antonio Castellanos Ramírez (ICN-UNAM)
  • Juan Claudio Toledo-Roy (ICN-UNAM)
  • Pablo Velázquez (ICN-UNAM)
  • Artemi Camps Fariña (ICN-UNAM)



Conference Venue

The beautiful island of Cozumel is located in the Mexican Caribbean, 15 km off the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula opposite Playa del Carmen and 75 km south of Cancún.

The conference will be held at the Grand Park Royal Cozumel. Set on the beachfront of the island, this high-end all-inclusive hotel is located 5 km from Dolphin Discovery Cozumel water park and 7 km from Cozumel International Airport.

For more information on the hotel and included services see the hotel's brochure (PDF; in spanish).

We are looking forward to providing child care during the sessions. The hotel will have a kids club, however we are planning some extra care and special workshops for the kids of the conference assistants. So feel free to bring your children and please tell us their age, and whether they have special needs. We are updating this information as possible. Contact liliana.hernandez@correo.nucleares.unam.mx if you are interested.




BOOKING and PREFERENTIAL RATES — please follow these instructions if you wish to book at the conference hotel


The Grand Park Royal Cozumel has offered preferential rates for the participants of the conference who book their accommodations by March 14th.

To book at the Grand Park Royal and get the lower rates:

In both cases, mention the group code: INTERSTELLAR CONFERENCE.

More information on these rates is available in this PDF.

Travel Information

Travel to Mexico

As a participant of this conference, you should enter Mexico as a tourist. You must hold a valid and unexpired passport through the entirety of your stay, which may last up to 180 days. Please note that flights from / to / through the US may require you to have a passport with at least 6 months of validity prior to expiration date.

You do not need a visa enter Mexico as a tourist if you:
  • Hold a valid passport from: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, any European Union country (Schengen or not) or any Schengen country (EU or not), Hong Kong, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Panama, Republic of Korea (South Korea), the UK, the US, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or any South American country except Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana and Suriname;
  • Are a permanent resident of Canada, the US, the UK, any Schengen Area country, Japan, or the Alianza del Pacifico countries. You must carry valid and unexpired proof of permanent residency along with your passport;
  • Have a valid and unexpired visa from Canada, the US, the UK, any Schengen Area country or Japan, which you must present along with your passport;
  • Hold an APEC Business Travel Card, that you must present along with your passport. For this to be valid, you must state that the purpose of your trip is business, not tourism.
If you need an invitation letter, please contact us.

Getting to Cozumel

A few national and international flights land directly at Cozumel Intl Airport, located in the island. However, you'll more likely be arriving to Cancún Intl Airport. From there, there are a couple of options for getting to Cozumel:
  • The recommended option is to take a bus from Cancún Airport to Playa del Carmen, and then take the ferry to Cozumel island.
    • The bus service is run by ADO and costs MX$195 ($10.60 USD), with departures every 25-30 mins from Cancún Airport. You can buy a ticket at the airport near the taxi service counters (look for "Playa del Carmen" or "ADO"). Select "Terminal Turística Playa del Carmen" as your destination to arrive close to the Ferry Pier. Trip time is around 1h 15m.
    • An alternative to the bus is to take a taxi from the airport terminal to Playa del Carmen. Shared vans should cost around MX$200-$300 per person ($10-$17 USD). Might be cheaper if you are traveling in a group. Ask to be dropped at the Ferry Terminal.
    • Once at Playa del Carmen, a ferry service connects the mainland to Cozumel; we recommend Ultramar Ferry. The ferry departs from Playa del Carmen's ferry pier and there are crossings all day long (every hour, from ~9am to ~11pm). The fare is MX$163 ($8.90 USD), one way. Crossing time is around 30 mins. The ride is usually very smooth and comfortable (and very scenic!).
    More detailed information is available here.
  • You can also book a charter flight directly to Cozumel Intl Airport departing from Cancún Airport with MAYAir for around MX$800 ($45 USD). There are only a few flights per day, so be sure to book in advance.

From Cozumel to the hotel

Once at Cozumel, taking a taxi is the best option to get to the conference hotel, the Grand Park Royal, which is located south of town. Taxis are ubiquitous and should be easy to find on the street (or at the ferry terminal or airport). Expect to pay around $10-$20 USD per person if taking a shared taxi (recommended). More info here.

If you're interested in sharing a taxi with other conference participants that might be arriving at the same time, please write us an email telling us which day / at what time you'll be arriving (either to Cancun, to Cozumel, or both). We'll try to put you in contact with others.

Conference participants

Name Institution Country
Alejandro EsquivelICN-UNAMMexico
Alejandro López-VázquezIRyA-UNAMMexico
Alejandro RagaInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAMMexico
Aleksandra SolarzNational Centre for Nuclear ResearchPoland
Alexander HygateMax-Planck-Institut für Astronomie / Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität HeidelbergGermany
Ali TaaniAl-Balqa Applied UniversityJordan
Alicia MoranchelESFM-IPNMexico
Antonio CastellanosICN, UNAMMexico
Artemi Camps FariñaICN-UNAMMexico
Ary Rodríguez-GonzálezICN-UNAMMexico
Bo ReipurthUniversity of HawaiiUnited States
Bringfried StecklumThueringer LandessternwarteGermany
Carlos Gerardo Román ZúñigaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico
David Hernández PadillaInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAMMexico
David RebolledoNational Radio Astronomy Observatory - Joint ALMA ObservatoryChile
Devaraj RangaswamyInstituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)Mexico
Diana EstrellaInstituto de Ciencias NuclearesMexico
Diego Gonzalez-CasanovaU. of Wisconsin - MadisonUnited States
Divakara MayyaINAOEMexico
Dulce Isabel GonzálezUniversidad de las Americas PueblaMexico
Elluz Pacheco CabreraUniversidad De Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio PiedrasPuerto Rico
Enrique Vázquez-SemadeniIRyA-UNAMMexico
Eva VillaverUniversidad Autónoma de MadridSpain
Evan ScannapiecoArizona State UniversityUnited States
Fabio De ColleICN-UNAMMexico
Farhad Yusef-ZadehNorthwestern UniversityUnited States
Florent RenaudLund ObservatorySweden
Francisco Javier Sanchez SalcedoInstituto de AstronomíaMexico
Fred AdamsUniversity of MichiganUnited States
Genaro SuárezInstituto de Astronomía-Ensenada, UNAMMexico
Gibrán Morales RiveraInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
Guido GarayUniversidad de ChileChile
Guillem AngladaInstituto de Astrofísica de AndalucíaSpain
Hector CastañedaESFM-IPNMexico
Jackeline Suzett Rechy GarcíaInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
Jane ArthurIRyA-UNAMMexico
Javier García VázquezESFM-IPNMexico
Jeffrey CummingsJohns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
Jesús HernándezInstituto de Astronomía, UNAM, EnsenadaMexico
Jorge CantóInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
José Andrés Sixtos GonzálezInstituto de Astronomía-UNAMMexico
José Ignacio (Nacho) AñezInstitut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE, CSIC)Spain
José María TorrellesInstitut de Ciències de l'Espai (CSIC-IEEC)Spain
Josep Maria Masqué SaumellDepartamento de Astronomía (Universidad de Guanajuato)Mexico
Joshua PeekSpace Telescope Science InstituteUnited States
Juan Claudio Toledo-RoyInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAMMexico
Juan Luis Verbena ContrerasInstituto de Física Fundamental (CSIC)Spain
Laurie Rousseau-NeptonCanada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp.United States
Liliana Hernández-MartínezICN-UNAMMexico
Luc BinetteInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
Lucero UscangaUniversity of GuanajuatoMexico
Lucía AdameIA-UNAM EnsenadaMexico
Luis ZapataIRyA-UNAMMexico
Luis Felipe RodríguezInstituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAMMexico
Luis Fernando TapiaInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares - UNAMMexico
Manuel Fernández LopezInstituto Argentino de RadioastronomíaArgentina
Manuel de Jesús Chimal HernándezICN-UNAMMexico
Margarita RosadoInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
Maria CunninghamUniversity of New south WalesAustralia
Maria Jaqueline VasconcelosLATO - UESCBrazil
Mauricio TapiaInstituto de Astronomía, UNAM, EnsenadaMexico
Miguel A. TrinidadUniversity of GuanajuatoMexico
Pablo VelázquezInstituto de Ciencias NuclearesMexico
Palmira Jiménez HernándezIRyAMexico
Paul JonesUniversity of New South WalesAustralia
Pedro Rubén Rivera OrtizInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares UNAMMexico
Raúl Ortega ChametlaFCFM-UANLMexico
Robert EstalellaUniversitat de BarcelonaSpain
Salvador CurielInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
Sandra Patricia Treviño-MoralesOnsala Space Observatory/Chalmers University of technologySweden
Siyao XuUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
Susana LizanoIRyA-UNAMMexico
Teté OrtaPlanetario de Cancún, MéxicoMexico
Valeska ValdiviaDepartement d'Astrophysique, CEA-SaclayFrance
Verónica Gómez Llanos SandovalInstituto de Astronomía, UNAMMexico
Veronica LoraIRyA (UNAM)Mexico
Vivien ChenNational Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan, Province of China
William HenneyIRyA-UNAMMexico