Tuorla observatory

Arrival

You can arrive in the Tuorla hostel during Sunday, 20.8., at your own schedule. If needed, you can request transport form the organizers.


Starting of the programme takes place at the Tuorla observatory lectue hall at 4 pm with registration, and at 5 pm with the  lecture of Syksy Räsänen (see the programme).


Venue and accomodation

Lectures will take place in the lecture room of the Tuorla observatory. The accomodation and meals will be provided by the very cosy and comfortable Tuorla hostel. For location, please see the web page.


Access to the venue

The Tuorla observatory is located some 12 kilometres from Turku towards Helsinki, between the city of Kaarina and the municipality of Piikkiö. Please, see a map.

By plane, train or ferry

Tuorla can be reached conveniently either via the Turku airport, and by local bus service from the airport to Turku, and then, further on, towards the direction of Piikiö. Altenatively, good train and bus connection are also available from Helsinki to Turku, as well as a ferry connection (Silja Line, Viking Line) from Stockholm. Please contact the organizers about your arrival time travel details, and we organize you the local transport from your site of entry to the Tuorla hostel.

By local bus

The busses number 700 - 706 leaving from Turku marketplace or chatedral stop at Tuorla. These busses belong to "Föli"-ticket system and are the cheapest. See more detailed information from the Föli-website (insert From: Kauppatori, To: Kaarina,Tuorlan maaseutuoppilaitos).


Also some busses leaving from the main bus station stop at Tuorla. They all take passengers from the cathedral bus stop, or any other stop along Uudenmaankatu. Ask for a ticket to Tuorla. It will cost you a few euros and takes 20-30 minutes. If uncertain where to stop the bus, watch directly ahead and when you see the tall tower dome of Tuorla 1 metre telescope, move to the driver and remind him to stop at the Tuorla bus stop. Do not press the stopping signal when you see the tower, because then you are dropped off one bus stop too early.


The Tuorla bus stop is next to the junction marked with a sign with names Varsinais-Suomen maaseutuoppilaitos, Tuorlan observatorio, and Tuorlantie on it. The Tuorla Hostel is about 50 metres from the bus stop; at the hostel, Tuorla Observatory is about 400 meters up the hill, to the left from the hostel.


By car

The main road passing the observatory is road number 110. The junction off this road is marked with a sign with names Varsinais-Suomen maaseutuoppilaitos, Tuorlan observatorio, and Tuorlantie on it.


1) Coming from Turku, using the motorway: Drive some 10 kilometres and look for a junction marked with number 7. Depart the motorway there, turn right and drive about a kilometre to road number 110. Turn right and drive another kilometre until, in a middle of a long strip of straight road, you find the junction off the road and see the street signs mentioned above.


2) Coming from Turku, using the road number 110: Drive some 10 kilometres, you will see the tall tower dome of Tuorla 1 metre telescope on a forest hill about a kilometre before you should turn off at the junction with the street signs mentioned above.


3) Coming from Helsinki: Some 15 kilometres before Turku begin to look for a junction marked with number 7. Depart the motorway there, turn left and drive about a kilometre to road number 110. Turn right and drive another kilometre until, in a middle of a long strip of straight road, you find the junction off the road and see the street signs mentioned above.