Cracow, 2020, Jul 18th - Aug 2nd
Under the honorary patronage of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University, prof. Wojciech Nowak

The Project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Foreign Promotion Programme
Unfortunately, due to coronavirus outbreak, we have to postpone our School. July 2020 will not be a safe term for the School, therefore we have to change it. Please bear it with us and be vigilant for our news about the new date. The 5th Cosmology School will take place, but in safer time. Due to this postponement, the registration will be extended, but please refrain from paying fees for the school and dormitory for now. Pre-registered participants will have priority in the school admission.

Venue and Practical Information

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Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.


Speakers will be located in the Vanilla Aparthotel:

Vanilla Aparthotel
33 Bobrzyńskiego Street
30-348 Kraków

GPS N: 50° 1' 13'' E: 19° 53' 57''
Reception: +48 12 354 01 50

Participants will be located in the Piast Students' Hotel:

Hotel Studencki Piast
ul. Piastowska 47
30-067 Kraków

Dormitory accomodation (dormitory room price is 30PLN per person per day).

It will be possible to pay in person on arrival by cash or by card. If you need an invoice for the dormitory, please give the invoice data on arrival at the hotel reception.
You can pay for the dormitory using account number other than the one for the conference fee:

Account number:
IBAN: PL 09 1160 2202 0000 0000 4973 7004
Bank Millennium S.A.
ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2A
02-593 Warszawa

Transfer title: "cosmoschool" + name and surname

Places at DS PIAST in this special price are pre-booked until June 15, for participants of the 5th Cosmology School only. The "cosmoschool" password is then required at payment. The deadline for booking your room at such a price is therefore June 15 (the last day for registration). After this date we will be not able to guarantee a place in the dormitory. So, we recommend to plan the details of your travel and accommodation immediately after registering.

Public transport

Public transportation in Cracow is safe, fast and relatively cheap. Below you can find some tips how to get to most important places. Please remember that you need a ticket to make a ride. Ticket machines can be found at many stops and in most vehicles (if there is no ticket machine in a vehicle the driver should sell you a ticket). Stationary machines accepts cash and credit cards. In vehicles some accepts only coins while others only cards. If the tariff table looks complicated use just a 50-minute ticket (4.60 PLN). It should cover most of one way trips in Cracow. The ticket must be punched once after first boarding immediately. You can change to another vehicles with that kind of ticket as long as it is valid (50 minutes from the punch). The vehicle must be one of Cracow public transport vehicles of course (all trams and most buses; they are mostly in blue-white and have displays with line numbers).
Going to or from the airport, please take into account that it is located outside the city boundary hence you need to buy a ticket for "Strefa I+II" (double zone). The price is the same (4.60 PLN), the look can be different.

Public transport trip planner: Jak dojadę. You can install it on the mobile from Google Store (Android) or AppStore (iPhone).

From the Airport:From the Main Railway & Bus Station:


There is a lot of museums in Cracow. Here you can find some tips.


In many places in Cracow you can find free Internet access. In the Faculty buildings there is Eduroam active. If you have access to Eduroam in your institution, please check if it is properly installed and configured on your laptop before the trip. It will not be possible to configure it later.


Frequently Asked Questions