The Role of Gas in
Galaxy Dynamics

Venue

The conference is hosted by the University of Malta on the Valletta Campus, also known also as the ‘Old University Building’. First constructed in 1595, this historic venue now holds the conference center. For venue details please click here. Talks will be held in the Auditorium.

Map

Please see the map below for the location of the University of Malta and for Fort St. Angelo (opening reception).

Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the set for many popular movies and tv shows, and the 2018 European Capital of Culture. Check out a recent article about the many underground tunnels and layers of history found in this beautiful old city.

Opening reception:

Conference participants are invited to a special opening reception from 5-8pm on Sunday, October 1, at Fort St. Angelo. Fort St. Angelo can be reached by ferry.

Tuesday Events:

At lunch on Tuesday, Dr. Christine Muscat will present on the history of Valletta. That evening, we will hold a drink reception at German-Maltese Circle, Messina Palace, 141 St. Christopher Str. from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Conference dinner:

The conference will include an option social outing to Mdina, the old capital city of Malta, followed by the conference dinner. Details.

Public talk:

The conference will host a public event “The Life of Galaxies” on the 5th of October. Entrance is free but registration is mandatory since space is limited. Please e-mail danielle.m.farrugia@um.edu.mt with the number of seats you require.

Sightseeing:

Thanks to the support of Heritage Malta we are pleased to offer a discounted multi-site ticket for €20. The ticket includes entry to the following locations:

Please let us know if you are interested by filling out this short form.

If your travel plans mean that you will be in Malta on the 7th of October, we encourage you to check out Notte Bianca.


Accommodations

Below you will find a list of some suggested hotels. Note: We have heard from many people that hotels are filling quickly. We encourage you to book your hotel as soon as possible. If you cannot find a hotel in Valletta, then please consider hotels in Sliema, Birgu / Vittoriosa, and Bormla / Cospicua. There are ferries that run to Valletta. You can find the ferry schedule and map here.

1 Kennedy Nova Hotel – ★★★★
Sliema Creek, Gzira
Email: sales@kennedynova.com
Rooms from 83€ a night

2 Luciano Valletta Boutique Accommodation (within walking distance from meeting venue)
Merchants Street, Valletta
Email: maltatravel@onvol.net
Rooms from 85€ a night

3 British Hotel – ★★ (within walking distance from meeting venue)
40 Battery Street, Valletta
Email: info@britishhotel.com
Rooms from 95€ a night

4 Luciano Al Porto Boutique Accommodation (within walking distance from meeting venue)
St Ursula Street, Valletta
Email: maltatravel@onvol.net
Rooms from 100€ a night

5 Luciano Valletta Studio Self Catering Apartments (within walking distance from meeting venue)
St Ursula Street, Valletta
Email: maltatravel@onvol.net
Rooms from 150€ a night

6 Marina Hotel at the Corinthia Beach Resort – ★★★★
St George’s Bay, St Julians
Email: Estelle.borg@corinthia.com
Jeanine.borgghigo@corinthia.com
Rooms from 150€ a night

7 Grand Hotel Excelsior – ★★★★★ (within walking distance from meeting venue)
Great Siege Road, Floriana
Email: sascha.sammut@excelsior.com
Rooms from 165€ a night

8 Corinthia Hotel – ★★★★★
St George’s Bay, St Julians
Email: Estelle.borg@corinthia.com
Jeanine.borgghigo@corinthia.com
Rooms from 185€ a night

9 Hotel Phoenicia - ★★★★★
The Mall, Floriana

10 Castille Hotel Valletta - ★★★
Castille Square, Valletta

11 Osbourne Hotel - ★★★
South Street, Valletta

12 Grand Harbour Hotel (within walking distance from meeting venue) - ★★
St. Ursula Street, Valletta

13 Ursulino Valletta (within walking distance from meeting venue) - Boutique Hotel
St. Ursula Street, Valletta

14 Valletta Merisi Suites (within walking distance from meeting venue) - Boutique Hotel
St. Ursula Street, Valletta

15 Bonheur Guest House - Boutique Hotel
Sappers Street, Vaelletta


Food

While at the conference, we encourage you to check out Valletta's wonderful restaurants. We've compiled some of our suggestions below.