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Welcome! Bienvenido!

Welcome to the 2018 Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop homepage!

The Galaxy Workshop was held on August 6–10, 2018, in the Simularium, room 180 in the Engineering 2 Building, with the associated AGORA Workshop, which met on Aug 11 in ISB 102. Click on the General Information tab or the AGORA Workshop tab for more information.

Organizers: Avishai Dekel and Joel Primack.

Click here to visit the 2017 Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop Website.


Housing and Transportation


No housing will be available on campus this summer. We recommend that if you plan to attend the conference, you arrange for lodging early. Although hotel policies vary, at the time you make your reservations you should ask if there is a UCSC rate.

Please enter the UCSC campus through the West Entrance and follow the signs toward Core West Parking Lot. Follow the directions to the Simularium where the workshop is held and there will be a check-in table there on Monday morning. If you have paid for parking, you can pick your parking permits on the third floor of the parking lot; if you still need to pay for parking, you will be able to do so there as well. Keep in mind that if you have a car on campus you must have a permit; the officers ticket regularly, even in the summer. Once you have parked, there will be signs to the Simularium, Engineering 2 Building-- Map (directions from Core West to the Simularium)

Airport shuttles
Shuttle services from the airport to campus or to your lodging are available for a fee:

Public transport
Public transportation options to, from, and around Santa Cruz can be done through the Santa Cruz Metro.

Local Lodging Options

If you will be staying an additional week for collaboration, either before or after the workshop, you may want to try the following suggestions for a bit longer term and possibly less expensive housing:

  • Craig's List - Craig's List shows housing for rent in many areas- just select the Santa Cruz locations from the following Monterey Bay Area list

In addition we have a listing from Academic HR, which contains many housing options for extended stays, typically in faculty/UCSC employee houses. This list is available upon request. For example, there is a 3-bedroom house near the beach and UCSC that is available for extended stay. Contact Aaron, romanow@ucolick.org.

Other Useful Information

Avishai Dekel (avishai.dekel@mail.huji.ac.il)
Joel Primack (joel@ucsc.edu)

Hello workshop participants,

The Galaxy Workshop is fast approaching! This year's workshop, Monday to Friday, August 6–10, will be held in the Simularium, Engineering 2 Building in the School of Engineering. Following the Galaxy Workshop, there will be an AGORA project workshop, to discuss progress on the CGM/Clumps papers. If you are interested in attending the AGORA workshop or would like further details, please see the workshop website (https://sites.google.com/site/santacruzcomparisonproject/workshops/7th-workshop) or contact the AGORA Project Coordinator, Ji-hoon Kim (santacruzgalaxy@gmail.com).

The registration fee this year will be $250 which will cover daily lunches and snacks.


Questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/7zHFQhLs44Yg56Lf2

Any questions regarding registration may also be directed to Colin DeGraf at cdegraf@ast.cam.ac.uk


After filling out the questionnaire linked above, please register for the workshop using this link: https://event.bookitbee.com/17364/2018-santa-cruz-galaxy-workshop

This is important! You will be asked to provide information including specific days of attendance, parking, and meal requests, and guest attendance tot he banquet, and you will then be directed to a secure web site to provide payment information. Everyone who wants to attend MUST register to ensure that the proper accommodations are in place.

Please note: The registration fee for this year's Galaxy Workshop will be $250. This fee will cover the costs of the welcome banquet as well as lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments for five days. The Galaxy Workshop banquet will be on Monday night, August 6.

7th AGORA Workshop

AGORA is an international collaboration to run and compare high-resolution hydrodynamic zoom-in galaxy simulations. Visit the AGORA Project website: http://www.agorasimulations.org/.

Following the Galaxy Workshop, on Saturday, August 11th there will be an AGORA project workshop, to discuss progress on the CGM/Clumps papers. Information can be found on the AGORA Workshop website. If you are interested in attending, or would like further details, please contact the AGORA Project Coordinator, Ji-hoon Kim (santacruzgalaxy@gmail.com)