The workshop will be held at the Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG) of the University of São Paulo (USP). The USP campus is on the western region of São Paulo, in the Butantã neighbourhood and near the Butantã Metro station. IAG is located at Rua do Matão, 1226 - Butantã, São Paulo. See IAG/USP on Google Maps.
In early August, we expect the temperatures to be around ~20-25 °C (~68-77 °F) during daytime and ~12-16 °C (~54-61 °F) at night. Good chances of clear sky and low chances of rain.
Transportation from the International Guarulhos (GRU) Airport.
Different options are available at a range of prices. Taxi is more convenient but more expensive (cost equivalent to about 40-50 euros). There are shuttle buses (Airport Bus Service) to the Av. Paulista and other regions of São Paulo; cost equivalent to about 12 euros (45 reais). There are also cheaper buses (~6 reais, or ~1.7 euros) to Metro Tatuapé, but this option is not recommended if you are not familiar with local transportation in São Paulo, and specially if you have heavy luggage (as different transfers are needed). Uber should cost about 20 euros.
The campus is near the Butantã metro station. There are frequent buses (Circular 1 and 2) from metro Butantã to the campus, and there are other bus lines that run inside the campus. The fare is R$3.80 (about 1.1 euro). It is convenient to get a "Bilhete Único" (Unified Ticket) card at a metro station. With the card you pay only one fare and can use up to four buses within 3 hours. Also, with the card you pay a combined fare ("integração") somewhat cheaper than the added individual fares of the metro + bus.
There is a range of different accommodation options located around Av. Paulista and near the metro stations "Consolação" or "Paulista". We will suggest different options and organize hotel room sharing. Further information will be provided later.
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