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ALAN Conference Series

ALAN 5 will take place from the 12.-14. Nov. in Snowbird, Utah, US.

Night Sky Data to the People!

A new website presents citizen science data

Touring Exhibition

Our touring exhibition with 15 posters can be borrowed for events!

'Loss of the Night' App

The 'Loss of the Night' app measures sky brightness! Take part in a world-wide citizen science project that measures star visibility and light pollution. The app is free!

City Night Time Lapse

This growing collection of time lapse videos of nights in urban centres provides insights how city lights change throughout the course of the night

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The ALAN conference will take place at the Seminaris CampusHotel in Berlin-Dahlem, close to the FU Campus.

Schönefeld Airport → Seminaris:
Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal (Airport) Bus X7 (Direction: U Rudow)  to U Rudow U7 (Direction: S+U Rathaus Spandau) to U Fehrbelliner Platz U3 (Direction: U Krumme Lanke) to U Dahlem-Dorf, walk 350m to Takustr. 39, Seminaris.
travel duration: ~1h 10 min

Tegel Airport → Seminaris:
Flughafen Tegel (Airport) Bus 109 (Direction: Zoologischer Garten) to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz U7 (Direction: U Rudow) to Fehrbelliner Platz U3 (Direction: Krumme Lanke) to Dahlem-Dorf, walk 350m to Takustr. 39, Seminaris.
travel duration: ~ 45 min

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Seminaris:
 S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof  S75 (Direction: Westkreuz) to  Zoologischer Garten Bhf  U9 (Direction:Rathaus Steglitz ) to Spichernstr. U3 (Direction: Krumme Lanke) to Dahlem-Dorf, walk 350m to Takustr. 39, Seminaris. 
travel duration: ~ 40 min

Berlin Südkreuz → Seminaris:
S Südkreuz Bhf S46 (Direction: Westend) to  Heidelberger Platz U3 (Direction: Krumme Lanke) o Dahlem-Dorf, walk 350m to Takustr. 39, Seminaris. 
travel duration: ~ 25 min

For detailed public transport informations (fares, maps etc.) visit the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) Homepage:

For most areas you will need a zone AB ticket, except from Schönefeld Airport zone ABC

Tickets Price
single ticket (Einzelfahrschein) zone AB
2.60 Euro
single ticket (Einzelfahrschein) zone ABC
3.20 Euro
4-trip single ticket zone AB
8.80 Euro
day ticket zone AB 
6.70 Euro
Berlin CityTourCard (48 hours) zone AB 
incl. 15% discount of many tourist attractions
16.90 Euro

single ticket: Within the two-hour validity of the Single Ticket you may change trains/buses, etc. or interrupt your journey as often as you wish. Return and round trips are not permitted


Hotel Price    Directions Hotel Directions Hotel →  Seminaris

Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin

80€ single
100€ double
Apartment Hotel Dahlem

80€ single 
103€ double

Best Western Plus

(-10% discount 27.-1.11.) 

70€ single

Hotel am Wilden Eber

(-10% discount 27.-1.11.)

77€ single 

103 double

RAMADA Hotel Berlin Mitte

99€ single 

109€ double

alternatively: S1 to Rathhaus Steglitz (31 min.), 
Bus X83 direction Dahlem Dorf to Arnimallee, 
walk down Arnimallee to Takusstr., 
turn right to Seminaris