Social Program

We will have reception on Aug. 7 and Banquet on Aug. 9.
Also, we are planning to have excursions half day on August 9 afternoon and one day on August 12, 2023.
The excursion will be looking around popular places and astronomical related places in Fukushima prefecture.

  • Date and Time: August 7 (Mon.) 13:00 – 13:42
  • Place: Hall A
  • Details:
  • Note: Enhanced Security Measures for Opening Ceremony
    For security reasons, please be aware that the doors to the Opening Ceremony Hall will be closed promptly at 12:50. We kindly ask for your cooperation in arriving on time to avoid any inconvenience. The Opening Ceremony, graced by the presence of Her Imperial Highness the Crown Princess Akishino, will commence at 13:00 in Room1-1 “Bandai” (Multi-purpose Hall A) on the venue’s first floor. Her Imperial Highness will honor us with her words of congratulations for this auspicious occasion.

Welcome Reception

  • Date and Time: August 7 (Mon.) 6:30 p.m.~
  • Place: Koriyama View Hotel ANNEX, Room Hanakatsumi, 4th floor
  • Contents: Snacks and drink with buffet style (limited quantity)
    Koriyama related attractions will be held.


  • Date and Time: August 9 (Wnd.) 6:30 p.m.~
  • Place: Hotel Hamatsu, Room Heian no ma, 3rd floor
  • Contents: Dinner with seated
    Traditional Japanese entertainment will be held.
  • Price: 8,000 JPY / Adult and 4,000 JPY for children ten years of age or under. (pre-paid through registration system: Registration)

 Women in Astronomy Discussion


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Note: First of all, sign-up to create your log-in ID. If you already have the log-in ID for your hotel reservation, you can use the same ID to reserve the excursion.

Here is the excursion courses of half-day on Aug. 9 and one-day on Aug.12.
There is four courses for half-day and three courses for one-day. You can see course details from following PDF. Please check the files!
The reservation will be started early July through Excursion Reservation web site.

Half-day Courses on Aug. 9 (Wed.)

Course C was cancelled.

One-day Courses on Aug. 12 (Sat.)

Course B was cancelled.


  • The courses is current tentative courses. There is possibility to change at that time of reservation is started. Please re-check the course details when you make the reservation.
  • The prices will be set lower than regularly. Please consider to take part in this excursion.
  • Excursion reservation will be done through reservation system: <>

Closing Ceremony

  • Date and Time: August 11 (Fri.)
  • Location: