15th International Conference on Astronomical X-Ray Optics

11-15 November 2024 | Prague, Czech Republic

The primary objective of the conference is to showcase and exchange ideas regarding the latest and forthcoming technologies for missions in X-ray astronomy. These missions demand the creation of inventive technologies, and we aim to discuss the opportunities, the progress made until now, and novel concepts in depth.

Registration Deadline

30th September 2024

Abstract Deadline

6th October 2024

Payment Deadline

Will be stated on the invoice

Registration process has


The 15th International Conference on Astronomical X-Ray Optics is held in Prague directly in Villa Lanna.

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. The town is situated on the Vltava river and is a popular destination for tourists. Prague is a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history.

The conference venue Vila Lanna is a Neo-Renaissance landmark building was built in 1872 by the prominent industrialist and art collector Vojtěch Lanna as a summer retreat. Nowadays it is protected by the Government Heritage Fund and belongs to the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic since 1957.


You can book your accommodation via our website (via Registration part). Due to limited rooms/beds, only the first participants will be able to book the accommodation (first come first served). The rest of the participants will have to book accommodation on their own.

Vila Lanna

There are several rooms in Vila Lanna or in the pavilion.

  • Single room
    • 1 155 CZK per. day
  • Double room (1 person)
    • 1 365 CZK per. day
  • Double room
    • 1 750 CZK per. day

Accommodation is paid at the reception upon the arrival of each participant individually.

How to reach the Vila Lanna

  • from Prague Airport

The connection between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Prague city is provided by public transport bus lines which operate at regular few-minute intervals. Bus stops are located directly in front of terminals.
From the airport to Vila Lanna we suggest taking bus no. 119 and to get off at its last stop Nádraží Veleslavín, then changing to green metro Line A to Hradčanská metro station. After that, it is only 500 m to Vila Lanna by walk.

Do not forget to validate your public transport ticket before entering.

  • from Main or Holešovice train station

Both stations are on the red metro Line C. We suggest going to the Museum metro station and changing to the green metro Line A to
Hradčanská station. After that, it is only 500 m to Vila Lanna by walk.

Do not forget to validate your public transport ticket before entering.

Prague Public Transport

Public transport bus/metro/tram rides are subject to regular Prague Public Transport Fares (including pre-paid passes). Bus/metro/tram rides do not need to be booked in advance. The passengers must buy a ticket before onboarding and validate it immediately after boarding the bus/tram or before the entrance to the metro station by a small yellow stamping machine.

You will need to purchase a public transport ticket for 40 CZK for this trip.

At the Airport are tickets sold in the Visitor Centre, at the Prague Public Transit company counters in Arrival Halls, or from yellow ticket vending machines located throughout both terminals and directly at bus stops. The vending machines are located at each metro station before the entrance as well.

Tickets can also be purchased via SMS or the Lítačka mobile app, which can also be used to search for the ideal public transport connection. The application is available for Android or iOS

More information about transportation, prices and connections can be found at http://www.dpp.cz/en/


You can also use taxi services to arrive at Villa Lanna ( standard taxi or Uber, Bolt, etc. for example 😉 ). (Request an official receipt from the ride to minimise fraud. ) 

Other accommodation options

Hotel Schwaiger

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250 m (~3 min walk) from the Villa Lanna.

Schwaigerova 59/3
Prague 6 – Bubeneč,
160 00

Hotel DAP

( webpage )
1.2 km (~15 min walk) from the Villa Lanna

Vítězné náměstí 4/684
160 00 Praha 6


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You are free to choose your own accommodation.