Last edit 2022-10-20
It is very likely that we will move to the new campus building in Q1 2024. In order to prepare for this move this website will provide you with practical information about the offices and locations thereof that are assigned to the STRW. At a later stage we will report all kinds of news and need to know items to prepare you for the move.
We are being helped by a moving company, who will do all organizational and heavy lifting work. You will soon notice the effects of the organizational part as people will drop by to assess the furniture in your office. Depending on the new criteria for office furniture, your personal desk, trolley and cupboard(s) may be eligable for transport to your new office. If not you will be provided with new furniture.
Also there is a nice drone view movie of the current build.
On our pages we will provide you with more detail.
The floors of the building have different functionality and sections of the building are devoted to different institutes. The building is made such that borders between the different institutes are fluid, meaning that when the space requirements of institutes change, their office assignments can change accordingly without heavy constructual work. The lowest two floors are general purpose floors where lecture and meeting rooms are located. On the remaining floors the institutes are located.
Leiden Observatory (STRW) will be located on the top three floors in the west side of the front wing. On the eastern side we share floors with LIACS (computer science) and MI (mathematical institute). On the top floor our 'Kaiser Lounge' is located in the central axis section (3d impression 1, 2), together with the new Oort room (3d impression 1, 2). Opposite the corridor the IT department, educational and secretarial offices will be located. South of the 'Kaiser lounge' the Astrophysical Lab is located, while the optical lab is located in the middle section of the third floor west wing.
As you may have seen on the floor plans we have different office sizes available. Depending on the planned assignments these offices can house 1, 2, 4 or (6 to) 8 persons. In addition, in the middle sections, we have located several meeting rooms and master offices. Here we will show how furniture can be placed in such offices. Mind you, these are suggestions. For your particular case we can adapt to your wishes.
Information about Labs will become available later.