I'm going to a foreign city to meet a friend, and while I'm there I figure I might as well visit the local university and talk to the researchers in my field (astronomy) to find out more about what they're working on.
Who do I contact about this kind of visit? I don't know anyone there personally, and there's nobody in particular that I'm interested in meeting. I haven't looked through their personal pages (much less publications) either. Should I? It looks like a fairly large department, with ~20 researchers at postdoc level and above + some 50 PhD students; checking out every one of them will take time.