This is the first issue of ILBA in 2004. It contains announcements for several scientific meetings in astronomy and related sciences, which are scheduled for this year.
THE SERBIAN-BULGARIAN ASTRONOMY CONFERENCE
The fourth meeting in this series is to be held in Belgrade on April 21-24 2004. It is being organized by the Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade and the Astronomical Society Rudjer Boskovic. Details about this event, are reproduced below as received from the organizers.
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Subject: IV SBGAC
F I R S T A N N O U C M E N T
4th Serbian-Bulgarian Astronomical Conference (IV SBGAC)
21-24 April 2004, Belgrade, Serbia
Organized by Belgrade Astronomical Observatory
and Astronomical Society "Rudjer Boskovic"
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Milan Dimitrijevic (Co-chairman, Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Valeri Golev (Co-chairman, Astronomical Observatory, Sofia
University, Sofia) Miodrag Dacic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Slobodan Ninkovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Peter Getsov (Space Research Institute, BAS, Sofia)
Luka C. Popovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)
Miltcho Tsvetkov (Institute of Astronomy, BAS Sofia)
Vladan Celebonovic (Institute of Physics, Belgrade)
Local Organizing Committee:
Milan Dimitrijevic (Chairman, Astronomical Observatory,
IV SBGAC will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 21-24 April
Milan S. Dimitrijevic
Proceedings of the IV SBGAC will be published until the end of 2004 and the dead line for manuscripts of invited lectures and contributed papers is 1st June 2004. There is no limitations on the number of pages, but contributions will be reviewed by SOC and if too extensive a shorter version will be asked.
In attachment you can find TeX macros file for papers, which may be used for contributions and half page abstracts. If you have problems with macros or additional questions please contact Predrag Jovanovic at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Internet address http://www.aob.bg.ac.yu/meetings/4scsls you can also download papers macros.
We recommend for accommodation the Hotel "Royal". The address is Kralja Petra 56 and phones: 381-11-634-222 and 381-11-626-426. Actual prices are around 22 Eur in 1/1 and 18 Eur in 1/2.
INVITED LECTURES CONFIRMED UP TO NOW ARE:
Petra Boehm, Martin Roth: 3D SPECTROMETRY WITH THE POTDSDAM MULTI APERTURE SPECTROPHOTOMETER
Rumen Bogdanovski: STAR GAZER WEB BASED SYSTEM FOR STAR FIELD VISUALIZATION AND ITS INTEGRATION TO THE WFPDB
Zorica Cvetkovic: EUROPEAN LONGITUDE NETWORK AND A PROJECT FOR THE INCLUSION OF BELGRADE
Miodrag Dacic: REDUCTION OF ASTROGEODETIC DETERMINATIONS ON THE UNIQUE SYSTEMS
Milan S. Dimitrijevic: FULLERENES AND ASTRONOMY
Gojko Djurasevic: INVESTIGATIONS OF ACTIVE CLOSE BINARY SYSTEMS ON BELGRADE ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY
Lachezar Filipov: ACCRETION DISKS: RESULTS OF SEARCH IN SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BAS
Tsvetan Georgiev, O. I. Stanchev: DECOMPOSITION OF PROFILES OF SPIRAL GALAXIES WITH CONVEX DISK SHAPES
Petar Getsov: SPACE RESEARCH IN BULGARIA
Valeri Golev, Ivanka Yankulova: ANALYSIS OF THE STARBURST-AGN CONNECTION FOR THE IR Sy2 GALAXY NGC7679
Georgi Ivanov: STELLAR COMPLEXES IN M33
Damyan Kalagarski: WEB ACCESS AND IMAGE PROCESSING IN ASTROPHYSICAL DATABASES
Haralambi Markov: POSITIONAL DEPENDENCE OF THE INSTRUMENTAL STELLAR MAGNITUDES: BASED ON THE SEARCH WITH THE ROZHEN 2-m RCC TELESCOPE
Slobodan Ninkovic: GLOBULAR CLUSTERS-INTERESTING STELLAR SYSTEMS
Luka C. Popovic, Konstantin Stavrev, Katya Tsvetkova, Miltcho Tsvetkov, Dragana Ilic, Gotthard Richter, Petra Boem: OBSERVATIONS OF ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI WITH THE 2m TELESCOPE OF ROZHEN OBSERVATORY: AIMS AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Miltcho Tsvetkov, Valery Golev: BULGARIAN VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY
Katya Tsvetkova, Miltcho Tsvetkov, Konstantin Stavrev Ana Borisova: BALKAN COLLABORATION IN THE ARCHIVING OF THE WIDE-FIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS
Dejan Urosevic: THEORETICAL SIGMA-D RELATION FOR SUPERNOVA REMNANTS
April 21, Wednesday
April 22, Thursday
April 23, Friday
April 24, Saturday
To registered persons we will send the final announcement with the Conference program before the beginning of the Conference.
We hope to see you at Conference.
Authors and Titles of contributions
(Dead line for half page abstract is 25 March 2004)
THE BALKAN ASTRONOMY MEETING
The first announcement for this meeting is reproduced as received from the organizers
BALKAN ASTRONOMICAL MEETING
"South-East European Astronomy and Space Research-Present and Future Perspectives"
14-18 June, 2004, Rozhen, Bulgaria
dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of the first light from the 2m telescope at Rozhen Observatory, to the 25-th anniversary of the flight of the Bulgarian cosmonaut Georgi Ivanov
and to the 110th anniversary of the Sofia University Observatory
The world astronomical science is nowadays experiencing an extraordinary period of great changes and discoveries. The exploration of the Universe both from the ground and from the space has made colossal progress in revealing of the nature of the distant Universe. Clear signs for future development and progress also present: extremely large ground-based telescopes and a fleet of orbiting space explorers "looking" at the Universe in the whole spectrum. At the same time middle and small size telescopes provide long spectral and photometric data sets for studying the variability of many astronomical objects. The spectral observations with middle class telescopes are also very useful for determining of the fundamental parameters of the stars and for understanding the structure of their atmospheres, too.
The collaboration among astronomers in the South-Eastern Europe has long tradition. In particular, there is a clear tendency the bilateral collaborations to grow up in multilateral ones. First steps in this direction were the meeting held at the Belogradchik Observatory, Bulgaria in September 2000 and the foundation of the South-Eastern Branch of the European Astronomical Union. Further progress was made in September 2003: Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro and Turkey agreed officially to develop common research programs by using the 2m telescope and other observational facilities in the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen" (BNAO).
In the field of the astronomical education, despite of the very hard "brain-drain" from the region, the interest for all levels astronomical studies continues. Our goals are to improve significantly the collaboration among the Balkan countries in the field of the university astronomical education. Some first steps in this direction were done: the South-East European Summer School for graduate and Ph.D. students from the region "Astronomy with Small Telescopes" was held in July 2003 at Belogradchik Observatory, Bulgaria.
During the last years the Bulgarian Space Research Institute has achieved great success in Remote Sensing Earth investigations, Space biotechnology, Space physics and High-energy astrophysics and other research fields. The Bulgaria 1300 Satellite, Astronomical complex Rozhen and many other scientific implements were built. All these facts are promising that the collaboration of the Bulgarian space research investigators with the colleagues from other Balkan countries has a future.
Motivated by all these positive developments, in order to promote discussions on the further collaboration among the countries in the region, the Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in co-operation with the Institute for Space Research, BAS and the Department of Astronomy, Sofia University and together with colleagues from Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Greece and FYR of Macedonia decided to organize Balkan Astronomical Meeting (BAM).
The meeting will take place in ? remarkable for the Bulgarian astronomical community year: the 25th anniversary of the first space flight of the Bulgarian cosmonaut Georgi Ivanov, 25 years from the "first light" registered by the 2-m RCC telescope at BNAO "Rozhen" and 110th anniversary of the first Bulgarian observatory - the Observatory of the Sofia University. For this reason it is dedicated to these tree events. The BAM is also one of the initiatives of the South-Eastern Branch of the European Astronomical Society.
The meeting will be held at the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory - Rozhen in the period 14-18 June, 2004. The main topics of the conference follow the idea to embrace as better as possible all field of the astronomical science where the researchers have already had good positions, namely: spectroscopy and photometry of single and binary stars and of stars in stellar aggregates, solar physics and small bodies in the Solar system, extra-galactic astronomy and cosmology, space astronomy and research, and astronomical instrumentation - ground-based and for space research. Additional topics could be included after expression of interest.
The participants will be accommodated in the Guest House of the Observatory and the nearest hotel "Rozhen", 6 km away the Observatory. Transport to the Observatory and back will be provided. The prices in the hotel are of the order 20-30 Euro for a double room. Due to the small capacity of the Observatory and the hotel the number of the participants is limited to about 60. Participants with small incomes can apply for free of charge accommodation at the Observatory. The Organizing Committee will consider the applications. The participants will not be charged with registration fee. The Bulgarian institutions- organizers will cover the registration fee costs.
The organizers of the Conference welcome the colleagues from South-East Europe and outside to support this initiative and participate the meeting .
If you would like to attend the Balkan Astronomical Meeting, please fill in the registration form enclosed and send it to email@example.com no later than March 31. Online registration will be possible after February 15 in the web page www.astro.bas.bg/bam2004.html.
Looking forward to meet you at Rozhen!
SOC: Gordana Apostolovska, FYR of Macedonia
Jiannis Seiradakis, Greece
Kiril Panov, Bulgaria - chair
Lachezar Filipov, Bulgaria - co-chair
Luka Popovic, Serbia and Montenegro
Magda Stavinschi, Romania
Osman Demircan, Turkey
Panos Niarchos, Greece
Valeri Golev, Bulgaria
Vasile Mioc, Romania
Zoran Knezevic, Serbia and Montenegro
LOC: Alexandar Antov
Dimitar Kolev - chair
Renada Konstantinova-Antova - secretary
Contact persons: Renada Konstantinova-Antova and Lubomir Iliev
Institute of Astronomy, BAS
72 Tsarigradsko shosse blvd.
BG-1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
tel. +359 2 758927, +359 2 7144 269
fax: +359 2 758927
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BALKAN ASTRONOMICAL MEETING
14-18 June 2004, Rozhen, Bulgaria
Family name: First name: Middle name:
E-mail: Tel.: FAX:
Title(s) of your contribution(s):
Type of the contribution(s): Review, Short oral report, Poster (please, leave the true one(s)!)
Abstract: (no more than half page, please!)
Preferred accommodation: *Guest House at the Observatory
*NOTE: There is limited possibility for accommodation at the Observatory!
Preference will be given to participants with small incomes. The Organizing
Committee will consider all the applications and you'll be informed about.
Accompanying person: yes, no (please, specify the true one!)
Probable way and city of arrival in Bulgaria:
MEETINGS ON PLASMA PHYSICS
Two meetings in the field of plasma physics are planned for 2004:
12th International Conference on Plasma Physics
This meeting will be held in October in Nice (France).Details about this event are available at the web address given below:
The next meeting in the SPIG series will be organized in the Tara national park in Serbia and Montenegro next August. The main organizer of this meeting is the Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Vinca near Beograd.Details are available at the following web site: