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Sadrzaj AM




December 29, 2001.

Dear collegues,

With nearly absolute certainity this is the last issue of ILBA in 2001. To make a difference with the usual procedure(s), we shall therefore start by wishing to all our present and future readers a happy end of the year, and a new year better in all possible ways than the expiring one. At the years’ end, a few comments about it are in order. It seems to us that the situation in our region, as far as science is concerned is similar to the political one: not very stable. This is mainly due to the fact that some political problems in the region have been solved, but unfortunately others have appeared. A big problem throughout the region is the financing of science, which is again a consequence of political events during the last 50-60 years. However, a very good step in the development of science in our region are various international collaborations, between countries of the Balkan region but also with those outside. ILBA is one such initiative.

To turn to more “practical” issues, we have collected some information on meetings planned for next year.

The Summer School in Ukraine

After the highly successful summer school in Ukraine, another one is being planned for 2002. The organizers have sent us the announcement for inclusion in ILBA, and it is reproduced here “as is”.


9-th Open Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics

April 23-26, 2002

Kyiv, Ukraine


Conferences for young scientists are held traditionally at Kyiv Shevchenko

University for many years. This was achieved through the efforts of Student Science Association of Kyiv Shevchenko University. The opportunity to invite more students to our Conference is very pleasant to us. The conference is supported by the Astronomy and Space Physics Department.


Kyiv - the capital of Ukraine is especially nice in spring when the chestnut trees blossom. Kyiv is the oldest and most charming cities of Europe. Kyiv is known for its attractive parks and famous main boulevard, Khreshchatik street. The central area of the city lies on the hilly western bank of the Dnieper. There, buildings dating from the Middle Ages of the present stand near each other. Landmarks of Kyiv include St. Sophia's cathedral and The Golden Gate of Yaroslav the Wise, both completed in 1037. The Monastery of the Caves, which has a network of catacombs (underground buried tunnels), also dates from Middle Ages. The Mariinsky Palace and the Church of St. Andrew, both built during the mid-1700's, are important examples of the architecture of that period. During the past years Kyiv regenerated. Main streets and squares were reconstructed and new attractive monuments were building. And now Kyiv is wonderful as never been!

More complete information about our city you can find at: 



Astronomy, astrophysics, radioastronomy, solar physics, physics of the near space, geophysics, plasma physics or related to the mentioned above.



The aim of the Open Young Scientists Conference is to provide young scientists and students the possibility to communicate and present their scientific work. The other important goal is to promote international collaboration among young scientists and students in astronomy and space physics.



Young Scientists' Conferences were held in 1994-2001 in Kyiv Shevchenko University. Participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Poland, France, Sweden, Germany and other countries took part in the Conferences. Leading researchers read lectures on actual questions of modern science.


Working languages:

English, Ukrainian, Russian. Bilingual (English & Ukrainian/Russian) transparencies and figures are strongly advised, especially if the presentation is in Ukrainian/Russian. English abstract is desirable.


Organizing committee:

Tatiana Shumakova (chairman),;
Nadia Myhalchuk (co-chairman),;
Oksana Gorgota,;
Nikolay Gordovskiy,;
Anatoliy Tugay,;
Irina Magerya,;
Volodymyr Martiushov,;
Oleg Gotynian,;
Volodymyr Reshetnyk ,;


YSC9, POBox 7, Kyiv 22, 03022 Ukraine
Phone: +(380) 44-266-44-57
Fax: +(380) 44-266-45-07

In order to participate please fill the registration form, or visit our web-site and register there.




Last name_______________________________

First name______________________________

Title(Mr., Ms., etc)____________________


City, post code_________________________





Phone (if available)____________________

Fax (if available)______________________

Title of report (please send an abstract by e-mail)




Please complete and return this form and abstract BEFORE April 10, 2002 to our e-mail addresses.

The abstract should contain the following parts:

Title (required!)
Author(s) (required!)
Address of the institution (required!)
Footnotes with the coauthors institution address (if different)
E-mail address
Body text (required!)
Here is the Example:


Measuring of the Electric Fields in Plasma

Taras Petrenko^1, Tomas Ericsson^2

^1Kyiv Shevchenko University, Physics Faculty,

Glushkov pr. 6, 252022 Ukraine


^2Uppsala University, Uppsala, 45893, Sweden

During the last time electric fiels measurements play an important

role in the study of laboratory and space plasma. We present the

new approach to the electric field measurement which was

applyed to the construction of electric field instrument on Polar

satellite [1]. Pioneer method allows to get the better time

resolution and lower noise level then usual. The comparison with

the classical methods is also presented.

[1] Brown, E.J., Space Sci. Rew. 45, p. 84-116, 1997.


We look forward to see you in Kiev!!!

Collaboration with Bulgaria

According to some very preliminary information, the next Serbian-Bulgarian Astronomy Meeting will be held in May 2002. Details are still not specified.

Solar Physics on Santorini

In the last issue of ILBA we have announced a meeting in solar physics, to be held on the Greek island of Santorini next year. Preparations are fully under way. A minor change is the url of their web site. We have announced it as but if you type this, it will change to . Judging by the actual list of pre-registered people, it will be a truly international conference. Note that in the IAU series of meetings it will be IAU Colloquium 188.

Plasma Physics in Yugoslavia (SPIG21)

There exists in Yugoslavia a biannual series of summer schools and international symposia on the physics of ionized gases called SPIG. An interesting fact about these meetings is that they started 40 years ago! The next one is organized the coming summer by the Department of Physics of the University of Nis in Serbia. Details are available at .As a preliminary information, note that the deadline for submission of contributions is June 1,2002.,and the meeting itself will be held in the resort of Soko Banja, August 26.-30,2002.

History of Astronomy in Belgrade

The Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade is organizing next spring a meeting devoted to history of astronomy.Details were given in the last issue of ILBA, where you can also find the url of the meeting on the web site of the Observatory. Judging from data posted there, as well as from “informed sources” preparations are going as planned. Submission of papers has ended.

At the end: Happy 2002 to all our readers..


The editors,

Dr Milcho Tsvetkov
Sofia Sky Archive Data Center
72 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd.

Sofia 1784 
fax:+359 2 9744 835
Dr Vladan Celebonovic
Institute of Physics
Pregrevica 118
11080 Zemun-Beograd

fax:+381 11 3162190