AM Home

Sta je ILBA?

Number 0
Number 1
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5
Number 6
Number 7
Number 8
Number 9
Number 10
Number 11
Number 12
Number 13
Number 14
Number 15
Number 15s
Number 16
Number 17
Number 18
Number 19
Number 20
Number 21
Number 22
Number 23



Sadržaj AM





February 11,2002.

scientific meeting •  software information on meetings
bright comet

Dear collegues,

We hope that 2002 is at least somewhat better for our readers than the last year. In this issue of our newsletter, we have announcements for several (hopefully) interesting events, related to space science. But, we have to begin with an excuse. ILBA7 contains a small mistake: the event which will take place in Ukraine IS a Scientific meeting and IS NOT a summer school. We have a letter from the organizers pointing this detail, and we present them (and to our readers) our excuses.

scientific meeting

The first scientific meeting to be announced in this issue of ILBA is devoted to the problem of international collaboration in astronomy. It will be held in Moscow, and details are given in the first announcement, reproduced below.

On scientific collaboration in Moscow
First Announcement
Scientific conference:
International Collaboration in Astronomy:
Actual State and Prospective
in the frame of EAAS 6th General Meeting
Moscow, MSU
May 25 - June 2, 2002

The conference "International Collaboration in Astronomy: Actual state and Prospective" forms part of the program of EAAS 6th General Meeting. This Announcement containes information about the scientific program of the conference. The program of the Meeting administrative sessions and of attached scientific events will be announced later.

The conference scientific program includes discussion of actual situation with international collaboration in astronomy and of its prodpects. The conference will focus on collaboration between NIS scientists as well as on NIS-Eastern Europe collaboration. Besides, collaboration of NIS astronomers with their colleagues in INTAS countries, USA and on global scale will, of course, be discussed.

Presentations of scientific results achieved in the frame of collaborative projects, by international teams or individual authors, based on data obtained by collective efforts are planned. Special reviews of the largest international projects will be given. Particular attention will be given to space missions with purely astronomical as well as astronomical and geophysical goals.

The conference program will include, apart from review talks, a number of short oral presentations and poster which will be reviewed and discussed on poster session. A special poster session will be dedicated to each of the main fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

A special session on astronomical education is scheduled. "Lessons" and prospects of international collaboration will be widely discussed.

Program (Scientific organizing) committee Chairman:

Prof. N.S.Kardashev, IAU vice-president, Chairman of the Scientific Council on Astronomy of RAS


Prof. N.G.Bochkarev, Co-Chairman, EAAS

Prof. B.N.Obridko, Co-Chairman, EAAS

Executive Secretary:

Dr.V.M.Chepurova, Executive Secretary, EAAS

Members of the Program Committee:

Prof. R.E.Gershberg, (Crimea, Ukraine)

Prof. M.Dimitrijevich (Belgrade, Yugoslavia)

Dr. V.G.Zhotikov (Moscow, Russia)

Prof. S.Ibodov (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Prof. A.A.Konovalenko (Kharkov, Ukraine)

Prof. V.G.Kurt (Moscow, Russia)

Prof. J.Lominadze (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Dr. S.Mukhamednazarov (Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan)

Dr. M.I.Ryabov (Odessa, Ukraine)

Dr. A.A.Soloviev (Elista, Russia)

Prof. R.A.Sunyaev (Moscow, Russia)

Prof. A.M.Cherepashchuk (Moscow, Russia)

Prof. Sh.Ehgamberdiev (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Prof. J.Einasto (Tartu, Estonia)

Prof. Ya.S.Yatskiv (Kiev, Ukraine)

Local organizing committee


Prof. N.G.Bochkarev

Executive Secretary:


Members of the Local organizing committee

N.V.Balakhnina, S.A.Gasanov, V.A.Ignatova, N.I.Kolesnov, S.V.Korobkin,

V.A.Timofeev, A.M.Cherepashchuk, V.L.Staerman, B.M.Yudin

Preliminary list of Review Talks

N.Bochkarev Monitoring of Active Galactic Nuclei: Results and Prospects

A.Boyarchuk, B.Shustov, W.Wamsteker. World Space Observatory

R.Gershberg Some goals of CrAO-iniciated international campaigns on flare red dwarfs

M.Dimitrijevich Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics

D.Mkrtichian International cooperation in astroseismic investigation

R.Sunyaev The Project INTEGRAL

A.Cherepashchuk Monitoring of unique astrophysical objects

F.Ferrini INTAS impact on East-West Europe collaboration

Sh.Ehgamberdiev International contacts of Ulug Beg Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan

Preliminary list of plenary session topics

1. International collaboration between NIS astronomers

2. International collaboration inside Central and Eastern Europe

3. International collaboration between NIS-INTAS countries

4. International collaboration with other countries

5. Impact of scientific societies on international collaboration

6. International data bases and informational support

7. International collaboration in astronomical education and propagation of scientific knowledge and achievements of sciene

8. International cooperation in interdisciplinary investigations

9. International cooperation in designing and construction of new ground-based and space-borne astronomical facilities

Starting from Feb.5 you may register on line as the conference participant at the address: 

All the information about the conference and EAAS General Meeting may be found on the same web-page 

Deadline for registration is March 15, 2002

You may register after the deadline as well, but in this case the abstract of your contribution will not be published, and the list of oral presentations will be completed.

If by any reason you have problems with registration on-line, please, request the registration form, fill it in and send it back to us.

Please, send us your any question/comments to the contact address. 



Information on various astronomically usefull software is available at: 

Some links given there offer the possibility of downloading items.

Guest investigators on SOHO ESA and NASA have jointly announced the openings of posts of guest investigators in the SOHO mission. The full text is reproduced in the following.

From: "Bernhard Fleck" <>

To: <>

Subject: SOHONEWS SOHO / Sun-Earth Connection Guest Investigator Programme AO

Date: Monday, January 28, 2002 8:32 PM SOHO / Sun-Earth Connection Guest Investigator Programme AO On 28 January 2002, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have announced a SOHO and Sun-Earth Connection Guest Investigator (GI) Programme, respectively, inviting the worldwide solar physics community to participate in the acquisition and analysis of SOHO data (ESA-SCI(2002)2 and NRA 02-OSS-01).

Details of the programme can be found on the Internet at 

Letters of Intent are requested before 15 March 2002. Due date for proposals is 17 May 2002. U.S. proposers should follow the format and other directions in NRA 02-OSS-01. Non-U.S. GIs will have to obtain funding for their research from their national or other international institutions.

information on meetings

We are all aware of the fact that some announcements of scientific meetings (that is congresses, workshops, schools…) are not sufficiently widespread. One of the best sources of information on this subject is maintained on a web site related to the U.K. Institute of Physics. The internet address is The meetings are grouped according to category and time, and the announcements go several years into the future. There are currently postings for some events which will take place in 2006!

a bright comet

Most if not all readers of ILBA have seen the extra-bright comet Hale-Bopp, and the one which preceeded it by a couple of months. It seems that we are lucky again, but not to the same extent: another bright comet is visible these days. Its name is Ikeya-Zhang, and we have reproduced below the results of observation by a Yugoslav amateur:

2002 februar 9.722 UT m1=8.0 Dia=~4', DC=5, Tail: no, 11x65B Aleksandar Ilicic (from city Novi Sad {45.25N, 19.87E},Yugoslavia) first view, ideal city condition Sky Bortle Scale 6, In-Out Method, Comparison stars Tyc2 5267-1135 7.0, 5268-689 8.4, 5264-607 8.4, altitude 14 deg.

Those who would like more data on observation of comets are advised to visit the following url: 

Clear skies and speedy computers to all,


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