EURASIAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON ASTRONOMY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

STENRBERG ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE OF LOMONOSOV MOSCOW

UNIVERSITY

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

"ASTRONOMY - 2005: CURRENT STATE AND PROSPECTS"

(rus, eng)

MAY 30 - JUNE 6, 2005, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

 

First Announcement

 

The conference "Astronomy - 2005: Current State and Prospects" is to be held in Moscow, Russia, on May 30 - June 6, 2005, in the frame of the Scientific Program of the 8th General Meeting of the Eurasian Astronomical Society. The main goal of the Symposium is to analyze the current state and possible prospect of astronomical science and work out a strategy of its development. The program of the symposium will include plenary sessions and seven optional sections (workshops) on the main topics of modern astronomy and astrophysics. Discussion of scientific results in the entire field of astronomical science is to take place on both plenary and sectional sessions.

 

JOINT SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

1.      Cherepashchuk A.M.- Chairman

2.      Obridko V.N. - Vice-Chairperson

3.      Rykhlova L.V. - Vice-Chairperson

4.      Chepurova V.M.- Executive secretary

5.      Alfaro E. (Spain)

6.      Bochkarev N.G.

7.      Collin S. (France)

8.      Dennefeld M. (France)

9.      Dubinsky B.A.

10.  Eremeeva, A.I.

11.  Ivanov V.V.

12.  Kardashev N.S.

13.  Nikolaev N.N.

14.  Pshenichner B.G.

15.  Pustylnik I. (Estonia)

16.  Ryabov M.I. (Ukraine)

17.  Rastorguev A.S.

18.  Samus, N.N.

19.  Silchenko O.K.

20.  Shevchenko V.V.

21.  Shmeld I. (Latvia)

22.  Wamsteker W. (Spain)

23.  Yatskiv Ya.S. (Ukraine)

24.  Zahn J.-P. (France)

25.  Zakharova, P.E.

 

THE 8TH GENERAL MEETING OF THE EURASIAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

 

The 8th General Meeting Agenda includes:

 

1.      Summary Report of the Society Council

2.      Summary Report of the Revision Commission

3.      Discussion on the important current problems of the Society's activities

4.      Discussion of the situation in science and education in Russia, CIS and Baltic Countries

5.      Election of the leading bodies of the Society

 

Several invited talks will be given on special topics. To this date the following reports have been confirmed:

 

1.      Zakharova, P.E. University Observatories: Actual Situation and Prospects

2.      Bochkarev, N.G. On Some Traits of Astronomy of Russia, CIS and Baltic Countries

3.      Idlis, G.M. Investigations on Archaeoastronomy and the History of Astronomy: Actual State and Prospects

 

Panel discussion on topics related to the progress of the scientific research are also planned.

 

MAIN OPTIONAL SECTIONS (WORKSHOPS) OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

"ASTRONOMY - 2005: ACTUAL STATE AND PROSPECTS"

 

Section 1: Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics

Conveners: Rykhova, L.V.; Chepurova, V.M.

Section 2: Solar Physics and Solar-Terrestrial Coupling

Convener: Obridko, V.N.

Section 3: Galaxies and Cosmology

Conveners: Rastorguev, A.S.; Silchenko, O.K.

Section 4: Physics of the Stars and Interstellar Medium

Conveners: Bochkarev, N.G.; Samus, N.N.

Section 5: Planetary Systems

Convener: Shevchenko, V.V.

Section 6: The History of Astronomy

Convener: Eremeeva, A.I.

Section 7: Problems of Astronomical Education

Conveners: Zakharova, P.E.; Ivanov, V.V.

 

PRELIMINARY LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS TO THE PLENARY SESSIONS

 

1.      Balega, Yu.Yu. Astronomy with Large Telescopes

2.      Bordovitsina, T.V. Celestial Mechanics: Actual and Prospective Research.

3.      Bochkarev, N.G. Middle-size and Small Telescopes in Present-Day Astronomy

4.      Boyarchuk, A.A. Astronomy with Space-Borne Instruments

5.      Galper, A.M. Gamma-Astronomy and Search for Dark Matter

6.      Gindilis, L.M. The SETI Project: 50 Years-Long Quest

7.      Dluzhnevskaya, O.B. Astronomical Research in the "Informational Boom" Epoch

8.      Zasov, A.V. Kinematics and Evolution of the Spiral Galaxies

9.      Korablev, O.I. Investigation of the Major Bodies of the Solar System

10.  Ksanfomaliti, L.V. The Prospect of the Studies of Extrasolar Planets, Protoplanetary Disks and Planetary Cosmogony

11.  Dagkesamansky, R.D. Prospective Trends in the Development of Radio Astronomy

12.  Obridko, V.N. Solar Studies and Solar-Terrestrial Coupling: Actual Situation and Prospects

13.  Panasyuk, M.I. Cosmic Rays Astrophysics: Equipment, Theory, Actual Situation and Prospects

14.  Rudenko, V.N. Gravitational-Wave Astronomy in Russia, CIS and in the World

15.  Rykhlova, L.V. Applied Astronomical Investigations

16.  Smirnov, M.A. Studies of the Minor Bodies of the Solar System

17.  Finkelstein, A.M. Actual State and Prospects of Positional Astronomy and the Study of the Earth Rotation.

18.  Cherepashchuk, A.M. Investigation of Close Binary Systems on Later Stages of their Evolution.

19.  Emilio Alfaro. "25 Years of the Development of the Spanish Astronomy, from a Marginal Position to the Current State".

 

MAIN DEADLINES:

 

1.      Preliminary registration: March 1, 2005

2.      The 2nd Announcement March 10, 2005

3.      Submission of the contribution abstract April 15, 2005

4.      The 3rd Announcement May 1, 2005

 

PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FORM

 

1.      Family name

2.      Given name(s)

3.      Patronymic

4.      Affiliation

5.      Mail address

6.      EAAS membership (yes/no)

7.      To what section (workshop) do you wish to present your contribution?

8.      The contribution title*

9.      The contribution preferable status (oral/poster)*

10.  Do you need a hotel room? (yes/no)

11.  Information about financial support you need (yes/no; travel, accommodation, cutting down/waiving of the registration fee)**

12.  e-mail address

 

*) If you wish to present more than one contribution, please repeat the points 8 and 9 (8a, 9a, etc.)

**)Presently we cannot tell with any degree of certainty what financial resources would be available. We have applied to several foundations, but the results are not still known to us. We hope the situation would become clear by mid-March. Meanwhile, we advise those interested in participating in the Meeting to look for financial support elsewhere.

 

CONTACTS:

 

You may register to the Symposium sending your completed Registration Form by e-mail to: congress@sai.msu.ru (preferably, as attached .doc file) with Subject: "cong2005 registration".

 

Hotel and Abstract Submission forms will be circulated later.