April 29, 2001.
The last issue of ILBA contained two obituaries.This was due to an unfortunate set of local circumstances, but we sincerely hope that events like that will not repeat. Due to the unpredicability of events in our region, we had to mention a political document issued by our collegues from the University in Skopje.
We mentioned in the last issue of
ILBA that negotiations were underway for another web site on which
ILBA would perhaps be posted. Things have been successfully
concluded, and you can now find ILBA on:
Our colegues from Ukraina have informed the editors about a summer school which they are organizing later this year. The complete text of the announcement which we have received is inserted below.
THE SECOND ODESSA ASTRONOMICAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
Astronomy and beyond : Astrophysics, Astrochemistry and Astrobiology
(13-18 August, 2001, Odessa, Ukraine)
Astronomy department of Odessa
National University EAAS
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Preliminary list of lectures:
G.S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan (Moscow), "Jets in astrophysics"
M.S. Dimitrijevic (Belgrade), "Stark broadening in astrophysics"
A. Konovalenko (Kharkov), "Ground and space based radiointerferometry. Galactic and extragalactic radiosources study"
V.N. Obridko (Moscow), "Modern conceptions of solar activity"
Y. Pavlenko (Kiev), "Brown dwarfs spectra. Theoretical aspects"
E.B. Vovchik (Lvov), "Ecology of near Space"
B.G. Alexandrov (Odessa), "Astrobiology of water biosystems"
S.E. Dyatlov (Odessa), "Life on the Earth and the cosmic environment's influence on it"
N.G. Bochkarev (Moscow), "Interstellar dust and molecular clouds in Galaxy"
Ryabov M.,I. (Odessa), "Jupiters in planetary systems"
Andronov I.L. (Odessa), "Mathematical modelling of astronomical time series"
Komarov N.S. (Odessa), "Stellar atmospheres"
Halevin A.V. (Odessa), "Telescopes of the 21th century"
Yushenko A. (Odessa), "Gravitational lenses in astrophysics"
Poster contributions presenting interesting new developments will be encouraged.
If you wish to present a poster, you have to submit its abstract before
July 1th 2001.
The camp has football and volleyball grounds, tennis courts, etc. All other social events (City excursions, visiting Tairovo vine institute, recreation and entertainments at Carolino Bugas resort) to be planned.For more details regarding the school, please contact us :
Title (Dr., Prof., Grad. Student, Undergrad. Student, etc.):_____________
2. Contribution :
Thank you ! Looking forward to see you in Odessa !!!
Beginning april, an astronomical conference was held in Varna (Bulgaria). It was called the XVII conference of young astronomers, and it was organized by the observatory and planetarium in Varna. According to a report by one of the participants (Mr. Marjan Ristevski from the Astronomical Society of Bitola, firstname.lastname@example.org) the conference has been very sucessful. Details can be obtained from him. Another information from Bulgaria: the proceedings of the meeting in Belogradchik are nearing completition, and according to plans the book should appear in May.
All of you know, at least to some extent, that political and military troubles have errupted in the F.Y.R. of Macedonia. Our collegues from the University in Skopje have sent us an analysis of events in their country which is, at the same time, an appeal to the world community. Due to its length, we will not reproduce it here, but those interested can obtain it either from dr Gordana Apostolovska in Skopje at: email@example.com or from the editors.
A series of new publications by dr Zoran Knezevic and dr Luka Popovic can be accessed at the web site of the Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade. Take a look at http://www.aob.bg.ac.yu/staff/zknezevic/index.html http://www.aob..bg.ac.yu/staff/lpopovic/#section#2
The Macedonian Astronomical Society has a home page at the address: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5393/
A minor comment which the editors
have is that it could perhaps be updated more often. The active
amateur group from the city of Valjevo in central Serbia has several
The first url is a general presentation of their group, the second one contains definitive results from the solar eclipse of 1999, and the third one is devoted to results of their work in ethnoastronomy. All three merit to be visited.
Good luck in your life and work to all, and do not forget to inform us about your results and plans - that is the only way to keep ILBA going (of course,assuming that you find it useful).The editors,
dr Milcho Tsvetkov