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1. JENAM-2007 in
2. DFBS available
4. ArAS fee
JENAM-2007 IN ARMENIA
This is to
remind you about JENAM 2007 deadlines. May 1 - Deadline for Submission of
Abstracts and Travel Grant Applications June 1- Deadline for hotel reservation
(with reduced fee) For more info please visit our web site:
DFBS AVAILABLE ONLINE
We would like to
inform you that DFBS (Digitized First Byurakan Survey) is available online. It
is available at http://byurakan.phys.uniroma1.it/ web site. Beside the complete
info about the DFBS there are, three main options for the users for interactive
work with the database:
Explore: allows investigation of
DFBS fields by given coordinates. All spectra in the field are interactive (clickable)
and one can pick up 1D extracted spectrum itself and data of the objects.
Get Image: allows retrieving portions
of the DFBS by given position and field size collect needed images and then
Get Spectra: allows retrieving
spectra of necessary objects, by given coordinates, or uploading a list of coordinates.
One may collect spectra and then download to his/her own computer.
There is also a bSpec program, which allows extraction of
all spectra from any DFBS plate and measures positions, lengths, B and R
magnitudes, and preliminarily classifications. The DFBS catalog is being
created and will be available soon.
Prof. Kazarian, Misha A.
recently celebrated his 75th anniversary. Prof. Kazarian was born
5.03.1932 in Maralik, Armenia. He worked at the Byurakan Observatory from
1958-1980. Since 1968, Kazarian works at the Yerevan State University,
Department of Astrophysics, at the beginning as a lecturer and after as a
Professor (1990) and Head of the Department of Astrophysics (in 1994). From
1980 to 1990 he was the head of the observational station of artificial satellites
of the Yerevan State University. His research is devoted to various studies of
H-alpha stars, cometary nebulas, galaxies with UV excess. He has published more
than 100 papers in Astrophysics, Commun. of BAO and Astrophys. J, presented a
number of talks at different international scientific meetings. Some 600 UVX
galaxies have been catalogued, known as Kazarian galaxies. 120 of these objects
have been studied photometrically and spectroscopically by Kazarian at the
Byurakan 2.6m and Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russia) 6m telescopes.
More than 40
years Kazarian works at the University, has lectured a number of courses and
has contributed significantly in preparation of Armenian astronomers. He has
been scientific supervisor for a number of Ph.D., Masters and Bachelors theses.
Prof. Kazarian is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU),
European Astronomical Society (EAS) and Armenian Astronomical Society (ArAS)
Prof. Malumian, Vigen H.
recently celebrated his 75th anniversary. Prof. Malumian was born on
March 11, 1932 in Yerevan, Armenia. Prof. Malumian's main research interests
include investigations of isolated and double galaxies, groups of galaxies,
radio galaxies, quasars and other radio sources in both radio and other wavelengths
ranges. On these and some other scientific topics he has published more than 80
papers, presented a number of talks at different international scientific
meetings. More than half a century Prof. Malumian works at the Byurakan
Observatory. Currently he is a leading scientific researcher (since 1995),
member of the Scientific Council and Council for Scientific Degrees of the
Byurakan Observatory. For long years Malumian lectures at the Yerevan State
University, since 1995 he is a Professor and has contributed significantly in preparation
of Armenian astronomers as well.
is member of IAU (since 1997), EAS, one of the founding members of ArAS.
them and wish them good health and a lot of success.
ArAS MEMBERSHIP FEES
members have not yet paid their membership fees for 2006. As ArAS is the main
responsible for JENAM 2007 and the local organization allows a lot of expenses
we would like to remind you to pay ArAS membership fees this year as soon as
possible. There is no change in the membership fees:
Region Full member Junior
Armenia: USD 10 USD 5
USA & Canada: USD 50 USD 25
countries: USD 30 USD 15