This year, we celebrate the 60-th anniversary of the famous Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory’s foundation. 60 years ago, academician Victor Ambartsumian founded the observatory on the slope of Mt. Aragatz. Thanks to Ambartsumian’s and his colleagues’ efforts it became one of the well-known observatories in the world. Many international scientific meetings were held in Byurakan and a lot of astronomical institutions from all over the world collaborate with the Byurakan Observatory. Several events will take place in the Byurakan observatory for this purpose: a Solemn Meeting, a Scientific Conference “Active Universe”, an International Summer School.  

BYURAKAN 60th ANNIVERSARY MEETING

"ACTIVE UNIVERSE"

1-3 September 2006, Byurakan, Armenia

The meeting will take place on September 1-3 in Byurakan. Scientific sessions, welcome reception, a conference dinner and other events are foreseen. Talks about the history and achievements of the Byurakan Observatory, its present state and current projects, a few invited talks by famous foreign scientists, as well as recent scientific results obtained in Byurakan and elsewhere will be presented.

LIST OF SPEAKERS

V.L. Afanasiev (Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia): 3D spectroscopy of active galaxies on the 6-meter telescope
G. Alecian (Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France): Build-up of abundance stratifications in stars  
T.G. Arshakian (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, MPIfR, Bonn, Germany): Zooming into the central engine: correlations between pc-scale radio jets and optical spectral characteristics of host AGN  
L.G. Balazs (Konkoly Observatory, Hungary): Angular distribution of Gamma Ray Bursts  
Yu.Yu. Balega
(Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia): 
S.N. Dodonov (Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia): Search of the Active Objects by Spectral Energy Distribution
S.N. Dodonov (Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia): 1-m Schmidt Reconstruction: Scientific Goals and Current Project Status
D. Engels (Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany): Stellar Evolution on the Asymptotic Giant Branch
V.P. Grinin (Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia): The nature of the cyclic activity of UX Ori type stars
H.A. Harutyunian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): Brief History of the BAO
H.A. Harutyunian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): On the Problem of Faint Blue Galaxies’ Excess
V.V. Ivanov (St. Petersburg State University, Russia): Square root of epsilon: 60-year's history of one Byurakan formula
I. Jankovich (Gothard Observatory, Hungary): Blueshifted forbidden line in T Tauri stars
R. Kandalyan (Armenia/Jordan): Molecular maser sources in external galaxies
E.Ye. Khachikian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): The Problems of UV-Galaxies
A. Krikorian (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France), D.M. Sedrakian (Yerevan State University, Armenia): Covariant Formulation of Dynamical Equations of Quantum Vortices in Type II Superconductors
S.A. Lamzin (Sternberg Astronomical Institute (SAI), Moscow, Russia): The nature of FUOrs
T.Yu. Magakian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): Studies of Young Stellar Objects with Anisotropic Outflows in Byurakan
A.M. Mickaelian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): Science projects with the Armenian Virtual Observatory
A.G. Nikoghossian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): Line Radiation of Multicomponent and Mesoturbulent Atmospheres           
E.S. Parsamian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia): Flare Stars in Star Clusters and Associations
V. Petrosian (Stanford University, USA): On the AGN in the center of our galaxy, Sgr A* source and its emission processes
C. Rossi (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy): DFBS: extraction software and web portal
A.A. Sadoyan (Yerevan State University, Armenia): Gravitational waves from isolated superdense celestial bodies
J.A. Stepanian (3D Astronomy Center, Mexico): Demography of AGN from the SDSS fourth data release
G.H. Tovmassian (UNAM, Mexico): Influence of magnetic accretion on cataclysmic variables and their classification
I. Vincze (Gothard Observatory, Hungary): On the spectrum of the new star in Auriga, as compared with the spectra of planetary nebulae. One of the first observational study on active Universe in 1892
D. Weedman (Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA): Markarian galaxies and BAO at 30 years