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SECOND PRACTICAL SCHOOL ON SPECTROSCOPY
SECOND PRACTICAL SCHOOL ON SPECTROSCOPY

5-11 Oct. 2009, BNAO - ROZHEN



FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT



The school will be held at the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory - Rozhen , 5-11 October, 2009 with the support of UNESCO-BRESCE and OPTICON. It is aimed at graduate students, PhD students and young astronomers, to give them basic knowledge on spectral observations, data processing and analysis, and spectral characteristics of various types of variable stars.

Invited lecturers to the School are:

Prof. M. Dennefeld (France)

Prof. M. Auriere (France)

Prof. T. Ryabchikova (Russia)

Dr. F. Musaev (Russia)

From the Institute of Astronomy, BAS, lectures will be given by Prof. I.Iliev, Assoc. Prof. N. Markova, Assoc. Prof. D. Kolev, Assoc. Prof. R. Konstantinova-Antova, Assoc. Prof. N. Tomov, etc.

The program will be spread later.



Applicants from South-Eastern Europe and Russia, and especially from the Balkan region are invited to apply. The participants in the First Practical School in 2007 are also invited to apply. The approved applicants will receive full grant for travel (only by bus or train!) and living expenses at Rozhen, from our UNESCO-BRESCE contract.

After the School in Rozhen, there will be a meeting in Sofia "Challenges in modern Astrophysics", 13-15 Oct. 2009, which is an OPTICON FP7 meeting, as a part of "Enhancing Community Skills". Basic lectures on new developments in astrophysics will be given by well known EU astronomers. The approved students for the Rozhen School are invited to participate in this Sofia meeting, too. Applicants to the meeting in Sofia could apply to OPTICON (Prof. Michel Dennefeld, dennefel@aip.fr) for financial support for their stay in Sofia.



The number of participants for the Rozhen School is limited to 16 persons.

Please, note that it means two students from each country. If additional funds appear, it could be extended up to 20 persons. If you are interested to apply, please contact the relevant representative from your country as soon as possible:



Romania: Dr. Nedeya Popescu

nedeliapopescu@yahoo.com

Prof. Vasile Mioc

vmioc@aira.astro.ro



Serbia: Prof. Zoran Knezevic

zoran@aob.bg.ac.yu



Greece: Assoc. Prof. Eleni Rovithis-Livaniou

elivan@phys.uoa.gr

Prof. Jiannis Seiradakis

jhs@astro.auth.gr



Turkey: Prof. Osman Demircan

demircan@comu.edu.tr



FYR of Macedonia: Assoc. Prof. Gordana Apostolovska

gordanaa@on.net.mk



Ukraine: Prof.Genadi Pinigin

pinigin@mao.nikolaev.ua



Russia: Prof. Dmitri Bisikalo

bisikalo@inasan.rssi.ru



Bulgaria: Assoc.Prof.Kiril Panov

kpanov@astro.bas.bg

Assoc. Prof. Renada Konstantinova-Antova

renadaka@yahoo.com



Applicants from other countries should contact Dr. Renada Konstantinova-Antova. They should also send us a letter of recommendation from some Assoc. Prof. or Prof. from their country, familiar with their work, interests and skills.



The selection of the candidates will be done by the national SREAC representatives for each country, except for Russia, which is not a SREAC member. We kindly ask all the national SREAC representatives to spread this message among their potential participants.



Looking forward to hearing from you all, participants

to the Second Practical School on Spectroscopy in Rozhen and to the "Challenges in modern Astrophysics" in Sofia,



and with best regards from the SOC of the Second School on Spectroscopy,



K. Panov (Chair)

R. Konstantinova-Antova (Secretary)

M. Dennefeld

I. Iliev

N. Markova

T. Bonev

V. Golev

D. Kyurkchieva
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