INFORMATION BULLETIN No 75
IAU EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Prof. L. Woltjer
Observatoire de Haute-Provence
F 04870 Saint-Michel l'Observatoire, France
Fax: 33 92 76 6295 (France)
or 41 22 788 3551 (Switzerland)
Prof. R.P. Kraft
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Tel: 1 408 459 3281
Fax: 1 408 426 3115
Prof. Immo Appenzeller
International Astronomical Union
98 bis Blvd Arago
75014 Paris, France
Tel: 33 1 4325 8358
Telefax: 33 1 4325 2616
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel: 49 6221 5090
Telefax: 49 6221 509202
Assistant General Secretary:
Dr. J. Andersen
Copenhagen University Observatory
DK 4340 Tollose, Denmark
Phone: 45 53 48 8195
Fax: 45 53 48 8755
Dr. C.A. Anguita
Dpto de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile
Phone: 56 2 229 4002
Fax: 56 2 229 4101
Prof. B. Hidayat
Lembang 40391, Indonesia
Phone: 62 22 28 6001/6027
Fax: 62 22 28 7289
Prof. D.S. Mathewson
Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories
Woden PO Act 2611, Australia
Phone: 61 6 249 0266
Fax: 61 6 249 0233/0260
Prof. F. Pacini
Dpto di Astronomia
Universita degli Studi
Largo E. Fermi 5
I 50125 Firenze, Italy
Phone: 39 55 27 521
Fax: 39 55 22 0039
Prof. J.I. Smak
Copernicus Astronomical Center
Ul. Bartycka 18
00-716 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: 48 22 41 1086
Fax: 48 22 41 0828
Dr. V.L. Trimble
from January to June
Dpt of Physics
University of California
Irvine, CA 92717, USA
Phone: 1 714 824 6948
Fax: 1 714 824 2174
from July to December
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Phone: 1 301 405 5822
Fax: 1 301 314 9067
Dr. J. Bergeron
D 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Phone: 49 89 320 060
Fax: 49 89 320 2362
Dr. A.A. Boyarchuk
Russian Academy of Sciences
Pyatnitskaya Ul. 48
109017 Moscow, Russia
Phone/Fax: 70 952 302 081
INFORMATION BULLETIN 75 June 1995
1. GENERAL ASSEMBLIES
1.1 The XXIIIth General Assembly, Kyoto, Japan,
1.2 General Deadlines for the XXIIIrd General Assembly,
1.3 Additional Deadlines for Adhering Organisations,
Commissions and Divisions,
1.4 Erratum concerning Resolution B11 adopted by the
XXIInd General Assembly,
2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2.1. 67th Meeting of the IAU EC
2.2. 68th Meeting of the IAU EC
3. DIVISIONS: Complementary Information
4. COMMISSION MATTERS
4.1. Commission 5: Announcement of the Task Group on
4.2. Commission 6: Astronomical telegrams
4.3. Commission 20: Positions & motions of minor planets
4.4. Correction & update of addresses of Presidents,
vice-Presidents of Commissions
5. SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
5.1. Guidelines for IAU Travel Grants
5.2. Commission 46: Teaching of Astronomy
5.2.1. 22nd International Schools for Young Astronomers
5.2.2. Teaching for Astronomy Development (TAD)
5.3. Special Meeting on the Occasion of the
1995 Solar Eclipse in Vietnam
5.4. Future IAU scientific meetings
5.4.2. Future IAU Symposia
5.4.3. Future IAU Colloquia
5.4.4. Future Regional Astronomy Meeting
6. OTHER SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS OF INTEREST
TO IAU MEMBERS
6.1. Workshop honouring Jorge Sahade
6.2. Other Meetings of Interest
7. INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS:
8. IAU PUBLICATIONS
8.1. IAU Symposia
8.2. IAU Colloquia
10. OTHER MATTERS:
10.1. International Prizes of the "Fondation du 150ème anniversaire
de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège" (Belgium)
10.2. Instituto Isaac Newton Branch in Moscow
While the last issue of the IAU Information Bulletin was still dominated by the results
and reports of the XXIInd General Assembly, the present issue of the IB initiates the
preparations for the XXIIIrd IAU General Assembly in August 1997 in Kyoto, Japan.
In Section 1 of this IB you will find a list of dates and deadlines for this General
Assembly. All colleagues who wish to contribute to this General Assembly and/or
who plan to attend the Kyoto meeting are invited to read this list of dates and
deadlines carefully. In particular I would like to stress that applications for IAU travel
grants for the Kyoto meeting have to reach the Symposium SOCs or the General
Secretary by the deadlines specified below. Since all available funds will be
distributed on the basis of the applications received by the dates given, late
applications for travel grants will not be possible.
The present issue of the Information Bulletin also marks the first half year of
experience with IAU World Wide Web home page (http://www.lsw.uni-
heidelberg.de/iau.html). The many comments which reached the General Secretary
show that the information available on the WWW has been well received by the IAU
community and that our home page is used frequently. We found that information on
the Division and Commission Presidents (in Section 2 of the home page) and the
addresses of individual members (Section 5) seem to be the most popular features of
our WWW server. In this context I would like to urge once more all members with
access to WWW to check the correctness of their addresses and to inform us about
possible errors or changes.
This new issue of the Information Bulletin will be again included in the IAU WWW
server. However, IB 74 will also be retained in a new section "Previous Information
Bulletins". As you may have noticed, several other services have been added already
to the home page during the past months. Among the recent additions are information
pages of the IAU Divisions which can be used by the Division Presidents for
announcements to the IAU community.
Among the tasks of the General Secretary explicitly mentioned in the IAU By-Laws is
the preservation of the archives of the Union. These archives, which at present are
kept at the Paris IAU office, were used extensively by Adriaan Blaauw for his recent
book on the "History of the IAU" (published in 1994 by Kluwer, see IB 74, pages 67
and 81). At this occasion it became clear that the organization and present location o
the archives are not satisfactory and that a major overhaul has become necessary. I am
pleased to report that Professor Blaauw agreed to take charge of this project and that
work on the reorganization is now in full progress. As a former IAU President and as a
most distinguished scientist with a broad international experience and a keen interest in
historical issues Adriaan Blaauw is obviously an ideal person for this task.
We are therefore particularly grateful to Professor Blaauw for accepting to take care of
this service to our Union.
1. GENERAL ASSEMBLIES
1.1. THE XXIIIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY, KYOTO, JAPAN, AUGUST
As announced in IB 74 the next IAU General Assembly will take place in Kyoto,
Japan. The local (national) organisation will be under the direction of Professor
Daiichiro Sugimoto. The format of the XXIIIrd GA will basically follow the
example of XXIInd GA in The Hague. It is again envisaged that the scientific
programme will include about six topical Symposia, various Invited Discourses,
and a number of Joint Discussions, Working Group Meetings and Special
Sessions. In addition there will be the usual Commission Meetings and
As in 1994 the Executive Committee will, as a rule, not accept sponsorship of
other IAU Symposia or Colloquia during 3 months before the beginning and three
months after the end of the General Assembly. However, the Executive
Committee may consider one or two exceptions to this rule if suitable proposals
are submitted for meetings taking place in East Asia just before or just after the
General Assembly, provided such meetings do not overlap with the General
Assembly programme, and provided their attendance can be combined with the
To discuss the proposals for the scientific programme of the XXIIIrd General
Assembly (and the other meeting proposals for 1997) the IAU Executive
Committee will meet in June 1996. All IAU members who wish to make
proposals for the XXIIIrd General Assembly and/or who plan to participate in
this General Assembly should take note of the DEADLINES listed below. To
avoid problems these deadlines will have to be followed strictly.
1.2. GENERAL DEADLINES FOR THE XXIIIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Submission of proposals for GA Symposia
to the IAU Assistant General Secretary April 15, 1996
Submission of proposals for GA JDs
to the IAU General Secretary April 15, 1996
EC meeting to decide about Symposia and JDs June 1996
Notification of Symposia and JD SOCs July 1, 1996
Submission of preliminary programme of GA Symposia, JDs, etc. Sept. 1, 1996
Special IB with GA preliminary programme, announcements
concerning grants, registration forms, local information October 1996
Submission of Symposium grant applications to
Symposium SOCs Febr. 15, 1997
Submission of GA grant applications to General Secretary Febr. 15, 1997
Submission of Abstracts to Symposium/JD SOCs Febr. 15, 1997
Notification of the grant applicants before April 15, 1997
Last day for Early Registration May 1, 1997
Beginning of meeting Aug. 18, 1997
End of meeting Aug. 30, 1997
1.3. ADDITIONAL DEADLINES FOR ADHERING ORGANISATIONS,
COMMISSIONS AND DIVISIONS
Proposals for new IAU members from Commissions and
Divisions Nov. 15, 1996
Submission of new Budget to Adhering Organisations Dec. 15, 1996
Submission of resolutions with financial implications Febr. 15, 1997
Proposals for new members from Adhering Organisations March 15,1997
Proposals for GA agenda March 15, 1997
Submission of resolutions without financial implications May 15, 1997
1.4. ERRATUM CONCERNING RESOLUTION B11 ADOPTED AT THE
XXIIND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
In the text of this resolution published in IB 74 the abbreviation IAG has been
misspelled. We therefore repeat below the correct full text of this resolution:
Resolution n B11 on the Continuation and Extension of the activities of the
Working Group on Astronomical Standards (WGAS)
proposed by the Working Group on Astronomical Standards (in which
Commissions 4, 5, 8, 19, 24 & 31 participate) at the occasion of JD n 14
The XXIInd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union
Considering that the interchangeability of observational data, whether processed
or not, requires the widespread use of a common set of constants and algorithms
that implement standard models used in fundamental astronomy,
1. the IAU Working Group on Astronomical Standards (WGAS) continue
permanently and assume the responsibility for establishing and maintaining a
set of constants, algorithms, and procedures,
2. the IAU WGAS identify single center at a suitable institution, under a world-
wide reviewing board, to organise, maintain, and distribute electronically the
set of constants, algorithms, and procedures, and
3. the center, and the IAU WGAS co-ordinate their activities with the IERS
and the IAG.
IERS International Earth Rotation Service
IAG International Association of Geodesy
2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2.1. 67TH MEETING OF THE IAU EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The 67th meeting of the IAU Executive Committee will take place in Canberra,
Australia on August 18-21, 1995.
2.2. 68TH MEETING OF THE IAU EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The 68th meeting of the IAU Executive Committee is scheduled for June 1996.
Matters to be submitted to this meeting should reach the office of the General
Secretary before April 15, 1996. As usually, matters concerning submission of
meetings must be directed to the Assistant General Secretary, for the same
3. DIVISIONS: INFORMATION CONCERNING DIVISION IV
Division IV Stars/Etoiles
Participating Commissions: 26, 29, 35, 36 & 45
Prof. D.L. Lambert
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712 1083
Phone 1 512 471 7438
Fax 1 512 471 6016
Other addresses of IAU Division Presidents are given in IB 74 p 27-29 and in the
World Wide Web home page Section 2.
4. COMMISSION MATTERS
4.1. COMMISSION 5: DOCUMENTATION & ASTRONOMICAL DATA
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TASK GROUP ON NOMENCLATURE
How to refer to a source or designate a new one
from the IAU Commission 5 Task Group on Designations (for astronomical
sources of radiation outside the solar system)
(current chair, H. R. Dickel)
(version 26 January 1995)
In general all source listings should always contain positional information and/or
a second designation next to a principal designation in order to avoid ambiguities
which can arise with a single designation.
Existing designations when used in listing, should never be altered and a
bibliographical reference for the designation should be given.
When creating new designations, such as for newly discovered source(s), the
following procedure is recommended:
Consult and follow the IAU Recommendations for Nomenclature
Think up an acronym of at least three characters and check the on-line
Interactive Dictionary of Acronyms to be sure your acronym is unique
Consult representatives of the Clearing House if problems arise and
specific advice is desired
IAU Recommendations for Nomenclature is revised every three years;
Interactive Dictionary of Acronyms is updated on a regular basis (i.e.
Both are available on-line on the free info account installed on the Internet node
simbad.u-strasbg.fr (22.214.171.124) or NSI/DECnet node SIMBAD
(19588=28.916). Login as info, no password is required. For the IAU
Recommendations for Nomenclature, just type IAU after the info prompt. The
IAU Recommendations for Nomenclature is also available on the World-Wide-
Web (accessible with Mosaic) at the URL address: http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/iau-
World-Wide-Web access to the Interactive Dictionary of Acronyms is under
development; access will be announced in the home page of the Center de
Données de Strasbourg (CDS) at the URL address: http://cdsweb.u-
ASCII, latex, and DVI versions of How to refer to a source or designate a new
one and IAU Recommendations for Nomenclature are accessible by anonymous
ftp at Internet node cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr
The Clearing House is a subset of the Task Group on Designations of IAU
Commission 5 (current chair, H. Dickel, internet: firstname.lastname@example.org). Other
representatives are listed at the end of the IAU Recommendations for
4.2. COMMISSION 6: ASTRONOMICAL TELEGRAMS
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CENTRAL BUREAU FOR ASTRONOMICAL
TELEGRAMS, 1994 by Brian G. Marsden, Director of the Bureau
Continuing the downward trend of the previous year, the number of IAU
Circulars issued during 1994 was 208, the least for any year since 1988. The
principal reason for the decrease has been the introduction, by arrangement with
the Minor Planet Center, of the series of Minor Planet Electronic Circulars.
This was the first full year of operation of that new service, which is offered at no
extra charge to subscribers to the electronic version of the IAU Circulars, and
which has significantly relieved the IAU Circulars by handling most of the data
on unusual minor planets (or what are classed as such), including a number of
objects that have been discovered beyond the orbit of Neptune.
The most exciting celestial event of the year was undoubtedly the collision of the
numerous components of comet 1993e with Jupiter during July 16-22. The
groundwork for this had been set on several IAU Circulars in 1993, the
prediction following the comet's reappearance in the morning sky in December
yielding impact times for the nine brightest components that were good to the
quoted precision of 0.1 day. During "impact week" 15 consecutive Circulars
documented the impacts in a rather concise manner. Much of the material
included in this documentation was edited from the gigantic volume of material
transmitted directly among observers via the automatic e-mail "exploder" set up
for this purpose at the University of Maryland. At the same time, access to many
of the electronic images themselves was immediately and freely available over the
internet on numerous observatory "home pages" of the "world-wide web".
Instant broadcast communication of the above-mentioned types will obviously be
the wave of the future. Exploders in Arizona and Japan automatically relay
observations of supernovae, novae and variable stars generally. Useful though
these can be for alerting observers to routine observations and supporting data,
there is of course little guarantee concerning the reliability of the information.
This is a particularly troublesome point when exploders are used to relay reported
claims of discoveries of new objects. Misinformation and disinformation are then
rampant, and even when a claimed discovery turns out to be correct, there has
frequently been widespread confusion because of an erroneous or incomplete
position specified for a nova or an erroneous NGC number for the host galaxy to
a supernova. Since the exploders serve hundreds, if not thousands, of
professional and amateur astronomers, the total amount of time spent on wild-
goose chases, or even just asking and answering questions that should be
straightforward, is absolutely enormous. When the Central Telegram Bureau
receives the report of an alleged discovery, it generally asks a few experienced
astronomers (professional and amateur, spectroscopists and astrometrists) for
confirmation. Since these confirmers are more-or-less the same people actually
able adequately to confirm reports relayed via exploder, little time is lost between
confirmation and publication on an IAU Circular of a discovery announcement
that has a reasonable chance of being reliable and complete -and the total effort
spent on anserine pursuits is minimized.
Twenty-three comets, about half of them new discoveries, were given provisional
designations in 1994. This was very much the year for observations of split
comets, for in addition to 1993e, the new periodic comet 1994o was seen to have
five components, while one of the year's returning comets had three.
The year brought 37 discoveries of supernovae, the one in M51 on April 2 having
been independently found by four groups of amateur astronomers (two visually,
two using CCDs) during a 12-hour interval. Three galactic novae in the
magnitude range 7-11 were reported by Japanese amateur astronomers, and an
intense x-ray nova in Scorpius was also widely observed at optical and radio
The introduction of the Minor Planet Electronic Circulars was part of a package
designed to utilise electronic communication and to encourage users to subscribe
generally to the electronic information provided by the Central Bureau, thereby
reducing the expense of printing and mailing the postcard versions of the IAU
Circulars. The number of Computer Service subscribers (almost all of whom
receive the IAU Circulars directly by e-mail), increased from 298 in January to
358 in December, during which time the number of subscribers to the printed
version decreased from 619 to 531. In another year or so there should be a cross-
over in the numbers of "electronic" and "printed" subscribers, the process being
accelerated by a change in subscription-rate structure at the beginning of 1995
that maintained the cost of a combined electronic and printed subscription but
reduced the fraction for electronic alone from 50 to 40 percent.
As has been the case for several years now, the majority of the Circulars were
prepared by Associate Director Daniel W. E. Green, some being by the
undersigned and a few by Gareth V. Williams. Williams also introduced several
new features into the Computer Service, including lists of novae and supernovae,
a set of the IAU Circulars since 1982 and a complete cross-referenced index
back to 1922. As Administrator for the Planetary Sciences Division of the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Donna Thompson has borne the
principal responsibility for the administrative work of the Central Bureau, with
part-time assistance from Muazzez Lohmiller.
4.3. COMMISSION 20: POSITIONS & MOTIONS OF MINOR PLANETS
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINOR PLANET CENTER, 1994 by Brian G.
Marsden, Director of the Center
Minor Planet Circulars (MPCs) were published on all twelve full-moon dates
during 1994. The total number of pages, 1574, may at first sight suggest the least
activity since 1989. However, the cost-cutting change in production made in
Sept. 1993 implies that a page now provides 1.9 times the amount it provided
previously. The equivalent number of "old" pages in 1994 is therefore about
2991, which represents a 52 percent increase over the previous record year of
1992. New numberings of minor planets in 1994 amounted to 411, a 4 percent
increase over that same previous record year.
The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars (MPECs), introduced in Sept. 1993 as
part of the cost-cutting needs both for the Minor Planet Center and the Central
Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, have proven to be an extremely useful and
convenient series for providing immediate information about unusual objects. As
many as 180 MPECs were issued during 1994, and the automated format means
that they can sometimes be prepared, distributed by e-mail and placed in the
Computer Service in only five minutes. As before, most of the MPECs involved
earth-approaching minor planets, but ten of them were devoted to comets, and
they have also become the principal medium for rapidly disseminating new data
on the transneptunian objects. Seven new transneptunians, variously observed
over arcs ranging from 23 to 86 days, were discovered during March-May.
These followed the quartet from Sept. 1993 that were interestingly closer to
Neptune's orbit than the two initial discoveries, but that were observed so
perfunctorily that it was feared they would be lost. Three of these Sept. 1993
discoveries were recovered a year later on the basis of orbit computations in
which it was assumed that these objects are -like Pluto- librating about the 2:3
mean-motion resonance with Neptune and currently at perihelion. Four more
transneptunians -and another centaur, a little inside the orbit of Uranus- were also
discovered in September. As for earth-approachers, the tiny object 1994 ES1
passed within 0.0011 AU of the earth on March 15, and 1994 XM1 came to a
record 0.0007 AU on December 9. Rather larger was 1994 XL1, with a record
small mean distance of 0.670 AU, discovered as it passed opposition at an
aphelion distance of only 1.024 AU -a little smaller than the 1.028 AU of the
earlier record-holder 1994 GL. Regular monthly "features" in the MPECs have
been a summary of all the observable unusual objects, as well as updated versions
of the "critical list" of poorly observed numbered minor planets.
As suggested in the previous report, a second edition of the Catalogue of High-
Precision Orbits of Unnumbered Minor Planets was issued, the 151 page book
containing 3969 multiple-opposition and 208 perturbed single-opposition entries.
The orbits of 15587 short-arc single-opposition objects were published separately
(and very concisely!) in a new 182 page edition of the Catalogue of Orbits of
Unnumbered Minor Planets. Publication of a new edition of the Catalogue of
Cometary Orbits also seems to be becoming an annual event, the 103 page 1994
edition involving 1417 apparitions of 866 individual comets. All three catalogues
were also issued in computer form.
The number of subscribers to the printed MPCs was rather steady at 240-245
during the first two-thirds of the year, but there was then a noticeable decline to
230 in December, at which point subscription rates were increased to compensate
for the reduced rates being offered in association with the Central Bureau for
Astronomical Telegrams for the Computer Service. For those subscribing also to
the Computer Service, the fraction charged for the printed MPCs increased from
around 62 to 69 percent, and the monthly airmail surcharge for the MPCs
increased from $6.00 to $7.50. The number of subscribers to the Extended
Computer Service or (MPC diskette edition) remained rather steady at 26, and the
monthly charge was increased from $22.50 to $25.00 at the end of the year.
Most of the processing of minor-planet observations, orbit computations,
production of MPCs, MPECs and minor-planet catalogues, as well as the
preparation of improved computer programs, is carried out by Minor Planet
Center Associate Director G. V. Williams. The processing of cometary data
(which in 194 included no fewer than 2658 observations of the various nuclei of
comet 1993e) is mainly by the undersigned. Former Associate Director Conrad
M. Bardwell has continued in particular to coordinate the astrometric observing
program at Oak Ridge, and some orbit solutions have been made by Daniel W. E.
Green. Syuichi Nakano has again served as ``our man in Japan'', collecting and
processing data from Japanese amateur astronomers. Donna Thompson and
Muazzez Lohmiller have handled the accounts, and Billy Duggan has ably
attended to the printing, collating and stapling of the MPCs in the Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory's print shop.
4.4. CORRECTION AND UPDATE OF ADDRESSES OF PRESIDENTS AND
VICE-PRESIDENTS OF COMMISSIONS
Commission 28 Galaxies
from January to June
Dr. V Trimble
Dpt of Physics
University of California
Irvine CA 92717 4575
Phone 1 714 824 6948
Fax 1 714 824 2174
Commission 31 Time/L'heure
Dr H F Fliegel
3730 el Moreno Ave
PO Box 8682
La Crescenta CA 91224
Phone 1 310 336 1710
Fax 1 310 336 5076
Commission 40 Radio astronomy/Radioastronomie
Dr J B Whiteoak
Australian Telescope Ntl Facility
Paul Wild Observatory
Locked Bag 194
Narrabri NSW 2390
Phone 61 67 90 4051
Fax 61 67 90 4090
Commission 37 Star clusters & Associations
Amas stellaires & associations
Change of address:
Dr G S da Costa
Mount Stromlo Observatories
Canberra ACT 2611
Phone 61 6 249 0236
Fax 61 6 249 0233
5. SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
5.1. COMMISSION 38: EXCHANGE OF ASTRONOMERS
IAU TRAVEL GRANTS: GUIDELINES
Within the limitations imposed by the budget of the Commission as approved by
the Executive Committee of the International Astronomical Union, funds are
available to Commission 38 toward grants to qualified individuals to enable them
to visit institutions abroad. It is intended, in particular, that the visitors should
have ample time and opportunity to interact with the intellectual life of the host
institution so that maximum benefit is derived by both sides. It is a specific
objective of the programme that astronomy in the home country be enriched after
the applicant returns.
1. Candidates may be faculty/staff members, post-doctoral fellows, or graduate
students at any recognised educational/research institution or observatory.
All candidates must have an excellent record of research and must have made
permanent and professional commitments to astronomy. The programme is
designed to support both the work of young astronomers and established
astronomers whose visits may benefit the country or institution visited. It is
emphasised that all recipients should return to their home institutions or home
countries upon the completion of their visits.
2. All visits must normally consist of a stay of at least 3 months at a single host
institution. In special cases, shorter visits can be considered; stopover at
other institutions en route may be permitted.
3. All visits must be formally agreed to by the Directors of the home and host
institutions involved. Such endorsements must confirm that the proposed plan
of study is a reasonable one and will be of benefit to astronomy.
4. All applicants must give details of funds currently available to her/him to
finance her/his proposed visit including supporting documents. In particular,
s/he must state what other applications s/he has submitted in efforts to obtain
support from other sources and the status of such applications. In the event
that an applicant receives funds, which may be used, in whole or in part, for
the same proposed purpose from another source, s/he is required to revise
her/his application or make a refund to the IAU. If dependants are to
accompany the applicant, details must be given.
5. The amount of the grant will be governed by the cost of one return economy
air fare and limited to the least expensive fare (such as PEX, APEX, etc.)
between home and host institutions and normally is to be used by the
applicant for such travel. With prior approval, the funds can instead be used
wholly or in part for subsistence costs during the visit.
Some grants may be awarded on the basis of a one-way fare. An example is
the case where highly qualified graduate students apply for funds to go
abroad to begin graduate studies at an institution where they have been
6. Grants to attend symposia, summer schools, conferences, society meetings,
etc. are outside the scope of the programme.
Grants will not normally be made for the sole purpose of obtaining
An individual should normally not expect to receive an IAU award for a
7. Each recipient is required to submit a brief report to the President of
Commission 38 after her/his return from the visit. Acknowledgement of
support from the Exchange of Astronomers Programme of the IAU should be
made in any published paper resulting from the visit.
1. An individual who wishes to apply for a grant under the IAU Exchange of
Astronomers Programme should read the rules carefully to ensure that the
circumstances of her/his case conform to the conditions under which IAU
grants can be made. S/he should then proceed by formally submitting her/his
request for a grant in the form of a letter to the President of
Commission 38 (see § 4, below).
Each candidate must submit a curriculum vitae showing that s/he is
professionally qualified, and must submit a viable plan of scholarly activity to
be carried out during the visit.
The information supplied in those documents should be complete and detailed
as it will be used to judge whether the proposal is in conformity with the aims
of the programme, whether the minimum initial requirements are being met,
and whether the guidelines will permit a favourable decision. Any special
circumstances must be carefully set forth.
2. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for the two confidential letters of
endorsement from senior officials of the home and host institutions. These
are to be sent without delay directly to the President of Commission 38. The
letters from both institutions should confirm that the applicant's proposed visit
has the knowledge and support of the directors or senior academic/research
officers of the institutions involved. Further they should state whether the
applicant will be returning to a position at the home institution at the
conclusion of the visit. Finally, they should confirm to the President of
Commission 38 that the senior officials themselves have made every effort to
obtain the necessary travel funds from their own institutions and from other
resources within the respective countries.
The applicant must state who is responsible for her/his subsistence during the
prolonged visit at the host institute, i.e. subsistence paid by the home or by
the host institute, by a grant or fellowship or by any other means. Copies of
the relevant documents should be submitted with application. In addition the
applicant should provide information on the lowest available travel fare
3. As noted above, care should be taken to make the application as complete as
possible and to include detailed statements rather than generalities. Material
should be typed and single spaced. The application will be considered as
quickly as possible, but it should be recognised that information and opinions
must be exchanged among the President, Vice-Presidents, and/or other
Members of the Organising Committee of Commission 38.
4. In summary, the application should include:
i. plan of scientific activity,
ii. curriculum vitae,
iii. letters of support from home and host institutions,
iv. information on responsibility for subsistence at the host institution,
v. information on lowest available travel fare.
and should be submitted in time for the Officers of the Commission to consult
5. All correspondence, including the endorsements referred to above, should be
directed to the President of Commission 38, International Astronomical
Union, with copy to the Vice-President. For the period August 1994-
July 1997, the addresses are:
Prof. H.E. Jorgensen Dr. Morton S. Roberts
University Observatory NRAO
Oester Volgade 3 Edgemont Road
DK 1350 Copenhagen K Charlottesville VA 22903
Fax: 45 35 32 3989 1 804 296 0278
5.2. COMMISSION 46: TEACHING OF ASTRONOMY
5.2.1. 22nd International School for Young Astronomers, Brazil
The 22nd IAU International School for Young Astronomers will be held
July 9 to July 29 at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais,
Astronomical Observatory (Dpt of Physics-ICEX), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
e-mail address: email@example.com
5.2.2. Teaching for Astronomy Development (TAD)
The IAU wishes to support institutions in countries that now have very little
astronomy and who wish to expand their astronomy activities significantly. In the
past, this goal has been expressed through the Visiting Lecturers Project (VLP),
which operated in Peru and Paraguay.
The revised program aims at a small number of additional countries. The IAU
would support primarily the cost of travel needed for this program: travel for
visiting lecturers giving regularly scheduled course, possibly integrated into a
university department of related sciences; travel by select advanced students to
work in another country; and travel that establishes and advances international
collaborations with the host institution. The sponsoring institution would be
responsible for other costs such as the lecturer's living costs and for establishing a
plan through which astronomy could be maintained after the TAD program ends.
Astronomers are urged to bring the existence and opportunities offered by TAD
to the attention of their colleagues in astronomically developing countries.
Informal expressions of interest and requests for more information and
correspondence should be sent to Dr. Donat G. Wentzel, Dpt of Astronomy,
University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742, USA, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Internet), fax: 1 301 314 9067. Formal applications will
probably be due in December 1995. Decisions will be made by a committee to
be chaired by Dr. Derek McNally, University of London Observatory.
5.3 SPECIAL MEETING ON THE OCCASION OF THE 1995 SOLAR
ECLIPSE IN VIETNAM
A national Seminar on Astrophysics and solar eclipse will be held in Ho Chi
Minh City on October 22-23, 1995. The seminar will have 150 participants and a
limited number of foreign scientists (by invitation only). It is organized by the
Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment of Vietnam with support from
the International Astronomical Union (WG for the World Wide Development of
Astronomy), the Paris Observatory, Pierre and Marie Curie University, and the
National Centre of Scientific Research of France.
Mr. Le Ngoc Khue, Department of R & D
Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment
39 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fax: 84 42 52733
5.4. FUTURE IAU SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
Proposals for IAU Symposia, Colloquia, Regional Meetings,
and co-sponsored meetings planned for 1997 should reach
the Assistant General Secretary (see address on inside cover page)
no later than April 15, 1996
in order to be considered at the 1996 Executive Committee meeting.
Proposals should be complete, with all supporting documents,
at that time (cf. the Rules for IAU Scientific Meetings).
5.4.2. Future IAU Symposia
Symposium 172 DYNAMICS, EPHEMERIDES AND ASTROMETRY IN THE SOLAR
July 3 - 8, 1995, Paris, France.
See IB 74, p. 52.
Symposium 173 GRAVITATIONAL LENSING
July 9 - 14, 1995, Melbourne, Australia.
See IB 74, p. 52.
Symposium 174 DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF STAR CLUSTERS -
CONFRONTATION OF THEORY AND OBSERVATIONS
August 22 - 25, 1995, Tokyo, Japan.
See IB 74, p. 53.
Symposium 175 EXTRAGALACTIC RADIO SOURCES
October 10 - 14, 1995, Bologna, Italy.
See IB 74, p. 53.
Symposium 176 STELLAR SURFACE STRUCTURE
October 3 - 13, 1995, Vienna, Austria.
See IB 74, p. 54.
Symposium 177 THE CARBON STAR PHENOMENON
May 27 - 31, 1996, Antalya, Turkey.
See IB 74, p. 54.
5.4.3. Future IAU Colloquia
Colloquium 150 PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, AND DYNAMICS OF INTERPLANETARY
August 14 5 - 30, 1995, Keele, UK.
See IB 72, p. 9.
Colloquium 160 PULSARS: PROBLEMS AND PROGRESS
January 8 - 12, 1996, Sydney, Australia.
See IB 74, p. 57.
With our apologies please note the correct title of Colloquium 159 which should
read as "EMISSION LINES IN ACTIVE GALAXIES: NEW METHODS AND
June 17 - 20, 1996, Shanghai, China PR.
See IB 74, p. 58.
5.4.4. Future Regional Astronomy Meeting
VIII LATIN-AMERICAN REGIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING
November 27 - December 1, 1995, Montevideo, Uruguay.
See IB 73, p. 18-19, and IB 74, p.58.
6. OTHER SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS OF INTEREST TO IAU
6.1. WORKSHOP HONOURING JORGE SAHADE
There will be a special workshop celebrating the 80th birthday of Professor Jorge
Sahade, the IAU President 1985 - 1988. The topic of this workshop will be:
COLLIDING WINDS IN BINARY STARS
November 21-24, 1995, La Plata, Argentina.
Contact address: V. Niemela, Observatorio Astronomico, Paseo del Bosque,
1900 La Plata (Bs. As.), Argentina.
Fax: 54 21 21 1761
6.2. OTHER MEETINGS (IN ORDER OF DATE)
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEODESY & GEOPHYSICS XXIST GENERAL
July 2 - 14, 1995, Boulder, CO, USA.
Contact address: IUGG XXIst General Assembly, c/o American
Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave, NW, Washington DC 20009, USA.
Fax: 1 202 328 0566
RADIO EMISSION FROM THE STARS AND THE SUN
July 3 - 7, 1995, Barcelona, Spain.
Contact address: Dr. J.M. Paredes, Dpt d'Astronomia i Meteorolgia,
Universitat de Barcelona, av. Diagonal 647, E 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
Tel: 34 3 402 1130
Fax: 34 3 402 1133
THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN MASSIVE STAR FORMATION, THE ISM & GALAXY
July 3 - 8, 1995, Paris, France.
Contact address: D. Kunth, Institut d'Astrophysique, 98bis bd Arago,
F 75014 Paris, France.
Tel: 33 1 44 32 8085
Fax: 33 1 44 32 8001
OBSERVATIONAL COSMOLOGY: FROM GALAXIES TO GALAXY SYSTEMS
July 4 - 7, 1995, Bolzano, Italy.
Contact address: Organising Secretariat, The Office, via S. Nicolo 14,
I 34121 Trieste, Italy.
Tel: 39 40 36 8343
Fax: 39 40 36 8808
Vienna International Workshop on MODEL ATMOSPHERES AND SPECTRUM
SYNTHESIS FOR MID B THROUGH MID G STARS AT OR CLOSE TO THE MAIN
July 6 - 11, 1995, Vienna, Austria.
Contact address: W.W. Weiss, Institute of Astronomy, University of
Vienna, Türkenschanzstrasse 17, A 1180 Wien, Austria.
Tel.: 43 1 47 06 8007/06 6837
Fax: 43 1 47 06 80015
ESO/MPA Workshop: SPIRAL GALAXIES IN THE NEAR IR
July 7 - 9, 1995, Garching bei München, Germany.
Contact address: D. Minniti, European Southern Observatory, Karl-
Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D 85748 Garching bei München, Germany.
Tel: 49 89 320 06 0
Fax: 49 89 320 06 480
EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES IN BINARY STARS (NATO ASI)
July 10 - 21, 1995, Cambridge, UK.
Contact address: J. Pringle, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0HA, U.K.
Tel: 44 1223 337548
Fax: 44 1223 337523
CHAOS IN GRAVITATIONAL N-BODY SYSTEMS
July 31 - August 3, 1995, La Plata, Argentina.
Contact address: Prof. J.C. Muzzio, Observatorio Astronomico, Paseo del
Bosque, 1900 La Plata (Bs. As), Argentina.
Fax: 54 21 21 1761/21 25 8985
STELLAR X-RAY ASTRONOMY ACROSS THE HR DIAGRAM
July 31 - August 5, 1995, Würzburg, Germany.
Contact address: H.W. Yorke, Astronomisches Institute, am Hubland,
D 97074 Würzburg, Germany.
Tel: 49 931 888 5031
Fax: 49 931 888 4603
36th Herstmonceux Conference on GRAVITATIONAL DYNAMICS
August 7 - 11, 1995, Cambridge, UK.
Contact address: O. Lahav, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd,
Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK.
Tel: 44 223 337548
Fax: 44 223 337523
STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF STELLAR SYSTEMS
August 13 - 17, 1995, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia.
Contact address: Dr. V.V. Orlov, Astronomical Institute, St. Petersburg
University, Bibliotechnaya pl. 2, SU 198904 St. Petersburg Peterhof, Russia.
Tel: 7 812 428 4163
Fax: 7 812 428 6649
PHOTOMETRIC SYSTEMS & STANDARD STARS
August 14 - 18, 1995, Moletai, Lithuania.
Contact address: V. Straizys, Institute of Theoretical Physics & Astronomy,
Gostauto 12, Vilnius 2600, Lithuania.
Tel: 370 2 613 440
Fax: 370 2 224 694
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 28 - September 1, 1995, Bamberg, Germany.
Contact addresses: C.S. Jeffery, School of Physics & Astronomy,
St Andrews University, St Andrews, FIFE KY16 9SS, Scotland.
U. Heber, Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte, Sternwartestrasse 7, D 96049 Bamberg,
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope 25th Anniversary Workshop: COLD GAS
AT HIGH REDSHIFT
August 28 - 30, 1995, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands.
Contact address: M. Bremer, Sterrenwacht Leiden, Postbus 9513, NL 2300
RA Leiden, The Netherlands.
Tel: 31 71 275 852
Fax: 31 71 275 819
ESO WORKSHOP ON: THE ROLE OF DUST IN THE FORMATION OF STARS
September 11 - 14, 1995, Garching, München, Germany.
Contact address: H.U. Kaeufl, ESO, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D 85748
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: 49 89 32006 414
Fax: 49 89 32006 480
First GAIM (IGPB) Science Conference on GLOBAL ANALYSIS,
INTERPRETATION AND MODELLING
September 24 - 29, 1995, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Contact addresses: IGBP Secretariat, Institute für Meteorologie, Freie
Universität Berlin, Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10, D 12165 Berlin,
Prof. Dr. B. Moore III or Dr. D. Sahagian, Institute for the Study of Earth,
Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Morse Hall, 39 College
Road, Durham, NH 03824 3525, USA
Tel: 1 603 862 1766
Fax: 1 603 862 1915
Joint European & National Astronomy Meeting PROGRESS IN EUROPEAN
ASTROPHYSICS: FACILITIES, NEW INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES, SCIENCE
September 25 - 29, 1995, Catania, Italy.
Contact address: JENAM-95, c/o Osservatorio Astrofisico, Viale Andrea
Doria 6, Catania, Italy.
Tel: 39 95 7332 247
Fax: 39 95 3305 592
International Symposium and Exhibition GPS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
September 26 - 29, 1995, Bucharest, Romania.
Contact address: Uniunea Geodezilor din Romania, B-dul Expozitiei nr. 1A
Sect 1, 79662 Bucharest, Romania.
Tel: 40 161 44240/312
Fax: 40 131 10378
International workshop on INTERMARSNET
September 28 - 30, 1995, Capri, Italy.
Contact addresses: A.F. Chicarro, Space Science Department,
ESA/ESTEC/Code SO, Keplerlaan 1, NL 2201 AZ Noordwijk, The
Tel: 31 1719 83613
Fax: 31 1719 84697
D.J. McCleese, Earth and Sciences Division, NASA/JPL/Stop 183-335, 4800
Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA.
Tel: 1 818 354 2317
Fax: 1 818 393 6546
9th Cambridge Workshop COOL STARS, STELLAR SYSTEMS AND THE SUN
October 3 - 6, 1995, Florence, Italy.
Contact address: Dr. R. Pallavicini, Osservatorio Astrofsico di Arcetri,
Largo E. Fermi 5, I 50125 Firenze, Italy.
Tel: 39 55 275 2252
Fax: 39 55 220 039
Fourth Teton Conference: INTERSTELLAR PROCESSES II
October 8 - 13, 1995, Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA.
Tel: 1 307 766 6150
Fax: 1 307 766 2652
FORMATION OF THE GALACTIC HALO: INSIDE AND OUT
October 9 - 11, 1995, Tucson, AZ, USA.
Contact address: R. Zinn, Astronomy Dpt, Yale University, Box 6666, New
Haven, CT 06511, USA
Tel: 1 203 432 3000
Fax: 1 203 432 5048
6TH ANNUAL OCTOBER CONFERENCE IN MARYLAND
October 9 - 11, 1995, College Park, MD, USA.
Contact address: Dpt of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park,
Tel: 1 301 405 1510
Fax: 1 301 314 9067
SECONDES RENCONTRES DU VIETNAM
October 21 - 28, 1995, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Contact address: Université de Paris Sud,
Fax: 33 1 69 28 8659
5TH ASTRONOMICAL DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE
October 22 - 25, 1995, Tucson, AZ, USA.
Contact address: J.V. Barnes, National Optical Astronomy Obs., PO Box
26732, Tucson, AZ 85726-6732, USA.
Tel: 1 602 327 5511
Fax: 1 602 325 9360
Third Huntsville Symposium: GAMMA-RAY BURSTS
October 25 - 27, 1995, Huntsville, AL, USA.
Contact address: Susan Benefield, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville,
AL 35812, USA.
Tel: 1 205 544 2121
Third Pacific Rim Conference: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BINARY STAR
October 26 - November 1, 1995, Lopburi, Thailand.
Contact address: K.-C. Leung, Dpt of Physics & Astronomy, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA.
Tel: 1 402 472 2625
Fax: 1 402 472 2879
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
VII Canary Islands Winter School INSTRUMENTATION FOR LARGE
TELESCOPES: A COURSE FOR ASTRONOMERS
December 4 - 15, 1995, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Contact address: Ms Lourdes Gonzalez, Secretary to the VII Winter School,
Insituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, 38200 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary
Fax: 34 22 605 210
An ESO-IRAM-Onsala Workshop on SCIENCE WITH LARGE MILLIMETRE
December 11 - 13, 1995, Garching bei München, Germany.
Contact address: P. Shaver, ESO, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D 85748
Garching bei München, Germany.
Tel: 49 89 3200 6233
Fax: 49 89 3200 6480
NEW EXTRAGALATIC PERSPECTIVES IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
January 22 - 26, 1996, Wits, South Africa.
Contact address: Prof. D.L. Block, Dpt Computational & Applied
Mathematics, Witwatersrand University, Box 60, Wits, South Africa.
Tel: 27 11 716 3761
Fax: 27 11 339 7965
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING IN THE SCIENTIFIC DOMAIN
February 20 - 23, 1996, Paris, France.
Contact address: ICSU Press, 51 Blvd de Montmorency, 75016 Paris,
Tel: 33 1 45 25 0329
Fax: 33 1 42 88 9431
XVIIth International Conference on NEUTRINO PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS
June 13 - 20, 1996, Helsinki, Finland.
Contact address: M. Roos, Dpt of Physics, P.O. Box 9, FIN 00014,
University of Helsinki, Finland.
Tel: 358 0 191 8440
Fax: 358 0 191 8366
June 23 - 29, 1996, Marciana Marina, Elba, Italy.
Contact addresses: R.T. Rood, Dpt of Astronomy, University of Virginia,
P.O. Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
Tel: 1 808 924 4904
Fax: 1 808 924 3104
A. Renzini, Dpt di Astronomia, via Zamboni 33, I 40126 Bologna, Italy
Tel: 39 51 259 402
Fax: 39 51 259 407
DARK AND VISIBLE MATTER IN GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGICAL
June 25 - 28, 1996, Sesto Pusteria, Bolzano, Italy.
Contact address: Massino Persic & Paolo Salucci, SISSA, via Beirut 4, I
34013 Trieste, Italy.
Tel: 39 40 378 7520
Fax: 39 40 378 7528
July 08 - 12, 1996, ULO/Open University, London/Milton Keynes, UK.
Contact address: D. McNally, University of London Observatory, Mill Hill
Park, London, NW7 2QS, UK.
Tel: 44 181 959 0421
Fax: 44 181 819 4151
ASTEROIDS, COMETS, METEORS
July 08 - 12, 1996, Versailles, France.
Contact address: ACM, Aéronomie CNRS, BP 3, F 91371 Verrières,
Tel: 33 1 64 47 4293
Fax: 33 1 69 20 2999
XXVth General Assembly of THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF RADIO SCIENCE
August 28 - September 5, 1996, Lille, France.
Contact address: AG URSI Secretariat Pr. P. Degauque, Université de
Lille 1, F 59655 villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France.
Tel: 33 2033 7206
Fax: 33 2033 7207
HERBIG-HARO FLOWS AND THE BIRTH OF LOW MASS STARS
September 1996, Grenoble, France.
Contact addresses: C. Bertout, Observatoire de Grenoble, BP 53,
F 38041 Grenoble, France.
Tel: 33 76 51 4790
Fax: 33 76 44 8821
B. Reipurth, ESO, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19, Chile.
Tel: 56 2 228 5006
Fax: 56 2 228 5132
Third Conference on FAINT BLUE STARS
October 14 - 17, 1996, Schenectady, NY, USA.
Contact address: A.G. Davis Philip, 1125 Oxford Place, Schenectady, NY
Tel: 1 518 374 5636
Fax: 1 518 346 5781
ASYMPTOTIC GIANT STARS
August 20 - 23, 1996, Montpellier, France.
Contact address: C. Waelkens, Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, Celestijnenlaan
200B, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
Tel: 32 16 20 0656
Fax: 32 16 20 1241
7. INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS: Addendum to the List
of IAU Representatives to ICSU and other International
See IB 74 p. 65 for further information.
FAGS (Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Services):
P. Pâquet and E. Tandberg-Hanssen
8. IAU PUBLICATIONS
Special offer from Kluwer Academic Publishers to IAU Members on IAU
publications: Members of the IAU receive a discount of 33 1/3% off the price of
the hardbound Symposia and Highlights volumes. They may purchase paperback
copies of Symposium proceedings at NLG 60.00 per copy and paperback copies
of the Highlights at NLG 90.00 per copy. The Transactions may be purchased at
NLG 100.00 per copy.
8.1. IAU SYMPOSIA (KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS)
163 WOLF-RAYET STARS: BINARIES, COLLIDING WINDS, EVOLUTION
Eds. K.A. van der Hucht & P.M. Williams
Hardbound USD 176.00 GBP 115.50 0-7923-3183-4
8.2. IAU COLLOQUIA
Cambridge University Press
143 Invited papers: THE SUN AS A VARIABLE STAR: SOLAR & STELLAR
Eds. J.M. Pap, C. Fröhlich, H.S. Hudson & K. Solanki
Hardbound USD 59.95 GBP 40.00 0-521-42006-7
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Contributed papers: THE SUN AS A VARIABLE STAR: SOLAR &
STELLAR IRRADIANCE VARIATIONS
Eds. J.M. Pap, C. Fröhlich, H.S. Hudson & W.L. Tobiska
Our office has been informed that Drs. P.E. Argyle, O.I. Belkovich, Yu.V.
Edokimov, Edward J Groth, G.M. Petrov, Th. Roudier, and V.V. Sobolev, who
had been included in the list of deceased members published in Information
Bulletin 74, are in fact alive and well. We wish to apologise for this very
regrettable mistake in IB74. At the same time we note that we are very pleased
indeed that we were wrong and that we can continue counting these colleagues
among the members of our Union.
In order to avoid such mistakes in future IBs information on individual members
received by our office will henceforth be included in the Information Bulletin only
after we receive a written confirmation from the corresponding National
Committee for the IAU.
10. OTHER MATTERS
10.1. INTERNATIONAL PRIZES OF THE "FONDATION DU 150EME
ANNIVERSAIRE DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE DES SCIENCES DE LIEGE"
Four prizes of 75000 Belgium Francs each (about 3000 CHF) will be allocated
for the third five-year period to researchers younger than 35 on December 31,
These international prizes will reward individual or collaborative works of young
scientists in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
The latter field obviously includes astronomy and astrophysics and constitutes the
theme of the P. Swings prize.
The information on how to apply may be obtained from:
Prof. G. Hamoir
c/o Secretariat of "Société Royale des Sciences de Liège"
Institute of Mathematics
15, avenue des Tilleuls
B 4000 Liège, Belgium
The deadline for the submission of the applications is October 1, 1995.
10.2. INSTITUTO ISAAC NEWTON BRANCH IN MOSCOW
The IAU Office has been informed of the existence of a branch institute in
Moscow of the Instituto Isaac Newton, Santiago de Chile. This branch has been
opened in June 1992 following a formal agreement between the Instituto Isaac
Newton (Santiago), the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow. The objective of
this agreement is the support of co-operative scientific work in the fields of stellar
clusters and Magellanic Cloud research.