Science Council of Japan & Astronomical Society of Japan ADVISORY BOARD Yoshio Fujita, Chairperson (President of the Japan Academy) Kenji Akabane (Prof. Emeritus, NAO) Shinya Obi (President, University of the Air) Chushiro Hayashi (Prof. Emeritus, Minoru Oda (Prof. Emeritus, ISAS) Kyoto University) Yasuo Tanaka (Prof. Emeritus, ISAS) Yoshihide Kozai (Prof. Emeritus, NAO) NATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (NOC) Daiichiro Sugimoto, Chairperson (University of Tokyo) Satoru Ikeuchi (Osaka University) Toshio Matsumoto (ISAS) Masato Ishiguro (NAO-NRO) Yoji Osaki (University of Tokyo) Norio Kaifu (NAO) Katsuhiko Sato (University of Tokyo) Keiichi Kodaira (NAO) Humitaka Sato (Kyoto University) Yoshihide Kozai (NAO) Mine Takeuti (Tohoku University) Fumiyoshi Makino (ISAS) Yutaka Uchida (Science University of Tokyo) LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC) Toshio Fukushima, Chairperson (NAO) Nobuo Arimoto (University of Tokyo) Ryusuke Ogasawara (NAO) Toshihiro Handa (University of Tokyo) Kouji Ohta (Kyoto University) Tetsuo Hasegawa (University of Tokyo) Sadanori Okamura (University of Tokyo) Shogo Inagaki (Kyoto University) Kozo Sadakane (Osaka Kyoiku University) Junji Inatani (NAO-NRO) Yoshinori Suematsu (NAO) Hajime Inoue (ISAS) Tomoharu Suzuki (University of Tokyo) Jun Jugaku (Tokai University) Yoshiaki Taniguchi (Tohoku University) Takeo Kosugi (NAO-NRO) Hiroshi Tsunemi (Osaka University) Hideyo Kunieda (Nagoya University) Munetaka Ueno (University of Tokyo) Ken'ichi Nomoto (University of Tokyo) Jun-ichi Watanabe (NAO) NAO: National Astronomical Observatory NAO-NRO: Nobeyama Radio Observatory of National Astronomical Observatory ISAS: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
INTRODUCTION BY THE IAU GENERAL SECRETARY MESSAGE FROM THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE IMPORTANT DATES & ADDRESSES SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME - OVERVIEW Calendar of Events: Symposia, Joint Discussions & Special Sessions Calendar of Events: Division, Commission & Working Group Meetings Individual programmes Symposia Joint Discussions Special Sessions PRACTICAL INFORMATION Information on the General Assembly WWW E-Mail Information Service Travel Important Advice Visas Getting to Kyoto Transportation in Japan Transportation in Kyoto City Weather & Clothing Electricity Registration Participation Financial support to attend the General Assembly How to Register Reservations for Hotel Accommodation, Social & Cultural Events, & Tours Japan Travel Bureau List of Hotels & Hotel Accommodation Social & Cultural Events Programme for Accompanying Persons & Optional Tours General Information on Facilities Venue of the General Assembly Registration desk & general information Travel Desk Banking Facilities Mail Boxes Mail, Phone, Facsimile, & Electronic Mail Photocopy Daily Newspaper Coffee & Tea Breaks Lunch Facilities Medical Aid Child Care Exhibitions Scientific Presentations Facilities for Oral Presentations Video Presentations Posters
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Grant Application Form
In 1997 the IAU will for the first time organise a General Assembly (GA) in Japan. The venue of this meeting will be the old imperial city of Kyoto. With its exceptional concentration of cultural treasures Kyoto will provide a particularly attractive and pleasant environment for the IAU's XXIIIrd General Assembly.
This Special Issue of the Information Bulletin presents the Preliminary Programme of the XXIIIrd IAU GA, practical information for participants, a form for registration to the meeting, a form for reserving accommodation in Kyoto, and an application form for an IAU travel grant. A limited number of travel grants to attend the XXIIIrd GA will be available for participants who cannot obtain necessary funds from national sources. Those who plan to contribute actively to one of the Symposia should send their grant application to the corresponding Symposium Scientific Organising Committee. Colleagues who plan to participate actively in Joint Discussions, Special Sessions, Divisions, Commissions and Working Groups are requested to send their grant application to the General Secretary. The deadline for grant applications is in both cases February 15, 1997.
With 6 Symposia, 24 Joint Discussions, and 2 Special Sessions, the General Assembly in Kyoto will have an exceptionally rich scientific programme. Although the Secretariate has done its best to keep to a minimum overlaps of meetings with related topics, this large number of scientific sessions resulted unavoidably in some such conflicts. However, we felt that having a few overlaps was preferable to rejecting even more good proposals for Joint Discussions.
Like previous IAU Information Bulletins this Special Issue will appear simultaneously in printed form and in the WWW. The WWW version of the IB will be updated (if necessary) at intervals of about 3 months. The printed version will not be updated. Both versions of this Preliminary Programme will be replaced by the Final Programme of the XXIIIrd IAU General Assembly, which will be distributed to all participants at the registration desk in Kyoto. The Final Programme will also contain a floor plan showing the location of the rooms referred to in this volume.
Updates and more detailed information on the GA can also be found in the GA home page of the Local Organizing Committee and by an electronic mail answering service which will be set up by the LOC (see page 55 of this Bulletin).
I am looking forward to meeting a major fraction of the members of our Union and many personal friends in Kyoto.
Welcome to Japan, and welcome to Kyoto!
In addition to the new style of the General Assembly, which started at the last meeting in The Hague, we have introduced some new features into its operation: 1) WWW, 2) Automatic E-mail Answering Service, 3) Video Poster Papers, and 4) a free Banquet.
The WWW is our major medium to present the practical and scientific information of the General Assembly. We will update and expand it from time to time. The first part is the detailed version of practical information, some parts of which are omitted from the printed version in this issue due to the page allowance. It also includes a number of tips to enhance your stay in Kyoto inexpensively.
The second part deals with abstracts of accepted poster papers, the updated scientific programmes, the floor plan, and other useful information for scientific purpose. The abstracts will appear after the selection by the SOCs around next April. We hope to include the abstracts of not only poster papers but also oral presentations as much as possible. As an additional function, we provide an electronic way of registration and hotel/tour reservations on the WWW, starting November 1, 1996. Should you register by the WWW or by e-mail, only credit cards are acceptable.
For those whose network access to Japan is tight, we provide an Automatic E-mail Answering Service. Its details are given in the corresponding section of this issue. This service offers the same facilities as the WWW. You may obtain registration/reservation forms through this service and can send back the forms, once filled in, by e-mail.
For more vivid presentation of your scientific results, we will prepare some video monitors at a corner of the building for poster papers (see the corresponding section of this Information Bulletin for detailed instructions) We will concentrate most of the common facilities,such as exhibitions, mail boxes, communication boards, computer terminals and refreshments in the same building, in order to make this area serve as a place for discussions and exchange of information.
The last point is the rearrangement of the reception and the banquet. Taking into account that there will be two series of Symposia, the reception will take place in the first week whereas the banquet will be in the second week. Both events are free of charge, in order to to offer the chance to most participants to get together in a friendly atmosphere.
The Japanese astronomical community is eagerly looking forward to seeing all of you in Kyoto. We hope all the participants enjoy this General Assembly as well as the cultural treasures and beauties of Kyoto.
With best regards,
Chairperson of the LOC
Submission of poster abstracts February 15, 1997 Grant applications February 15, 1997 Early registration April 30, 1997 Hotel/Tour reservation June 30, 1997 Registration by Mail/Facsimile/E-mail/WWW July 15, 1997 ADDRESSES For inquiries concerning the XXIIIrd General Assembly in general and the Scientific Programme, please contact: Prof. Immo Appenzeller, General Secretary Telephone: 33 1 43 25 8358 International Astronomical Union (IAU) Facsimile: 33 1 43 25 2616 98 bis, bd Arago, F 75014 Paris, France E-mail: email@example.com For all inquiries concerning registration and local arrangements in Kyoto except hotel/tour reservations, please contact: Prof. T. Fukushima, Chair Telephone: 81 422 34 3027 Local Organizing Committee, Facsimile: 81 422 34 3027 the XXIIIrd General Assembly of the IAU E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org National Astronomical Observatory 2-21-1, Ohsawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan For all inquiries concerning hotel/tour reservations in Kyoto, please= contact: Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. Telephone: 81 3 5620 9429 International Travel Division Facsimile: 81 3 5620 9499 Convention Center (CD100993-543) E-mail will be available after November 1,= 1996 5-5-2, Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo135, Japan
INVITED DISCOURSES JD 1 The Hubble Deep Field R.E. Williams JD 2 The Cataclysmic Variable Stars B. Warner JD 3 Black Holes in the Universe I.D. Novikov SYMPOSIA S 183 Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe S 184 The Central Regions of the Galaxy and Galaxies S 185 New Eyes to see Inside the Sun and Stars: Pushing the Limits of Helio- and Asteroseismology with New Observations from Ground and from Space S 186 Galaxy Interactions at High and Low Redshift S 187 Cosmic Chemical Evolution S 188 The Hot Universe JOINT DISCUSSIONS JD 1 Abundance Ratios in the oldest Stars: Bulge and extreme Halo JD 2 Dwarf Galaxies: Probes for Galaxy Formation and Evolution JD 3 Precession-Nutation and Astronomical Constants JD 4 Challenges in Atomic Physics for Cosmic X-Ray Spectroscopy JD 5 Preserving of the Astronomical Windows JD 6 Interactions between Planets and Small Bodies JD 7 The New International Celestial Reference Frame JD 8 Stellar Evolution in Real Time JD 9 Future Large Scale Facilities in Astronomy JD 10 Low-Luminosity Stars JD 11 Redshift Surveys in the 21st Century JD 12 Electronic Publishing: Now and the Future JD 13 Detection and Study of Planets outside the Solar System JD 14 The first Results of Hipparcos and Tycho JD 15 The Combination of Theory, Observation, and Simulation for the Dynamics of Stars and Star Clusters in the Galaxy JD 16 Spectroscopy with Large Telescopes of Chemically Peculiar Stars JD 17 History of Oriental Astronomy JD 18 High Energy Transients JD 19 Physics of the Sun and Heliosphere in the Era of Space Probes: Scientific Highlights of ULYSSES, SOHO, and YOHKOH JD 20 Enhancing Astronomical Research and Education in Developing Countries JD 21 The Megamaser - AGN Connection JD 22 Astronomy from the Moon JD 23 The Leonid Meteor Storms: Historical Significance and Upcoming Opportunities JD 24 Pulsating Stars - Recent Developments in Theory and Observation SPECIAL SESSIONS SPS 1 Main Issues of the Galileo Mission to the Jupiter System SPS 2 Highlights of the ISO Mission
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S 183 COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE Supporting Commissions: 47 (Cosmology) Co-Supporting Commissions: 28 (Galaxies) & 44 (Space & High Energy Astrophysics) SOC: R. Ellis (UK), W. Freedman (USA), K. Freeman (Australia), D. Mathewson (Australia), J.V. Narlikar (India, Co-Chair), R.B. Partridge (USA), K. Sato (Japan, Chair) A.A. Starobinsky (Russia), A. Szalay (Hungary), G.A. Tammann (Switzerland) & J. Truemper (Germany) Contact address: K. Sato, Dept. Physics, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113 Japan, Facsimile: 81 3 5689 0465, E-mail: email@example.com Each day there will be plenary review talks on topics of current interest and workshops focussed on specific areas. The broad distribution by subject and day is outlined below: Monday August 18 afternoon: Session I Measurements of Hubble's constant Galaxy counts and radio source counts Gravitational (weak) lensing by clusters Tuesday August 19 morning: Session II Workshop on Large Scale Observations of Discrete Sources. May include invited contributions on correlation functions, chemical evolution, x-rays from clusters, abundance determination of light nuclei. Tuesday August 19 afternoon: Session III Stellar and galactic ages IGM and Gunn-Peterson effect Density of hot gas in clusters Anisotropies of MBR Future studies of MBR Observational constraints on models of large scale structure Wednesday August 20 morning: Session IV Workshop on Dark Matter and Structure Formation. May include invited contributions on MACHOs etc., laboratory searches and bounds on dark matter candidates, theoretical approaches to structure formation. Thursday August 21 morning : Session V Objects of large redshifts Redshift surveys Constraints on parameters of standard models The cosmological constant Alternative cosmologies Thursday August 21 afternoon: Session VI Workshop on Cosmological Models. May include invited talks on inflation and observable relics, phase transitions and topological structures, astrophysical issues relating to various cosmologies. Friday August 22 morning: Session VII Summary Talks: One on theoretical aspects and one on the observational issues. Panel Discussion on The Standard Cosmology: Strengths, weaknesses and alternatives. S 184 THE CENTRAL REGIONS OF THE GALAXY AND GALAXIES Supporting Commission: 40 (Radio Astronomy) Co-Supporting Commissions: 28 (Galaxies) & 33 (Structure & Dynamics of Galactic Systems) SOC: J. Binney (UK), F. Combes (France), R. Genzel (Germany, Co-Chair), J. Kormendy (Canada), R.P. Kraft (USA), M. Morris (USA,Co-Chair), N. Scoville (USA), Y. Sofue (Japan, Chair) & M. Tsuboi (Japan) Contact address: Dr. Yoshiaki Sofue, Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan, Telephone: 81 422 34 3734, Facsimile: 81 422 34 3749, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Monday August 18 afternoon: Session 1: Star Clusters and Star Formation Galactic Center star clusters Nuclear star clusters in galaxies Evolution and dynamics of dense star clusters Tuesday August 19 morning: Session 2: Star Clusters and Star Formation= (cntd) Galactic bulges: Structure and evolution Star formation Starbursts Tuesday August 19 afternoon: Session 3: Nuclear Interstellar Medium Neutral ISM in the Galactic Center Molecular gas in nuclei of galaxies Evolution of nuclear gas Wednesday August 20 morning: Session 4: Nuclear Interstellar Medium (cntd) Rotation and kinematics of the nuclear gas disks Gas dynamics in the central pc to kpc Bars and shocks Angular momentum and accretion Thursday August 21 morning: Session 5: Nuclear Interstellar Medium (cntd) Magnetic phenomena High-energy phenomena Outflow and circulation Thursday August 21 afternoon: Session 6: Black Holes and Central Activity Black holes in galaxies The case for a black hole in the Milky Way center Friday August 22 morning: Session 7: Black Holes and Central Activity (cntd) Circum-nuclear mass distribution and kinematics Formation and evolution of black holes Black hole powering of central activity S 185 NEW EYES TO SEE INSIDE THE SUN AND STARS. PUSHING THE LIMITS OF HELIO- AND ASTEROSEISMOLOGY WITH NEW OBSERVATIONS FROM GROUND AND FROM SPACE Supporting Divisions: II (The Sun and the Heliosphere), IV (Stars) Supporting Commissions: 10 (Solar Activity), 12 (Solar Radiation and Structure) & 27 (Variable Stars) Co-Supporting Commissions: 25 (Stellar Photometry and Polarimetry), 36 (Theory of Stellar Atmospheres) SOC: K. Chitre (India), J. Christensen-Dalsgaard (Denmark), F.-L. Deubner (Germany, Chairperson),. Domingo (Netherlands), Y. Elsworth (UK), C. Froehlich (Switzerland), D. Kurtz (South Africa, Co-Chairperson), J. Leibacher (USA), J. Provost (France), H. Shibahashi (Japan) & J. Smak (Poland) Contact address: Prof. Franz-Ludwig Deubner, Astronomisches Institut der Universitaet Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany, Telephone: 49 931 888 5031, Facsimile: 49 931 888 4603, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Global Structure and Evolution of the Solar and Stellar Interior Monday August 18 afternoon: Session 1 Keynote talk - New Developments in Helioseismology D.O. Gough (UK)* What data are needed to see inside the Sun and stars? Y. Elsworth (UK) Data analysis strategies F. Hill (USA) Internal rotation, mixing, and the lithium-abundance B. Chaboyer (Canada) Tuesday August 19 morning: Session 2 Solar convection zone and radius R. Ulrich (USA) Stellar convective cores I. Roxburgh (UK) Solar irradiance variations C. Froehlich (Switzerland) Solar irradiance (theory) H. Spruit (Germany) Large Scale Structure of the Sun Tuesday August 19 afternoon: Session 3 Inversion methods M. Thompson (UK) Inversion of solar structure S. Vauclair (France) Internal rotation and large scale flows J. Schou (USA) Asteroseismology Keynote talk - New Developments in Asteroseismology D. Kurtz (South Africa) Solar Small Scale Structure Wednesday August 20 morning: Session 4 Time-distance analysis T. Duvall (USA) Magnetoseismology P. Goode (USA) Sunspot seismology D. Braun (USA) Interaction of convection and oscillations P. Kumar (USA) Excitation and damping of solar oscillations A. Nordlund (Denmark) Asteroseismology (contd.) Thursday August 21 morning: Session 5 Theoretical aspects in asteroseismology J. Christensen-Dalsgaard (Denmark) White Dwarfs and pre-White Dwarfs - observations J. Clemens (USA) White Dwarfs - theory S. Kawaler (USA) roAp stars - observations J. Matthews (Canada) roAp stars - theory A. Gautschy (Germany) Detection and/or attempted detection of solar-type oscillations T. Bedding (Australia) Thursday August 21 afternoon: Session 6 ( Scuti stars - observations M. Breger (Austria) ( Scuti stars - theory J. Guzik (USA) Discovery of g-mode pulsations in ( Dor stars K. Krisciunas (USA) B Star pulsation - observational evidence D. Baade (Germany) B Star pulsation - theory and seismological prospects W. Dziembowski (Poland) Observations of 72 beat Cepheids discovered with MACHO D. Welch (Canada) EC14026 stars - pulsating hot subdwarfs D. Kilkenny (South Africa) Impact of HIPPARCOS on asteroseismology (TBA) Solar Atmosphere, and Synthesis of the Symposium Friday August 22 morning: Session 7 CO-diagnostics and the temperature structure of the atmosphere T. Ayres (USA) High frequency (pseudo-) modes S. Jefferies (USA) Phase relations of line shifts and intensity fluctuations F.-L. Deubner (Germany) The New Chromosphere - simulations M. Carlsson (Norway) Meeting Summary: Synthesis of solar-stellar seismology (TBA) * Speaker to be confirmed S 186 GALAXY INTERACTIONS AT LOW AND HIGH REDSHIFT Supporting Commission: 28 (Galaxies) Co-Supporting Commissions: 33 (Structure & dynamics of the galactic system), 34 (Interstellar matter), 37 (Star clusters & Associations) & 44 (Space & high energy astrophysics) SOC: J. Barnes (USA), F. Combes (France), G. Efstathiou (UK), R. Ellis (UK), K. Freeman (Australia), I. Karachentsev (Russia), I. Mirabel (France), M. Noguchi (Japan), D. Sanders (USA, Chair), F. Schweizer (USA), J. vanGorkom (USA), V. Trimble (IAU) & S. White (Germany) Contact address: D. B. Sanders, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA, Telephone: 1 808 956 5055, Facsimile: 1 808 956 9580, E-mail: email@example.com The emphasis of this Symposium will be on the large body of new ground-based and spacecraft observations which implicate interactions/mergers in galactic activity (starbursts and AGN) and galaxy evolution, and on the latest theoretical models which unify these apparently diverse phenomena. The basic theme will be the development of a new cosmological perspective on interacting galaxies, tracing the effects of interactions/mergers from the current epoch back toward high redshifts. Tuesday August 26 afternoon Session 1: Overview Introductory remarks Overview of Interactions at Low-z Overview of Interactions at High-z Interacting/Peculiar Galaxies - Past Definitions Session 2: The Local Group (z =3D 0) Formation of the Local Group Dynamics of the Magellanic system Nature & fate of the Sagittarius dwarf Moving groups in the Galactic halo Kinematics of stellar halos The M81 group at 21 cm Wednesday August 27 morning Session 3: Tidal Interactions Bridges & Tails Dwarf galaxies in tidal tails Return of material from tails Interaction signatures in HI Extended gas in interacting systems Rings and embedded disks Session 4: Mergers & Spheroids Structure of normal ellipticals Dynamics of merger remnants Shells, ripples & plumes Globular clusters in ellipticals Counter-rotating cores E+A Galaxies Thursday August 28 all day Session 5: Starbursts (Global & Local) Gas Dynamics in Mergers Molecular gas in starbursts Evolution of starburst populations Young clusters in merging galaxies Evolution of globular cluster systems X-ray observations of starbursts Session 6: Nuclear Activity Luminous infrared galaxies Surveys of QSOs/Hosts Surveys of radio galaxies Fueling requirements for AGNs Molecular gas in AGNs Superwinds from starburst galaxies Metal enrichment of the IGM Session 7: Clusters Butcher-Oemler galaxies Interactions in distant clusters ROSAT studies of clusters & groups ASCA observations of clusters Cluster & group evolution Compact Groups Friday August 29 all day; Saturday August 30 morning Session 8: Deep Fields Morphology of galaxies in the HDF/MDS The HDF/MDS - Spectroscopy Faint Blue Galaxies Deep/Ultradeep-field observations The high-z population of galaxies Interpretation of number counts in Deep Fields Session 9: Galaxy evolution with Redshift Morphology of field galaxies versus redshift Molecular Gas at High-z Theory of Star Formation & QSO Abs. Lines Mergers and hierarchical galaxy formation - theory Mergers and hierarchical galaxy formation - models Session 10: Prospects & Theoretical Perspectives Interactions, activity, and galactic evolution Beyond the HDF -- the NGST The proposed format of the meeting would include invited talks/reviews for most of the major topics listed above plus some contributed talks. Ample space will be allowed for poster contributions. In addition to all oral contributions, an attempt will be made to include poster abstracts in the published proceedings. S 187 COSMIC CHEMICAL EVOLUTION Supporting Commission: 28 (Galaxies) Co-Supporting Commissions: 29 (Stellar Spectra), 35 (Stellar Constitution) & 47 (Cosmology) SOC: J. Audouze (France), J. Bergeron (France), M. Fall (USA), B. Gustafsson (Sweden), S. Lilly (Canada), F. Matteucci (Italy), K. Nomoto (Japan, Co-Chairperson), B. Pagel (Denmark), M. Pettini (UK), J. Truran (USA, Co-Chairperson) & S. White (Germany) Contact Address: James W. Truran, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA, Telephone: 1 312 702 9584 (direct) or 1 312 702 2503 (secretary), Facsimile: 1 312 702 6645, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday August 26 afternoon: Session 1: Pre-Galactic Nucleosynthesis Overview: The Abundance History of the Universe J. Truran (USA) Big-Bang nucleosynthesis D. Schramm (USA) The Nature of a Population III J. Ostriker (USA) Galaxy formation S. White (Germany) Wednesday August 27 morning: Session 2: Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis Nucleosynthesis in red giant stars I. Iben (USA) Nucleosynthesis in SNe Ia K. Nomoto (Japan) Nucleosynthesis in SNe II S. Woosley (USA) Light slement synthesis in the galaxy N. Prantzos (France) Thursday August 28 morning: Session 3: Abundances in Stars and Galaxies Abundances in halo population stars C. Sneden (USA) Abundances in bulge stars M. Rich (USA) Abundances in the galactic disk B. Edvardsson (Sweden) Abundances in nearby galaxies S. Faber (USA) Thursday August 28 afternoon: Session 4: Abundances in Cluster Gas and QSO Absorbers Gas phase abundances in clusters T. Ohashi (Japan) Evolution of Cluster Gas Abundances in damped Lyman-Alpha systems Dust Signatures in damped Lyman-Alpha System Abundances M. Petttini (UK) Friday August 29 morning: Session 5: Galaxies at Significant Redshift The Evolution of Galaxies at z=1 Morphological Evolution of Galaxies Galaxy evolution at high redshifts L. Cowie (USA) Stellar population synthesis models S. Charlot (USA) Friday August 29 afternoon: Session 6: Galaxy Formation and Evolution QSO Absorbers and Galaxy Formation Formation of Star Clusters Chemical Evolution of Galaxies F. Matteucci (Italy) Evolution of Stellar Populations in our Galaxy Saturday August 30 morning: Session 7: Cosmic Chemical Evolution Global approaches to galactic chemical evolution M. Fall (USA) Evolution of Damped Lyman-Alpha Galaxies Summary B. Pagel (Denmark) Summary B. Pagel (Denmark) S 188 THE HOT UNIVERSE Supporting Commission: 44 (Space & High Energy Astrophysics) Co-Supporting Commissions: 14 (Atomic & Molecular Data), 26 (Double & Multiple Stars)*, 28 (Galaxies), 34 (Interstellar Matter)*, 35 (Stellar Constitution)*, 36 (Theory of Stellar Atmospheres)* & 42 (Close Binary Stars). (* : TBC) SOC: K. Koyama (Japan, Chair), A. Fabian (UK), N. Gehrels (USA), G. Hasinger (Germany), D. Leahy (Canada), E. Meurs (Ireland), T. Montmerle (France), F. Pacini (Italy), R. Pallavicini (Italy), A. Parmar (Netherlands), R. Sunyaev (Russia) & J. Swank (USA) Contact address: Dr. Katsuji Koyama, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606 Japan, Telephone: 81 75 753 3833, Facsimile: 81 75 701 5377, E-mail: email@example.com Tuesday August 26 afternoon Opening talk Overview of the Hot Universe Session 1: Plasma and Fresh Nucleosynthesis Phenomena 1-1. Sun and stars Dynamics of solar flares and coronae S. Tsuneta (Japan) Theory of flares and MHD jets TBA X-ray coronae from stars TBA New quest for X-rays from young stellar objects T. Montmerle (France) 1-2. Novae, supernova remnants and Galactic hot plasma Atomic abundance in non-equilibrium plasma of SNRs H. Tsunemi (Japan) Shock acceleration in shell-like SNRs R. Petre (USA Astrophysical plasma and atomic processes TBA Hot plasma in the Galaxy S. Yamauchi (Japan) X-ray and (-ray emissions from supernova explosions K. Nomoto (Japan) 26Al (-rays in the Galaxy TBA Nuclear (-rays from Orion TBA Wednesday August 27 morning 1-3. Galaxies and their clusters Abundance problems in galaxy hot plasmas M. Loewenstein (USA) Hot gaseous halo in elliptical and spiral galaxies TBA Hot gas in groups and their galaxies T. Ponman (UK) Spatial distribution of temperature and abundances in clusters TBA Iron abundance in distant clusters TBA Thursday August 28 morning Session 2: Future Space Programs Recent results from SAX TBA Status report of ASTRO-E Y. Ogawara (Japan) AXAF XMM ABRIXAS G. Hasinger (Germany) Spectrum X-Gamma Integral Visions of high-energy missions beyond the current program M. Elvis (USA) Thursday August 28 afternoon Session 3: Diagnostics of High Gravity Objects with X- and Gamma-rays 3-1. White dwarf and neutron star binaries Mass determination of accreting magnetic white dwarfs M. Ishida (Japan) with hard X-ray spectroscopy Photoionized plasmas in high-mass X-ray binaries F. Nagase (Japan) Spectral properties of low-mass X-ray binary systems N. White (USA) (-ray emission theory of isolated pulsars TBA Binary structure of accreting neutron stars D. Leahy (Canada) X-rays and (-rays from isolated neutron stars D. Thompson (USA) Friday August 29 morning: Millisecond time variations of X-ray binaries J. Swank (USA) Type I and Type II bursts : New results from GRO J1744-28 W. Lewin (USA) 3-2. Black hole binaries Super-Eddington sources and super soft sources TBA High energy aspects of Galactic black hole candidates TBA Superluminal sources as observed in Radio, P. Durouchoux (France) X-ray and Gamma-rays X-ray spectrum of Cyg X-1 in the high state Friday August 29 afternoon 3-3. AGNs Advection-dominated disks TBA Evidence for strong gravity in the AGN Plasma A. Fabian (UK) X-ray aspects of the IRAS galaxies E. Meurs (Ireland) (-rays from AGNs N. Gehrels (USA) Extreme high energy emission from astronomical T. Kifune (Japan) objects and its emission mechanisms High energy phenomena in AGN jets F. Takahara (Japan) 3-4. Gamma-ray bursts Gamma-ray burst observation from CGRO G. Fishman (USA) X-ray identifications of Gamma-ray burst sources T. Murakami (Japan) Gamma-ray burst theory D. Hartmann (USA) Saturday August 30 morning Session 4: Large Scale Hot Plasmas and their Relation with Dark Matter Cooling flows in clusters of galaxies C. Sarazin (USA) New aspects of hot gas in galaxy clusters R. Mushotzky (USA) Structure and evolution of clusters of galaxies TBA Hierarchical structure of dark matter K. Makishima (Japan) Sunyaev-Zel'dovich clusters J. Hughes (USA) Large scale structure in X-rays TBA
JD 1 ABUNDANCE RATIOS IN THE OLDEST STARS Supporting Division: IV (Stars) Supporting Commission: 29 (Stellar spectra) Co-Supporting Commissions: 28 (Galaxies), 36 (Theory of stellar atmospheres), 37 (Stellar clusters and associations) SOC: N. Arimoto (Japan), T. Beers (USA), M. Bessell (Australia), J. Bergeron (Germany), R. Cayrel (France), G. Gilmore (UK), B. Gustafsson (Sweden), F. Matteucci (Italy), P. Nissen (Denmark), & M. Rich (USA) Contact Address: Beatriz Barbuy, U. Sao Paulo, CP 9638, Sao Paulo 01065-970, Brazil, Telephone: 55 11 5778599 ext.: 230, Facsimile: 55 11 2763848/55 / 11 88 48550/55 / 11 577 8599, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday August 21 morning: Abundances in Old Stars Abundance ratios in the most metal-poor field stars - talk 1,2 TBA Abundance ratios in metal-poor globular clusters R. Kraft (USA)* Survey of metal-poor stars T. Beers (USA) Abundances of metal-poor stars and the formation of the halo R. Cayrel= (France) Abundances and Element Ratios in the Galactic Bulge: M. Rich (USA) Present Status and Implications for Bulge Formation Abundance ratios in the most metal-rich disk stars B. Gustafsson (Sweden) Abundance ratios in bulge globular clusters TBA Thursday August 21 afternoon: Abundance Ratios: Chemical Evolution / Elliptical Galaxies / QSO Absorption Lines Chemical evolution of the bulge and ellipticals F. Matteucci (Italy) Chemical evolution of our Galaxy at the very beginning N. Arimoto (Japan) Abundance ratios and star formation histories of E/S0 galaxies R. Bender (Germany)* Abundance ratios in elliptical galaxies talk 1,2 TBA Abundances in quasar absorption line systems W. Sargent (USA) talk 2,3 TBA Summary D. Lambert (USA) JD 2 DWARF GALAXIES: PROBES FOR GALAXY FORMATION AND EVOLUTION Supporting Division: VIII (Galaxies and the Universe) Co-supporting Division: X (Radio astronomy) Supporting Commission: 28 (Galaxies) Co-Supporting Comission: 40 (Radio astronomy) SOC: E. Brinks (Mexico, Chair), N. Brosch (Israel), A. Ferrara (Italy), K.C. Freeman (Australia), Yu. Izotov (Ukraine), D. Kunth (France), J.-R. Roy (Canada), E.D. Skillman (USA), T.X. Thuan (USA, Co-Chair) Contact addresses: Main contact: Elias Brinks, Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Guanajuato, Apartado Postal 144, Guanajuato, C.P. 36000, Mexico, Telephone: 52 473 27155, Facsimile: 52 473 25749. E-mail: email@example.com and Trinh X. Thuan, Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA, Telephone: 1 804 924 4894, Facsimile: 1 804 924 3104, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday August 21 morning: Local Group Dwarfs; Dark Matter Dwarf Galaxies of the Local Group P.W. Hodge (USA) Multi-spectral studies of nearby Dwarf Galaxies G. Richter (Germany) Star Formation Histories of nearby Dwarf Irregular Galaxies E. Tolstoy (Germany) Multi-fiber Spectroscopy of nearby dE T.E. Armandroff (USA) HI studies of Local Group Dwarfs K.-Y. Lo (USA) HI studies of Southern Dwarf Galaxies W. Walsh (Australia) Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies C. Carignan (Canada) Dwarfs in Clusters M.L. Mateo (USA) Tidal Dwarfs I.F. Mirabel (France) Thursday August 21 afternoon: Star Formation, History and Evolution Studies of Virgo Cluster Dwarf Galaxies E. Almoznino (Israel) Star Formation Rate and History in Wolf-Rayet Galaxies W.D. Vacca (USA) Evolutionary Studies of High M_H/L Galaxies L. van Zee (USA) The relation between CO and SF in Dwarf Galaxies P.M. Gondhalekar (UK) Are PAH molecules observed in Star-Forming Dwarfs? D. Kunth (France) Young Dwarf Galaxies T.X. Thuan (USA) Chemo-dynamical evolution of Dwarf Galaxies G. Hensler (Germany) Cosmologically distant Bursting Dwarfs - new Keck results D.C. Koo (USA) JD 3 PRECESSION-NUTATION AND ASTRONOMICAL CONSTANTS FOR THE DAWN OF THE 21st CENTURY Supporting Division: I (Fundamental astronomy) Supporting Commission: 19 (Rotation of the Earth) Co-supporting Commissions: 4 (Ephermerides), 5 (Documentation & astronomical data), 7 (Celestial mechanis), 8 (Positional astronomy), 24 (Photographic astrometry) & 31 (Time) SOC: P. Bretagnon (France), V. Brumberg (Russia), N. Capitaine (France), V. Dehant (Belgium, Chair), T. Fukushima (Japan, Chair), E. Groten (Germany), H. Kinoshita (Japan), B. Kolaczek (Poland), D.D. McCarthy (USA), P.K. Seidelmann (USA) & P. Wallace (UK) Contact address: V. Dehant, Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Ave. Circulaire 3, B 1180 Bruxelles, Belgium, Telephone: 32 2 373 02 66, Facsimile: 32 2 374 98 22, E-mail: email@example.com Welcome: V. Dehant (Belgium) & T. Fukushima (Japan) Thursday August 21 morning: Session 1 Introductory talk: Overview and current situation for precession/nutation N. Capitaine (France) The planetary theories and the precession of the ecliptic P. Bretagnon (France) The theory of Earth's rotation and the precession-nutation of the equator J. Souchay (France) & H. Kinoshita (Japan) Fundamental arguments of the current nutation theory X.X. Newhall (USA) Observations of the celestial ephemeris Pole in an inertial frame M. Feissel (France) Relativistic considerations for precession-nutation M. Soffel (Germay) & S.A. Klioner (Russia) The best available nutation series from the theoretical P.M. Mathews (India) and observational point of view & T.A. Herring (USA) Short presentations of the posters Thursday August 21 afternoon: Session 2 Astronomical effects of a change in the precession/nutation model J. Kovalevsky (France) Latest best estimates of astronomical constants D.D. McCarthy (USA) SOFA-progress (Standards of Fundamental Astronomy) and plans P.T. Wallace (UK) GRT-consistent (General Relativity Theory) definitions V.A. Brumberg (Russia) of astronomical constants Discussion and possible recommendations JD 4 CHALLENGES IN ATOMIC PHYSICS FOR COSMIC X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY Supporting Division: XI (Space & high energy astrophysics) Supporting Commission: 44 (Space & high energy astrophysics) Co-Supporting Commission: 14 (Atomic & molecular data) SOC: P. Beiersdorfer (USA), J. Dubau (France), J. Hughes (USA), J. Kaastra (Netherlands), S. Kahn (USA, Chairperson), E. Kallne (Sweden), F. Keenan (UK), K. Masai (Japan), H. Mason (UK), A. Mueller (Germany), H. Netzer (Israel), F. Paerels (USA/Netherlands), A. Pradhan (USA), U. I. Safronova (Russia) Contact Adress: Dr. Frits Paerels, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, 538 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027, USA, Telephone: 1 212 854 8125, Facsimile: 1 212 854 8121, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday August 22 morning: Atomic Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas Coronal plasmas G. Doschek (USA) Photoionized plasmas G. Ferland (USA) Nonequilibrium Plasmas K. Masai (Japan) Friday August 22 afternoon: Observational Status of Cosmic X-ray= Spectroscopy Stellar coronae A. Brown (USA) Supernova remnants J. Raymond (USA) X-Ray binaries D. Liedahl (USA) Active galactic nuclei H. Netzer (Israel) Clusters of galaxies R. Mushotzky (USA) Observational capabilities of AXAF, SXG, XMM, Astro E F. Paerels (USA) Atomic Modelling Presentations of methodology and results from various groups: A. Pradhan, (USA), M. Klapisch (USA) & H. Mason (UK) Saturday August 23 morning: Laboratory Tests Tokamaks H.-J. Kunze (Germany) Ion traps, storage rings P. Beiersdorfer (USA) Laser plasmas S. Rose (UK) Forum:Chair: S. Kahn (USA). L. Culhane (UK), W. Goldstein (USA), K. Makishima (Japan) & H. Schnopper (Denmark). JD 5 PRESERVING OF THE ASTRONOMICAL WINDOWS Supporting Division: X (Radio astronomy) Supporting Commissions: 40 (Radio astronomy) & 50 (Protection of existing and potential observatory sites) Co-supporting Commissions: 8 (Positional astronomy), 21 (Light of the night sky), 46 (Teaching of astronomy) & 51 (Bioastronomy:search for extraterrestrial life) SOC: N. Brouillet (France), B. Hidayat (Indonesia), Jingyao Hu (China), S. Isobe (Japan, Chairperson), K. Mattila (Finland), D. McNally (UK), J. Percy (Canada), W. Wamstaker (Spain) & J. Whiteoak (Australia) Contact address: Syuzo Isobe, National Astronomical Observatory, 2-21-1,Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan, Telephone: 81 422 34 3645, Facsimile: 81 422 34 3641, E-mail: email@example.com Friday August 22 morning No. 1: The problem facing observational astronomy An outline summary accros the field D. McNally (UK) Impact on radio astronomy M. Morimoto (Japan) Impact on space astronomy D. Macchetto (USA) Damage to astronomy education and culture J. Percy (Canada) No. 2: Light pollution Growth of light pollution at optical and infrared bands D. Crawford (USA) Natural optical background Ch. Leinert (Germany) Good outdoor lighting design and K. Narisada (Japan) activities of lighting engineering Bilateral agreements on limits to outdoor lighting D.A. Schreuder= (Netherland) Friday August 22 afternoon No. 1: Radio interference US perspective for interference to radio astronomy T. Gergeley (USA) European perspective for interference to radio astronomy H. Kohlmann (Netherlands) Japanese perspective for interference to radio astronomy M. Ishiguro (Japan) Sharing the radio spectrum J. Cohen (UK) How can radio astronomy survive? W. Baan (USA) No. 2: Space debris Space debris-amounts and growth W. Flury (Germany) Space debris and astronomy D. Malin (Australia) A quantification of space impact on astronomy S. Tritton (UK) Space debris and space observatories H. Yano (Japan) Saturday August 23 morning No.1: Other phenomena and education Ground and atmosphere J. Kovalevsky (France) Prevention of pollution in interplanetary space C. Keay (USA) The process of frequency measurement, international treaties and responsibility of astronomers J. Tarter (USA) Public education to preserve the astronomical windows W. Sullivan (USA) No. 2: The general response The issues of space debris and near-earth objects at the UN H. I. Haubold (Austria) Bilateral agreements, zoning, international protocol S. Isobe (Japan) Loss of investment in facilities L. Woltjer (France) JD 6 INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PLANETS AND SMALL BODIES Supporting Division: III (Planetary System Sciences) Supporting Commission: 16 (Physical Study of Planets & Satellites) Co-supporting Commissions: 7 (Celestial Mechanics), 15 (Physical Study of Comets, Minor Planets & Meteorites), 20 (Positions & Motions of Minor Planets, Comets & Satellites), 22 (Meteors & Interplanetary Dust) & the WGNEO (Working Group for Near-Earth Objects) SOC: M.F. A'Hearn (USA), E.L.G. Bowell (USA), A. Carusi (Italy), S. Ferraz-Mello (Brazil), M.Ya. Marov (Russia, Chairperson), J. Rahe (USA), H. Rickman (Sweden, Chairperson), M.J. Valtonen (Finland), I.P. Williams (UK) & S. Yabushita (Japan) Contact address: Dr. Hans Rickman, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, Box 515, S 75120 Uppsala, Sweden, Telephone: 46 18 51 35 22, Facsimile: 46 18 52 75 83, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday August 22 morning: Impacts and Solar System Evolution Cratering in the Solar System G. Neukum (Germany) Physics of impacts & crater formation B.A. Ivanov (Russia) Icy impacts & the origin of atmospheres T. Owen (USA) Comets & the organic origin of life in the Solar System C. Chyba (USA) Impact evolution of atmospheres D. Grinspoon (USA) Friday August 22 afternoon: Origin and Dynamics of Planet-Crossing Bodies Comet showers, mass extinctions & the Galaxy M. Rampino (USA) Dynamical constraints on cometary & asteroidal M.E. Bailey (UK) impactor populations Population & size distribution of domets J.A. Fernandez (Uruguay) in the terrestrial planets zone Asteroid dynamics A. Morbidelli (France) The Kuiper Belt R. Malhotra (USA) Saturday August 23 morning: Observations of Impacts and Impactors Aspects of the terrestrial influx of small meteoroids D.I. Steel (Australia) NEOs, the Spaceguard System & The Spaceguard Foundation A. Carusi (Italy) NASA's ground- & space-based efforts J. Rahe (USA) The SL-9 impacts -- Effects on Jupiter's atmosphere D. Hunten (USA) The SL-9 splitting & impacts -- General Picture M.F. A'Hearn (USA) Some time is set aside for contributed papers. Titles and abstracts should be submitted to H. Rickman (see Contact Address above) before 1 May 1997. JD 7 THE NEW INTERNATIONAL CELESTIAL REFERENCE FRAME Supporting Division: I (Fundamental Astronomy) Supporting Commission: 8 (Positional Astronomy) Co-Supporting Commissions: 4 (Ephemerides), 7 (Celestial mechanics), 19 (Rotation of the Earth) & 31 (Time) SOC: T.E. Corbin (USA), M. Feissel (France), S. Ferraz Mello (Brazil), J. Kovalevsky (France), I.I. Kumkova (Russia), M. Miyamoto (Japan), L.V. Morrison (UK, Chairman), E.M. Standish (USA), C. de Vegt (Germany) & J. Vondrak (Czech Republic) Contact address: Dr. L.V. Morrison, Royal Greenwich Observatory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0EZ, UK, Telephone: 44 1223 374771, Facsimile: 44 1223 374700, E-mail: email@example.com Friday August 22 morning: The new International Celestial Reference Frame (ICRF)} Report of the WG Reference L.V. Morrison (UK) Formation of ICRF M. Feissel (France) & C. Ma (USA) Optical counterpart of ICRF: Hipparcos L. Lindegren (Sweden) Maintenance of ICRF - Radio T.M. Eubanks (USA) - Optical C. de Vegt (Germany) - Radio-Optical link J. Kovalevsky (France) Friday August 22 afternoon: Linking other frames to the ICRF Linking Tycho to ICRF E. H=F8g (Denmark) Linking dynamical reference frame to ICRF E.M. Standish (USA) Linking FK5 to ICRF H. Schwan (Germany) Referring Schmidt surveys to ICRF B. Lasker (USA) Referring CCD images to ICRF P.D. Barthel (Netherlands) IAU Resolution implementing the ICRF JD 8 STELLAR EVOLUTION IN REAL TIME Supporting Division: V (Variable Stars) Supporting Commissions: 42 (Close bnary sars) & 27 (Variable stars) Co-Supporting Divisions: IX (Optical techniques) Co-Supporting Commissions: 9 (Instruments and techniques), 25 (Stellar photometry & polarimetry), 29 (Stellar spectra), 30 (Radial velocities), 35 (Stellar constitution), 41 (History of Astronomy) & 44 (Space & high energy) SOC: M. Breger (Austria), E. Guinan (USA, Co-Chair), J. Hearnshaw (New Zealand), R. Koch (USA, Co-Chair), D. Kurtz (South Africa), C. Maceroni (Italy), V. Niemela (Argentina), K. Nomoto (Japan), J. Percy (Canada), V. Trimble (USA), R. Webbink (USA) & E. Zsoldos (Hungary). Contact Address: Dr. Edward F. Guinan, Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA, Telephone: 1 610 519 4823, Facsimile: 1 610 519 6132 (University) & 1 610 325 9788 (Home), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Robert Koch e-mail: email@example.com Friday August 22 afternoon Part I - Stellar Evolution- Observation, Theory, and History Real Time Stellar Evolution: Brief Introduction E. Guinan (USA) Observational Aspects of Stellar Evolution A. Maeder (Switzerland) Binary Star Evolution- Observational Aspects P. Eggleton (UK) Stellar Evolution from Historical Data J. Hearnshaw (New Zealand) The Problem of "Red" Sirius- Evolutionary or Spurious? K. Brecher (USA) Part II - Direct Evidence of Stellar Evolution in Real Time Evolution of the Crab Nebula and its Pulsar V. Trimble (USA) The Remarkable Evolution of the Post-AGB Star FG Sge J. Jurcsik (Hungary) B. Montesinos (Spain) Supernova 1987A- Ten Years After K. Nomoto (Japan) Rapid Evolutionary Changes in the WR Binaries V. Niemela (Argentina) HD 5980 and CV Serpentis S. Shore (USA) Poster Review E. Guinan (USA) Saturday August 23 morning Part III - Indirect Evidences of Stellar Evolution: Period and Luminosity Changes Period and Mode Changes in Pulsating Stars near the M. Breger (Austria) Main-sequence: ( Cep and ( Scuti Stars M. Jerziewicz (Poland) Evidences of Stellar Evolution in Miras, RV Tauri and J. Percy (Canada) RR Lyrae Stars P. Whitelock (Soputh Africa) The Cessation of Pulsations in Polaris D. Fernie (Canada) Evolutionary Changes in Luminous Stars E. Zsoldos (Hungary) Part III- Continued Angular Momentum Loss in Close Binaries A. Lanza (Italy), C. Maceroni= (Italy) Evolutionary Changes in Beta Lyrae P. Harmanec (Czech) Part IV- Impact of New Technologies on Directly Measuring Stellar Evolution Impact of New Instruments and Technologies on Observing D. Kurtz (South= Africa) Stellar Evolution: Current and Future Expectations Y. Kondo (USA) Because of the the severe time limitations of this JD, some important topics could not be included. To help alleviate this problem and to broaden the scope of the JD, there will be a poster session connected with this meeting. Papers are invited on topics that relate to the theme of observational and theoretical aspects of stellar evolution that can be discerned from the scrutiny of historical data as well as telescopic observations made over the last 200 yrs. In particular papers on historic supernovae and novae, the problem of the "Red Sirius", ( Carinae, P Cygni, and related topics, as well as solar variability will be especially welcome. An appreciation of the poster papers will made during the oral sessions. JD 9 FUTURE LARGE SCALE FACILITIES IN ASTRONOMY Co-supporting Commissions: 9 (Instruments & techniques), 40 (Radio astronomy) & 44 (Space & high energy astrophysics) SOC: H. Butcher (Netherlands, Chairperson), R. Ekers (Australia), R. Giaconni (Germany), Nan Rendong (China), F. Pacini (Italy), Y. Tanaka (Japan) & H. Tananbaum (USA) Contact address: Prof. Dr. Harvey Butcher, Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, P.O. Box 2, NL 7990 AA Dwingeloo, Netherlands, Telephone: 31 521 59 5100, Facsimile: 31 521 59 7332, E-mail: = firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday August 23 morning Session 1: Optical/IR ground-based facilities Review of current large projects R. Giaconni (Germany) Status of facilities planned or under discussion: Big European Telescope F. Sanchez (Spain) Large Binocular Telescope P. Strittmatter (USA) Session 2: Radio ground-based facilities Review of current large projects and upgrades R. Ekers (Australia) Status of facilities planned or under discussion: Milli-meter array R. Brown (USA) Large mm and sub-mm array M. Ishiguro (Japan) Large southern mm array R. Booth (Sweden) Square kilometer array P. Dewdney (Canada), R. Nan (China) G. Swarup (India), H. Butcher (Netherlands) Saturday August 23 afternoon Session 3: New space missions in astronomy High Energy Facilites Y. Tanaka (Japan) UV/Optical/Near-IR Facilities A. Dressler (USA) Low Energy Facilities H. Habing (Netherlands) Session 4: Other Large Scale Facilities Review of other planned facilities- M. Longair (UK) Facilities arguably needed but as yet unplanned Session 5: International Collaboration Evolving politics of collaboration F. Praderie (France) JD 10 LOW-LUMINOSITY STARS Supporting Division: VII (The galactic system) Supporting Commission: 33 (Structure & dynamics of the galactic system) Co-supporting Commission: 37 (Star clusters & associations) SOC: T. Axelrod (Australia),J. Binney (UK, Chairperson), A. Burrows (USA), G. Da Costa (Australia), M. Grenon (Switzerland), T. Nakano (Japan), M. Perryman (Netherlands), H. Richer (Canada) & J. Sellwood (USA) Contact address: Prof. J.J. Binney, Theoretical Physics, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP, England, Telephone: 44 1865 273 979, Facsimile: 44 1865 273 947, E-mail: email@example.com Friday August 22 afternoon I. Dynamical constraints The programme J. Binney (UK) Large-scale dynamical constraints on the mass of the disk J. Sellwood (USA) The Oort limit TBA Mass constraints from stochastic heating and wide binaries M. Weinberg (USA) Results of microlensing surveys C. Alcock (USA) Prospects for microlensing surveys A. Udalski (Poland) Summary of dynamical constraints on N(M) N.W. Evans (UK) II. Candidate Objects Main-sequence L(M,age,Z) from models A. Burrows (USA) Main-sequence colours as a function of L M. Grenon (Switzerland) Saturday August 23 morning Main-sequence M(L) from binaries T. Henry (USA) Ground-based searches for brown dwarfs C. Tinney (Australia) Space-based searches for brown dwarfs J. Bahcall (USA) Do we expect a feature in ((M) at M=3D0.08 M(? T. Nakano (Japan) White-dwarf cooling curves and searches for white dwarfs M. Wood (USA) Contribution of white dwarfs to cluster masses T. von Hippel (USA) Summary I.N. Reid (USA) JD 11 REDSHIFT SURVEYS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Supporting Division: VIII (Galaxies and Cosmology) Supporting Commission: 28 (Galaxies) Co-Supporting Comissions: 30 (Radial Velocities) & 47 (Cosmology) SOC: M. Colless (Australia), R. Ellis (UK), V. de Lapparent (France), A. Fairall (South Africa, Co-Chairman), M. Fukugita (Japan), R. Giovanelli (USA), J. Huchra (USA, Co-Chairman), D. Koo (USA), R.C. Kraan-Korteweg (France), B. Peterson (Australia), W. Saunders (UK), M. Strauss (USA) & M. Vogeley (USA). Contact address: J. Huchra, OIR, Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138-1516, USA, Telephone: 1 617 495 7375, Facsimile: 1 617 495 7467, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or A.P. Fairall, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700 South Africa. Telephone: 27 21 650 2392, Facsimile: 27 21 650 3352, E-mail: email@example.com. Monday August 25 morning Brief introduction and overview A. Fairall (South Africa) The Sloan Digital Sky survey M. Fukugita (Japan) The two-degree field z-survey on the K. Taylor (Australia) & M. Colless (Australia) Anglo-Australian Telescope The 2MASS survey J. Huchra (USA) Monday August 25 afternoon The Las-Campanas survey A. Oemler (USA) The Canada-France redshift survey S. Lilly (Canada) Surveys using large-aperture liquid-mirror telescopes P. Hickson (Canada) Future trends in instrumentation D. Fabricant (USA) Future 21-cm surveys R. Giovanelli (USA) JD 12 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING: NOW AND THE FUTURE Supporting Commission: 5 (Documentation & astronomical data) & Commission 5 Working Group II on information handling Co-supporting Divisions: II (The Sun & the heliosphere), IV (Stars), V (Variable stars) & IX (Optical techniques) Co-supporting Commissions:4 (Ephemerides), 7 (Celestial mechanics), 10 (Solar activity), 12 (Solar radiation & structure), 14 (Atomic data), 19 (Rotation of the Earth), 24 (Photographic astrometry), 25 (Stellar photometry & polarimetry) , 28 (Galaxies), 40 (Radio astronomy), 44 (Space & high energy), 46 (Teaching of Astronomy), 50 (Protection of existing & potential observatory sites), 51 (Bioastrometry: Search for extraterrestrial life) SOC: H. Andernach (Spain), P. Boyce (USA), Y Chu (China), B. Corbin (USA), D. Egret (France), A. G. Hearn (Netherlands, Chairperson), F. Murtagh (ESO), S, Mitton (UK), S. Nishimura (Japan), R. Norris (Australia) & M. Tsvetkov (Bulgaria) Contact adress: Professor A. G. Hearn, Sterrekundig Instituut, Postbus 80000, NL 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands, Telephone: 31 30 253 5202/253 5200, Facsimile: 31 30 253 5201, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Electronic publishing is developing rapidly, and by the time of the General Assembly at least three major journals will be publishing parallel electronic versions. This will bring many benefits and many problems. The astrophysical community is faced with decisions about the nature of their publications in the future. The Joint Discussion will start with a survey of thepresent state of affairs. Among the problems to be discussed will be: Will the paper journal disappear? How should we archive the journals? What will be the impact on scientists in developing countries? How can we exploit the new possibilities for research and education? Monday August 25 all day Introduction A. G. Hearn (Netherlands) AAS electronic publishing P. Boyce (USA) Electronic Publishing outside Astrophysics S. Mitton (UK) Archiving U. Grothkopf (ESO) Will the classical journal survive? R. Norris (Australia) Electronic preprinting TBA Impact on developing TBA Panel discussion A. G. Hearn (Netherlands) Chairperson JD 13 DETECTION AND STUDY OF PLANETS OUTSIDE THE SOLAR SYSTEM Supporting Division: III (Planetary system sciences) Supporting Commission: 51 (Bioastronomy) Co-supporting Commissions: 9 (Instruments & techniques), 15 (Physical study of comets, minor planets & meteorites), 16 (Physical study of planets & satellites), 24 (Photographic astrometry), 25 (Stellar photometry & polarimetry) & 44 (Space & high energy astrophysics) SOC: C.J. Cesarsky (France), G.C. Consolmagno (Vatican City), Matsumoto (Japan), A.J.Penny (UK, Chairperson), M.A.C. Perryman (Netherlands), J.G. Tarter (USA), H.A. Thronson (USA) & T.C. Owen (USA) Contact address: Dr. Alan J. Penny, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX, UK, Telephone: 44 1235 44 5675, Facsimile: 44 1235 44 6667, E-mail: email@example.com Monday August 25 morning: Planet Characterization Planet formation TBA Evolution of planetary atmospheres T.C. Owen (USA) Origin of life TBA Interplanetary dust around stars P. Artymowicz (Sweden) Planet/brown dwarf signatures R.Brown (USA) Detection of life A. Leger (France) Monday August 25 afternoon: Searches - I Radial velocity searches M. Mayor (Switzerland) Microlensing searches TBA Ground optical interferometry searches F. Paresce (Germany) Photometric searches Borucki (USA) Ground optical astrometric searches G. Gatewood (USA) Tuesday August 26 morning: Searches - II Ground radio astrometric searches D.L. Jones (USA) MM astrometric searches R.S. Simon (USA) Space astrometry searches M.A.C. Perryman (Netherlands) Space interferometry searches J.-M. Mariotti (France) Searches for intelligent life J.G. Tarter (USA) JD 14 THE FIRST RESULTS OF HIPPARCOS AND TYCHO Supporting Division: I (Fundamental Astronomy) Supporting Commission: 24 (Photographic Astrometry) Co-supporting Divisions: IV (Stars), V (Variable stars), VII (Galactic= system) Co-supporting Commissions: 5 (Documentation & astronomical data), 8 (Positional astronomy), 19 (Rotation of the Earth), 20 (Positions & motions of minor planets, comets & satellites), 25 (Stellar photometry), 26 (Double & multiple stars), 27 (Variable stars), 29 (Stellar spectra), 33 (Structure & dynamics of the galactic system), 37 (Star clusters & associations), 42 (Close binary stars) & 45 (Stellar classification). SOC: L. Blitz (USA), M. Feast (South Africa), G. Gilmore (UK), M. Grenon (Switzerland), C. Jaschek (Spain), M. Lattanzi (Italy), A. Maeder (Switzerland), J. E. Norris (Australia), M.A.C. Perryman (Netherlands) & C. Turon (France, Chairperson). Contact address: Dr. Catherine Turon, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, F 92195 Meudon Cedex, France, Telephone: 33 1 45 07 7837, Facsimile: 33 1 45 07 7878, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Monday August 25 morning 1. Hipparcos and Tycho results Astrometric results, extragalactic link and results L. Lindegren (Sweden) on double and multiple stars J. Kovalevsky (France)/F. Mignard (France) Photometric results, calibrations F. Mignard (France)/ F. van Leeuwen (UK) and variability & M. Grenon (Switzerland) Results on solar system objects L. Lindegren (Sweden)/F. Mignard (France) Tycho results E. H=F8g (Denmark)/U. Bastian (Germany) 2. Impact on our knowledge of nearby stars Stellar interiors and ages: A. Baglin (France) increased accuracy of absolute magnitude determinations. Which consequences on models? A second review among: HR diagram and ages; Luminosity and mass functions; Stellar masses. Monday August 25 afternoon 3. Impact on galactic astronomy and distance scale primary indicators Galactic evolution: increased accuracy of distances, G. Hensler (Germany) absolute magnitudes and velocity determinations. Which consequences on dynamical/chemical evolution models? A second review among: Calibration of "primary" distance indicators; Cosmological impact of a revised calibration of distances; Stellar populations kinematics; Three dimensional structure and dynamics of nearby open clusters. 4. Selected highlights Selected highlights M.A.C. Perryman (Netherlands) Variability statistics before and after Hipparcos M. Grenon (Switzerland) F. van Leeuwen (UK) 5. Prospects for microarcsec astrometry M.A.C. Perryman (Netherlands) & L. Lindegren (Sweden) 6. Conclusion J. Kovalevsky (France) A few contributions and many posters are welcome. JD15 THE COMBINATION OF THEORY, OBSERVATIONS, AND SIMULATION FOR THE DYNAMICS OF STARS AND STAR CLUSTERS IN THE GALAXY Supporting Division: VII (Galactic system) Supporting Commissions: 33 (Structure & dynamics of the galactic system) & 37 (Star clusters & associations) SOC: L. Athanassoula (France), D. Heggie (UK, Chair), S. Inagaki (Japan), I. King (USA), J. Makino (Japan), S. McMillan (USA), G. Meylan (Germany, ESO) & R. Spurzem (Germany) Contact address: Dr. R. Spurzem, Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany, Phone 49 6221 405 230 (Office) or 49 6221 405 0 (Switchboard), Email: email@example.com WWW: http://www.astrophysik.uni-kiel.de/pershome/supas028/iau.html Monday August 25 morning Dynamical simulations: M. Giersz (UK), D. Heggie (UK) Methods and comparisons (60 min.) R. Spurzem (Germany), K. Takahashi (Japan) Using GRAPE for N-body simulations (60 min) S. Aarseth, (UK)*, J. Makino (Japan) M. Taiji (Japan), F. Summers (USA) Mass functions of Globular Clusters (45 min) P. Guhathakurta (USA), G. Piotto (Italy) E. Vesperini (USA) Structure of Globular Clusters (45 min) D. Merritt (USA), C, Grillmair (USA) G. Drukier (USA)* Monday, August 25, afternoon Binaries in Globular Clusters (60 min) S. Macmillan (USA), S. Phinney (USA)* C. Pryor (USA), G. Meylan (Germany) The interface between stellar evolution and dynamical evolution (60min) F. Verbunt (Netherlands), C. Tout (UK) D. Chernoff (USA), H.-M. Lee (Korea) The Galactic Bar (45 min) J. Binney (UK), O. Gerhard (Switzerland) H.-S. Zhao (Germany) The Galactic Disk (45 min) E. Athanassoula (France), J. Sellwood (USA) S. Tremaine (Canada)* n.b.: Each group of speakers will divide up the time and will coordinate heir talks. * Speaker to be confirmed JD 16 SPECTROSCOPY WITH LARGE TELESCOPES OF CHEMICALLY PECULIAR STARS Supporting Division: IV (Stars) Supporting Commissions: 29 (Stellar spectra), 36 (Theory of stellar tmospheres) & 45 (Stellar classification) Co-Supporting Commissions: 14 (Atomic and molecular data) & 27 (Variable stars) SOC: G. Alecian (France), J. Babel (Germany), M. Gerbaldi (France), R.O. Gray (USA), G. Mathys (Chile), P. North (Switzerland), M. Takada-Hidai (Japan, Chairperson) & J. Zverko (Slovakia, Co-Chairperson) Contact address: Dr. Masahide Takada-Hidai, Research Institute of Civilization, Tokai University, 1117 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, 259-12, Japan, Telephone: 81 463 58 1211 ext. 4813, Facsimile: 81 463 59 4047, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Monday August 25 morning Basic tools Model atmospheres LTE models R.L. Kurucz (USA) NLTE models I. Hubeny (USA) Atomic databases Observational aspects D.S. Leckrone (USA) Theoretical aspects (OPACITY project) M.J. Seaton (UK) Fundamental parameters Observational aspects P. North (Switzerland) Theoretical aspects M. Gerbaldi (France) Abundance analyses with LTE and NLTE LTE and NLTE analyses in CP and normal stars Y. Takeda (Japan) Element distributions in CP star atmospheres K.C. Smith (UK) Monday August 25 afternoon Large scale motions and diffusion processes Stellar evolution, particle transport, and the CP phenomena G. Michaud Canada) Diffusion in CP stars: The quest for accuracy G. Alecian (France) Radiatively driven winds and diffusion in magnetic CP stars J. Babel= (Germany) Magnetic fields Magnetic fields of CP stars diagnosed from G. Mathys (Chile) spectroscopic observations Theoretical (modelling) aspects M. Landolfi (Italy) Variabilities Observational aspects of Lambda Bootis W. Weiss (Austria) and non-magnetic CP stars Observational aspects of variabilities of J. Matthews (Canada) magnetic Ap stars Theoretical aspects of pulsations of Ap stars H. Shibahashi (Japan) JD 17 HISTORY OF ORIENTAL ASTRONOMY Supporting Commission: 41 (History of Astronomy): a joint commission of IAU and IUHPS Co-Supporting Commission: 46 (Astronomy Education) SOC: S. M. R. Ansari (Chairperson, India), S. D=E9barbat (France), S. J. Dick (USA, Co-Chairperson), B. Hidayat (Indonesia), O. Gingerich (USA), Y. Maeyama (Germany), Il-S. Nha (Korea), D. Pingree (USA), Y. Sobouti (Iran) & Xi Zezong (China) Contact addresses: Prof. S. M. R. Ansari, c/o Physics Dept. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India, Telephone: 91 571 40 1952 (res.), Facsimile: 91 571 40 0105, 40 0848 or 40 0466, Telex: 564 230 AMU IN or Dr. S. J. Dick, US Naval Observatory, Washington, DC 20392-5420, USA, Telephone: 1 202 762 1438, Facsimile: 1 202 762 1461, E-mail: email@example.com >Monday August 25 morning: Sessions I & II Oriental Astronomy during the Ancient and Medieval Period Development of Astronomy in Ancient China Y. Maeyama (Germany) Islamic Astronomy in in China B. van Dahlen (Netherlands/Japan)/ An Arabic commentary on al-Tusi's T. Kusuba (Japan) Tadhkirah and its Sanscrit translation Assimilation of observational instruments V.N. Sharma (USA) of Islamic Astronomy in Indian Astronomy Ancient Indian Astronomy in China J. Xiao-Yuan (China) Korean Star Maps of the 18th Century Il-S. Nha (Korea) Eclipse records in early Korean History: F.R. Stephenson (UK) The Samguk Sagi and Koryo-sa Knowledge of Starry Sky and agricultural activities in Indonesia: B. Hidayat (Indonesia) A review The Projection Method of the Star Map K. Miyajima (Japan) in the Song Dinasty Monday August 25 afternoon: Session III Oriental Astronomy during the Ancient and Medieval Period (Cntd) Astronomical development in the Orient Kwan-Yu Chen (USA) down to the 12th-13th centuries On the Vedanga Astronomy Y. Ohashi (Japan) Spherical trigonometry in the Astronomy of Medieval Kerala School K. Plofker (USA) The solar altitude below horizon at dusk and dawn according W. Shou-Xian (China) to Ancient Chinese astronomical records Burmese Star maps M. Nishiyama (Japan) Session IV: Modern Astronomy in the Orient The Drkpaksasarani: A Sanskrit version D. Pingree (USA) of de la Hire's Tabulae Astronomicae Modern Astronomy in Indo-Persian sources S.M.R. Ansari (India) Takamine and Saha: Contacts with western Astrophysics D.H. DeVorkin (USA) East Asian historical records and modern Astronomy Xi Zezong (China) Astronomy education in the East S. Isobe (Japan) Tuesday, August 26, 9:00-10:30: Session I Keplers's Laws in China K. Hashimoto (Japan) Possible identification of some periodic comets Zh. Weifeng (China) before AD 1760 Contemporary Astronomy in Iran: A status report Y. Sobouti (Iran) Changing historical trends in Astronomy education W. Orchiston (New Zealand) in Australia and New Zealand History of Oriental Astronomy: An overview S. Nakayama (Japan) JD 18 HIGH ENERGY TRANSIENTS Supporting Division: VIII (Space & high energy astrophysics) Supporting Commission: 44 (High energy astrophysics) Co-Supporting Commission: 28 (Galaxies) SOC: C. Cesarsky (France), T. Courvoisier (Switzerland), G. Fasio (USA), N. Gehrels (USA), F. Pacini (Italy, Co-Chair), B. Paczynski (Poland/USA), R. Sunyaev (Russia), Y. Tanaka (Japan), V. Trimble (USA, Chair), J. Truemper (Germany) & M. Ward (UK) Contact address: Virginia Trimble, Physics Department, University of California, Irvine CA 92696-4575 USA, Telephone: 1 714 824 6948 (or 1 301 405 5822), Facsimile: 1 714 824 2174 (or 1 301 314 9067). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com) Tuesday August 26 morning - Chair: V. Trimble. Nearby Transients Jets and high energy emission processes R. Blandford (USA) Solar flare emission, the Yohkoh legacy M. Yoshimori (Japan), R. Ramaty= (USA) The galactic superluminal sources L. Rodriguez (Mexico), R. Hjellming (USA) F. Mirabel (France) Highlights from XTE J. Swank (USA) Gamma-Ray transients M. Tavani (USA), D. Helfand (USA) Tuesday August 26 afternoon - Chair: N. Gehrels. X-ray Binaries and Related Objects Observations of XRB - Highlights from ROSAT J. Truemper (Germany) Theory of X-Ray bursts W. Lewin (USA) X-ray binaries: Evolutionary considerations V. Lipunov (Russia) E. van den Heuvel (Netherlands) The bursting pulsar P. Joss (USA), J. van Paradijs (Netherlands) Black Hole candidates Y. Tanaka (Japan) Supersoft sources P. Kahabka (Netherlands) Wednesday August 27 morning - Chair: F. Pacini. Distant Transients Highlights from SIGMA/GRANAT R. Sunyaev (Russia) Gamma-ray bursts: The observational picture BATSE representative Observations of Gamma-Ray blazars T. Takahashi (Japan), R. Hartman (USA) Models of Gamma-Ray blazars T. Courvoisier (Switzerland) A. Levinson(USA), M. Salvati (Italy) AGN X-rays L. Leighly (Japan) Summing up: The nature of high energy transients P. Meszaros (USA), I. Lapidus (UK) Many speakers and some topics are quite tentative. Poster contributions are greatly encouraged (contact the SOC Chair). There may be time for a few additional contributed talks. JD 19 PHYSICS OF THE SUN AND HELIOSPHERE IN THE ERA OF SPACE PROBES : SCIENTIFIC HIGHLIGHTS OF SOHO, ULYSSES AND YOHKOH Supporting Division: II (The Sun and the heliosphere) Supporting Commissions: 10 (Solar activity), 12 (Solar radiation & structure) & 49 (The interplanetary plasma & the heliosphere) SOC: Guxiang Ai (China), L. Burlaga (USA), F.L. Deubner (Co-Chair, Germany), P. Foukal (USA), O. Engvold (Norway, Chair), E. Leer (Norway), H. Ripken (Germany, Co-Chair), T. Sakurai (Japan), F. Verheest (Belgium) & J.-C. Vial (France) Contact address: Prof. Oddbjoern Engvold, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, P.O.Box 1029, Blindern, N-0315 Oslo, Norway, Telephone: 47 22 85 6521, Facsimile: 47 22 85 6505, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The meeting will be structured as three consecutive, half days (three full hours) sessions. Each session will include three invited reviews, each 20 minutes, and three contributed papers of 10 minutes each. The keynote talk (first talk of the first session), will be 35 minutes. There will be 10 minutes for discussion after each invited talk, and 5 minutes after each of the contributed papers. At the end of each 3 hour session, i.e. the last 45 minutes, one has an open discussion which is organized by the session chairperson. Tuesday August 26 morning: Coronal Heating and Solar Wind Acceleration Chair: Dr. T. Sakurai (Japan) Heating of the solar corona P. Ulmschneider (Germany) Structure of the solar atmosphere and V.H. Hansteen (Norway) acceleration of the solar wind Kinetic plasma theory and classical MHD theory M.V. Goldman (USA) Tuesday 26 Augus, afternoon: Evolution and Termination of the 3-D Solar Wind Chair: Dr. M. Dryer (USA) Latitude manifestations of the solar wind J.T. Gosling (USA) * Composition of the solar wind, H. Fahr (Germany) secondary ion generation and pick-up Large-scale structure and termination of the heliosphere G. Zank (South= Africa) Wednesday August 27 morning: Transient Events and their Solar Magnetic Field Sources Chair: Dr. J.-C. Vial (France) Manifestations of solar magnetic fields S. Solanki (Switzerland) CMEs and interplanetary ejecta G.E. Br=FCckner (USA) Particle acceleration by waves and fields H. Kunow (Germany) * Speaker to be confirmed JD 20 ENHANCING ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Supporting Working Group: Working Group for the Worldwide Development of Astronomy Co-Supporting Commissions: 38 (Exchange of Astronomers), 41 (History of Astronomy) & 46 (Teaching of Astronomy) SOC: A.H. Batten (Canada, Chairman), J. Fierro (Mexico), J. B. Hearnshaw (New Zealand), H. Jorgensen (Denmark), D. McNally (UK), J.V. Narlikar (India), L.I. Onuora (Nigeria/UK), M. Othman (Malaysia), J.R. Percy (Canada), M.C. Pineda de Carias (Honduras) & D.G. Wentzel (USA) Contact Address: Dr. A. H. Batten, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, 5071, W. Saanich Rd, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8X 4M6, Telephone: 1 250 363 0009, Facsimile: 1 250 363 0045, E-mail: email@example.com Tuesday August 26 morning Survey of Situation and Needs of Astronomers in Developing Countries Astronomy Teaching and Research in Nigeria L.I. Onuora (Nigeria/UK) The situation in Central America M.C. Pineda de Carias (Honduras) Strategies for establishing Astronomy M. Othman (Malaysia) in a Developing Country New developments in Chinese Astronomy Li Qibin (China) Modern astronomical developments in India R.H. Kochhar (India) Existing Programmes of the IAU Astronomy Education Programmes D.G. Wentzel (USA) Exchange of Astronomers H. Jorgensen (Denmark) IAU Science Services D. McNally (UK) Tuesday August 26 afternoon Astronomy Education in Developing Countries Current developments in Astronomy Education J.R. Percy (Canada) and their application to Developing Countries Training in Astronomy M. Gerbaldi (France) Growing-up Pains in a Developing Country S. Torres-Peimbert (Mexico) The role of popularization in Developing Countries J. Fierro (Mexico) How does the UN contribute to the worldwide H.J. Haubold (UN/Austria) development of Astronomy and Space Science? Access to Instruments, Journals and Books Access to telescopes in Developing Countries J.B. Hearnshaw (New Zealand) International networks of small telescopes D.L. Crawford (USA) What can we do from Japan? K. Kodaira (Japan) Access to Journals H.A. Abt (USA) Collaboration at Institutional and Personal Levels Networking between Institutions in the Third World J.V. Narlikar (India) Radio astronomy in Developing Countries G. Swarup (India) Title to be announced B. Hidayat (Indonesia) JD 21 THE MEGAMASER - AGN CONNECTION Supporting Division: II (The Sun and the heliosphere) Supporting Commission: 40 (Radio Astronomy) Co-Supporting Commission: 28 (Galaxies) SOC: W.A. Baan (USA, Chairperson), R.J. Cohen (UK), C. Henkel (Germany), J.M. Moran (USA), N. Nakai (Japan), A.S. Wilson (USA) & J.B. Whiteoak (Australia) Contact Address: Dr. Willem A. Baan, NAIC Arecibo Observatory, P.O. Box 995, Arecibo, PR 00613, USA, Telephone: 1 787 878 2612, Facsimile: 1 787 878 1861, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday August 26 morning Extragalactic Masers J.M.Cohen (UK) or C. Henkel (Germany) High resolution studies of OH and H2CO sources W.A. Baan (USA) H2O Megamasers and Black Holes J.M. Moran (USA) The AGN Connection A.S. Wilson (USA) or J.F. Gallimore (Germany) Megamaser excitation models M. Elitzur (USA) or N. Kylafis (Greece) Nuclear H2O pumping D. Neufeld (USA) Short contributions Methanol in LMC J.B. Whiteoak (Australia) OH at Galactic Nuclei C.J. Lonsdale (USA) Distance determinations L. Greenhill (USA) Recent VLBI results of some H2O Megamasers N. Nakai (Japan) Megamasers as standard cosmological candles results from SWAS TBA JD 22 ASTRONOMY FROM THE MOON Supporting Division: XI (Space and high energy astrophysics) Supporting Commission: 44 (Space and high energy astrophysics) Co-Supporting Division: VIII (Galaxies and cosmology) & X (Radio= astronomy) Co-Supporting Commissions: 28 (Galaxies) & 40 (Radio astronomy) SOC: D. B. Campbell (USA), S. Gulkis (USA), L. Gurvits (Russia), L. Higgs (Canada), N. Kaifu (Japan), Y. Kondo (USA), J. Noordam (Netherlands), G. Swarup (India), J.-P. Swings (Belgium), Y. Terzian (USA, Chairperson) & G. Tofani (Italy) Contact Address: Professor Yervant Terzian, 512 Space Sciences Building, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Telephone: 607 255 4935, Facsimile: 607 255 9817, E-mail: = email@example.com Wednesday August 27 morning Session I: General Projects The role of lunar astronomy in the exploration and C. Pilcher (USA) development of the Moon Mission to the Moon: A phased approach S. Volont=E9 (France) Astronomy from the Moon: Efforts from Japan N. Kaifu (Japan) Examples of possible astronomical research from the Moon J. -P. Swings (Belgium) Session II: Specific Projects VLBI from the Moon L. Gurvits (Russia) Low frequency radio astronomy from the Moon K. Weiler (USA) Gamma-Ray astronomy from the Moon N. Gehrels (USA) SETI from the Moon J. Heidmann (France) Future plans General Discussion JD 23 THE LEONID METEOR STORMS: HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES Supporting Division: III (Planetary System Science) Supporting Commission: 22 (Meteors & Interplanetary dust) Co-Supporting Commissions: 15 (Physical study of comets, minor planets & meteorites), 20 (Positions & motions of minor planets, comets and satellites) & 41 (History of Astronomy) SOC: M.H. A'Hearn (USA), P.B. Babadzhanov (Tajikstan), W.J. Baggaley (New Zealand), S. Dick (USA), I. Hasegawa (Japan), R.W. Hawkes (Canada) & V. Porubcan (Slovakia), I.P. Williams (UK, Chair) & D.K. Yeomans (USA) Contact address: Prof I.P.Williams, Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary & Westfield College, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, UK, Telephone: 44 171 975 5452, Facsimile: 44 181 981 9587, E-mail: I.P.Williams@qmw.ac.uk Wednesday August 27 morning History of the Leonid Meteor Storms Early observations of the Leonids I. Hasegawa (Japan) and other storms in east Asia Observations of the Leonids over the last millennium S. Dick (USA) Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle: its orbit and history D.K. Yeomans (USA) The Leonids and the comet history and theory I.P. Williams (USA) Contemporary and planned Observations of the Leonids Current Visual Observations P. Brown (Canada) Radar observations W.J. Baggaley (New Zealand) Use of TV and CamCorder R.W. Hawkes (Canada) Use of the New Adelaide system for Observatios D. Steel (Australia) Radar observations in Japan J. Watanabe (Canada) Observations in Easter Europe V. Porubcan (Slovakia) Observations in Central Asia P.B. Babadzhanov (Tajikistan) JD 24 PULSATING STARS - RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THEORY AND OBSERVATION Supporting Division: V (Variable Stars) Supporting Commission: 27 (Variable Stars) Co-supporting Division: IV (Stars) Co-supporting Commission: 35 (Stellar Constitution) SOC: M. Takeuti (Japan,Chairperson), J.R. Buchler (USA), G. Kovacs (Hungary), D. Sasselov (USA) & R.S. Stobie (South Africa) Contact address: Dr M. Takeuti, Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-77 Japan, Telephone: 81 22 217 6512, Facsimile: 81 22 217 6513, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday August 26 morning: Progress in Observation of Pulsating Stars Pulsating stars in microlensing database D. Minneti (USA) Single- and double-mode Cepheids: Results D. Welch (Canada) from the MACHO project IR observations of large amplitude pulsating stars P. Whitelock (South Africa) Parallaxes and light curves of pulsating stars from HIPPARCOS M. Grenon (Switzerland) Multisite observation of pulsating stars S.Y. Jiang (China) VLBI study of Mira stars M. Miyoshi (Japan) Tuesday August 26 afternoon: Recent Problems in Modeling Pulsating Stars Models of pulsating stars H. Saio (Japan) Asteroseismology of Beta Cephei stars M. Jerzykiewicz (Poland) Contribution to the model of pulsating stars in Galaxy, TBA LMC, SMC, and other galaxies Hydrodynamic simulation of pulsation driven winds E.A. Dorfi (Austria) Deterministic irregularity in pulsating stars Z. Kollath (Hungary) Review will be scheduled as 40 min talk. ( short review (20 min) * Speaker to be confirmed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES: SPECIAL SESSIONS SPS 1 MAIN ISSUE OF THE GALILEO MISSION TO THE JUPITER SYSTEM Supporting Division: III (Planetary system sciences) Supporting Commission: 16 (Physical study of planets & satellites) SOC: C. Barbieri (Italy), M. Belton (USA), D. Gautier (France), A. Ingersoll (USA), T. Johnson (USA), T, Owen (USA), J. Rahe (USA, Chair), V, Tejfel (Kazakhstan), J. Veverka (USA) & R. Young (USA) Contact Address: Prof. Mikhail Marov, Keldysh Institue of Applied Mathematics, Moscow 125047, Russia, Telephone: 7 095 250 0485, Facsimile: 7 095 972 0737, E-mail: email@example.com Thursday August 21 all day Information on this Session can be obtained directly from Professor Marov. SPS 2 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ISO MISSION Supporting Division: XI (Space and high energy astrophysics) Supporting Commission: 21 (Light of night sky) Co-supporting Commission: 44 (Space and high energy physics) SOC: C. Cesarsky (France), P. Clegg (UK), T. Encrenaz (France), T. de Graauw (Netherlands), H. Habing (Netherlands), M. Harwit (USA), G. Helou (USA), H. Okuda (Japan), M.F. Kessler (Spain), D. Lemke (Germany, Chairperson), A. Moorwood (Germany) & J.L. Puget (France) Contact address: Dr. Dietrich Lemke, Max-Planck Institute fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany, Telephone: 49 6221 528259, Facsimile: 49 6221 528246, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Programme: 09.15 - 09.25 Mission Overview M. Kessler 09.25 - 09.40 ISOCAM C. Cesarsky 09.40 - 09.55 SWS T. de Graauw 09.55 - 10.10 ISOPHOT D. Lemke 10.10 - 10.25 LWS P. Clegg 10.25 - 11.00 COFFEE and POSTERS 11.00 - 11.20 Deep Surveys & Cosmology S. Oliver 11.20 - 11.35 Very Deep Surveys Y. Taniguchi 11.35 - 11.50 Galaxy Clusters D. Elbaz 11.50 - 12.10 Active & Ultraluminous Galaxies A. Moorwood 12.10 - 14.00 LUNCH and POSTERS 14.00 - 14.20 Normal Galaxies G. Helou 14.20 - 14.35 Star Formation L. Nordh 14.35 - 14.55 Circumstellar Matter H. Habing 14.55 - 15.15 Interstellar Matter J. Puget 15.15 - 15.45 COFFEE and POSTERS 15.45 - 16.00 Molecular Spectroscopy tbc 16.00 - 16.15 Supernova Remnants R. Tuffs 16.15 - 16.35 Solar System Objects C. Leinert & T. Encrenaz 16.35 - 16.50 Comets H.U. Keller 16.50 - 17.05 Summary and Outlook M. Harwit 17.05 POSTERS Note: Poster Abstracts are still accepted, until April 17th,1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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IMPORTANT ADVICE The week around August 15 is one of the busiest tourist periods in Japan. Very many Japanese are travelling in Japan and abroad. On the weekend (August 16 and 17) most people are on their way back home. Therefore, it is strongly advised to reserve seats on international flights well in advance. VISAS As of August 1996, no visa is required for short-stay visitors to Japan from the following countries: Argentine, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei (within 14 days), Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay. The length of stay allowed without visa is limited to three or six months for these countries, with the exception of Brunei (14 days). As visa regulations may change, we recommend prospective participants from these countries to check that no visa is required at the nearest Consular Office or Embassy of Japan. Those from other countries and regions are requested to contact the nearest Consular Office or Embassy of Japan at least THREE months in advance of their trip. The Local Organizing Committee will make any possible efforts to assist participants in obtaining visas when necessary. If you need assistance, please contact the LOC by providing the following information:. 1. full name and home address 5. date of issue and passport number of the visa applicant 6. date and place (and preferably number) 2. date and place of birth of visa application 3. citizenship 7. trip schedule 4. affiliation and office address 8. facsimile number and/or E-mail address GETTING TO KYOTO By air There are two major international airports in Japan: 1. Kansai International Airport (KIX) close to Kyoto. 2. New Tokyo International Airport (Narita:NRT) close to Tokyo. From the airports to Kyoto, trains are highly recommended. As of August 1996, the service hours of direct train from/to the airports are as follows: FromToService HoursTypical IntervalKIXKyoto6:29 - 22:1830 minKyotoKIX5:31 - 20:1630 min NRT Tokyo 7:43 - 21:4330 or 60 minTokyoNRT6:30 - 20:0330 or 60 minFare and travelling time are shown in Figure 1 (Connection Map to/from Airports) Train schedules are available through the WWW. From Tokyo to Kyoto, see Transportation in Japan below. By sea Some regular ship services are available to Japan from Russia, China, and Korea. Port (Country)Port in JapanVladivostok (Russia)Niigata, FushikiShanghai (China)Osaka, Kobe, NagasakiTsingtao (China)ShimonosekiTientsin (China)KobePusan (Korea)Hakata, ShimonosekiFrom Taiwan no direct access is available to Japan main islands. See also Transportation in Japan below.From the ports to Kyoto, trains are highly recommended. Fare and travelling time are shown in Figure 2 (Connection Map to/from Seaports) TRANSPORTATION IN JAPAN By air Regular domestic flights are available to all major cities in Japan. But only four flights per day are available from Narita Airport (NRT, Tokyo) to Kansai Airport (KIX, Osaka). Flights from Tokyo Airport (Haneda) to Osaka Airport (Itami) take 60 min and cost 15,600 Yen. Air travel on this route is recommended only when its fare is included in the fare of your international flight, since there are fewer planes than "Shinkansen" trains and approach to these airports is rather complicated. By train Train is the most convenient public transport in Japan. You need to buy a ticket and show it at a station gate (Kaisatsu) before getting to platforms Most trains are monoclass although some trains have higher class cars named "green car", which need supplemental charge. Major cities in Japan are connected by a railway network operated by Japan Railway (JR) companies. The network includes "Shinkansen" (Bullet train) connecting big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. More than 5 services per hour are available between Tokyo and Kyoto, Osaka from 6:00 to 21:18. A non-limited mileage pass called "JR pass" can be purchased in advance outside of Japan. Please contact with travel agents in detail. Some smaller railway companies operate lines connecting major sightseeing spots and cities; "Hankyu" and "Keihan" between Kyoto and Osaka, "Kintetsu" between Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara. More information will appear in the forthcoming Information Bulletins and on the WWW. By car Driving is on the left side. We discourage you driving a car because of heavy traffic jams and parking problems. However, should you decide to drive a car, an international driving license is requested. We also strongly recommend to buy unlimited liability insurance. TRANSPORTATION IN KYOTO CITY General Caution Several independent companies and authorities operate buses, subways, and ailways in a single city area. Their fares are usually paid separately. Subway & Railways A subway line across the city in the north-south direction is available. Its service hours are 5:30 to 23:00 and the frequency is four to seven minutes. The subway is scheduled to be extended up to the Kyoto International Conference Hall (KICH) by June 1997 and the closest station will then be "Kokusai-Kaikan" (international conference hall in Japanese), just in front of KICH. The fare is between 200 Yen and 290 Yen depending on the distance. One-day and two-day tickets are also available. The network of the subway and other railways in Kyoto city is shown in Figure 3 (Guide Map of Kyoto City and Hotel Location) Bus, Subway & combined Bus/Subway Fares The bus network covers the whole city. The fare is 220 Yen per ride within the central city, although some bus routes extend up to the suburbs beyond the 220 Yen area. One-day and Two-day tickets are also available. The bus routes to Kyoto International Conference Hall are shown on Figure 3: Guide Map of Kyoto City and Hotel Location. Taxis Taxis are also available, but they are much more expensive than other means of transportation, approximately ten times of the corresponding subway and/or bus fare. It costs roughly 630 Yen for the first 2 km and 320 Yen/km for additional distance, for example 3,000 Yen from JR Kyoto station to KICH. WEATHER & CLOTHING Kyoto is usually hot and humid in August. The average low and high temperatures of a day in August are 24 C (75 F) and 33 C (91 F), respectively. The average humidity is 69%. Showers are possible in the evening. Light and casual clothing is appropriate. The Kyoto International Conference Hall and all major hotels, buildings, trains, and buses are well air-conditioned. A light sweater or cardigan can be useful there. No formal dress is required at any events of the General Assembly. ELECTRICITY The voltage in Japan is 100 V AC. The frequency is 60 Hz in the western half of Japan including Kyoto and Osaka. In the eastern half including Tokyo, it is 50 Hz. The plugs are of the flat pin type and are similar, but not identical, to those used in the US, the difference being that both blades are the size of the narrower one of US type blades.
PARTICIPATION Attendance at the XXIIIrd General Assembly is open to all members of the IAU and to non members invited by the IAU. Invitations can be provided by the Adhering Organizations/National Committees for the IAU, the Scientific Organization Committees of the Symposia and Joint Discussions or, if necessary, by the President of the Union through the IAU Secretariat. Please note that an invitation to attend the General Assembly does not imply any financial commitment towards the participant by the IAU or the Local Organizing Committee. Each participant (IAU member or invited participant) may register one adult and/or child(ren) as guest(s). Registered guests cannot attend the scientific meetings (except for the Invited Discourses), but otherwise enjoys the same privileges as participants. FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO ATTEND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY A limited number of travel grants to attend the XXIIIrd GA will be available for participants who cannot obtain necessary travel funds from national sources. Those who plan to contribute actively to one of the Symposia should send their grant application to the corresponding Symposium Scientific Organising Committee. Colleagues who plan to participate actively in Joint Discussions, Special Sessions, Divisions, Commissions and Working Groups are requested to send their grant application to the General Secretary. The deadline for grant applications is in both cases February 15, 1997. For all grant applications the form atttached to this Bulletin has to be used. HOW TO REGISTER Participants should complete the (blue) Registration Form attached in this Bulletin and return it to the LOC (address on the form and page 3 of this Bulletin) no later than July 15, 1997. Note that the return addresses are different between blue and yellow forms. We accept forms sent by regular mail, facsimile, and e-mail and registration through our WWW registration page, http://www.tenmon.or.jp/iau97/ After that date, advance registrations by mail/facsimile/e-mail/WWW are no longer accepted. However late registration will still be possible upon arrival in Kyoto at the Registration Desk in the conference hall until August 29. Each person attending any portion of the XXIIIrd General Assembly or the associated symposia must register and pay the appropriate fee, as shown below: Registration & payment received before April 30, 1997 after April 30, 1997: IAU Member Yen 30,000 Yen 35,000 Invited Participant * Yen 30,000 Yen 35,000 Registered Guest** Yen 10,000 Yen 15,000 Child(ren) 11 years old or younger Free Free * invited by the IAU, Adhering Organizations or National Committee or SOCs ** must be registered on the same form as the IAU member or the invited participant *** must be registered on the same form as the IAU member or the invited participant. For most of tours, children of age less than 6 are free and children of age 6 to 11 will get about 20-50 % discount. Applications should be accompanied by a remittance covering the registration fee. No registration will be confirmed in the absence of this payment. Personal checks are NOT accepted. All payments must be in Japanese Yen. Payment should be in one of the following forms (in the case of E-mail/WWW registration, only credit cards may be used): - A bank draft payable at a Japanese bank (Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, preferrably) to the order of "Dai 23 Kai Kokusai-Tenmongaku-Rengo Soukai Soshiki-Iinkai Kaikei Arimoto Nobuo". - A bank transfer to "Dai 23 Kai Kokusai-Tenmongaku-Rengo Soukai Soshiki-Iinkai Kaikei Arimoto Nobuo", account at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Musashi-Sakai Branch (Branch 221) 2-2-3, Kyohnan, Musashino, Tokyo 180, Japan, (Account 0837975). - Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX Confirmations Registrations will be confirmed via e-mail/facsimile/mail by the LOC within two weeks after receipt of the registration form and payment. If any confirmation does not arrive six weeks after your sending, please contact the LOC by e-mail/facsimile. Cancellation & Refunds For notices sent before June 15, 1997 (date postmark), a charge of transfer of 2,000 Yen or so will be deducted before refunding. For late notices sent before August 1, 1997 (date postmark), the half of payment will be refund. Regrettably, no refund requests will be accepted after that date.
JAPAN TRAVEL BUREAU Reservations for accommodation and most tours are under the responsibility of the Japan Travel Bureau (JTB), which has been appointed as the official travel agent for the General Assembly: Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. International Travel Division Convention Center (CD100993-543) 5-5-2, Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo135, Japan Telephone: 81 3 5620 9429 Facsimile: 81 3 5620 9499 E-mail will be available after November 1, 1996 JTB will accept reservation requests during the period November 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997, and should be contacted for all questions concerning accommodation, tours, and related local arrangements. LIST OF HOTELS & HOTEL ACCOMMODATION Room charge per night (in Yen) Cat. Name of Hotel Single Twin Triple Location ID A Takaragaike Prince Hotel 17,000 20,000 5 min to KICH 1 A Kyoto Hotel 14,500 20,000 10 min to Oike 2 A Miyako Hotel (Deluxe) 17,000 20,000 taxi to Oike 3 B Miyako Hotel (Standard) 14,000 17,000 taxi to Oike 4 B Kyoto ANA Hotel 9,500 17,000 15 min to Oike 5 B Kyoto Royal Hotel 9,500 17,000 15 min to Oike 6 C Holiday Inn Kyoto 9.000 16,000 free shuttle 7 C Karasuma Kyoto Hotel 8,500 16,000 1 min to Shijo 8 C Hotel Keihan Kyoto 8,500 16,000 3 min to Kyoto 9 C Hearton Hotel Kyoto 8,700 14,900 5 min to Oike 10 D Kyoto Palaceside Hotel 8,000 13,000 near Marutamachi 11 D Kyoto Prince Hotel 7,500 13,000 free shuttle 12 D Hotel Gimmond Kyoto 7,000 12,000 5 min to Oike 13 D Kyoto Garden Hotel 7,000 12,000 5 min to Oike 14 D Hotel Alpha Kyoto 7,000 12,000 15 min to Oike 15 D Maruko Inn Kyoto 7,000 12,000 10 min to Shijo 16 E Hotel New Kyoto - 11,000 15,000 near Marutamachi 17 E Kyoto Tokyu Inn 12,000 15,000 bus to Gojo 18 Y Utano Youth Hostel 4,150* bus to Kita-Oji 19 Y Higashiyama Youth Hostel 4,300* bus to Oike 20 * per person including 2 meals; 4-8 persons/room Except Category Y, all have a private bath room with a bathtub. Note that the number of single rooms is limited, around 450 in total. JTB has block-booked hotels (See list in previous Table) in Kyoto during the period of the General Assembly. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your order of preference when filling in the (yellow) Application Form enclosed. If the hotel you had chosen is fully booked, a reservation in a similar hotel corresponding to your indications will be made. Most of the hotels are scattered within the central part of Kyoto. For location, see Figure 3 (Guide Map of Kyoto City and Hotel Location)
All participants and their registered guests are welcome to attend the social and cultural events. We request participants to wear their badge at all events. Further to the badge, a ticket is required for the Japanese Music Concert. Some of these events are handled by the LOC, others by the Japanese Travel Bureau. Please use the appropriate form as indicated. Reception, Monday August 18, evening Free of charge All participants and registered guests are welcome to the reception to be held on the evening of August 18 (Monday). Please tick the corresponding box of the (blue) Registration Form. Welcome Brass Concert: Wednesday August 20, evening Free of charge Following the first General Assembly meeting, a brass concert will be held in the evening of August 20 (Wednesday) at KICH. Please tick the corresponding box of the (blue) Registration Form. Japanese Music Concert, Monday August 25, evening Adults: 1,500 Yen Children (Age 11 and under) 800 Yen An evening concert will be performed at a hall kindly offered by the Kyoto School of Computer Sciences near JR Kyoto Station. The programme will contain traditional Japanese musics and plays. Please tick the corresponding box of the (blue) Registration Form. Banquet, Wednesday August 27, evening Free of charge All participants and registered guests are welcome to the banquet to be held on the evening of August 27 (Wednesday). Please tick the corresponding box of the (blue) Registration Form. Recreational Tour to Nara, Sunday August 24, all day Free Transportation The LOC arranges a Sunday tour in Nara on August 24. Some Japanese astronomers will accompany this tour. Nara was the imperial capital of Japan in the 8-th century. There are many famous old temples and shrines in Nara. Free transportation between Kyoto and Nara (a round trip by train) is provided by the LOC. After arriving at Nara, you are free to visit the places you are interested in. Admissions, lunch and bus or taxi fees are to be paid individually. A detailed guide map will be provided. Please tick the corresponding box of the (blue) Registration Form. ST-1 Science Tour to the Nobeyama Radio Observatory Saturday August 23 & Sunday August 24 Adults: 12,000 Yen Children (Age 6-11): 6,000 Yen Accommodation (4 up to 7 persons in a room) is included in this price A visit to the Nobeyama Radio Observatory is planned from August 23 (Saturday) to August 24 (Sunday). The observatory belongs to the National Astronomical Observatory and is located in Nagano Prefecture. The Nobeyama 45 meter radio telescope, the Nobeyama Millimeter Array (interferometer with six 10 meter dishes), and the Radio Heliograph are in operation. The tour is planned to leave Kyoto in the morning by bus. We go through expressways and arrive at the observatory after lunch. After a few hours of science visits, participants can enjoy a outdoor walking in cool atmosphere of highland and an evening beer party. Accommodations are booked near the observatory. They are of the type of youth hostels, a room being shared by 4-7 persons. The tour leaves Nobeyama next morning and comes back to Kyoto in the evening of August 24. You can get more information on the observatory itself through the WWW. Its URL is: http://www.nro.nao.ac.jp/index-e.html The fare of tour includes two lunches, one breakfast as well as accommodation. Participants to the Nobeyama tour do not need to keep their hotel room(s) in Kyoto on August 23 (but please wait for confirmation of the trip before cancelling your reservation for that night). Minimum: 30 persons, maximum: 90 persons. Please register using the (yellow) Application Form.
Walking Tours in Kyoto (No pre-registration requested) Individual payment Half day walking visits in various spots (temples, shrines, gardens, museums and shopping centers) in Kyoto are planned for accompanying persons on August 21, 22, 25, and 26. Japanese volunteers will post their plans in the entrance hall of Kyoto International Conference Hall. Admissions and transportation (bus, subway, and taxi) fees are to be paid individually. Optional Tours. The following tours are handled by the Japanese Travel Bureau. Please use the (yellow) Application Form to register. OP-1 Kyoto morning, Daily 8:55 - around 12:40 Adults: 5,000 Yen Children (Age 6-11): 4,000 Yen Tour visits Nijo Castle, once used as the Tokugawa Shogun's accommodations; Golden Pavilion, a gilded structure, originally an Ashikaga Shogun's villa; Kyoto Imperial Palace, a former residence of Emperors (on Sat. and Sun.: visit Higashi Honganji Temple instead); and Kyoto Handicraft Center to watch demonstrations by skilled craftspersons. Tour disbands on arrival at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Sending services to major hotels in Kyoto are offered by the Handicraft Center. OP-2 Kyoto 1 Day, Daily 8:55 - around 17:30 Adults: 10,800 Yen Children (Age 6-11): 8,700 Yen The same as OP-1 for the morning. Lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Center. Tour visits Vermilion Heian Shrine, a magnificent structure strongly influenced by Chinese architecture; Sanjusangendo Hall and its 1,001 impressive statues of Buddha; and Kiyomizu Temple to enjoy a sweeping view of the city from its lofty terrace. OP-3 Nara afternoon, Daily 13:40 - around 18:40 Adults: 5,900 Yen Children (Age 6-11): 4,900 Yen Tour visits Todaiji Temple, the world's largest wooden building that houses the 50-feet-high Great Buddha; Peaceful Deer Park, where many tame deer roam the grounds; Vermilion-hued Kasuga Shrine,with its thousands of lanterns. Countryside drive, an informative junket to Nara and return. OP-4 Kyoto & Nara 1 Day, Daily 8:55 - around 18:40 Adults: 11,700 Yen Children (Age 6-11): 9,400 Yen The same as OP-1 for the morning. Lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Center. The same as OP-3 for the afternoon. OP-5 Rapid Shooting, Daily 13:40 - around 18:00 Adults: 9,800 Yen Children (Age 6-11): 8,500 Yen Transfer to Kyoto Station and board a local train for Kameoka. Then, an exciting eight-mile, ninety-minute trip downstream, shooting the Hozu Rapids aboard a flat-bottomed boat from Kameoka to scenic Arashiyama. Return by local train to Kyoto. Non-reserved seats on local trains. This tour will not operate if the total number of participants does not reach 2. OP-6 Special Night, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 18:40 - around 22:00 10,000 Yen Being a guest at Tea Ceremony in the Japanese inn "Yoshiima". Supper at the Japanese inn "Yoshiima". Enjoy various kinds of Japanese traditional arts at Gion Corner. This tour will not operate if the total number of participants does not reach 2. Tour Conditions Tour fare include (1) Sightseeing and transfers as shown in the itineraries, by motorcoach and/or sightseeing boats on a seat-sharing basis, plus admission fees to temple, shrine, etc.; (2) Railways: tourist-class reserved seats; (3) Meals as specified in each itinerary; (4) English-speaking guide. Payment, confirmation, cancellation & refunds Payment Participants wishing to reserve hotel accommodations and tours should complete the (yellow) Application Form and return it to reach JTB no later than June 30, 1997. Note that the return addresses are different between blue and yellow forms. Application should be accompanied by a remittance covering the hotel deposit of 20,000 Yen and/or total tour fare and a handling charge of 500 Yen due JTB. No reservation will be confirmed in the absence of this payment. Personal checks are NOT accepted. All payment must be in Japanese Yen. The hotel deposit will be credited to your bill when checking out. Payment should be in the form of: - A bank transfer to the Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. (Ref: CD100993-543) account at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Shin-Marunouchi Branch 1-4-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan (Account number: 1025740) - A bank check payable to the order of the Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. - The following credit cards are acceptable: MasterCard VISA Diners Club AMEX Confirmations JTB will confirm your reservations within 2 weeks after receipt of your accommodation form and payment, but no later than July 15, 1997. If confirmation is not received six weeks after mailing the form and payment, please contact JTB by facsimile (81 3 5620 9499). Cancellation & Refunds In the event of cancellation, written notification should be sent to JTB. The following cancellation fees will be deducted before refunding. Hotels Up to 9 days before the first night of stay 2,000 Yen 2 to 8 days before 20% of daily room charge (minimum 2,000 Yen) Less than 2 days before, or no notice 100% of daily room charge Tours Up to 21 prior to departure day 2,000 Yen 20 - 8 days 10% of tour fare (minimum 2,000 Yen) 7 - 1 days 20% of tour fare (minimum 2,000 Yen) Prior to starting time, or no notice 100% of tour fare
VENUE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY The XXIIIrd General Assembly of the IAU is to be held in "Kyoto Kokusai Kaikan (Kyoto International Conference Hall, KICH)", Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. Full details of the facilities and services available to participants of the XXIIIrd IAU General Assembly will be given in the final programme. REGISTRATION DESK & GENERAL INFORMATION The registration desk will be open from Sunday afternoon, August 17 through Friday afternoon, 29 August. It will be closed on Saturday afternoon and on August 24 (Sunday). All participants, including those who already registered by mail, e-mail or WWW, must first report to the registration desk and collect their registration package containing the final program, badges, the Abstract Book, etc. Badges will be required for entering the Conference Hall and for all General Assembly meetings and events. TRAVEL DESK A desk for general tourist information and travel assistance will be organized by the official travel agent, the Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. (JTB). BANKING FACILITIES At the major service offices in downtown Kyoto, you can easily exchange currency between Japanese Yen and US dollars (in cash and travellers check). Other major currency can be exchanged at some offices only. Their list will be published in Information Bulletin 79. Banks are open from 9:00 through to 15:00 and closed on Saturday & Sunday. The exchange rate is the same at all banks. US dollars can also be exchanged at some major hotels. Most stores accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, etc). Travellers checks or personal checks are normally not accepted in stores. MAIL BOXES Each participant will have his/her own mailbox. MAIL, PHONE, FACSIMILE AND ELECTRONIC MAIL The postal address of participants during the XXIIIrd General Assembly will be IAU XXIIIrd General Assembly Kyoto International Conference Hall Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606 Japan Note that this address is only valid during the General Assembly. There are some public phone boxes at KICH. The service of sending a message by facsimile is available at KICH with charge. The telephone and facsimile numbers of the registration desk will be published in the Information Bulletin 79. Note that they are only for receiving urgent messages to participants. A limited number of terminals will be available to participants to send/receive e-mail messages. PHOTOCOPY Photocopying machines will be available at the KICH. Participants will be charged for using this service. DAILY NEWSPAPER A Newspaper of the General Assembly will appear during the Assembly. It will carry articles of general interest to the astronomical community, reports on scientific and social programme of the days to come. The editors of the daily Newspaper are Drs Jun Jugaku and G. Seth Shostak. COFFEE & TEA BREAKS Cold green tea, cold water, and coffee will be served. LUNCH FACILITIES The Kyoto International Conference Hall hosts a restaurant, named "Grill", and a cafe. Prices are about 700-1,000 Yen per dish. There are also some small restaurants and coffee shops within 1 km around the Conference Hall. If you want to reduce the meal expenses, we recommend you to buy a box lunch at mini-stores (called "Kombini" in Japanese) in the downtown area. MEDICAL AID First Aid is available in the Kyoto International Conference Hall. CHILD CARE Please inquire at your hotel. Child care is available at Miyako Hotel and Kyoto ANA Hotel. There is no child care service available at Kyoto International Conference Hall. EXHIBITIONS Scientific and technical material of interest to the participants of the General Assembly may be exhibited during the meetings. Institutions and companies interested in using the opportunity to exhibit or display their material are requested to contact the Local Organizing Committee for information and conditions. SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS FACILITIES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS Overhead and slide projectors will be available in all the rooms for oral presentation. Microphones will be available in large rooms. Video equipment will not be available in the lecture halls. However, a video corner will be set up in the poster room (see below). VIDEO PRESENTATIONS A limited number of video monitors will be available for poster presentations. They will be set up at a corner of the poster room. Those who want to use them are requested to add a line "(Video presentation planned)" at the end of the abstract as well as to attach a memo in submitting poster abstracts. Please be sure to include your e-mail address in the abstract for further contacts. Only videos recorded on normal-sized VHS (not S-VHS) cassettes in NTSC mode can be displayed. The presentation time will be assigned to one of the breaks. Detailed instructions will be given later. POSTERS Only posters prepared by actual participants of the General Assembly and related to one of the scientific events or related to business sessions of Commissions will be accepted. A room for 600 poster presentations is reserved. The present plan is to share one poster space by 4 papers in turn. Hence a total number of 2400 poster papers can be accommodated. Simple arithmetics results, on average, in 200 papers for a Symposium and 50 for a Joint Discussion of one-day length. If this is not enough, then we can offer more space by changing posters more frequently. Each poster will be assigned a number referring to the poster board in the Congress building. The poster board for a paper will be 90 x 90 cm. Selection of Posters and Publication of Poster Abstracts Selection of poster papers will be made by the Scientific Organizing Committees (SOCs) of Symposia and Joint Discussions, on the basis of Poster Abstracts received before February l5, 1997 at the SOC contact address given in this Bulletin. Poster papers accepted by a SOC and communicated to the Local Organizing Committee will be accepted for display and registered by the LOC when at least one of the authors has registered and paid his/her registration fee before June 15, 1997. Only the registered poster papers will be included in the Abstracts Book and WWW page and will be allocated a poster board. Hence, authors of poster papers have to register no later than by June 15th, 1997. Copies of the Abstract Book containing the Abstracts of all posters accepted by Symposium and Joint Discussion SOCs, and a floor plan of the poster area, will be distributed at the Assembly. For publication in the Abstract Book, poster abstracts must be prepared following the instructions given below. Preparation of Abstracts Each page of the Abstract Book will contain four abstracts. The page size is A4: 21.0 cm by 29.7 cm. The actual size for each abstract in print is 7.8 cm wide and 10.6 cm high. Please send the abstract to the SOCs by E-mail in the following two forms: (1) a LaTeX file following a template available on the WWW page or by E-mail from LOC, and (2) a plain ASCII text for inclusion in the WWW page. We strongly ask you to send BOTH of the above two forms by E-mail. If e-mail is not available, however, please send the SOCs a camera-ready copy being 11 cm wide and 15 cm high, which will be reduced by 70.7 % before printing. Any typeface, font sizes, and line spacings will be accepted, but oversized manuscripts will be shortened for printing. The manuscript must include title, author name(s), institute(s), e-mail address(es), and main text. Each abstract must be shorter than 200 words. ****************************************************************************** ******************************************************************************