Euro-Asian Astronomical Society
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Euro-Asian Astronomical Society
Universitetskij prospect 13, 119899 Moscow, Russia.
telex: 411483 MGU SU
Dr. Nikolai G. Bochkarev, Co-chairman of Euro-Asian Astronomical Society.
The Euro-Asian Astronomical Society was created in April 1990.
The Society performs its activities mainly in New Independent
States (NIS) on the territory of the Former Soviet Union and
surrounding countries. The main
goals of the society are to maintain the development of astronomy and
to reinforce scientific contacts between astronomers of the former
Soviet Union and their colleagues all over the world. Official
languges of EAAS - Russian and English.
EAAS is an international society de facto as well as de jure.
It is officially registered (legalized) in Russia as an
international society (official license from the Ministry
of Low of Russian Federation).
EAAS has a total of about 750 members from 31 countries:
Russian Federation about 500
Ukraine about 100
USA about 25
Kazakhstan about 20
Uzbekistan about 20
Armenia about 12
Azerbaijan about 10
29 collective members,
9 affiliated associations
(e.g. Association of Planetaria of Russia;
Euro-Asian Association of Teachers of Astronomy;
Association of Teachers of Astronomy in Pedagogical Institutions;
associations of amateur astronomers, etc.).
EAAS has science teaching programs and supports
young professional and amateur astronomers.
The Society and its branches, partially in cooperation with other
institutions, organize several major international scientific
meetings each year (6 meetings during 1996).
EAAS and its branch have 7 periodic publications: 3 information
bulletin (including electronic newsletters), two scientific journals
(including the refereeing English-language journal "Astronomical and
Astrophysical Transactions"), two popular magazines.
The Society has developed a number of programs aimed to support
astronomy and astronomers of the countries-former Soviet Republics
and surrounding states:
- Invitations to scientific meetings held or supported by EAAS for
participants mainly from NIS (including Russia) and Central Europe, with
at least partial travel and living support.
- Library program: free or very cheap subscription to Russian-language
astronomical and space research journals and magazines for astronomical
institutions of NIS and a part of Central Europe countries (except Russia),
as well as to Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions (in English).
- EAAS awards are open for astronomers from all countries (in fact,
mainly from Former Soviet Union). Among the winners of 1995 year award for
young scientists (up to 40) 1 Russian, 1 Ukrainian, and 2 Armenian
astronomers were counted. Medals of Honour for scientific school creation
were awarded in 1996 to Academician E.K.Kharadze (Georgia) and Prof. S.Ya.
Braude (Ukraine). One of the two main EAAS 1996 awards for scientific
research was won by Dr. Rachkovskij from Ukraine, another, by a group of
Russian scientists. Two of the three winners of 1996 awards for young
scientists are from Ukraine (Odessa and Kiev observatories respectively).
The 1996 Honour Diploma for popularization of astronomical knowledge was
awarded to Prof. Kalinenkov from Ukraine (Nikolaev).
Meetings of the nearest years:
4th EAAS General Meeting (Moscow, November, 1997);
plenary and section
scientific program in all the areas of modern astronomy and astrophysics
is planned, as well as a special session on the occasion of 40 anniversary
of the beginning of the Space Era, a workshop on archaeoastronomy, etc.
- "Variable Stars" - Scientific-Memorial conference to
on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Odessa, September 1-5, 1997.
The main topic: variable objects in astrophysics. The conference continues
the series of traditional Odessa every-four-years conferences on variable
- Researches on Solar Cycles (May 1997, 3rd decade,
St.Petersburg). Main topics: statistic properties of Solar cycles;
dynamo-mechanism; prognosis of 23rd cycle.
- "Stars, Planetaria, People" - on the occasion of 40th anniversary of
the beginning of the Cosmic Era, Kaluga (Russia), September 15-16, 1997.
The main topic: forms and methods of modern planetaria work on
promoting the knowledge about present day cosmonautics, forming the
global thinking and interest to space research.
- Meeting of Association of Planetaria
(May 1997, 3rd decade, Kiev, Ukraine)
IV Russian Olympiad on Astronomy and Cosmic Physics
for high-school students (April 7-12, 1997, Troitsk, Moscow region, Russia)
II International Astronomy Olympiad for high-school
students (October 22-28, 1997, SAO RAS, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Russia)
V Russian Olympiad on Astronomy and Cosmic Physics
for high-school students (April 7-12, 1998, Troitsk, Moscow region, Russia)
III International Astronomy Olympiad for high-school
students (October 20-26, 1998, SAO RAS, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Russia)
- scientific refereeing English-language journal Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions
- scientific Russian-language journal Solar Data
- EAAS bulletin (newsletter) in Russian
- Astrocourier (electronic newsletter, in Russian)
- Bulletin of Association of Planetaria of Russia (in Russian)
- Universe and Ourselves (popular almanac, in Russian)
- Zvezdochiot (Stargazer, popular magazine, in Russian)
- "My World Line" by G.Gamow, 1994, the first Russian edition.
- A.I.Eremeeva, editor. "Astronomy and the World War II", 1997.
(Proceedings of the conference "Astronomy and the World War II" held
by EAAS in Pulkovo, 1995). In Russian.
- A.B.Paley. "Educational and popular publications in astronomy
(1989-1992)." Bibliographical list with abstracts for teacher of
astronomy at colleges, schools and amateur groups. 1993. In Russian.
- A.B.Paley. "Scientific Research in Astronomy by Students".
For teachers of astronomy at colleges, schools and amateur groups.
1994. In Russian.
- M.G.Gavrilov "Zviozdnyj Mir": Collection of astronomical problems
with solutions and explanations. 1998.
Introduction in English.
Nikolai G. Bochkarev, Co-chairman of Euro-Asian Astronomical Society, 21.02.1997.
Staff contact for: Mrs. Vera L. Staerman, Executive Officer of EAAS,
P.K.Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Universitetskij prospect 13, 119899 Moscow, Russia.
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