Hel.A.S. Newsletter 28 - June 2000

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                     HELLENIC ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
                         ELECTRONIC  NEWSLETTER
            NUMBER 28                               June 2000

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 E-mail: elaset@astro.auth.gr        WWW: http://www.astro.auth.gr/elaset
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 TOPICS:
 
 1. Short News
 2. Hel.A.S. forthcoming elections
 3. Job opening
 4. Call of Interest against participation in the Aristarchos Telescope
 5. Upcoming Astronomy meetings in Greece
 6. About this newsletter...
 
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 1. SHORT NEWS
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   During the forthcoming General Assembly of Hel.A.S., on June 16, 2000,
 a colloquium with the title:

         MHXANISMOS TON ANTIKYTHERON: H PROTH YPOLOGISTIKH MHXANH?

 will be given by Nicolaos Economou, Prof. Emeritus of the University of
 Thessaloniki. The event will take place at the Laboratory of Astronomy of
 the University of Athens at 12 o' clock.


 2. Hel.A.S. FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS
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   Please note the following deadlines for the forthcoming elections of 
 our Society. 


   - June 15, 2000 : The ballots of people who would like to vote by
                     (ordinary) mail must have been received by the
                     Secretary of Hel.A.S.

   - June 16, 2000 : General Assembly of Hel.A.S. at 13.30 in the
                     "edra" of the Society, the Laboratory of Astronomy 
                     of the University of Athens.

   According to article 32 of the constitution of Hel.A.S., a member
 must have payed his/her annual membership fees (including those for the
 year 2000!) in order to be eligible to vote.

   All members are strongly encouraged to attend the General Assembly. 
 Members who will not be able to be in Athens on June 16 can still
 vote by ordinary mail. Note, however, that the ballots must reach the
 Secretary, Dr. H. Varvoglis, before June 15th, 2000.


 3. JOB OPENINGS
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  The Department of Mathematics of the University of Aegean invites
 applications for a position at the Associate Professor level in the field
 of "Mathematical Physics - Cosmology". For more information please
 contact: 
 
        Ms. Aggeliki Varsami
        Tel. +30 273 82018

  The deadline for applications is June 17, 2000. 


 4. CALL OF INTEREST AGAINST PARTICIPATION IN THE 2.3M TELESCOPE
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  It is desirable that the remote-controlled altazimuth telescope,
 designed and built by CARL ZEISS JENA for the National Observatory of
 Athens, becomes part of an international consortium which will utilize
 the telescope either to support 10m-class telescopes and astronomical
 satellites or to pursue cutting-edge research using innovative
 instrumentation.

  So far, the investment is 1,750 MGdr (5.206 MEuros) by the National
 Observatory of Athens for the telescope and site infrastructure
 (building etc). Site: at the top of mountain Helmos (latitude : +37 59
 04, longitude : +22 11 46, altitude of 2.3km) near Kalavryta in
 North Peloponese, Greece. The site is most likely similar to Calar
 Alto, Spain.  First light is expected by the end of 2001.  See also
 the corresponding web page at http://www.astro.noa.gr

   Any contribution such as instrumentation, technical support or cash
 from an international or national partner would be exchanged with
 telescope time through negotiations.

   Dr. E. T. Harlaftis,
   for the Committee of Operations and equipment development of the
   2.3m ARISTARCHOS telescope


 5. UPCOMING ASTRONOMY MEETINGS IN GREECE
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  The following meetings will take place in Greece in the coming
 months. Please check the corresponding web pages or contact the
 organizers by e-mail for more information.

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                    NATO Advanced Study Institute on  
               "Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards"
                   Hersonissos, Crete, June 19-29, 2000
 
	     http://sat2.space.noa.gr/~daglis/asi2000.html
			        or contact
             Dr. Yannis Daglis (daglis@creator.space.noa.gr)

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     "Similarities and Universality in Relativistic Flows", SURF 2000
                   Mykonos, Greece, October 1-5, 2000
                   
                  http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/theory/surf
                               or contact
           Dr. Markos Georganopoulos (markos@levi.mpi-hd.mpg.de)

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 6. ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
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  This Newsletter was compiled and forwarded to all Hel.A.S. members,
 who can be reached electronically, by Harry Varvoglis and Vassilis 
 Charmandaris.
 
  The next edition of this Newsletter will be circulated around June
 1st 2000. Please send your announcements (e.g. appointments/departures,  
 new openings, research opportunities, awards, conferences in Greece) or 
 comments before June 25, 2000. All correspondence concerning this 
 Newsletter should be addressed to:
 
                        elaset@astro.auth.gr
 
  If you do not wish to receive future issues of this Newsletter or the
 e-mail address to which this Newsletter was sent is not your preferred
 one, please let us know.

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