Hel.A.S. Newsletter 28 - June 2000

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%                       HELLENIC ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY                          ELECTRONIC  NEWSLETTER             NUMBER 28                               June 2000  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  E-mail: elaset@astro.auth.gr        WWW: http://www.astro.auth.gr/elaset ------------------------------------------------------------------------    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...   ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 	  1. SHORT NEWS  -------------     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  ---------------------------------     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  ---------------    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  ---------------------------------------------------------------    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  ----------------------------------------    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.                          *************************                      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)                          ************************       "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)                         *************************    6. ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER  ------------------------    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.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  END-------HELLENIC ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER--------END ------------------------------------------------------------------------   


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