Observations with Large Telescopes

An International School for Young Astronomers, organized jointly by ESO and the Byurakan Observatory
September 22-28, 1987, Byurakan, Armenia

The school was organized under the aegis of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Astronomical Council of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the Byurakan Observatory.

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC): A.A. Boyarchuk (USSR, Chairman), V.L. Afanasiev (USSR), E.Ye. Khachikian (USSR), R. West (FRG), and L. Woltjer (FRG).

Local Organizing Committee (LOC):

Main topics:

24 foreign participants from 10 countries (FRG, Italy, Holland, Spain, France, Sweden, GDR, Poland, Bulgaria, and Czechoslovakia) attended the school.

The projects of future telescopes were presented in the lectures of soviet and foreign specialists. Special interest was aroused by the project of 4 telescopes with 8 m diameter each, worked out at ESO (later named Very Large Telescope – VLT).

Altogether 12 lectures were presented at the school (M. Tharenghi, H.V. Abrahamian, V.L. Afanasiev, J.A. Stepanian, M. D'Odorico, S.N. Dodonov, T. Kipper, T.Yu. Magakian, A. Moorwood, N.V. Steshenko, L. Woltjer, V.A. Ambartsumian).

The school had an enormous significance as for the further development of the observational astronomy, as well as for preparation of scientific personnel. It favoured the establishment of fruitful contacts with leading foreign observatories.

List of the Lecturers and Lectures

Abrahamian H.V., Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), USSR
Afanasiev V.L., Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), USSR
Ambartsumian V.A., Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), USSR
Dodonov S.N., Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), USSR
D'Odorico M., ESO
Kipper T.,
Magakian T.Yu., Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), USSR
Moorwood A., ESO
Stepanian J.A., Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), USSR
Steshenko N.V., USSR
Tharenghi M., ESO
Woltjer L., ESO

List of the Students

Della Vale M., Italy
Hambaryan V.V., Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), USSR
Turatto M., Italy
Yeghiazaryan A.A., Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), USSR

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