FIRST  BYURAKAN  INTERNATIONAL  SUMMER  SCHOOL  FOR  YOUNG  ASTRONOMERS

"OBSERVATIONAL  ASTROPHYSICS"

26 August 3 September 2006,  Byurakan (Armenia)
 

SCHOOL PROGRAM

August 25, Friday

Arrival and registration day

August 26, Saturday

09:00-09:30     Breakfast
10:00-10:30     Official opening of the Summer School
10:30-12:00     Introduction to spectroscopic observations (M.DENNEFELD)
12:00-12:30     Coffee break
Lectures and lessons on methods of observations and data reduction:

12:30-14:00     3D methods in astronomy (A.MOISEEV)
14:00-15:00     Lunch
14:00-15:30     Computers in Physics and Astronomy (A.SADOYAN)
16:00-18:00     Acquaintance to the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory
19:00-20:00     Welcome dinner

August 27, Sunday

09:00-09:30     Breakfast
Lectures and lessons on nuclear and starburst activity of galaxies:
10:00-11:30     Introduction to AGN (D.KUNTH)
11:30-12:00     Coffee break
12:00-14:00     Supernovae: Lighthouses in the Universe (M.TURATTO)
14:00-15:00     Lunch
17:00-18:30     Methods of the Object Classification by the Spectral Energy Distribution: Past, Present and Future (S.DODONOV)

19:00-20:00     Dinner
21:00-24:00     Observations with small telescopes

August 28, Monday

09:00-09:30     Breakfast
Lectures and lessons on methods of AGN studies:
10:00-11:30     Spectroscopy with the Spitzer Infrared Observatory (D.WEEDMAN)
11:30-12:00     Coffee break
12:00-14:00     AGN Surveys; AGN-Starburst Connection (D.KUNTH) 
14:00-15:00     Lunch
15:00-17:00     Practical courses: usage of the Spitzer archives (D.WEEDMAN)
19:00-20:00     Dinner
21:00-24:00     Observations with the BAO 2.6m telescope

August 29, Tuesday

09:00-09:30     Breakfast
Lectures and lessons on methods of AGN studies:
10:00-10:45     Radio properties of AGN (D.ENGELS)
10:45-11:30     Imaging with Radio Interferometry (D.ENGELS)
11:30-12:00     Coffee break
12:00-14:00     Public radio data archives (D.ENGELS)
14:00-15:00     Lunch
15:00-17:00     Data reduction with MIDAS
17:00-18:30     Daniel Kunth's 60th anniversary talk and welcome addresses
18:30-20:30     Dinner with celebration of Daniel Kunth's 60th anniversary
21:00-24:00     Observations with the BAO 2.6m telescope

August 30, Wednesday

09:00-09:30     Breakfast
Lectures and lessons on astronomical archives and Virtual Observatories:
10:00-10:45     Large astronomical surveys, databases and Virtual Observatories (P.PRUGNIEL) 
10:45-11:30     The Digitized First Byurakan Survey and the Armenian VO (A.MICKAELIAN)
11:30-12:00     Coffee break
Lectures on additional hot topics in modern astrophysics:
12:30-13:15     Asteroseismology of solar-like stars (observation techniques and theory)  (R.CLAUDI)
13:15-14:00     Gravitational Wave Detectors (introduction to gravitational wave detectors and current status of ongoing research in GW window) (A.SADOYAN)
14:00-15:00     Lunch
15:00-15:45     Physics of Winds from Cool Evolved Stars (V.AIRAPETIAN)
15:45-17:30     General discussion
19:00-20:00     Dinner

August 31, Thursday

09:00-09:30     Breakfast
10:00-18:00     Excursion to Yerevan with lunch 
19:00-20:00     Dinner

September 1, Friday

08:30-09:00     Breakfast
09:00-09:30     Official opening of the Byurakan Observatory 60th anniversary meeting
09:30-13:00     Participation in the Byurakan-60 meeting
13:00-14:00     Lunch
14:00-18:00     Participation in the Byurakan-60 meeting
19:00-20:00     Dinner

September 2, Saturday

08:30-09:00     Breakfast
09:30-13:00     Participation in the Byurakan-60 meeting
13:00-14:00     Lunch
14:00-18:00     Participation in the Byurakan-60 meeting
19:00-21:00     School and Meeting Banquet

September 3, Sunday

08:30-09:00     Breakfast
09:30-13:00     Participation in the Byurakan-60 meeting
13:00-14:00     Lunch
14:00-18:00     Excursion to medieval fortress Amberd
19:00-20:00     Dinner

September 4, Monday

Departure day