INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL CONGRESS
August 22 - 30, 2011,
"The 50 anniversary of Jury Gagarin flight in space"
“The 100 anniversary of academician Mstislav Keldysh”
"The 110 anniversary of Engelhardt astronomical observatory
of Kazan Federal University"
Recognizing a huge role of a cosmonautics in development of technological revolution and in commemoration of the 50 anniversary of flight in Jury Gagarin's space the decree ¹1157 from July, 31st, 2008 of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medved'ev the 2011yr is proclaimed by Year of the Russian cosmonautics. Yury Gagarin became the first human in space and the first person to orbit the Earth on 12 April 1961.
Welcome. Organizing Committees of the international astronomical congress "ASTROKAZAN-2011" extend a warm welcome to all participants and their guests. We wish you a very pleasant stay in Kazan. The Congress is open to all scientists interested.
The Congress will give a broad outlook of scientific areas: geometrical, analytical, qualitative, bifurcation and structure analysis of early and modern the Moon, Earth and planets on micro-, meso- and large scales; fundamental physics from ground and space, micro-arcsecond astrometry; physics, dynamics and chemistry of the Moon, moons and planets, geophysical budget of planetary rotation, resonance structure and geophysical rhythms, differential rotation, free core nutation, free libration, LOD, topography, gravitational and magnetic fields of the Moon, moons and planets, mascons, lunar and planet dichotomy; modern ground observations, space missions and future prospective: VLBI, SLR, LLR, PLR, Mars-Express, SMART-1, Messenger, Venus-Express, SELENE-II, Chang'e-II, Chandrayaàn-II, LRO + LCROSS, Fobos-Grunt, ILOM, Luna Glob, Luna Resurs, MoonLITE, ILN, Bepi Colombo, ExoMars, LaRa, EJSM , TSSM, Europe lander and others.
The International astronomical congress “ASTROKAZAN-2011” will be devoted to the 50 anniversary of flight in Jury Gagarin's space (1961 yr), the 100 anniversary of President of Academy of Sciences of USSR (1961-1975yrs) Mstislav Keldysh (1911yr) and the 110 anniversary of Engelhardt astronomical observatory (1901 yr) of Kazan Federal University.
"On April, 12th, 1961 in Soviet Union the first-ever spaceship "Vostok" with the man onboard is put into orbit round the Earth. The pilot-cosmonaut of a spaceship "Vostok" is the citizen of the Soviet Union the pilot-major GAGARIN Jury Alekseevich" (TASS, USSR, 1961y).
The Kazan Federal University is one of the oldest and largest institutes of higher learning in the Russia. It was founded on November 5, 1804. The history of the University is the history of Russian science, social thought and culture: N.I. Lobachevsky - the founder of non-Euclidean geometry (1826); N.N.Zinin obtained aniline (1842), K.K. Klauss - discoverer of ruthenium (1844), A.M. Butlerov propounded the theory of composition of organic compounds; I.M. Simonov discovered the Antarctic during the round-the-world expedition of 1819-1821 led by F.F. Belinsghausen and M.P. Lazarev. Prof. M. Kovalsky predicted the rotation of our Galaxy. Kazan University takes pride in its graduates the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, composer M.A. Balakirev, writers S.T. Aksakov, P.I. Mel'nikov-Pechersky and Velimir Khlebnikov. Researchers who brought fame to Kazan university in the post-Second World War years were E. Zavoisky (physics), A. Arbuzov and G. Kamai (chemistry), N. Chetaev (engineering) and N. Chebotarev (mathematics). A new scientific trends were started by Prof. A.Z. Petrov, who classified Einstein spaces by the structure of the curvature tensor, by Prof. S.A. Altshuller, Prof. V.M. Kozyrev who discovered nuclear-magnetic resonance, by Prof. Sh.T. Khabibullin, who developed the non-linear theory of Lunar Physical Libration. Engelhard Astronomical Observatory is based in 1901 near of Kazan city.
List of plenary and invited speakers: George Grechko, Lev Zelenyi, Eric Galimov, Michail Marov, Nikolay Kardashev, Hiroshi Araki, Yuri Barkin, Jose Ferrandiz, Bernard Foing, Juan Getino, Sanders Goossens , Hideo Hanada, Takahiro Iwata , Shuanggen Jin, Osamu Kameya, Noriyuki Kawaguchi, Nobuyki Kawano, Sergei Kopeikin, Oleg Kuskov, Yuri Markov, Koji Matsumoto, Noriyuki Namiki, Hirotomo Noda, Jinsong Ping, Sho Sasaki, Vladislav Shevchenko, Jean Souchay, Slava Turyshev, Vladimir Zharov
Within the framework of Congress also the following activity will be organized also:
- Symposium: “Robotic Exploration of the Moon, moons, and planets”, Aug. 22 - 24,
- Scientific Youth Conference: “Space Astronomy”, Aug. 22 - 25, 2011, Kazan
- Colloquium I: “The Moon, moons, and planets: new VLBI and Astrometry
Technologies”, Aug. 25 - 27, 2011, Kazan
- Colloquium II: “The Moon, moons, and planets: Spin-orbital evolution and interior
structure”, Aug. 29 - 30, 2011, Kazan
- Special scientific-memorial session: “50th anniversary of Jury Gagarin’s space
flight” and “100th anniversary of Mstislav Keldysh’s birth”, Aug. 30, 2011, Kazan
- Special session of the Council on Space of the Russian Academy of Sciences:
“Space astrometry, geodesy and navigation in the Solar system”, Aug. 30, 2011,
Each participant may present his report for these three conferences.