Dear Members of Commission 28,
This is the second newsletter of Commission 28.
Best wishes for a happy new year.
Thanks to the great help of Dr. Mark Birkinshaw, Web Master of Division VIII, at University of Bristol, our Commission 28 now has a new web page at http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/iau/comms/home28.html .
The Div. VIII web page, http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/iau , also has a link to Com. 28 web page. I would like to encourage all of you to visit these pages.
According to the advice from IAU Secretariat, the member list on the page carries only names and no e-mail addresses or other information.
Those people whose names appear coloured in the list should contact me to correct their entries. The present list still includes those who expressed their intention to withdraw from the Commission in response to my questionnaire. Unless otherwise noted, they will be deleted from the list soon. So, watch the page occasionally to check if I make the revision correctly.
PROPOSALS for symposia and colloquia requesting IAU sponsorship in 2002 should reach President of appropriate sponsoring Division by this date.
LETTERS OF INTENT for symposia and joint discussions for the Sydney GA have the same deadline (the LOC has to pay by the room for convention facilities and wants a preliminary decision from the Exec Comm meeting of June 2001 on roughly how many of each there will be and for how many days). Symposia can run 3-4 days (3 or 3 1/2 being preferred) and JDs 1/2, 1, max 1.5 days at the GA. Free standing symposia and colloquia can run 3-5 days; colloquia tend to be a bit shorter than symposia.
|Cosmic Masers, Rio de Janiero||5-10 March|
|Extragalactic Star Clusters, Pucon Chile||12-16 March|
|Stellar Atmospheres, Uppsala Sweden||late June|
|AGN Surveys, Byurakan Armenia||19-23 June|
|Astrophysical Supercomputing using Particle Simulations, Tokyo Japan||10-13 July|
|Pulsating stars and stellar astrophysics, Leuven BE||26-31 July|
|Planetary Nebulae, Canberra||19-23 Nov|