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50 years of the Astronomical Institute (AI) of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

60 years of the Observatory at Skalnate Pleso

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Observatory at Skalnate Pleso and the 50th anniversary of the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences the popular science journal Kozmos (The Universe), (in volume XXXIV, issue 4, 2003) features the following articles/features.


Events and activities of the Astronomical Institute of SAS on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Observatory at Skalnate Pleso and the 50th anniversary of the Institute.
  1. A postcard issued: it features a general view of the main area of the Institute in Stara Lesna; a couple of small inserts show the Skalnate Pleso and Lomnicky stit Observatories.
    May 2003
  2. A press conference held by the Institute in the town of Kosice (together with the Parasitological Institute of SAS)
    May 29, 2003
  3. International scientific conference "Solar variability as an Input to the Earth Environment" - Tatranska Lomnica, 160 participants from all over the world
    June 23-27, 2003
  4. Publication of a special supplement in the popular science journal "Kozmos", issue 4/2003. 15 articles on 24 pages are devoted to the results of the Institute.
    August 3, 2003
  5. Open days - excursion to the observing facilities in Stara Lesna + popular lectures on various topics illustrated by videoclips (14 lectures, 4 x observing of the planet Mars, 311 participants)
    August 16-17, 2003 and August 23-24, 2003
  6. A press conference held by the Institute in the town of Bratislava for major state media.
    September 11, 2003, House of journalists, small conference hall 10:30
  7. A specialist seminar on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Observatory at Skalnate Pleso and 50th anniversary of the Insitute and the congress of the Slovak Astronomical Society of SAS:
    September 19, 2003
    • 16:00 lecture: V. Rusin: Expeditions to observe total eclipses of the Sun
    September 20, 2003
    • 8:30 lecture by I. Bella
    • 9:30 lecture: J. Zverko: Chemically peculiar stars
    • 10:30 lecture: E. Pittich: Dynamics of comets and asteroids
  8. A press conference held by the Insitute in Stara Lesna followed by excursions to the Skalnate Pleso and Lomnicky stit Observatories.
    September 19, 2003
    • 9:30 press conference
    • 12:00 excursions to the Observatories for press people
  9. Events 7 and 8 are co-organized with the Slovak Astronomical Society, which helds on September 19-21, its regular congress in Stara Lesna
    September 19-21, 2003
  10. The celebrations are also honored by a meeting of Presidium of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Stara Lesna.
    September 23-24, 2003
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