International Scientific Conference,
Devoted to 110 anniversary of O.L. Struve

May 21-23, 2007, Kharkov, Ukraine

  General information
  O. L. Struve
  First message
  Second announcement
  Conference program

Second message

Local Organizing Commitee (LOC): P.N. Fedorov (chairman), Yu. V. Alexandrov, M.A. Balyshev, V.V. Kruglova, Yu.G. Shkuratov, V.A. Psarev, V.A. Zahozhay, O.S. Shalygina (secretary): e-mail:
  1. Program

    Main points proposed for discussion:
    • Life and scientific activity of O.L. Struve
    • Struve dynasty
    • O.L. Struve and modern astronomy
    • Struve and Kharkov University
    • History of Astronomy
    A multimedia projector and overhead will be available.
  2. Conference Format

  3. Conference program includes oral and poster presentations.
    Duration of invited presentations and regular oral reports is 30 and 20 minutes, respectively, including discussion. The conference will include a poster session.
    An abstract book and conference proceedings will be published. All authors are expected to send their abstracts (as a MS-Word document) electronically to Oksana Shalygina, LOC secretary.
    Abstracts should be prepared using this template. The abstracts should be not more than the 1 page length (Times New Roman type, 12 pt, all margins 2.5 cm). The abstract deadline is April 10, 2007. In the e-mail submission, please, state your preference for an oral or poster presentation.
  4. Ceremonial Actions

    Opening of Museum of astronomy and Memorial plate devoted to the Struve dynasty are planned.
  5. Location

    The conference will take place at Kharkov V.N. Karazin National University and at Institute of Astronomy, Kharkov, Ukraine. (Sumska St. 35, 61022 Kharkіv, Ukraine). Deadline for the submission of Preliminary registration is March 30, 2007.
  6. Important Dates (Deadlines)

    • Preliminary registration till March 30, 2007.
    • Abstract deadline is April 10, 2007.
    • Last day for reservation of hotel rooms: April 15, 2007.
  7. Accomodation

    Registration fee: $50. The registration fee should be paid at the conference. The fee includes: coffee-breaks, publication of abstract book, and other organization expenses.
  8. Residence

    According to incoming requests the participant residence at Kharkov hotels will be plan. The costs of residence is from 7$ per day (hotel rooms on 3 persons) to hundreds dollars.
  9. Useful Information

    Local currency in Ukraine is Hryvnya (UAH). The exchange rate is 1 USD ~ 5.05 UAH, 1 Euro ~ 6.4 UAH.
    You can find information about plane tickets in web-site (
    You can find information about train tickets etc. on Ukrainian Railway web-site (
    If you need an official invitation, inform us.
  10. Kharkov

    Kharkov is one of the Ukrainian regional centers. Kharkov is a large educational and cultural center of Ukraine. The town is located in the north-eastern part of Ukraine, on the border of two landscape belts, forest-steppe and steppe, near the junction of the Lopan and the Udy rivers that flow into the Seversky Donets river. The town is situated on five hills. Most of the territory is 105 to 192 m above the sea level. The Kharkov population is now close to 1.5 millions. At present the town takes up 303 km2.
    Kharkov is a large (if not the largest) center of science and culture in Ukraine. There are more than 60 scientific research institutes, more than 170 secondary education schools, more than 150 educational centers and schools. The number of higher education institutions has now reached 80. About 20,000 students graduate yearly from Kharkov higher education institutions. There are 49 cultural centers, among them 5 museums, town art gallery, and six major theatres. There are more than 80 libraries in the town. An outstanding feature of Kharkov is that being an industrial giant it is one of the greenest town. Its parks and gardens, alleys and park areas take over 12,628 hectares. Kharkov is a town of great historical traditions, a town with remarkable destiny (during certain periods it was tragic destiny). Kharkov was the capital of Soviet Ukraine till 1934. The life of many well known writers, artists, actors, and scientists, e.g., V.I. Vernadsky and G. Scovoroda, are closely related to Kharkov (from