The international conference

"Absorption Spectra of Translucent Interstellar Clouds:

Observers meet Experimentalists"

August, 4-9, 2008

Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science,

Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachaevo-Cherkesia, Russia


Organizers of the conference:
Center for Astronomy, N. Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia


Organizing committee:
Krelowski J. (Poland),
Balega Yu.Yu. (S RAS),
Musaev F.A. (S RAS),
Filippova E.E. (S RAS) - secretary.


Purposes and tasks of the conference.
Absorption spectra of translucent interstellar clouds are complex and involve:


Topics to be discussed:


English is the working languages of the conference.


Submission of applications and theses
For participation in the conference it is necessary to direct the applications and theses to address of organizing committee
Theses should be submitted in the organizing committee in Russian and English. The theses volume should not exceed one page of format 4 (MSWord, pt12, Times New Roman), including figures, tables and bibliographic references.


Registration form:
Postal address  
Title of proposed talk  
Necessary technical equipment for presentation of the report  


Registration deadline is January, 15, 2008.
Application and abstract deadline is April, 15, 2008.


The registration fee is 3500 roubles (about 100 Euro). It would be paid at registration.
The registration fee is about 50 Euro for an accompanying person. It would be organized special excursion programm for the accompanying persons.


The conference is held in the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science (S RAS). Our postal address is: Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachaevo-Cherkesia, 369167 Russia.
Participants of the conference will be lodged in SAO RAS hotel. Cost of room is about 30 Euro per day. Breakfast is not included. Meal will be organized in SAO dinning hall. Three meals are approximately 600 roubles per day.
The participants will be met at the airport Mineralne Vody and transported to SAO.


Visa information
It is necessary two type invitations for getting Russian visa - one from host institute and another one from the local authorities. A foreign citizen has to send the following data for making the invitations by e-mail:
  1. Scanned significant pages (pages, which contain photo and personal data) of passport as .jpg or .gif
  2. Institute or firm name and its postal address
  3. Your position in the Institute
  4. Dates of your visit to Russia
  5. Itinerary (for example, Moscow - Novosibirsk - Mineralnye Vody - Nizhnij Arkhyz)
  6. Home address
  7. Name of city, where you will get the visa, i.e. city, where the nearest to you Consulate of the Russian Federation is located


Please send your offers and questions to
Jacek Krelowski, telephone +48-56-611-30-60
Ekaterina Filippova, telephone +7-87878-46-236