July 21, 2017 • news and events

    The Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade purchased and mounted a telescope of the latest generation with a diameter of the main mirror of 1.40 meters at Vidojevica mountain in 2016. With the mounting of the “Milankovic” telescope procured using the funds of the European Commission and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, observational astronomy in Serbia has gained new momentum which provides the possibility of Serbian scientists participating in cutting-edge observational projects. In collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Belgrade, within the activities of the Association of Italian and Serbian Scientists and Scholars (AIS3), the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade organizes on October 31th, 2017 a one-day workshop in Belgrade. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss in collaboration with prominent astronomers from Italy, who will come to Belgrade for this meeting, future observing projects, as well as to share experiences related to various astronomical observations, and other astronomical and technical and computational possibilities, which include the usage of astronomical instruments, reductions, storage and analysis of the observing material. We invite all interested researchers, and especially undergraduate students and PhD students to take part in this workshop and to learn about future observations from Vidojevica mountain and modern astronomical and computational techniques necessary for successful observations. Within the available time slots the discussions about various theoretical/computational models related to future observations from Vidojevica will be organized.

    The registration is free of charge, but mandatory.

    Interested participants are requested to register before October 1st, 2017 so that we can book a suitable venue for the workshop. The registration can be done by sending an e-mail to: siar@aob.rs. Relevent information will be available at siar.aob.rs.

    The official language of the meeting is English.

    During the meeting, the Rector of the University of Belgrade, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Bumbasirevic and Prof. Remo Ruffini will sign an agreement of cooperation between the University of Belgrade and ICRAnet (International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network). ICRAnet is an International Organization and its members are four states and three universities and research centers: the Republic of Armenia, the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Italy, the Vatican City State, as well as the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA), Stanford University (USA) and ICRA.

    For the organizers,

    Dr. Srdjan Samurovic,
    Associate research professor,
    Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade

    Dr. Paolo Battinelli,
    Science Attaché, the Italian Embassy in Belgrade