Russian Cultural and Scientific Center on Malta
36 Merchants str. Valletta, VLT 10, Malta, phone 356 21 222 030
October 12-16, 2009
The Year 2009 according to UNESCO is the Year of Astronomy. So many international scientific conferences, seminars and symposiums are devoted to the contemporary astronomy achievements and problems at large during this year. Among these problems high level attention was paid to the tasks connected with the asteroid hazards. It can be explained by the discovery of big enough asteroids which were very near with collision with the Earth. Very impressive example of such asteroid is Apophis whose very close Earth fly-by is not the last approach to our planet. Its further approaches to the Earth do not exclude collision. And such asteroid is not the only one which is considered as candidate for hitting the Earth with catastrophic consequences.
The interest to the problem is reflected by fact that a very representative symposium on the matter was held in Spain in Granada in April and a similar conference is planned to be held in St. Petersburg in September.
Because of quite clear mainly logistical reasons the participants of these two events are unfortunately different, which prevents them to exchange their knowledge and expertise.
The Symposium to be organised in Malta in October 2009 will allow to overcome this deficiency: it will be held in the Russian Cultural and Scientific Centre in Malta. It will therefore be easily accessible to participants from Russia, EU and other countries.
The main goal of the Symposium is determined by its title - Motion Control of NEOs: Dream or Reality?
To answer this question the following topics are planned to be included in the Symposium program:
The Symposium is organized by: Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Cultural and Scientific Center on Malta, Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of Astronomy of RAS, Institute of Applied Mathematics of RAS with the support and participation of the European Space Agency (ESA).
If you are interested to participate in this Symposium, please fill out the Registration Form.
The approximately 500-word abstract is expected to describe main ideas and problems of the paper and proposed solutions. It should be submitted not later than September 9th, 2009. The Program committee will inform the author about acceptance of the paper not later than September 15th, 2009.
Program of the Symposium is now available.
Symposium will be held within the Russian Cultural and Scientific Centre in Malta (36 Merchants str. Valletta, VLT 10, Malta, phone 356 21 222 030) from the 12th to the 16th of October 2009.
Program Committee can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium website is: nea2009.cosmos.ru
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