All members of IAU Commission 35 are urged to participate in the
election of the four new members of the Organizing Committee. The poll
is conducted online from the election
on this website. Full details of the election process are given in a message from Dr. Francesca
The Triennial Report of IAU Commission 35 covering the period 1 July
2005 - 30 June 2008 has been posted under "Reports".
It will be published in Reports on Astronomy, ed. K. A. van der Hucht
(Cambridge: CUP), Vol. XXVIIA.
Bohdan Paczyński passed away in his Princeton home on April 19, 2007
after a three-year battle with brain cancer. An obituary
written by Virginia Trimble has been
of the business meeting at the
General Assembly in Prague on August 16 is available.
Join us for our business
meeting at the General Assembly in Prague on August 16. Click
We are saddened to announce the
death of Vittorio Castellani. An obituary
written by Amedeo Tornambè has been posted.
Corinne Charbonnel from Laboratoire D'Astrophysique de Toulouse et
Tarbes (currently on leave at Observatoire de Geneve) has been elected
the Vice-President of Commission 35 for the 2006 - 2009 term.
The Organizing Committee of IAU Commission 35 decided to present to
Division IV of the IAU the following candidates for the four OC
vacancies for next term: John
Lattanzio (Australia), Achim Weiss
(Germany,) Gilles Fontaine (Canada), and Lev
Our choice of Yungleson, who received the same number of votes as
Hiromoto Shibahashi, was motivated by the need of having a fair
representation in the OC of all research fields within the scope of
interest of our Commission. W.D. would like to thank all 99 Commission
Members who took part in the poll.
Norman Baker, a distinguished
member of our commission, recently passed away. Wojciech Dziembowski,
Alfred Gautschy, and Douglas Gough wrote an obituary.
IAU AGS Karel van der Hucht announces changes in the procedure for IAU
sponsored meetings. Read his message.
George Richard Isaak, whose pioneering work in resonant-scattering
spectroscopy led to the detection of the solar five-minute oscillation
in observations of the Sun passed away on June 5, 2005. An obituary
was written by Rachel
Howe (National Solar Observatory, Tucson).
The scientific program
of the 26th General Assembly of
the International Astronomical Union in Prague is available.
The successful proposals for IAU symposia to be held during the GA in
Prague were announced by the IAU. Two symposia of particular interest
to members of Commission 35 are among the six approved by the IAU.
These are Binary Stars as Critical Tools and Tests in Contemporary
Astrophysics, proposed by Petr Harmanec, William Hartkopf, and Edward
Guinan and Convection in Astrophysics, proposed by Friedrich Kupka and
Ian Roxburgh. Congratulation to the proposers, who will appreciate
comments and suggestions from all commission members.
A draft proposal
IAU symposium to be held during the GA entitled Modelling Dense Stellar
Systems has been posted. Ladislav
Šubr is asking for
feedback from Commission 35 members.
Please send comments to him or post them on our Discussion Board.
Leitherer, on behalf of the SOC,
has submitted a draft
for a Joint Discussion during the General Assembly. The title is
Calibrating the Top of the Stellar M-L Relation. Comments are most
Fred Rasio, on behalf of the organizing committee, is planning to
propose an IAU Symposium on Neutron Stars & Black Holes in
and Star Clusters during the GA in Prague. Commission members can read
his Letter of Intent
send comments to Fred or post feedback on our Discussion
Friedrich Kupka submitted a Letter
of Intent for a symposium during
the General Assembly with the
title Convection in Astrophysics. Comments from commission members
should be sent to Friedrich or posted on our Discussion
Lattanzio, on behalf of the
Working Group on Abundances in Red
Giants, intends to propose a Joint Discussion on Pre-Solar Grains as
Astrophysical Tools during the GA in Prague. All members of Commission
35 are encouraged to review the Letter
of Intent for the proposed
session and to
provide comments, either to John directly or (preferably) via our
IAU has introduced the deadlines
for Colloquia and Symposia in 2006.
For more information visit http://www.iau.org/IAU/Activities/meetings/.
Note that 2006 is the year of the IAU General Assembly, which will take
place in Praha (Czech Republic) on August 2–15, 2006. Special
rules apply in such years.
of IAU Comm. 35 have the opportunity to join an online Discussion Board
from the commission website. The purpose of the Discussion Board is to
provide a forum for pursuing new initiatives and to foster
communication between members.
report on the Business Meeting of Commission 35 during the XXVth
General Assembly on July 21, 2003 was submitted to the editor. A copy
of the report
has been posted on this site.
the General Assembly of the IAU in Sydney, Australia (July 13 - 26), a
business meeting of Commission 35 will be held in Room PM 2 on Monday,
July 21 (time slot 4; i.e., immediately following afternoon
tea/coffee). The meeting promises to be a short one, with a few
announcements from the Chair (Don VandenBerg) - and some discussion of
the C35 web site (lead by Claus Leitherer), if there is a sufficient
number of members in attendance. Do stop by, if only to see some of
your colleagues whom you might otherwise miss during the busy GA.
votes are in! The members of Commission 35 elected Corinne Charbonnel,
Richard Larson, Jim Liebert, and Ewald Müller for the vacant
membership positions. Visit the election
page for complete election
members of IAU Commission 35 are urged to participate in the election
of the four new members of the Organizing Committee. The poll is
conducted online from the election page
on this website. Full details of the election process are given in a message
from Dr. Don
Don Vandenberg, President of Commission 35 invites the commission
members to provide nominations for upcoming vacancies in the Organizing
Committee. The committee members are also reminded of several other
action items for the business meeting during the General Assembly. Read
the full text
35 of the International
Astronomical Union announces the launch of its new website at http://iau-c35.stsci.edu.
The new site is hosted by Space
Telescope Science Institute
maintained by Claus Leitherer. We aim to provide commission members and
the community at large with a comprehensive set of tools, links, and
the latest information related to stellar constitution.