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IAU XXVI General Assembly, Special Session

Prague, August 2006

We are very pleased to announce that our symposium proposal was accepted as a "Special Session" within the IAU General Assembly.

This is a temporary web page used primarily for planning purposes for the Scientific Organising Committee. In due course we will launch a proper public web page.Watch this space !


This conference will highlight scientific achievement enabled by the Virtual Observatory initiatives, and review technical progress towards the VO vision.

Location and Date

The location for the conference is Prague, The Czech Republic. Our conference is a "Special Session" during the IAU General Assembly which runs through the period August 14-15 2006. Together with a related session on Astronomical Data Management, the VO special session covers 3.5 days in the period Aug 17-22 :

Thursday Aug 17 : pm
Friday Aug 18   : all day
Monday Aug 21   : all day
Tuesday Aug 22  : am
Tuesday Aug 22  : pm       - Astronomical Data Management


A copy of the proposal as submitted in Jan 2005 is attached here:

Until we develop a revised programme plan and publicity material, this remains the best description so far of what the conference will be like.

Scientific Organising Committee

Andy Lawrence (chair SOC) UK
Masatoshi Ohishi Japan
Francoise Genova France
Ray Norris Australia
Attila Meszaros Czech Republic
Robert Hanisch USA
Peter Quinn Germany
Alexander Szalay USA
Nicholas Walton UK
Oleg Malkov Russia
Ajit Khembhavi India
Roy Williams USA
Giuseppina Fabbiano USA
Yongheng Zhao China
Isabelle Scholl France
Enrique Solano Spain

Working Documents for S.O.C.

Planning material for the conference is on a page called VoPraguePlanning

This top level page is called VoscienceIAUPrague

Material accumulated during the proposal process is on a page called VoPragueProposalPrep

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