IAU Symposium 223

of Solar Activity

14-19 June, 2004

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Online edition of the Proceedings of IAU Symposium 223

Final Announcement

Scientific Program


Sunday, June 13, 2004


18:00 - 21:00 Registration & Welcome Reception at Pulkovo Observatory


Monday, June 14, 2004


8:00 - 9:00 Registration at Main Building of Academy of Sciences


9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Talks


I.               Solar cycle in the interior, Atmosphere and Heliosphere (Chair: V.N. Obridko)



10:30—11:00 Coffee Break/Poster viewing/ Registration



12:30 - 14:00 Lunch/Registration


14:00 - 16:15 Continue Session I. (Chair: D.K. Callebout)



16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break/ Poster view/ Registration

16:45 - 18:00 Poster Session + Discussion


00:00 - 3:00    White Night in Saint PetersburgExcursion to Neva's Open Bridges


Tuesday, June 15, 2004


10:00 - 12:30 II, III. Structure and Evolution of Active Regions from the Sub-photospheric Layers to the Corona, Filaments and Prominences(Chair:V. Krishan)



10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break



12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 16:15 Continue II, III (Chair: R.I. Kostyk)



16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break/ Poster view/ Registration

16:30 - 18:00 Poster Session + Discussion


Wednesday, June 16, 2004



9:00 Buses leave from the Academy of Sciences to Pulkovo Observatory


10:00 -- 12:30 Round table discussions at Pulkovo Observatory


Round Table Discussions.


1. Relationship between solar and stellar activities (A. V. Stepanov, L. Van Driel-Gesztelyi, R. Gershberg)

2. Coordination of observations and data analyses for CORONAS-F, SOHO, and related projects (B. Fleck, B. Thompson, V. D. Kuznetsov)

3. Analysis and interpretation of historical solar activity data (E. Benevolenskaya, V. Makarov, V. Dergachev)


12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 16:00 Visit to Catharine’s Palace


18:30 - 21:00 Conference Dinner




Thursday, June 17, 2004


9:00-12:30   IV Multi-scale Coronal Structures and Links to Photospheric magnetic Field (Chair:L. van Driel-Gesztelyi)




10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break



12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 16:15 V Energy Transport, Storage and Release in the Solar Atmosphere and Corona (Chair:  E. Ya. Zlotnik)



16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break/ Poster view/ Registration

16:30 - 18:00 Poster Session + Discussion


Friday, June 18, 2004


9:00 - 12:30 VI Heliospheric Effects and Space Weather Research (Chair: Kiyoto Shibasaki)



10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break/ Poster View



12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 16:00 VII. Multi-Wavelength Observations of the Sun from Ground and Space (Chair: G. B. Gelfreikh)



16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break/ Poster Viewing/

16:30 - 17:30 Poster Session

17:30 - 18:00 Discussion


Saturday, June 19, 2004


 E. R. Priest (UK)

Our enigmatic Sun


10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break


       D. O. Gough (UK)

  What we need to know about the Sun


11:30 - 13:00 Lunch


13:00 - 18:00 Excursion to Petergoff by ship




 Symposium location


The Symposium will take place in the Main Building of Academy  of  Sciences  (Universitetskaya  nab. 5, tel. 328-3784)


The location of this building is marked "A" in these maps: St_Petersburg_scheme.jpg, St_Petersburg_map.pdf and St_Petersburg_center.pdf (zoom in on a particular location to get higher resolution map).

Hotel locations are also shown in these maps:
1) Moscow hotel: 2 Alexander Nevsky Ploshad, nearest metro station: "Ploshad Alexander Nevskogo"
2) Pribaltiyskaya hotel: 14 Korablestroitelei street, nearest metro station: "Primorskaya"
3) Pulkovskaya hotel: 1 Pobedy square, nearest metro station: "Moskovskaya"
4) Sovetskaya hotel: 43/1 Lermontovsky avenue, nearest metro station: "Baltiyskaya"
5) St. Petersburg hotel: 5/2 Pirogovskaya embankment, nearest metro station: "Ploshad Lenina"

Maps of St. Petersburg and hotels can be also find inhttp://petersburgcity.com/map

St. Petersburg"s metro map is available here (St_Petersburg_metro.gif) and at http://petersburgcity.com/map/metro/


Bus transportation will be arranged twice a day for participants staying in these hotels: in the morning, from the hotels to the Main Building of Academy of Sciences, and after the evening sessions back to the hotels.


Poster and oral presentations


Poster session  will be located in halls of The Main Building of Academy of Sciences. Each presenter will be provided with 4-foot-high by 3-foot-wide (1m 20cm x 90cm) poster space. 


Posters of Sessions I, II, III, IV will be scheduled on Monday- Wednesday (June 14-16, 2004) and should be set up between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on Monday, June 14, and removed  on Tuesday, after the evening session. For the schedule of the poster sessions, see Poster_sessions.pdf.


Posters of Sessions V, VI, and VII will be scheduled on Thursday - Saturday (June 17-19, 2004) and should be set up between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on Thursday, June 19. They should be removed by Saturday, noon.


Presentation must cover the same material as the abstract. Please, place the title of your paper number prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper easily.



Oral session meeting room is equipped with the following audio-visual equipment:


LDC projector -1

Computer -1

Overhead projector -1

Screens -2

Laser pointer -1

Speaker timer -1


The computer in the oral session room will be Windows-based PC with Microsoft Power Point (Office XP installed). All videos should be in *.avi or *.mpg format.

We advice you to bring two copies of your presentation to meeting in case there is a problem with one of them. Standard CD-R or CDRW or memory Stick will be supported.



Round table discussions


Round table discussions will be held in Pulkovo observatory on Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 - 12:30:  in  the Main Conference Room (1), Small Conference Room (2) and Library Hall (3). All rooms will be equipped by the following audio-visual equipment:


LDC projector -1

Computer -1

Overhead projector -1

Screens -1

Laser pointer -1


Participants interested in presenting their results at the round table discussions, please, contact the conveners of these sessions.





Proceedings of IAU Symposium 223 will be published by the Cambridge University Press (CUP).  The maximum number of pages is 600 pages, including all introductory pages, all papers, and the author/object/subject indices. It is planned to allocate 8 pages for Invited Papers, 4 pages for Contributed Papers, 2 pages for Poster Papers.


Please, find an attached IAUS223.dir.zip file, which includes the style file and associated files for the Proceedings.


As to the author's style file:

- It is not allowed to change font sizes. The IAU wishes to have a   fixed appearance of its Proceedings;

- For figures, authors are free to include their preferred packages

(e.g., epsf)


The participant's price for 2004 IAU Proceedings of Symposia and Colloquia for print and on-line together is US$65.


The IAU contract with CUP stipulates that Proceedings of IAU Symposia and Colloquia should appear within six months after the conference. This requires that speakers have to bring their manuscripts to the conference, and submit them on diskette or CD to the editors, or by email to the editors (EBenevolenskaya@solar.stanford.edu) just before the conference. Authors will have an additional four weeks right after the conference to re-submit any revised manuscripts, if desired. The manuscripts will be refereed.


Weather and travel



June is the most beautiful time in the Saint Petersburg (~20C deg), but do not forget an umbrella. Sometimes may be raining.  Before your trip, please, check the weather forecast.

We will arrange the transportation for participants of IAU Symposium 223 from Pulkovo airport to the hotels.
Please, let us know your arrival and departure information by  e-mail to Dr Stepanov: stepanov@gao.spb.ru  (cc:EBenevolenskaya@solar.stanford.edu), including date, time of arrival, number of flight and your name.

The official Russian monetary is ruble. Many restaurants and shops may indicate their prices in U.S. dollars or EURO. Majority of tourist-oriented places accept Credit cards. There are lots of exchange desks and kiosks dotted all over the cities, many open 24 hours. There you can change foreign currencies and travel checks.

There are the following bank-notes and coins:
Bank-notes: 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 rubles
Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50 copecks, 1, 2, 5 rubles

From Metro Station Nevskii prospect take Trolleybus 1, 7 or 10 or Bus 7, stop just after crossing the Neva Riveron the Universitetskaya naberezhnaya. See map on the conference page http://sun.stanford.edu/IAUS223

Bus and trolleybus tickets costs 7 rub (25c) and you can buy it inside. Metro passing coin costs 8 rub and you can buy it at the Metro Station.

Social events

Welcome reception


Sunday, June 13 at 18:00-21:00 (Pulkovo Observatory)

Bus for participations IAUS 223 from Metro Station ‘Moskovskaya’ to ‘Pulkovo Observatory’ leaves 17:30. There is a regular bus No. 55 from Metro Station “Moskovskaya” to ‘Pulkovo Observatory’ (15 min), 7 rub (25c) per person.



Conference dinner - $20

On Wednesday, June 16, at 18:30—21:00. 




  1. Excursion to Pushkin town (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catharine’s Palace (visiting Amber room) , on Wednesday, June 16, afternoon


Ticket for 1 person -$20


The Palace-and-Park ensemble of TsarskoyeSelo - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XIX centuries. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions rise: from magnificent palaces and grand monuments to intimate pavilions and park sculptures. The compositional centre of the Tsarskoselsky ensemble is Catherine's Palace, containing exquisite decorative objects, furniture, Russian and Western-European paintings, unique collections of porcelain, amber, arms, decorative bronze, sculptures etc. Nowadays, the collection of the museum Tsarskoye Selo numbers about 20,000 items. The Tsarskoselsky Lyceum, an elite school established in Russia in the beginning of the XIX century for noble family’s offsprings which the Great Russian poet Alexander S. Pushkin attended, is situated next to the palace.


  1. Boat excursion ‘White night at St. Petersburg’  on Monday, June 14-15 (midnight) (11:00 - 3:00)


St. Petersburg is famous for its White Nights. During White Nights, when a faint twilight takes the place of night darkness, the streets, squares and embankments acquire a unique charm. Though the period of White Nights is short and comes to an end in July, it doesn't mean that a charm of St. Petersburg's night disappears. The city dominated by water still offers its guests many possibilities of feeling its beauty. One of these possibilities is offered to you during the excursion "St. Petersburg's night".

This excursion combines a sightseeing drive to those landmarks of the city which are getting most fascinating when the night is getting on, and a cruisealong the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. Those choosing a river cruise have a unique chance of seeing the most romantic places of the city. A trip on board acosy boat reveals some hidden secrets of the city and doesn't leave anybody indifferent to its charm.


Ticket for 1 person -$6



  1. Excursion to Petergoff by ship (from The Main Building of Academy of Science) on Saturday, June 19, afternoon (14:00-19:00)  and come back by ship, also.



Petergoff is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces, and fountains. In the past it used to be an exquisite summer residence of Russian tsars. Verkhniy (Upper) Garden and Nizhniy (Lower) Parks, genuine masterpieces of landscape design, number over 150 fountains, 5 monumental cascades. In August 2000, after 60 void years, the Lviniy (Lion's) Cascading Fountain was launched again, the second as of its size. On the territory of the reserve, 9 working museums (the Grand Palace, Monplaisir, Catherine's Block, Marli, Hermitage, the church of St.Alexander Nevsky (Gothic Capella), the Benois family museum, Cottage, and the Bath Block.


Ticket per 1 person - $15 (travel and VisitParkwith the most beautiful in the world fountains)


In Petergoff, we offer two excursions, please choose one:

Visit to Petergoff’s Palace - $15

Or, visit to a system of fountains (grottos) - $4

Person who is provided tour recommends the second excursion.


Please, fill in the attached form social_program.doc and submit by e-mail to EBenevolenskaya@solar.stanford.edu



Preliminary program for accompanied persons


Dr Olga Tsiopa is responsible for the tours. If you have any questions, wishes or suggestions, please, contact her by e-mail (tsiopa@gao.spb.ru).

Transportation will be arranged.




        Sightseeing excursion            Peter&Paul Fortress

        The First House of SPb

                $5                                                        $10




            Hermitage                        Summer Gardens & Summer

                 $15                               Palace of Peter the Great





 St. Isaac Cathedral              Pavlovsk, Palace and Park

           $15                                          $20




     Save-on-Blood Cathedral                    Water Excursion

            $10                                                (Rivers and Canals)              


First Announcement