Kolos 2023 report

On the days of October 26th to October 28th, 2023, the Vihorlat Observatory in Humenné organized a traditional conference called “Kolos.” The co-organizers were the Slovak Astronomical Society, the Slovak Union of Astronomers, the Faculty of Science of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, and the Slovak Central Observatory. It took place as part of the project solution APVV-20-0148 “From Interacting Binaries to Exoplanets.” The event was marked by a rich autumn in astronomy in Slovakia. Especially astronomers who had participated in a large conference on the use of small telescopes in the Tatra Mountains in September did not find a reason to travel to another conference of similar focus. However, some still came. Kolos essentially became a meeting of institutions involved in the mentioned APVV grant project. These institutions included the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (AsÚ SAV), the Faculty of Science of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (PF UPJŠ), and the Vihorlatská Observatory in Humenné (VH). The event also featured several personalities from Poland and amateur astronomers. In total, 25 astronomers attended the conference. From a national perspective, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia were represented. There were 12 oral scientific presentations and 4 poster presentations. The program took place at the Astronomical Observatory on Kolonica Saddle and in the premises of the Armales Hotel in Stakčín.

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Conference Proceedings

The talks and posters presented at the conference can be published in the Open European Journal on Variable Stars. If you wish to do it, please follow the guidelines and use the templates available at https://oejv.physics.muni.cz/templates/. Submit your work as an attachment of an e-mail message to var (at) kozmos.sk no later than January 15, 2023. Then all manuscripts will pass the standard reviewing process of the journal.

Important dates

08/09/2022 – 1. first announcement

12/10/2022 – deadline for participant registration

19/10/2022 – deadline for abstracts submission

23/10/2022 – final announcement

26/10/2022 – start of the conference

28/10/2022 – end of the conference