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International Meeting on Space Education (Universat 2006) to be held in

Date: 12 – 16 June 2006


                                   June 12 - 16, 2006, Moscow, Russian
F I R S T    A N N O U N C E M E N T
The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to take part in the First
International Meeting on Space Education (UNIVERSAT-2006) which will be held
in Moscow, Russian Federation, on June 12-16, 2006 at the  Lomonosov Moscow
State University. The official meeting web page is
http://cosmos.msu.ru/unisat2006. The conference will be hosted  by Skobeltsyn
Institute of Nuclear Physics.


The First International Meeting on Space Education UNIVERSAT-2006 will cover a
wide variety of topics centered around the theme “University Satellites and
Space Science Education”, and is meant to inform the entire university and
space-interested community on the new initiatives in space science education
and students satellites construction and development. We hope to be able to
provide an overview of the state of the art at the beginning of the new
century and, to this end, a number of the key topics have been identified.
These will be discussed in successive half-day sessions in invited reviews and
contributions, selected by the SPC and the conveners. In order to allow the
participants to follow all presentations, there will be no parallel sessions.
The key topics are listed below within the session :

I.                     Space Sciences University Education

1.        Space Physics

2.        Space Medicine and Biology

3.        Atmosphere Sciences

4.        Remote Sensing

5.        Geophysics and Ecology

II.                   Space Technology Education

1.        Flight Dynamics and Control

2.        Spacecraft Design and Development

3.        Radio and Radio-Amateurs in Space

4.        Space Factors Influence on Spacecrafts and Materials

III.                 Design and Development of University Satellites:

1.        Projects of University Satellites

2.        University Satellites in Orbit


IV.                Special Session on Information and Network Technologies in
Space Education

V.                  Special Session on Basic Space Sciences in High-School and

VI.                Special Session on Cooperation in Space Education Projects

CALL FOR PAPERS : The conference  will consist of invited reviews, invited
contributions and poster papers. Final selection (as an invited oral
contribution or as a poster) is the responsibility of the SPC, who will decide
on the basis of the submitted abstract and your preferences. You are invited
to submit contributions in the whole area of space education, including space
sciences and technology applications. The book of abstracts will be
distributed to the conference participants upon arrival. The proceedings of
the meeting will be published. Instructions for preparing the camera-ready
papers will be given in the Final Announcement.

Deadline for the abstract submission is March, 1, 2006. For those who apply
for financial support for  the registration fee the deadline is February, 1,
2006.  Authors will be notified on the acceptance of their papers as oral or
poster before April, 1, 2006.

LANGUAGE: English and Russian will be the official languages of the conference
Translation services from Russian to English will be available.

REGISTRATION : Participants should register electronically through the
UNIVERSAT-2006 Meeting web site

ACCOMMODATION and CLIMATE :  Accommodation will be available on-site and in a
range of hotels and student hostels. Weather in Moscow in June is usually
pleasant: the temperature varies between  20 and 30 C Nights are cooler; rain,
if any, should not last long. You are advised to bring light casual clothes,
and a sweater or jacket for the evenings outdoors.

VISA :  Most of UNIVERSAT-2006 participants will need a visa to enter the
Russian Federation. Please contact Russian Embassy or Consulate well in
advance of the Conference dates. The LOC will send the Official Invitation
Letters (the only document providing the possibility to apply for visa) to
those participants who indicate the necessity for it in their registration.
Please take into account that LOC needs about 2 months to provide this
Official Invitation Letter. For those who need the invitation letters
confirming their participation in the UNIVERSAT-2006 meeting for other
purposes (like funding or booking) the letters of such kind will be easily
issued on the request.


      15 November 2005
     Site initialization , First announcement, Interactive registration start

      01 February 2006
     Registration deadline , Application for financial support deadline

      15 February 2006
     Second announcement

      01 March 2006
     Abstract submission deadline

      15 March 2006
     Notification of paper acceptance, on financial support, Final program

      12-16 June 2006
     Meeting take place

The Amateur Radio part of the conference is arranged by Prof. Alexander N.
Zaitzev,   IKI - IZMIRAN,  RW3DZ -  RK3DXB

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