B.V. Kukarkin Centenary Conference: Variable Stars, the Galactic Halo and Galaxy formation
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B.V. Kukarkin Centenary Conference: Variable Stars, the Galactic Halo and Galaxy formation
    Conference Program

Sunday, October 11

11:00-16:00 Registration at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute
16:00 Buses to Zvenigorod
17:30-19:00 Registration at the Zvenogorod Health Hotel, accommodation
19:00 Dinner
21:00-23:00 Welcome party

Monday, October 12

08:30-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-11:00 Late registration at the Zvenigorod Health Hotel
11:00-11:30 Conference opening ceremony

Chair: A.M. Cherepashchuk
11:30-12:10 N.N. Samus Variable Star Catalogs: Their Past, Present, and Future.
12:10-12:50 C. Clement The Catalog of Variable Stars in Galactic Globular Clusters.

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Chair: M. Breger
14:30-15:10 L.N. Berdnikov Cepheid Period Changes.
15:10-15:50 L. Szabados Type II Cepheids.
15:50-16:30 M. Feast The Luminosities of Type II Cepheids and RR Lyrae Variables.

16:30-17:30 Coffee break

Chair: P. Whitelock
17:30-17:55 E.A. Karitskaya, N.G. Bochkarev, S. Hubrig, Yu.N. Gnedin, M.A. Pogodin, R.V. Yudin, M.I. Agafonov, O.I. Sharova Magnetic Field in the X-Ray Binary Cyg X-1.
17:55-18:20 V. Marsakov, T. Borkova, V. Koval' Star Formation History in the Dwarf-Galaxy Parent of the Globular Cluster Omega Centauri and the Centaurus Stellar Stream.

19:00 Dinner

Tuesday, October 13

08:30-09:30 Breakfast.

Chair: M. Feast
10:00-10:40 P. Whitelock AGB Variables in the Galaxy and Local Group.
10:40-11:20 O.K. Sil'chenko Formation Mechanisms of Spheroidal Stellar Systems.

11:20-11:50 Coffee break

Section 1. Variable Stars
Chair: D. Mkrtichian
11:50-12:15 E.A. Barsukova Discovery of Pulsations of the B[e] component in the system of CI Cam.
12:15-12:40 M. Sachkov, T. Ryabchikova Pulsations in the atmospheres of Ap stars.
12:40-13:00 N.Z. Ismailov, O.V. Khalilov The Emission Spectrum Variability of AB Aur.

Section 2. The Galactic Halo and Galaxy Formation
Chair: L. Ossipkov
11:50-12:15 E.J. Bernard The ACS LCID Project: RR Lyrae Stars and Cepheids in Local Group Galaxies.
12:15-12:35 G. Gontcharov Subdwarfs in Tycho-2 and 2MASS catalogues.
12:35-12:55 R.B. Shatsova, G.B. Anisimova The Structural Approach to the Subsystems of the Galaxy.

13:00-15:00 Lunch

Section 1. Variable Stars
Chair: L. Berdnikov
15:00-15:25 K. Kolenberg Inferences from Photometric and Spectroscopic Observations of Blazhko RR Lyrae Stars.
15:25-15:50 P. Lenz, M. Breger, A.A. Pamyatnykh Asteroseismic Modelling of the Delta Scuti Star 4 CVn.
15:50-16:15 A. Chuprikov SS 433. Evolution of Radio Structure in L and C Frequency Ranges.
16:15-16:40 D.A.H. Buckley Probing Magnetism in CVs with the SALT.

Section 2. The Galactic Halo and Galaxy Formation.
Chair: A. Rastorguev
15:00-15:20 A.M. Mel'nik, P. Rautiainen Kinematics of the Outer Pseudorings and the Spiral Structure of the Galaxy.
15:20-15:40 M. Gozha, R. Shatsova The Groombridge 1830 Group of Halo Stars Based on New Data.
15:40-16:00 I.S. Nurgaliev Galaxy Formation in Multi-Component Bouncing Universe.
16:00-16:20 D.V. Ovod, L.P. Ossipkov On Collisional Relaxation in Star Clusters.
16:20-16:40 N.V. Raspopova, L.P. Ossipkov A New Family of Models for Globular Clusters.

16:40-17:10 Coffee break

Section 1. Variable Stars
Chair: M. Sachkov
17:10-17:35 D. Mkrtichian, A. Hatzes, H. Saio Doppler Spectroscopy of roAp Stars with HARPS.
17:35-17:55 A. Serber Estimating Distances to X-Ray Pulsars Using Cyclotron Lines in Their Spectra.
17:55-18:25 Poster session (3 minutes to present a poster, lists of posters for each session to be compiled during the conference).

Section 2. The Galactic Halo and Galaxy Formation
Chair: A. Sarajedini
17:10-17:35 M. Sharina The Dependence of Globular Cluster Population and Chemical Composition in a Galaxy on Its Initial Gas Content.
17:35-18:05 Poster session (3 minutes to present a poster, lists of posters for each session to be compiled during the conference).

19:00 Dinner

Wednesday, October 14

08:30-09:30 Breakfast

Chair: C. Clement
10:00-10:40 M. Breger The Blazhko Effect in Delta Scuti, RR Lyrae and Other Pulsating Stars.
10:40-11:20 A. Sarajedini RR Lyrae Variables in the Halo of M33.

11:20-11:50 Coffee break

Chair: C. Sterken
11:50-12:30 G. Clementini RR Lyrae Stars in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies.
12:30-12:55 V. Goranskij, C. Clement, M. Thompson The Pulsation Mode Changes of the RR Lyrae Type Variable Star V79 in the Globular Cluster M3.

13:00-15:00 Lunch

Chair: G. Clementini
15:00-15:25 J. Menzies Microlensing and Extrasolar Planets.
15:25-15:50 E.V. Glushkova, S.E. Koposov, R.S. Yadav, I.Yu. Zolotukhin Discovery and Investigation of New Clusters in the Galaxy.
15:50-16:15 V. Bobylev, A. Bajkova Analysis of Peculiarities of Star Velocity Distributions in the Solar Neighborhood.

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

Chair: O. Sil'chenko
16:45-17:10 A.K. Dambis Inferring the Kinematical Parameters and Adjusting the Distance Scale for the Thin-Disk, Thick-Disk, and Halo Populations from 3D Velocity Data.
17:10-18:10 Poster session (3 minutes to present a poster, lists of posters for each session to be compiled during the conference).

19:00 Dinner

Thursday, October 15

08:30-09:30 Breakfast

Chair: L. Szabados
10:00-10:40 M. Prokhorov, A. Mironov, A. Zakharov, F. Nikolaev, M. Tuchin The Multicolor "Lyra" Photometric System for Halo Studies.
10:40-11:20 Ch. Sterken The Problem of Standardization in the Variability Domain.

11:20-11:50 Coffee break

11:50-13:30 Discussion. Summary and concluding remarks (A.S. Rastorguev). Closing ceremony.

13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-18:00 Tour of Zvenigorod and Savvino-Storozhevski monastery
19:00-22:00 Conference dinner

Friday, October 16

08:30-09:15 Breakfast
9:30 Buses to Moscow
11:00-13:00 Accommodation in the University
13:00-14:00 Lunch (University canteens)

14:00-15:00 Memorial session (Sternberg Institute), part 1
15:00-18:00 Memorial session (part 2)/Tour of Moscow and Kremlin

Saturday, October 17

Visiting B.V. Kukarkin's grave


  1. S.V. |Antipin, A.M. Zubareva, D.M. Kolesnikova, N.N. Samus, L.A. Sat, K.V. Sokolovsky Moscow Digital Variables: CCD Observations of Five Suspected Variable Stars.
  2. V.P. Arkhipova, N.P. Ikonnikova, G.V. Komissarova Brightness Variations of Four Yellow Supergiants with IR Excesses, Candidate Protoplanetary Objects.
  3. M.V. Barynov Deconvolution Photometry – a Tool for High Precision Photometry of Crowded Star Fields.
  4. L.N. Berdnikov, A.Yu. Kniazev, V.V. Kravtsov, D.G. Turner, E.N. Pastukhova Photometric Observations of Classical Cepheids from the ASAS-3 Catalogue.
  5. L.N. Berdnikov, A.Yu. Kniazev, V.V. Kravtsov, D.G. Turner, E.N. Pastukhova Photometric Observations of Small-Amplitude Cepheids from the ASAS-3 Catalogue.
  6. L.N. Berdnikov, A.Yu. Kniazev, V.V. Kravtsov, D.G. Turner, E.N. Pastukhova, S.V. Zhujko Photometric Observations of Type II Cepheids from ASAS-3 Catalogue.
  7. L.N. Berdnikov, O.V. Vozyakova, A.K. Dambis, A.Yu. Kniazev, V.V. Kravtsov Photometric Observations of RR Lyrae Type Stars.
  8. L.N. Berdnikov, A.Yu. Kniazev, I.A. Usenko, V.V. Kovtyukh, V.V. Kravtsov Spectral Studies of Six Southern Cepheids.
  9. E.S. Birukova, L.P. Ossipkov Are Galactic Halo Orbits Chaotic?
  10. V. Bobylev, A. Bajkova, A. Stepanishchev Kinematics of Tycho-2 Red Giant Clump Stars.
  11. N.I. Bondar’, V.I. Burnashev, R.E. Gershberg, N.I. Shakhovskaya The Unique Eclipsing Binary ε Aurigae from Studies in the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
  12. A.A. Davydenko On Cluster Destruction in the Galactic Tidal Field.
  13. M.A. Ibrahimov, R.G. Karimov The 3-Myr-Old Eclipsing Binary KH 15D in NGC2264: New Results.
  14. N.Z. Ismailov, F.N. Alimardanova Features of Radiation Sources in the Environment of Young Stars.
  15. Z. Jiang, L. Ossipkov Generalized Fricke's Polynomials for Spherical Stellar Systems.
  16. E. Kanev, M. Sachkov Radial Velocities and Radii of Galactic Cepheids.
  17. R.G. Karimov, M.A. Ibrahimov CCD Observations of Multiple Open Clusters at the Maidanak Observatory.
  18. A.Y. Kniazev, P. Väisänen, P.A. Whitelock Discovery of the First Symbiotic Star in NGC 6822.
  19. S. Marshall, J. Williams, T. Mazeh, G. Walker, V. Strelnitski Using SysRem as an Alternative Photometry Technique.
  20. I.A. Maslov, O.G. Taranova, V.I. Shenavrin Photometry of ε Aurigae in the Near-Infrared Range Before the Next Expected Primary Eclipse.
  21. A.M. Mel'nik, A.K. Dambis Kinematics of OB Associations and the New Reduction of the Hipparcos Data.
  22. O.I. Sharova, M.I. Agafonov, E.A. Karitskaya, N.G. Bochkarev, S.V. Zharikov, G.Z. Butenko, A.V. Bondar’ Three-Dimensional Doppler Tomography of the X-ray binary Cyg X-1.
  23. R.B. Shatsova, G.B. Anisimova The Equation and the Parameter of the Spurs System.
  24. V.I. Shenavrin, A.M. Tatarnikov Two RV Tau Stars and V1027 Cyg: Infrared Photometry, 1995–2008.
  25. S. Shugarov, D. Chochol, I. Volkov, P. Zemko Photometric Investigation of the X-ray Nova V2491 Cyg.
  26. L. Smirnova Adiabatic Invariant of Globular Star Clusters.
  27. A. Stepanishchev K-Effect for Open Star Clusters and its Dependence on Age.
  28. A.A. Tatarnikova, A.M. Tatarnikov, E.A. Kolotilov, T.N. Tarasova, V.F. Esipov, V.I. Shenavrin, A.E. Nadzhip Nebular Phase of the Symbiotic Nova PU Vul.
  29. A.B. Velichko, L.I. Mashonkina Zirconium Abundances in the Thin Disk, Thick Disk and Halo Stars.