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IAU Symposium No. 240

Binary Stars as Critical Tools & Tests
in Contemporary Astrophysics

22-25 August 2006
Prague, Czech Republic


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Program
(as of 10 August 2006)

This program is also available in pdf format, although I don't update that quite as frequently. Also, the list of registered abstracts submitted to date (invited talks plus posters) is available here. All posters (sorted by session) are listed following the invited talks.

Tuesday, August 22 (morning sessions 1/2)

Welcome and Introductory address:
Overview of Binary and Multiple Stars as Critical Tools & Tests in Contemporary Astrophysics - The Dawn of the Century of Discovery
Speakers: P. Harmanec (Czech Rep.) and E. Guinan (USA) [30 min]


I. New Observing Techniques and Reduction Methods


Tuesday, August 22 (afternoon sessions 3/4)



Wednesday, August 23 (morning sessions 5/6)


Wednesday, August 23 (afternoon sessions 7/8)


Thursday, August 24 (morning sessions 9/10)

II. Binary Stars as Critical Tools for obtaining direct and reliable information


Friday, August 25 (morning sessions 11/12)


III. Binary Stars as Critical Tests for studying specific phenomena
Friday, August 25 (afternoon sessions 13/14)






Posters


Listed below are poster titles and abstracts, sorted by session and title.
I. New Observing Techniques and Reduction Methods
II. Binary Stars as Critical Tools for obtaining direct and reliable information III. Binary Stars as Critical Tests for studying specific phenomena