International Scientific and Methodological Conference 2014 KOLOS in Slovakia

In the period from 2 to 4 December 2014 took place an International Astronomy Conference KOLOS 2014. This year the traditional conference was organized within the framework of the international project “The Space Emergency System”. The project is supported by the ENPI (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument) Cross-border cooperation programme Hungary – Slovakia – Romania – Ukraine. The conference was held in Stakčín (Slovakia) at the Vihorlat observatory.

View from the Vihorlat observatory

Vihorlat observatory in Humenné, founded in 1952, is a regional specialized scientific, research, cultural, educational and professional observation institution in the field of astronomy and related sciences. It is easily accessible to visitors and offers the lectures and observation by a Cassegrain telescope with main mirror of 250 mm in diameter placed in a dome of 4 m in height. The scientific activities of the observatory are concentrated in the detached workplace in the Astronomical Observatory at the Kolonicky Saddle in beautiful surroundings between the Vihorlat Mountains and the Bukovsky Hills, 38 km away from Humenné. The observatory is dominated by the Vihorlat National Telescope (VNT) – Cassegrain type telescope with a main mirror of 1 m in diameter – the largest telescope in Slovakia.

Igor Kudzej and one of the Vihorlat Observatory telescopes Main building of Vihorlat observatory Vihorlat National Telescope (VNT) - Cassegrain type telescope with a main mirror of 1 m in diameter Made by Odessa

The partisipants on conference from CoLiTec was Vadym Savanevych, Oleksander Bryukhovetskiy and Nataliia Sokovikova. Nataliia Sokovikova presented the folowing tolks«CoLiTec-multifunction software for the CCD image processing» and «Precision of astrometry measurements for asteroids survey made using CoLiTec software». The reports aroused great interest among colleagues from Poland and Slovakia.

The report of Volodymyr Troianskyi Vadym Savanevych, Oleksander Bryukhovetskiy, Viktor Kudak (Uzhgorod Observatory) listening the report of Nataliia Sokovikova The report of Nataliia Sokovikova

The conference resulted, reports of CoLiTec and of our partners from Odessa Observatory (representatives – Volodymyr Troianskyi and Vadym Zhukov) was recognized as some of the best!

The main developer of software code Oleksander Bryukhovetskiy was invited to the Vihorlat observatory to demonstrate software CoLiTec. The demonstration was successful and at present being negotiated concerning cooperation CoLiTec with Slovakian colleagues.

CoLiTec team are very grateful to Igor Kudzej (conference organizer) for the invitation, support and a great atmosphere at the conference!

Vadym Savanevych, Nataliia Sokovikova, Igor Kudzej, Oleksander Bryukhovetskiy Henryk Brancewicz and Nataliia Sokovikova

During stay in Slovakia, project participants CoLiTec visited two beautiful cities – Košice and Bratislava. These two cities were a great place to discuss the conference results and project plans of the future!

Vadym Savanevych and Nataliia Sokovikova, Košice Oleksander Bryukhovetskiy, Nataliia Sokovikova and Vadym Savanevych, Košice Vadym Savanevych and Oleksander Bryukhovetskiy, Košice
Vadym Savanevych against the backdrop of the Danube River, Bratislava Nataliia Sokovikova, Bratislava Vadym Savanevych, Bratislava


alt: Download the union report “Precision of astrometry measurements for asteroids survey made using the CoLiTec software”


Download the union report “Precision of astrometry measurements for asteroids survey made using the CoLiTec software”