zdeněk kopal - conference of stars and men


march / april 2004
Celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the birth of astronomer Zdeněk Kopal

Monday, 29 March

10:00 a.m.        Press conference in Prague

14:00 p.m.       Laying a wreath on the grave of Professor Kopal at Slavín

Wednesday, 31 March

9:00 a.m.          Press conference in Litomyšl

10:00 a.m.        Ceremonial opening of the international conference "Binary Stars ? Zdeněk Kopal´s Legacy" (for experts in the field of close binary stars and persons with serious interest in this field of astronomical research ? details at http://var.astro.cz/kopal.)

 8:00 p.m.         Ceremonial evening - welcome cocktail party for conference participants and invited guests


Thursday, 1 April

8:00 p.m.          Opera performance Coronidé by the Damián ensemble (Castle Theatre) - accompanying event of the international conference


Friday, 2 April

8:00 p.m.          Chamber concert by Wallinger´s Quartet (hall of the restorers school) - accompanying event of the international conference


Saturday, 3 April

1:00 p.m.        Opening of the Czech Astronomical Society congress

5:30 p.m.          Discussion of Kopal´s students, moderated by student Grygar

7:00 p.m.          Concert by Hradišťan 

8:30 p. m.         Revealing the unique sculpture

9:00 p.m.          Ceremonial evening - parting with the conference participants


Sunday, 4 April

2:00 p.m.          "Zdeněk Kopal - Life and Works (Retrospective and present situation in the fields where he became famous)" - seminar for the public

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