International workshop on scientific use, digitization and preserving astronomical photographic records


Thuesday 18

8:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Opening rector of CTU, director of ASU, vicerector of ICT
10:15-10:30 Rene Hudec Introduction to ASTROPLATE workshop and astronomical Prague (pdf)
10:30-10:50 Coffee break

Aspects of astronomical archives I, chair Elisabeth Griffin

10:50-11:15 Rene Hudec Astronomical Plate Archives: Past, Present, Future (pdf)
11:15-11:40 Thurburn Barker Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (pdf)
11:40-12:05 Yuri Protsyuk Plate archive of Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory: digitization, preview database, image processing and using results in the current research (pdf)
12:05-13:00 Lunch

Aspects of astronomical archives II, chair Vitaly Goranskij

13:00:13:25 Vlasta Madlova Photographic material in Archive of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
13:25-13:50 Michael Hughes Astronomical Plates and other photographic collections at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
13:50-14:15 Liliia Kazantseva Photographic collections of observatories as scientific heritage
14:15-14:40 Elisabeth Griffin Energising the Scientific Driver
14:40-15:00 Coffee break

Storage aspects and chemical degradation, chair Petra Vavrova

15:00-15:25 Osborn Wayne (skype) Utilizing Astronomy’s Photographic Heritage:  Progress, Problems and Challenges (pdf)
15:25-15:50 Linda Miskova Deterioration of glass plate negatives (pdf)
15:50-16:15 Ales Helebrant Glass corrosion – mechanisms and kinetics
16:15-16:45 Terje Grøntoft Air quality measurements for preservation of photographic material (pdf)
16:45-17:10 Robert Simcoe Plate Cleaning Machine (ppt)
 19:00 Wellcome reception

Wednesday 19

Preservation & preventive conservation, chair Terje Grøntoft

9:00-9:25 Michal Durovic Preservation of glass plate negatives
9:25-9:50 Stepanka Boryskova Glass plate negatives – conservation and restoration treatments in practice
9:50-10:15 Petra Vavrova Survey, Conservation Report and Conservation Plan for Glass Plate Negatives (pdf)
10:15-10:35 Coffee break

Digitization I, chair Taavi Tuvikene

10:35-11:00 Pavel Baudish Digitization as a method of protection and presentation of glass plate negatives (pdf)
11:00-11:25 Valentyna Golovnia Kyiv UkrVO glass archives: new life (pdf)
11:25-11:50 poster section I

Digitization II, chair Michael Hughes

13:00:13:25 Thouvenin Nicolas Digitizations in the GAIA framework : the NAROO project. (pdf)
13:25-13:50 Beatrice Bucciarelli Absolute Proper Motions from the Digitized Sky Surveys (pdf)
13:50-14:15 Florian Rothmaier Digitising and Publishing the Heidelberg Koenigstuhl Astronomical Plate Archives (pdf)
14:15-14:40 Elzbieta Kuligowska Digitization and calibration of astronomical plates (pdf)
14:40-15:00 Coffee break

Digitization III, chair Roberto Nesci

15:00-15:25 Detlef Groote Building up APPLAUSE: Digitization and presentation of Hamburger Sternwarte plate archives (pdf)
15:25-15:50 Uli Heber Building up APPLAUSE: Digitization of the plate archives at Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg (pdf)
15:50-16:15 Taavi Tuvikene Building up APPLAUSE: Workflow for plate digitization, data extraction and publication (pdf)

Thursday 20

Digitization IV, chair Uli Heber

9:00-9:25 Iryna Vavilova, Valentyna Golovnia UkrVO: status of the Joint Digitized Archive (pdf)
9:25-9:50 Jose Muinos Present status of the “Carte du Ciel” (pdf)
9:50-10:15 Lukas Hudec Alternative method for photograhic negatives digitization (pdf)
10:15-10:35 Coffee break

Digitization & hardware for digitization, chair Greg Madsen

10:35-11:00 Petr Skala Accuracy of DSLR cameras (pdf)
11:00-11:25 Rene Hudec Investigation of US archives (pdf)
11:25-11:50 Roberto Nesci Scientific use of digitized  plates (pdf)
11:50-13:00 Lunch

Scientific Use II, chair Detlef Groote

13:00:13:30 Kirill Sokolovsky A search for new variable stars using digitized Moscow collection plates (pdf)
13:30-14:00 Robert Macsis Searching the first GRB on photo plates
14:00-14:30 Ulisse Munari The Asiago plate archive and its scientific use (pdf)
15:00-24:00 Social trip and dinner

Friday 21

Scientific Use III, chair Robert Simcoe

 9:00-9:25 Areg Mickaelin  Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory plate archive and its scientific usage (pdf)
9:25-10:00 Vojtech Simon  Investigation of binary X-ray sources with photographic plates (pdf)
10:00-10:25 Greg Madsed Data Mining the Optically Variable Sky since 1950 (pdf)
10:25-10:55 Coffee break

Aspects of astronomical archives III, chair Yuri Protsyuk

10:40-11:25 Roberto Nesci AGB stars and the plate archives heritage (pdf)
11:25-12:20 Round table discussion
12:20-13:30 Lunch

Scientific Use &  astronomical archives, chair Hary Enke

13:30:13:55 Hary Enke Some remarks on preservation and scientific goals of digitising astronomical photograpic plates
13:55-14:15 Vitaly Goranskij Unveiling the nature o red novae cool explosions using archive plate photometry (pdf)
14:15-15:05 Coffee break and Poster section II

Skype and Discussion, chair Rene Hudec

15:05-15:30 David Sliski (skype) Making Celestial Plate Photography Personal (pdf)
15:30-15:55 Josh Grindlay (skype) Astroplate Conference for DASCH Overview paper (pdf)
15:55-16:20 Zheng-Hong TANG (skype) Astroplate Brief introduction of Chinese astronomical plate archive (pdf)
16:20-16:50 Round table discussion
16:50-17:00 Thurbun Barker Concluding remarks
17:00-17:10 Rene Hudec Concluding address (pdf)
17:10 End of the workshop

Poster section I.

Sergey Shugarov – Rectification of the orbital period of the symbiotic binary FG Ser by using archival photographic and new photoelectric observations (pdf)

Richard Urban – Metadata for digitized astronomical plates (pdf)

Marketa Sehnalova – Potential of astrophysical analyses with Ondrejov all-sky negative archive (pdf)

Rene Hudec – Low Dispersion Spectroscopy (LDS) with astronomical photographic databases and surveys

Rene Hudec – Investigations of high-energy cosmic sources on archival astronomical plates

Ilgmars Eglitis – Baldone Schmidt telescope astronomical photos archive (pdf)

Giuseppe Massone – The Torino Observatory plate archive: past and present

Stanislav Vitek – Application of Image processing methods to digitized astronomical negatives

Elena Anisimova – Correction of lens distortion for astronomical plates digitized by SLR camera (pdf)

Thurburn Barker – Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (pdf)


Poster section II.

Sergei Vereshchagin – Photoplates digital archives of the INASAN (pdf)

Cyril Polasek – Historical L. Weinek Photographic Archive

Miroslava Novotna – Characterization of packaging materials: old vs. new (pdf)

Bentahar Youness – Optique atmosphérique (pdf)

Christine Etienne – Astronomical plates at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (pdf)

Marite Eglite – Digitized Schmidt telescope data in the path of the International Virtual Observatory (pdf)

Elena Barsukova – Historical light curve of the black hole binary V4641 Sgr based on the Moscow and Sonneberg plate archives (pdf)

Verónica Lencinas – The Plate Archive of the Astronomical Observatory of Cordoba

Cyril Polasek – Historical Jan Fric astronomical plates at the Ondrejov Observatory

Florian Rothmaier – Highlights of the Heidelberg Königstuhl Astronomical Plate Archives (pdf)