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Prof. Garo Mardirosian – Inventor of the Year – 2023

  Prof. Garo Mardirosian from the Space Research and Technologies Institute (SRTI) of BAS was awarded the "Inventor of the Year - 2023" prize of the Union of Inventors in Bulgaria. He received the prestigious award for 4 inventions in the field of protection from disasters and accidents, two of which were for critical infrastructure: the "Kinematic System for Early Warning of Earthquakes for Critical Infrastructure Facilities" and the " Early Warning about Floods along River Beds near Artificial Lakes Barrages ". The application of the first invention is in anti-seismic protection of critical infrastructure facilities - for example nuclear power plants, dam walls, etc., from the effects of destructive seismic waves. It is based on the difference in velocities between the longitudinal and transverse [...]

2023-11-06T10:21:54+02:00Thursday, 2 November 2023|Categories: Astronomy, Space Research and Technologies|

New publication with participation of a Bulgarian scientist in “Astronomy & Astrophysics”

  Sen. Asst. Prof. Yanko Nikolov, PhD from IA with NAO is a lead researcher in an international team Research conducted with the 2-m telescope at NAO Rozhen with lead researcher Sen. Asst. Prof. Yanko Nikolov, PhD, from the Institute of Astronomy with National Astronomical Observatory, tracked the eruption of the symbiotic star RS Oph as a nova on August 8, 2021. Astronomers from Bulgaria, Argentina and the USA have participated in the study. The results have been accepted for publication in the prestigious scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics and can be found with open access at: https://arxiv.org/abs/2309.11288. The research will be presented by astronomer Yanko Nikolov to a wide audience at the Varna Science Festival on 29 October. Novae eruptions occur in binary star [...]

International scientific conference  ”Space, Ecology, Safety – SES 2023”

The International scientific conference "Space, Ecology, Safety - SES 2023" is taking place from 24 to 26 October 2023 at the “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of BAS and at the Space Research and Technologies Institute (SRTI). The Forum, which is being held for the nineteenth time, is organised by SRTI. This year's conference is dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the “Shipka” scientific programme and the space flight of Alexander Alexandrov. More than 50 real scientific experiments were conducted during the flight of the second Bulgarian cosmonaut Alexander Alexandrov, and the results of these experiments are still being studied by scientists, Corr. Memb. Petar Getsov said at the opening of the conference. He recalled that in 2004 the leadership of the Space Research and Technologies [...]

Exhibition at BAS of first images with the new 1.5-m telescope at Rozhen

An exhibition of images of cosmic objects taken with the new 1.5-m telescope at the National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) Rozhen was opened at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The telescope operates in semi-automatic mode and can be controlled remotely, said the director of the Institute of Astronomy with NAO Prof. Evgeni Semkov. He introduced the author of the photographs - astronomer Sen. Asst. Prof. Milen Minev, PhD. The exposition includes photographs of the planet Jupiter and of stars, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters and formations of interstellar gas and dust such as the famous "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula of the Serpens constellation. The telescope is the first large-scale scientific infrastructure which was built entirely with Bulgarian funding, said the President of BAS Prof. [...]

A new 1.5-m telescope explores space from NAO Rozhen from 1 July

  The modern facility was opened 42 years after the construction of the observatory The new robotic telescope of the Institute of Astronomy - BAS was officially unveiled at 12:00 on July 1 on the territory of the National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen. In the solemn ceremony, connected with the newest acquisition for the astronomical community in Bulgaria, participated the Prime Minister Acad. Nikolai Denkov, Minister of Education and Science Prof. Galin Tzokov, the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS, regional and municipal leaders, scientists from Bulgaria and Serbia. The celebration was opened with a performance of "Izlel e Delyu haidutin" by the talented young singer and violinist Diana Chausheva from the "L. Pipkov” National School of Music [...]

A new experiment with a Bulgarian instrument from the Liulin series on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane

Virgin Galactic company has conducted its first commercial mission into suborbital space with the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. (Virgin Galactic launches first commercial spaceflight (spacedaily.com)) The flight began on June 29, 2023 at 11 a.m. EDT (16:00 GMT) from Spaceport America in New Mexico, USA. (Home | Virgin Galactic) The mission involved two pilots and four passengers: Pantaleone Carlucci, an engineer at the National Research Council of Italy, Colin Bennett, an astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic, Colonel Walter Villadei of the Italian Air Force, and Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Landolfi, a doctor from the Italian Air Force. Virgin Galactic calls this mission Galactic 01. It is a joint research study of the Italian Air Force and the National Research Council of Italy called "Virtute 1". The mission [...]

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