2nd International Conference: Alive Universe - from Planets to Galaxies Yan 29, 2024 | 12:01 / KONFRANSLAR

Dear colleagues!

We are pleased to announce on the second International Conference "Alive Universe - from Planets to Galaxies", dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory (ShAO) named after N.Tusi of Ministry of Science and Education of Azerbaijan Republic on September 23-26, 2024.


Conference date and location: September 23- 24 in main building of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, H.Javid ave. 117, Baku city, and September 25 - 26 in settlement Mammadaliyev, Shamakhy district, Azerbaijan.




The first International Conference “Alive Universe – from Planets to Galaxies” was successfully held in our observatory in 2022. In addition to local participants, about 40 foreign guests from different countries took part in the conference. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after Nasiraddin Tusi at the Ministry of Science and Education of Azerbaijan (ShAO MSEA). Therefore, the second conference in this series is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of our observatory.

Nowadays, observational technology is actively developing, and information on the physical properties of various types of objects is increasing, especially thanks to the use of various space observatories. To keep up with the pace of developments keep abreast of news, and share experiences in the field of astrophysics, the scientific community needs to meet frequently. This is one of the main missions of our conference. In addition, this meeting will help astronomers in research or business relationships, as well as in finding international connections for future collaboration. We hope that the results of the conference will make a significant contribution to the knowledge base in these modern scientific fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Original results of famous and young scientists from different countries will be presented at the meetings of the conference on the physics of stars, galaxies and planets. The conference will also provide an opportunity for young scientists to present the results of their research. One of the most important tasks of the conference will be to establish contacts between scientists from various astronomical institutes to organize joint research projects.


Conference working language: English


Сonference format: Hybrid


For all questions concerning the organization and participation in the conference, please contact us at wolfraye@gmail.com.The information on the conference can be found on the web page of ShAO (http://shao.az/news/1036).


Secretary of the Scientific Organizing Committee

Aynur Abdulkarimova (wolfraye@gmail.com)


The main topics of Conference:

1. Solar Physics and the Sun – Earth relations

1.1. Solar atmosphere and solar activity

1.2. Sun – Earth relations


2. Solar-system bodies

2.1. Giant Planets

2.2. Earth group planets

2.3. Asteroids and comets

2.4. Physics of extrasolar planets


3. Stars

3.1. Stellar wind and magnetism of massive stars

3.2. Stellar atmospheres, chemical abundances

3.3. Variable stars. Stellar evolution.

3.4. Relativistic objects – neutron stars, black holes


4. Active Galaxy Nuclei

4.1. Seyfert galaxies and quasars

4.2. Evolution of galaxies and Universe structure


Scientific Organization Committee (SOC)

(the list is updated)

Dzhalilov Namiq (Azerbaijan) - co-chair

Ismailov Nariman (Azerbaijan) - co-chair

Janmammad Rustamov(Azerbaijan)

Guliyev Ayyub (Azerbaijan)

Lobel Alex (Belgium)

Borges Fernandes Marcelo (Brazil)

Oudmaijer Rene (United Kingdom)

Aret Anna (Estonia)

Cidale Lydia (Argentina)

Andrievskii Sergei (Ukraine)

Andronov Ivan (Ukraine)

Tautvaisiene Grazina (Lithuania)

Kraus Michaela (Czech)

Hubrig Swetlana (Germany)

Miroshnichenko Anatoly (USA)

Suleymanov Valeriy (Germany)

Tolga Guver (Turkiye)

Bakish Volkan (Turkiye)

Egamberdiyev Shohrat (Uzbekistan)

Chingis Omarov (Kazakhstan)

Cartsen Denker (Germany)

Sohrab Rahvar (Iran)


Invited speakers:

List coming soon


Full list of plenary reports will be published at the soon.


Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

1. Ismailov Nariman - Chairman

2. Abdulkarimova Aynur - secretary

3. Samadov Zahir

4. Khalilov Orkhan

5. Adigozalzada Hamayil

6. Rustam Ulkar

7. Huseynov Nazim

8. Mammadova Sabina

9. Hasanova Aynura

10. Hajiyeva Gunay


Publishing Group

1. Salehli Orkhan

2. Salimzade Lale

3. Akhmadov Pasha

4. Azimli Dzhamila


Important dates:

1st announce – January 29, 2024

Registration and abstract submission starts – January 29, 2024

Registration close – September 10, 2024

The deadline for submitting abstracts – August 23, 2024 (18:00, s.t.)

Arrival day: September 22, 2024

Conference start  September 23, 2024

Closing of the conference – September 26, 2024 (15:00, s.t.)

Conference working days – 23-26 September, 2024

Article for proceedings publication:  November 15, 2024.


Registration and abstract submission

Registration fee

Registration fee of the conference is for foreign participants 170 AZN (for students 100 AZN), Accompanied person 50 AZN.

For local participants 50 AZN (for students 25 AZN).

The registration fee includes travel arrangements between Baku and Shamakhy, renting a conference room in Baku, coffee breaks, evening Welcome Party at the observatory, organization of publication of thesis’s and conference materials.

The registration fee can be paid in cash after arrival in Baku at the LOC registration desk. For those, who wishing to participate in the conference in online regime, the registration fee is 50 AZN, which can be transferred by the participant to a special conference account, which will be announced later. Invited speakers are free from registration fee.


For registration, through copy-past all participants can make special file and fill out on a separate page the following form:



1. First, last and middle name________________________________

2. Affiliation_______________________________________________

3. Position ________________________________________________

4. E-mail, telephone________________________________________

5. Title of the contribution___________________________________

6. Type of contribution (oral or poster)________________________

7. In what section you assumed make a report__________________

8. Arrival date _____________________________________________

9. Departure date___________________________________________

10. Visa requirements_______________________________________

11. Dietary requirements____________________________________

12. Accompanying person___________________________________

13. Choose living room during sessions in ShAO for September 24 and 25, 2024:

a)    In flats of 5 floor building, capacity 2, 3 or 4 people, with individual rooms (person number)______________________

b)    In one and two-floor cottages, capacity 4 and 6 people, with individual rooms (person number)___________________

14. If you know exact arrival time to Azerbaijan,

Please indicate_______________________________________

15. If you will online connect to the conference (without coming), please write at this point___________________________________


After registration and abstract submission for the participants will be send a personal invitation letter. Please let us know whether you need an invitation letter for VISA application.


Visa requirements 

To obtain a visa to travel to Azerbaijan, please check the required rules with the embassy at your place of residence. We provide an invitation letter to everyone who wishes to come to the conference.


Abstract submitting:

Abstracts should be prepared in English for further publication. Please send the abstracts in Latex or Word format as a separate file to the conference address (wolfrayet@gmail.com). In the file name, specify the name of the first author.


Abstracts rules:  

1. Title of presentation in capital bold letters

2. Initials and names of the authors (bold)

3. Affiliation, address of the organizations (in italics)

4. Email address

5. The main text of the abstract without figures and citations

6. Size 1 page A4, maximum 2500 characters, through 1 interval

7. Fields above and below 2.5 cm, left 3 cm, and right 1.5 cm.

8. Font 12 pt, Times New Roman


Abstracts can be sent both during registration and later. The Organizing Committee will inform you about the inclusion of the report in the conference program. The collection of these reports will be published in a separate edition before the beginning of the conference.



After passing the preliminary review, the conference materials will be published in English in a separate issue of the Azerbaijan Astronomical Journal (AzAJ). The size of review reports is up to 16 pages, oral reports up to 10 pages, and poster presentations 4 pages in A4 format, issued in the Latex version. Style files can be found on the web page of the AzAJ, on the left bottom side of the folder “Rules” (http://aaj.shao.az). In the AzAJ journal, all articles are provided with a personnel DOI index and the journal is included in the ADS database.

The deadline for article submission of the reports will be announced during the conference. To speed up the process of publishing the conference materials, we ask the authors to prepare manuscripts in advance (up to September 30, 2024). 


Accommodation during the conference

Those who are planning to come to Baku on September 22, which is the day of arrival, can book a hotel in Baku for 2 days, i.e. with accommodation on September 22 and 23, 2024  in Baku.

On the remaining days of the conference, which will hold in ShAO, in the settl. Y.Mammadaliev, guests can stay in comfortable cottages and guest houses of the observatory. Significant discount will be applied to the prices of accommodation and meals in ShAO. Preferential cost of living per day for one person in cottages is 50 azn, in guest apartments 20 azn. Since September 26 is the day of departure, living in ShAO will only be needed for two days (September 24 and 25, 2024).

In the observatory has a canteen where you can serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The average price per day for food is no more than 20 azn. There is a store on the territory of the observatory where you can buy food and drinks. (Exchange course at this moment is   1$ ~ 1.7 AZN,   or 1 EUR ~ 2 AZN)

There is a large set of different hotels in Baku. We recommend choosing hotels in the area of the metro station Elmlyar Akademiyasi, where meetings will be held in the main building of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (Baku, Huseyn Javid avenue, 117).


Conference dinner 

A conference dinner will be held on September 25 at 19:00 at the ShAO. The participation fee is 50 AZN.


Guided tours 

During the conference, will be organized short-term guided tours to tourist spots in Baku and Shamakhy. Excursions to the regional center and the winery in the city of Shamakhy, as well as tours to the historical places of Lahij, and Demirchi will be organized. About this tours will be reported in detail in the second announce.


Organizing Committee:

Address: AZ5626 Y.Mammadaliyev settlement, ShAO, Shamakhy district, Azerbaijan Republic.

Web page: http://shao.az/news/1036


Co-Chair: Prof. Ismailov Nariman,  email:  ismailovnshao@gmail.com  

Mobile: +994 506230631, WhatsApp

Secretary: Aynur Abdulkarimova,  email: wolfraye@gmail.com 

Mobile: +994 514503607, WhatsApp

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