Implementation of ARIES-UBAI joint project on variables in star clusters with intro-retrospect of Uzbek Astronomy
Prof. Alisher S Hojaev
Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute (UBAI), Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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The background, rationale and process of implementation of the pure science joint research project directed for search and comprehensive study of variable stars in star clusters and beyond in the frame of the Indo-Uzbek grant is described. We have observed a number of open star clusters and some specific type of variables outside the clusters (e.g. ,the MCV, flare stars, PMS-stars, RN stars, SN in various galaxies, etc.). Many new variable stars were discovered in observed open clusters, long-durated dense time series were obtained, analysis of precise light curves and features of these stars is in the process. The parameters of as well as dynamical phenomena in some MCV stars were also derived and analysed. The future plans in implementation of the project as well as other perspectives of collaboration in astronomy and astrophysics between India and Uzbekistan will be proposed too. In addition, we will present the main characteristics of the Maidanak observatory , briefly outline the ancient history and future prospects of astronomy in Uzbekistan.
About Speaker :
Prof. Alisher S Hojaev is currently visiting ARIES.