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Last updated: 23-Aug-2000


The VSOP Symposium proceedings, "Astrophysical Phenomena Revealed by Space VLBI" have been published and have been distributed to participants.

The papers are also available as individual postscript files.

Files for the preparation of manuscripts for the proceedings are:


This was the program for the symposium .

The VSOP Symposium on High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena Revealed by Space-VLBI was held from Wednesday 19 January to Friday 21 January, 2000, at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan. Following the successful launch of the VLBI Space Observatory Programme (VSOP) satellite HALCA in February 1997 there have been many exciting results from space VLBI observations. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together people working on VSOP observations, supporting multi- wavelength observations, and theoretical interpretations of these observations to celebrate the third anniversary of HALCA's launch, and the tenth anniversary of the "Frontiers of VLBI" symposium at ISAS. The program will include the following topics:

  *  High Brightness Temperature sources
  *  Intra-Day Variables
  *  GeV and TeV gamma-ray sources
  *  GHz-Peaked-Spectrum sources
  *  Structural changes revealed by monitoring
  *  Survey programs
  *  Future prospects for Space VLBI
A mixture of invited talks, contributed papers, and poster presentations covered the current status of observational and theoretical research. Invited speakers and their topics include:
  P. Diamond (Jodrell)    Space VLBI observations of masers
  D. Gabuzda (JIVE)       VSOP Polarization observations
  K. Kellermann (NRAO)    Brightness temperatures and AGN kinematics
  T. Krichbaum (MPIfR)    Observations of Intraday Variable Radio Sources
  A. Marscher (Boston)    Evolution of the Polarized Intensity of AGNs
  H. Marshall (MIT)       Chandra X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy of Quasars
  R. Porcas (MPIfR)       Phase-reference observations with VSOP
  R. Sambruna (PSU)       Blazar jets and multi-wavelength campaigns 
  K. Shibata (Kyoto)      MHD Simulations of Jets from Accretion Disks
  I. Snellen (Cambridge)  Giga-Hertz Peaked Spectrum sources

Final Update

The update e-mailed in December 1999 can be viewed in full here. Details of poster sizes and more general information for the Symposium are included. Also, check the newly revised getting to ISAS page which has links to pictorial "Getting to ISAS from Fuchinobe" and "Getting to the Dai-Ichi Hotel from Fuchinobe" pages!

Third announcement

The Third Announcement can be viewed in full here. Details of accommodation for the Symposium are included in this announcement.

Second announcement

The Second Announcement can be viewed in full here.

The latex template for abstracts can be downloaded here for completing.

First announcement

The First Announcement can be viewed in full here.

The Expression of Interest form can be viewed separately here for saving and completing.

Getting to ISAS

The VSOP www site has a page with information on getting to ISAS from Narita Airport. See also the ISAS www site for more details.


A block booking has been made at the Sagamihara Dai-Ichi Hotel for conference participants. Bookings must be made through ISAS -- see the Third Announcement for details. A map and images showing how to get to the Hotel from Fuchinobe Station are available elsewhere on this page.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be published within two months of the symposium. Conference participants will be expected to submit their contributions by Friday February 18th, 2000, or to bring camera-ready copies to the Symposium. The latex template for papers are available from higher up on this page.


Sagamihara in January is usually cold, dry and clear.

Average daily minimum 0.3 C (32 F)
Average daily maximum 10.2 C (48 F)
Average monthly rainfall 39 mm
Sunrise 6:51
Sunset 16:47

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Last updated: 25-Apr-2000