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Living Together: Planets, Host Stars and Binaries

The scientific meeting will be organized in the city of Litomyšl, Czech Republic, on the week of September 8 – 12, 2014. The city will be honouring Zdenek Kopal, one of the foremost investigators of binary stars who was born in this city in 1914. A similar, smaller-scale conference in the same city took place in 2004 (http://var.astro.cz/kopal/).

The conference, planned for the five weekdays, would be followed over the weekend (with a planned overlap on Friday, Sep.12, 2014) by a meeting of Czech and Slovak amateurs (variable star and exo-planet observers:http://var2.astro.cz/). The local organization will be provided by the same team (LOC, led by Miloslav Zejda) that organized the successful conference “Binaries: Key to comprehension of the Universe” in Brno in 2009.