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Commission 29 consists of members of the International Astronomical Union carrying out theoretical and observational studies of stars using spectroscopy, developing instrumentation for spectroscopy and producing and collecting data for interpretation of spectra.
We present physical and chemcal properties of the disk in the eclipsing binary system ∊ Aur by solving 2D radiative transfer problem. We also present preliminary results of our high resolution spectroscopic monitoring of K I, Na, and Hα line profiles variation during the totality phase of the recent eclipse of ∊ Aur.
The business meeting was attended by 23 members of the Commission. The meeting started at 16:00 a short report of the activities during the triennium 2006-2009. The focus of the activities was the sharing of expertise between spectroscopic techniques in various areas of astronomical research. In particular, the progress in instrumentation, detectors, data reduction, data analysis and archiving. The second activity was the analysis of to IAU meeting proposals followed by recommendations for improvements and eventually support. The sponsored symposia included Sponsoring symposia The Ages of Stars and The Disk Galaxy Evolution in the Cosmological Context. The Commission was also disseminating information about the Commission activities and relevant meetings to the Commission members. In this respect the Commission web page is playing a crucial role.
During the General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro the Division IV meeting, and the meetings of the participating working groups and commissions, were held on thursday 6th (session 1 and 2) and friday 7th (sessions 1, 2, 3, 4).
The members of IAU Commission 29 Stellar Spectra are actively engaged in the quantitative analysis of spectra of various types of stars. With large and medium size telescopes equipped with high resolution spectrographs LTE and Non-LTE analysis of spectra of all types stars are being carried out. Spectra of stars in our Galaxy, in globular and open clusters, stars in LMC and SMC and in nearby galaxies are being studied. Accurate chemical composition analysis of various types of stars has been carried out during the past three years. Now the analysis of stellar spectra covers the wavelength range from X-ray region to IR and sub-millimeter range. Recently stellar spectra are being analysed using time-dependent, 3D, hydrodynamical model atmospheres to derive accurate stellar abundances.