Introduction

 The Israel Cosmic Ray Center has indeed been established, with affiliations to Tel Aviv University, to the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and to the Israel Space Agency (under the aegis of the Ministry of Science). The staff of the Israel Cosmic Ray Center is as follows:
 
Prof. L.I. DORMAN - principal investigator, head of the Center and Observatory;
Dr. L.A. PUSTIL'NIK - researcher,
Dr. I.G. ZUKERMAN - researcher.
 
The aims of the Project "Israel Cosmic Ray Center" for the first three years, starting in November 1997, are as follows: