Awareness conference on European Astronomy in
the Optical and IR domain:
An Eso/Opticon/IAU summer school on
their science case, and practical Data Reduction
Brno (Czech Republic), Sept. 1- 11th, 2015
This workshop intends to present the
european instruments available for observations
in the Optical and IR domain
together with their science cases and performances.
This will concern the ESO instruments, as well as those available
through the Opticon Access Program.
It will allow hands-on experience on data reduction (archive data)
for some of those instruments,
work being done in small groups under the supervision of
experienced tutors, as is the rule in the NEON schools.
This work will be accompagned by some lectures on "Hot topics in
a tutorial on VO astrophysics, as well as a tutorial on "How to
write a (good) telescope time request"
This workshop is intended for PhD Students, Post-Docs, or Senior
wishing to improve their knowledge of, and capacity to use the
instruments available at forefront of research.
Last year's Master students, with a good background in
astrophysics or optical engineering, can be selected too.
Practical work on the following instruments can be organised,
please indicate your preference(s):
VLT: FORS, VIMOS, UVES, FLAMES, HAWK-I, NACO, ...
VISTA, VST, LaSilla (Feros, WFI, Harps, 1.54m Danish,...)
OHP (Sophie), Pic du Midi (Narval), LaPalma (ING, Grantecan,...),
A preliminary program is available
(to be updated),
as well as the registration
The number of participants is limited to about ~40 for practical
the selection will be finalised in June 2015
Please note that the reception of a recommendation letter, in due
time, is mandatory
For more details, and practical information, see the Main page
All local costs are covered by the school.
Some financial support can be made available for travel, on a duly
justified case-by-case basis
The registration is now open, deadline
May 8th, 13:00, CET
This school is sponsored by ESO, the OPTICON EU-I3 program,
and by the IAU-ISYA program supported by the Norwegian Academy of
Science and Letters