The fifth Neon Observing school (second one at the telescope in the
series) will take place
Haute-Provence Observatory (France) from July 23 to August 5, 2006
The principles are the same as in previous
lectures on topics of general interest, work in small
execution of a real research project, presentation of the results at the end of the school.
For practical (and travel)
information, see the OHP Web page
Day 1 (July 23):
Arrival of the students
Day 2-4: Introductory lectures, preparation of the observations
9h00: Introduction, Practical details
9h30-10h30 and 11h-12h: Image quality analysis (R. Hook, ESO-ST/ECF)
!4h-15h30: Detectors in Astronomy (Ph. Feautrier, Grenoble)
16h-17h30: Basics of spectroscopy (M. Dennefeld, Paris)
17h30: Presentation of the research programs by the tutors
9h30-10h30: Specifics of
High-dispersion spectroscopy (Ph. Mathias, Nice)
11h-12h30: Fundamentals of photometry (S. Ilovaisky, OHP)
14h-15h: short visit of the observatory
15h---- Preparation of the observations
Night 2-7: Observations
Days 3-12: Data reduction and analysis
Additional lectures during the second week (14h00):
Tuesday, August 1th: Actuality of Exoplanets search (F. Bouchy, IAP)
Wednesday, August 2d: Introduction to aeronomy, and visit of the installations (C. Vialle, OHP)
Thursday, August 3d: Introduction to interferometry (H. LeCoroller, OHP)
Friday, August 4th: A short overview of european observing facilities (M. Dennefeld, IAP)
Day 13 (Friday, August 4th): Presentation of the results; round table discussion on prospects in astrophysics
Day 14 (August 5): Departure
The school is open to PhD students in Astronomy or Post-docs with
experience from all over Europe.
Selection of candidates will be made by the steering committee (see the general information about Neon schools).
the school is mainly funded through an EU Marie-Curie program.
Students from EU countries (or Associated Countries) can therefore benefit from grants to participate in this school.
This grant will cover all the local expenses, but probably not the travel costs (or only part of it). Candidates have therefore
to complement this by local resources from their home institute.
(no specific form is required besides the general registration form)
Students from other european (non EU-member) countries are not entitled to EU financial support, but are nevertheless encouraged to apply.
Their application will be considered generously and possible financial support will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
For general information about the Neon school, see the EAS
Details about this particular school (registration, schedule, practical information, etc...) will be posted regularly on this page,
but can also be consulted on the Haute-Provence Web page.
The on-line registration will open on December 1th, 2005 at ESO
(single registration form for both this OHP school and the second archival school at ESO)
Deadline for registration: April 30th, 2006
The final list of selected participants has been released on june 6th .