The seventh Neon Observing school (fourth one at the telescope in
series) will take place
LaPalma Observatories (Canary Islands, Spain) from June 23 to July 5, 2008
using the Isaac Newton 2.5m telescope and the Nordic 2.5m Optical Telescope
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 ING
Day 1 (Sunday
Arrival of the students
Day 2-4: Introductory lectures and preparation of the observations
Basics of telescope optics (R. Hook, ESO)
Photometry (J. Knapen, IAC)
Low-resolution Spectroscopy (M. Dennefeld, Paris)
High-dispersion Spectroscopy (H. Korhonen, ESO)
Image analysis (R. Hook, ESO)
Introduction to reduction techniques
Night 3-8: Observations
Days 3-12: Data reduction and analysis
Additional lectures are foreseen during the rest of the school.
VLT and ELT instrumentation
The history and evolution of telescopes
European observing facilities
Day 13 (Friday, July 4th): Presentation of the results; round table discussion on prospects in astrophysics
Day 14 (July 5th): 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 only part of the travel costs. Candidates may therefore
have to complement this by local resources from their home institute.
(no specific form is required besides the general registration form)
EU citizen working presently outside Europe are also encouraged to apply.
Students from other european (non EU-member) countries
are encouraged to apply also.
Their application will be considered generously and we will do our best to help with financial support, on a case by case basis.
For general information about the Neon school, see the NEON
Details about this particular school (registration, schedule, practical information, etc...) will be posted regularly on the ING Web page.
The on-line registration has opened in December 2007 .
The registration form is available through the ESO Web page.
Deadline for registration: March 31th, 2008
The list of selected participants will be released by end of April 2007 .