[ASA] Call for registration: The 2016 ITSO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop

Caroline Foster cfoster at aao.gov.au
Mon Feb 8 13:19:27 AEDT 2016

Apologies to those who receive this more than once.

The International Telescope Support Office in conjunction with the 
Australian Astronomical Observatory will hold the 2016 ITSO/AAO 
Observational Techniques Workshop from midday on Tuesday May 3 to midday 
on Friday May 6, 2016 at the AAO Headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney.

The workshop is designed to be an introduction to the optical and 
infrared facilities available to the Australian astronomical community, 
and will include tutorials and demonstrations where you can get your 
hands on real data and learn how to reduce it.

Topics to be covered in the workshop include:

* Overview of data acquisition, telescopes and calibrations
* Imaging and spectroscopy data reduction
* Hands-on tutorials and reduction demos

The workshop will be open to all but places are limited, so preference 
will be given to students and early-career researchers. Thanks to 
generous sponsorship from AAL and the Australian government's 
Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme, there will be no 
registration fee.

Workshop Website

The workshop now has a website, which can be found here: 
http://www.aao.gov.au/conference/OTW2016/. The page will carry the 
current draft program and links to software used during the workshop. 
Please check this site regularly for updates!


Lunch (Wednesday and Thursday), morning and afternoon teas will be 
provided to all registrants. There will be a casual workshop dinner at 
the Orchard pub in Chatswood on the Thursday evening.


Registration is now open and it's free! To register your attendance, 
please fill out the on-line registration form (click on the registration 
tab at http://www.aao.gov.au/conference/OTW2016/) before 4 April 2016. 
Places are limited and priority will be given to students and early 
career researchers, so please do make sure to register at your earliest 

Getting to the AAO

The AAO headquarters are located at 105 Delhi Rd in North Ryde. It is 
most easily accessible by train (700m from North Ryde station) or bus 
(Route 545 between Chatswood and Parramatta).

Note that due to security requirements, anyone not registered for the 
workshop will not be admitted to the workshop venue.


Suggestions for accommodation near the AAO and further afield can be 
found under the accommodation tab at 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Caroline 
Foster, cfoster at aao.gov.au).

Caroline Foster
on behalf of the Organising Committee

Dr. Caroline Foster
ITSO fellow - Australian Astronomical Observatory
Email: cfoster at aao.gov.au
Homepage: www.carofoster.com
Telephone: +61 (02) 9372 4894

Office days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

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