[ASA] Call for registration: The 2016 ITSO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop
cfoster at aao.gov.au
Mon Feb 8 13:19:27 AEDT 2016
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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
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).
on behalf of the Organising Committee
Dr. Caroline Foster
ITSO fellow - Australian Astronomical Observatory
Email: cfoster at aao.gov.au
Telephone: +61 (02) 9372 4894
Office days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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