[ASA] First Announcement - "ESO/NEON Observing School at La Silla" -- Santiago and La Silla Observatory, Chile, February 18 - March 2, 2018

Angel Lopez-Sanchez angel.lopez-sanchez at aao.gov.au
Thu Jul 27 13:43:41 AEST 2017

Hi all,

I just received the announcement of this very interesting Observing School at ESO Chile (Santiago + La Silla Obs.) during the second half of February 2018.

I think this will be very interesting for many of us.


Angel R.

Dr. Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez 
Astronomy Research Fellow & Science Communicator
KOALA Instrument Scientist

Australian Astronomical Observatory and Macquarie University
P.O. Box 915, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9372 4898, FAX: +61 2 9372 4880

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    First announcement
    ESO/NEON Observing School at La Silla
    Santiago and La Silla Observatory, Chile, February 18 - March 2, 2018
    Conference email: lasilla_school2018 at eso.org
    Organizers: ESO, Opticon
    During two weeks of intense work the participants will have the chance 
    to have hands-on real-life experience on the full cycle from proposal 
    preparation to data reduction. Participants will be divided in 5 groups 
    of 4. During the whole school, each group will be guided by a tutor and 
    possibly by a tutor assistant.
    The school is preferentially targeted to PhD students, advanced MSc's 
    and more senior PostDocs. Applicants should fill in the registration 
    form and arrange for a reference letter to be sent by either their 
    advisor or head of department to lasilla_school2018 at eso.org, indicating 
    clearly the name of the student. The application will not be considered 
    complete until the reference letter is received.
    After a preparatory work done at the ESO Headquarters in Chile, where 
    the students will have lectures on the basics of observing techniques 
    and how to prepare observations for ESO telescopes, the group will go up 
    to the La Silla Observatory for three nights of observations with the 
    ESO NTT and the Danish 1.54-m telescopes. Back in Santiago with the data 
    in hand, the participants will reduce and analyse their datasets.
    While having lectures on hot-topics of present day astrophysics, the 
    teams will prepare their presentation of their results to the ESO
    audience. Additional training on aspects of career development is also 
    Important Deadlines
    Registration deadline: October 15, 2017
    Outcome of the selection process: November 15, 2017
    Arrival in Chile: Feb 18, 2018
    School starts: Feb 19, 2018
    End of School: March 2, 2018

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