[ASA] Final call for registrations: The ITSO/AAO-MQ-ESO Observational Techniques Workshop 2018

Devika Kamath devika.kamath at mq.edu.au
Fri Apr 20 11:32:35 AEST 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the final call for registrations for the ITSO 2018 'Observational Techniques in Astronomy' workshop - details given below.

On behalf of the organisers,
Devika Kamath (Chair)

Third Announcement: Final Call For Registrations!
The ITSO 2018 'Observational Techniques in Astronomy' workshop
30th April to 3rd May 2018
The Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney, Australia
Information and Registration: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hLtQCL7rK8tV6ZOKfBG6BS?domain=aao.gov.au
Enquiries: devika.kamath at mq.edu.au<mailto:devika.kamath at mq.edu.au>
The 2018 Observational Techniques in Astronomy workshop, organised by the International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO) in conjunction with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Macquarie University (MQ), and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), will be held from midday Monday April 30 to midday on Thursday May 3, 2018, at the AAO Headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney. This workshop is designed for the Australian community (especially for PhD students and early career researchers) to effectively maximise their use of the optical and infrared (OIR) astronomical infrastructure available to them.

In particular, this workshop will focus on:

  *   the OIR astronomical facilities available to the Australian astronomical community, with emphasis on ESO and the AAT
  *   observational techniques widely used in OIR Astronomy
  *   data acquisition, calibrations, data reduction, data handling and data analysis techniques (specific to ESO and AAT) with dedicated hands-on tutorials and demo sessions
  *   astronomy made easy with python and R
  *   upcoming astronomy infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that the ESO sessions will be facilitated by experts from ESO: Dr Lowell Tacconi-Garman (Deputy Head of the User Support Department), Dr Martino Romaniello (Head of the Back-end Operations Department) and Dr Wolfram Freudling (Head of ESO’s Science Data Products Group).

Registration for the workshop is free, and is now open through our workshop website https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hLtQCL7rK8tV6ZOKfBG6BS?domain=aao.gov.au<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hLtQCL7rK8tV6ZOKfBG6BS?domain=aao.gov.au9>
Note: Registrations close on the 23rd of April 2018.
The workshop will be open to all but places are limited, so preference will be given to students and early-career researchers.

The workshop will be held at the AAO Headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney. Details on how to get there and accommodation options are mentioned in the workshop web page.

Scientific Organising Committee
Devika Kamath (Chair) (Macquarie U.)
Stuart Ryder (AAO)
Caroline Foster (U. Sydney)
Chris Lidman (ANU)
Richard McDermid (Macquarie U.)
Tayabba Zafar (AAO)

Local Organising Committee
Blaise Anthony Kuo Tiong (Macquarie U.)
Dylan Bollen (Macquarie U.)
James Tocknell (Macquarie U.)
Stefania Barsanti (Macquarie U.)
Tiffany Day (Macquarie U.)
Wilfred Gee (Macquarie U.)


Dr. Devika Kamath

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Macquarie University & ITSO/Australian Astronomical Observatory

Ph: +61-2-9850-8978
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