NASA’s Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) announces a SPICE training class will be held Oct 21 – 23 2014, on the East Coast of the U.S., in Maryland. Details about the class and the registration form are available here:


The class is designed for professionals working in the field of solar system research. It will consist of a combination of lectures, based on the SPICE tutorials, and student-executed programming lessons (“open book” style), available in each of the four programming
languages supported by NAIF (Fortran 77, C, IDL and Matlab).

There is no charge for the class, but advance registration is required… the sooner, the better, but no later than September 16. Seats will be allocated only upon NAIF receiving a completed registration form. Allocation will be done on a first come — first served basis.

NASA and NAIF reserve the right to revise the agenda or cancel the class at any time without prior notice.