OPTICON and ERASMUS+ School: Observational Astrophysics

Observational Astrophysics: From Proposals to Publication
Stará Lesná, Slovak Republic, June 17-27, 2019

Deadline for applications, Sunday, March 31

Observational Astrophysics: From Proposals to Publication will take place June 17 – 27, 2019 at the Astronomical Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Stará Lesná, Slovak Republic. This school is mainly meant for PhD students in astronomy, but also MSc students in the later stages of their studies and young postdocs can be considered. The school consists of two parts: hands-on project using archival data, and observing time proposal evaluation. In the first part, the students will learn about the basics of data reduction and will work on archival data – reducing and analyzing them with a help of an experienced tutor. During the second part, the students will learn about proposal writing and will participate in a “Telescope Time Allocation Committee meeting” where they will evaluate real observing time proposals. Additionally, the school also includes sessions on writing articles and careers in astronomy.

This school is jointly organized by OPTICON and ERASMUS+ program “Per aspera ad astra simul.” The local costs (accommodation and meals) are covered by OPTICON and ERASMUS+, and some limited travel support is also available (and needs to be applied for on the application form).

More information on the school:
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The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 31, and the applicants will be notified about the selection by the end of April.