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NEON Observing Schools

Are you interested in learning about different astronomical observing techniques? Do you want to learn to observe with a professional telescope? Are you eager to try all the observing steps from preparation to data analysis?

If you answered yes to any of these questions NEON observing school is for you. During this intensive two week course you will learn all the steps of observations from planning and observing to data reduction and analysis. The hands-on experience will be combined with expert lectures on observational astronomy. As an added bonus you will get to know other young astronomers from all over Europe.

OPTICON will pay all your costs on site, and there is also a possibility for applying travel support from us. Note that there is a very high demand for these schools, and we only choose people with no earlier observing experience with professional 1-2 metre class telescopes.

The yearly NEON Observing Schools for 2017-2020:

  1. 2017 NEON Observing School will be hosted from September 3 to September 17 on La Palma by the Nordic Optical Telescope and Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes. The application deadline for this school was May 31, and the participants will be notified by Friday June 23, 2017.
  2. 2018 NEON Observing School will be hosted from September 9 to September 22 in Asiago Observatory, Italy. The application portal will open on Monday February 5, and the application deadline is Friday April 6, 2018. The participants will be notifed about the selection by Wednesday May 8, 2018.
  3. 2019 NEON Observing School will take place in September 2019 in the Rozhen Observatory, Bulgaria. The more detailed announcement will follow in early 2019.
  4. 2020: to be announced

Information on the past NEON Schools can be found here.