Programme – University of Copenhagen

Programme

The main emphasis of the school is on practical observations. The students will be divided into groups of four who will, with the help of an experienced tutor, plan and carry out astronomical observations. These observations are then reduced and analysed. During the last day of the school each group will present their work to the others. The first week of the school will take place in the Rozhen Observatory and the second one in Sofia. During the second week the school is combined with a Hot Topics conference.

The programme is still preliminary and will be updated as more lectures and teachers are confirmed.

Programme for the 2019 NEON Observing School

Sunday September 15

Arrival in Sofia

20:00 - 20:30 Welcome drink
20:30 -> Dinner

Monday September 16

~15:00 Arrival in Rozhen Observatory
15:00 - 16:00 Settling to your accommodation
16:00 - 16:30 Welcome, logistics and introductions
16:30 - 17:15 Project introductions
17:15 - 19:00 Assignment of groups and the first group meeting
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 -> Observing night 1: work with the tutor and/or observations

Tuesday September 17

11:00 - 19:00 Planning observations, reducing data
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Seeing instrument change at the 2 metre telescope
15:30 - 17:00 Astronomical detectors (Amico) 
17:00 - 19:00 Group work, planning observations
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner 
20:00 ->  Observing night 2: work with tutors and/or observing

Wednesday September 18

11:00 - 19:00 Planning observations, reducing data 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Observing techniques - photometry (Boffin)
16:00 - 17:00 Introduction Adaptive Optics (Amico)
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 -> Observing night 3: work with the tutor and/or observations

Thursday September 19

11:00 - 19:00 Planning observations, reducing data
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30 Observing techniques - spectroscopy (Korhonen)
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 ->  Observing night 4: work with tutors and/or observing

Friday September 20

11:00 - 19:00 Planning observations, reducing data
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30 Observing techniques - infra-red (Ivanov)
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 ->  Observing night 4: work with tutors and/or observing

Saturday September 21

11:00 - 19:00 Planning observations, reducing data
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 -> Observing night 6: working with tutors and/or observing

Sunday September 22

Travel to Sofia with a visit to Plovdiv

20:00 - 20:30 Welcome drink together with the Hot Topics participants
20:30 -> Dinner

Monday September 23

09:30 - 10:30 Introduction to the second week of the school and people  (Korhonen)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Writing observing time proposals (Korhonen + Heidt)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Group work, reducing and analysing data
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 19:00 Group work, reducing and analysing data
19:00 -> Dinner

Tuesday September 24

09:30 - 11:00 Hot Topics in stellar astrophysics (Korhonen)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Multi-wavelength astronomy with MAGIC (Lindfors)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Group work, reducing and analysing data
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 19:00 Group work, reducing and analysing data
19:00 -> Dinner
21:30-> Remote connection to MAGIC

Wednesday September 25

10:00 - 11:30 Transient Sky (Ivanov)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 Career discussion (Korhonen)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 19:00 Free afternoon
19:00 -> Dinner

Thursday September 26

09:30 - 11:00 The art of scientific publishing I (Kiss)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 The first galaxies (Bunker)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 What is OPTICON? (Pebody)
14:30 - 16:00 Group work, reducing and analysing data
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 19:00 Group work, reducing and analysing data
19:00 -> Dinner

Friday September 27

09:30 - 11:00 The art of scientific publishing II (Kiss)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 JWST and other future space missions (Ward)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Group work
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 19:00 Group work
19:00 -> Dinner

Saturday September 28

10:00 - 11:00 Discussion on proposal exercise
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 NEON School group presentations
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 NEON School group presentations
15:00 - 15:15 Concluding remarks (Korhonen)
19:00 -> Closing dinner

Sunday September 29

Leaving Sofia