Observational Astrophysics: from proposals to publication

Are you interested in the whole process from writing proposals to obtain observing time on large telescopes, to reducing and analysing your data, and publishing your results? The school Observational Astrophysics: from proposals to publication will cover all these topics.  During this nine day school you will reduce and analyse astrophysical data from large telescopes, participate in a proposal review, and learn about publishing your results. The school will take place 17 - 27 June 2019 at the Astronomical Institute of SAS, Tatranská Lomnica, Slovak Republic, and it is organised jointly by OPTICON and ERASMUS+ programme Per aspera ad astra simul.

The school consists of two parts: hands-on project using archival data, and observing time proposal evaluation. In the beginning of the school the students will do a project using archival data. Here the students will work in groups of five under an experienced tutor reducing and analysing data. The results will be presented in a mini-conference in the second half of the school. After the presentation of results the school will continue with lectures on observing time proposal preparation and in the end the students will participate in a 'Telescope Time Allocation panel meeting' where they evaluate real observing time proposals.

OPTICON and ERASMUS+ will cover the accommodation and meals for students. Additionally, some limited travel support is available and should be applied using the application form. The deadline for applications was on 31 March, 2019.