11th NEON Observing School La Palma Observatory (Spain), from July 14 to 27th 2013
11th NEON Observing School
La Palma Observatory (Spain), from July 14 to 27th 2013
The eleventh Neon Observing school, directly at the telescope, will take place at LaPalma Observatories (Canary Islands, Spain) from July 14 to July 27, 2013 using the Isaac Newton 2.5m telescope and the Nordic 2.5m Optical Telescope.
The principles are the same as in previous schools: introductory lectures on topics of general interest, work in small groups, execution of a real research project, data reduction and presentation of the results at the end of the school.
Day 2-3: Introductory lectures and preparation of the observations:
- Basics of telescope optics (R. Hook, ESO)
- Photometry (J. Falcon Barroso, IAC)
- Low-resolution Spectroscopy (M. Dennefeld, Paris)
- Image analysis (R. Hook, ESO)
- Introduction to reduction techniques
Night 3-8: Observations
Days 3-12: Data reduction and analysis
Additional lectures are foreseen during the rest of the school.
- Archival data
- Adaptive Optics
- VLT and ELT instrumentation
- The history and evolution of telescopes
- European observing facilities
Day 14 (July 27th): Departure
The registration form is available through the IAP Web page.
The list of selected participants will be released by end of May 2013.