GRADnet Observational Astrophysics Workshop 5-7 March 2018

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This is your registration confirmation for the GRADnet Observational Astrophysics Workshop on 5-7 March 2018. Further details will be sent to all delegates prior to the event. Accommodation and meals at the venue have been paid in advance by SEPnet. If for any reason you do need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness then please let me know as soon as possible by e-mailing gradnetadmin@sepnet.ac.uk. Please note that if you fail to attend without good reason, then SEPnet may need to recover the conference costs from your department. Your department may in turn recover the costs from your research training support grant. If you require any further information please contact gradnetadmin@sepnet.ac.uk. Regards Cristobel Soares-Smith

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Old Thorns Manor Hotel

Griggs Green

Liphook

GU30 7PE

United Kingdom

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This is your registration confirmation for the GRADnet Observational Astrophysics Workshop on 5-7 March 2018. Further details will be sent to all delegates prior to the event. Accommodation and meals at the venue have been paid in advance by SEPnet. If for any reason you do need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness then please let me know as soon as possible by e-mailing gradnetadmin@sepnet.ac.uk. Please note that if you fail to attend without good reason, then SEPnet may need to recover the conference costs from your department. Your department may in turn recover the costs from your research training support grant. If you require any further information please contact gradnetadmin@sepnet.ac.uk. Regards Cristobel Soares-Smith
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GRADnet Observational Astrophysics Workshop 5-7 March 2018

Who: Physics postgraduate researchers in observational astronomy. Would also be of interest to theoretical astronomers wanting an introduction to data analysis.

What: A 3-day residential workshop led by senior researchers in the SEPnet region comprising lectures, tutorials, seminars and other activities.

When: 5-7 March 2018

Where: Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook, Hampshire.

Numbers: Circa 20-30 delegates

The aim of this workshop is to give a broad overview and hands-on experience of different techniques in observational astrophysics. The emphasis will be on practical skills training sessions with plenty of opportunity for student/staff interaction.

Exercises will be graded to match students experience and abilities.

Data mining - in other words doing astronomy using existing data in public repositories: examples from galactic and extragalactic astrophysics; an introduction to TopCat from its author (Mark Taylor); practical exercises.

Citizen science - how to get the general public to do your data analysis for you: examples and exercises.

Telescope proposals: the techniques and tools required to write an observing proposal; how the evaluation procedure works; practical exercises in both writing and reviewing. Much of what is learnt will be transferable to other types of proposal, e.g. applying for HPC time, grant funding, etc.

Using the OU robotic telescope: we will make remote observations on the OU PIRATE telescope on Tenerife (weather permitting).

Analysing observational data - an introduction to the main concepts: examples and practical exercises of source extraction, photometry, spectroscopy, SED fitting, etc.

Standalone lectures: introduction to X-ray/HE astronomy; Introduction to radio astronomy & interferometry; Current & planned telescopes/satellites/instruments.

You will not incur any personal costs for attending this workshop. For residential events SEPnet charges your Department £100. We have been made aware of the fact that some departments pass this charge on to research groups and/or project research training support grants (RTSG). If you are concerned about this, or are unsure of your department policy we advise you to ask either your PhD supervisor, Postgraduate Training Director or GRADnet Administrator.

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Old Thorns Manor Hotel

Griggs Green

Liphook

GU30 7PE

United Kingdom

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Organiser Cristobel Soares

Organiser of GRADnet Observational Astrophysics Workshop 5-7 March 2018

SEPnet GRADnet Administrator

gradnetadmin@sepnet.ac.uk

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