2024 NEON Observing School

//2024 NEON Observing School

2024 NEON Observing School

The 2024 NEON Observing School, mainly funded by ORP, will take place on 13-25 October 2024 in Athens/Greece, hosted by the National Observatory of Athens.

This school provides hands-on observing experience on professional telescopes. During it the students will, together with an experienced tutor, go through all the steps from planning the observations to reducing and analysing the obtained data.

NEON School is mainly meant for Ph.D students in astronomy who do not have prior observing experience with professional telescopes. MSc students in the late stages of their thesis work and young PostDocs can also be considered. The first half of the school comprises of lectures, and planning and carrying out observations. The lectures include, among other topics, modern telescopes, detectors and observing techniques. The second half of the school is dedicated to group work on reducing and analysing the obtained observations, with students presenting their results at the end of the school.

The local costs (accommodation in shared rooms and lunches) are covered by ORP, and some very limited travel support is also available. For more details see here the event page.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2024

Image: © NOA and Daniél Lopez/IAC.


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