The 2018 NEON Observing School, September 9-22 at the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory in Italy, will provide hands-on observing experience on professional telescopes. Students together with an experienced tutor will go through all the steps from planning and carrying out the observations to reducing and analysing the obtained data.
This school is meant for Ph.D students in astronomy who do not have prior observing experience with professional telescopes (MSc students in the later stages of their studies 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 optical 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.
More information here.