Astronomical Data Analysis Workshop 2016

The Southern African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (SAROAD), a regional node of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, has the pleasure to invite you to a regional workshop on astronomical data analysis which will take place from 7-18th November 2016 at the Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia.

Lecturers

1. Dr. Michele Gerbaldi from IAP, France

2. Dr. Sudhanshu Barway from SAAO, South Africa

3. Dr. Sohan Jheeta from the UK

Tutors

1. Dr. Chika Onuchukwu from Anambra State University,  Nigeria

2. Mr. Prospery Simpemba from CBU/SAROAD, Zambia

Target audience: Physics undergraduate students and astronomy course instructors

Important information:

1.  7-18th November 2016 workshop period

2.  Venue is the Copperbelt University, in Kitwe, Zambia

Funding: Limited partial funding for lodging or travel

Registration fee: $300

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

WEEK 1:  7-11 NOVEMBER 2016

Monday 7th November 2016

09:00 hrs: Official opening

10:00 hrs: Tea break

10:30 -11:30 hrs: General introduction

11:30 – 12:30 hrs: Stellar Photometry

12:30 – 14:00 HRS: Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 hrs: General introduction on CCD images

TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Lateral thinking, a mind provoking talk by Dr. Sohan Jheeta

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs: General introduction on data acquisition at a telescope

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Query of the data base Vizier at the CDS to select an eclipsing binary from a Catalog

WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Set up of an observing run

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs: Query of various data bases : the AAVSO chart plot, Aladin from the CDS to select the comparison stars.

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Query of the data base Vizier at the CDS to select an eclipsing binary from a Catalog

THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Analysis of the star visibility from a specific observatory

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs: Photometry data reduction for variable stars.

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Query of the data base Vizier at the CDS to select an eclipsing binary from a Catalog

FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Live observations

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs: Photometry data reduction for variable stars.

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Practicals

WEEK 2:  14-18 NOVEMBER 2016

MPONDAY 14 NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Live observations

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs:  Introduction to Virtual Observatory and Astroinformatics

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Exploration of Online Data Archives  (practical)

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Introduction to galaxy classifications and Galaxy Zoo project

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs:  Filler session

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Exploration of Online Data Archives (continued practical)

 WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Hands on session

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs:  Filler session

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Introduction to VO tools (practical)

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER

09:00 -10:00 hrs: Hands on session

10:00 -10:30 hrs: Tea Break

10:30 -12:30 hrs: Filler session

12:30 – 14:00 hrs: Lunch Break

14:00 -16:00 hrs: Introduction to VO tools (practical continued)

 

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