WS 2011/12 (6947): Practical Radio-Interferometry

 

This lecture series is intended for all Master-level or PhD students, postdocs and grown-up astronomers who are interested to learn more about the practical issues involved in reducing radio-interferometric data. After basic introduction lectures, the course will consist of specialized lectures and practical sessions that use several data analysis tools (AIPS and CASA). The exact schedule is not fully set yet - thus keep checking this page.
Note: the lectures start October 26th!

Time:

Wednesdays lectures 13:30 - 15:00, practical sessions 15:15-16:15

Location:

AIfA Room 0.008

Organization:

Vernesa Smolcic, vs(at)astro.uni-bonn.de, AIfA R. 1.013

Preliminary schedule

26.10.

13:15 - 14:45

Basics 1

Frank Bertoldi

15:00 - 16:00

Installing AIPS

Stefanie Muehle / Vernesa Smolcic

02.11.

13:15 - 14:45

Basics 2

Frank Bertoldi

15:00 - 16:00

Starting AIPS + basics

Stefanie Muehle / Vernesa Smolcic / Reinhold Schaaf

09.11.

13:15 - 14:45

Basics 3

Frank Bertoldi

15:00 - 16:00

AIPS (continuum) data reduction

Stefanie Muehle / Vernesa Smolcic

16.11.

13:15 - 16:00

Basics 4

Peter Schilke

15:00 - 16:00

AIPS (continuum) data reduction

Stefanie Muehle / Vernesa Smolcic

23.11.

13:15 - 14:45

VLBI

Olaf Wucknitz

15:00 - 16:00

AIPS (continuum) data reduction

Stefanie Muehle / Vernesa Smolcic

30.11.

13:30 - 15:00

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

15:15 - 16:15

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

07.12.

13:30 - 15:00

No lecture

15:15 - 16:15

No lecture

14.12.

13:30 - 15:00

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

15:15 - 16:15

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

Christmas break.

Next lecture on 11.01.

11.01.

13:30 - 15:00

Astrometry

Alberto Sanna

15:15 - 16:15

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

18.01.

13:30 - 15:00

Polarization

Felipe Alves

15:15 - 16:15

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

25.01.

13:30 - 15:00

Spectral line interferometry

Stefanie Muehle

15:15 - 16:15

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

01.02.

13:30 - 15:00

Proposal writing and ALMA

Vernesa Smolcic

15:15 - 16:15

CASA data reduction

Matthias Maercker, Felipe Alves

Practice Sessions

We will distribute virtual machine files with pre-installed software packages (CASA, AIPS, ...) and example data sets with instructions on how to get started in reducing and analyzing the data. In the practice sessions we will meet for a general introduction and tutorial on data reduction, and to answer questions and work together on specific issues and problems.


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