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2023 Proposal Writing School
On four Mondays: 20 February – 20 March 2023
This on-line school is an introductory-level overview of the proposal writing process with a focus on ORP-supported facilities and infrastructures. It will take place on four Mondays during the time period February 20 – March 20.
The school will include an introduction to how proposals are reviewed by Time Allocation Committees (TACs), unconscious bias in proposal review and the (double-)blind proposal review system. The students will take part in group work that involves forming mini-TACs to review a set of professionally written proposals to gain experience on the process. There will also be sessions on building a science and technical case for their own proposals, with expert advice from tutors on what to do and avoid when writing an observing proposal. The students will take the information obtained from attending the school to write their own observing proposal, which will receive feedback from the expert tutors on how it could be improved.
The school is primarily meant for PhD students in astronomy, who want to gain more experience in writing observing time proposals. However, students/astronomers at any stage of the career are very welcome to apply to the school.
If you are interested in the whole proposal writing process, and learning how TACs work and how to write your own proposals, this school is perfect for you. For more details go here.
New Frontiers of Celestial Mechanics: Theory and applications
15-17 February 2023
conference dedicated to the dissemination of the results of the PRIN I-CELMECH project “New frontiers of Celestial Mechanics: theory and applications” (http://www.mat.unimi.it/I-CELMECH/)
- Hamiltonian perturbation theories in Celestial Mechanics and the N-body problem
- Orbit determination
- Extra-solar planetary dynamics
- Low-energy orbits in astrodynamics
- Space debris dynamics
- Geodynamics and tides
If you wish to participate, please send a registration request by e-mail to email@example.com by January 10th, 2023.
Planetary Mapping Winter School
30th January – 3rd February 2023
The school will cover all the topics that are necessary to produce high-quality planetary cartography:
- Introduction to planetary body mapping specific aspects processes and features
- Basics of remote sensing and multispectral data exploitation
- GIS usage, based on QGIS Open Source software (project creation, digitalization, and layout)
- Practical collaborative mapping with dedicated instructor on each planetary body (1 full day each)
- Principles of crater counting
- Geologic cross section and stratigraphic sections creation
- Seminars and talks from invited international guests
The school will comprise frontal lectures, practical demonstrations and group-work activities for practicing mapping on the Moon, Mercury and Mars.
THE REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Please use the following link to register:
The 2023 GMAP Winter School is free of charge. All the activities will be online
Pro-Am Comet Hybrid Workshop 2022
June 10-12, 2022
The Pro-Am Comet Workshop, sponsored by Europlanet, the British Astronomical Association, and Planetum Prague, and will bring together professional and amateur members of the Cometary Science and Observational Community.
The workshop will be a mix of invited and contributed talks and round-table discussions, addressing the following broad topics:
- Cometary Science Overview
- Pro-Am campaigns
- Imagining equipment, techniques and standards
- Processing methodologies
- Standardisation of methodologies and parameters
- Archiving of data and simplifying access to datasets
- Broadening participation/outreach/education
The workshop will be a mix of invited and contributed talks and round-table discussions, addressing a broad range of cometary science and how Pro-Am observations can contribute to these.
Registration for online attendance will remain open until 13th May 2022. Find out more>>
“NOT – a telescope for the future”, La Palma
June 7-10, 2022
A workshop on the future of the Nordic Optical Telescope “NOT – a telescope for the future” will be held on-site in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, 7-10 June 2022. The workshop will cover science from a wide range of fields, focusing on the current and the future use of the NOT, as well as its educational role. On-going and planned instrument upgrades will be presented, for instance the coming NOT Transient Explorer (NTE). Contributed presentations are welcome as talks and posters. More information is found at the workshop website: https://indico.not.iac.es/e/workshop2022
The deadline for abstract submission and registration is March 31st.
Planetary & Geologic Mapping Winter School
February 7-11, 2022
The second Planetary and Geologic Mapping Winter School will be held online from 7-11 February 2022. The programme for the Winter School, which is organised by Europlanet 2024 RI’s Geological Mapping (GMAP) activity, will include seminars, asynchronous interactions, and individual/project mapping work. Registration will open in mid-December 2021 and will close on 31 January 2022. Materials from the first Winter School in February 2021 (including videos, presentations, documentation and data) are now accessible for prospective participants to browse.
Find out more>>
Online: EUROPLANET TELESCOPE NETWORK SCIENCE WORKSHOP
February 9 – 11, 2022
Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure project and the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius University are pleased to announce the international conference „Europlanet Telescope Network Science Workshop“.
The Europlanet Telescope Network (EPN-TN), launched in 2020, is a network of small telescope facilities to support planetary science observations by professional and amateur astronomers. The EPN-TN currently comprises 16 observatories with 46 telescopes ranging from 40 cm to 2 m in size. The network can be accessed free of charge to carry out projects on a wide variety of scientific studies about the Solar System and exoplanets, as well as related astronomical investigations.
The goal of this workshop is to encourage community-led proposals and to highlight scientific results achieved with EPN-TN and other medium size and small telescopes. We invite interested astronomers and amateurs to participate, to learn more about the instruments offered, their capabilities, and scientific potential.
The EPN-TN is financed by the European Commission HORIZON 2020 project EUROPLANET 2024 Research Infrastructure.
Sessions will be distributed over three half days. They will be dedicated accordingly:
- Day 1 – Solar System planets
- Day 2 – Exoplanets
- Day 3 – Minor Solar System Bodies
The sessions will be followed by brainstorming meetings on the Discort platform.
RED’22 – ASTROBIOLOGY INTRODUCTORY COURSE
March 13-19, 2022
THIS MEETING IS ADDRESSED TO:
• Any student preparing his PhD thesis in Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, Biology or History/Philosophy of sciences in France or any other country.
• Any students or young scientist wishing to acquire an interdisciplinary training in astrobiology to complete their initial training and to be able to address issues about the origins of life on Earth, its evolution and its distribution in the Universe.
The program of RED’22/Astrobiology Introductory Course is complementary to that of RED’21, however it is not necessary to have followed it to participate in this new school.
1st Announcement for the NBIA workshop on Radiation Transfer in Astrophysics, June 6-10, 2022.
1st Announcement for the NBIA workshop on Radiation Transfer in Astrophysics that will take place at The Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, June 6-10, 2022. For further details and registration, please see the website at https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/e/nbia-nlte-2022
The workshop will focus on non-local thermodynamic equilibrium and non-equilibrium radiation transfer in the context of various interdisciplinary problems in astrophysics, from stellar and exoplanet atmospheres to interstellar matter and supernova, and radiation propagation in accretion and protoplanetary discs.
• stellar atmospheres
• exoplanetary atmospheres
• accretion discs, protoplanetary discs
• spectral modeling of tidal disruption events
• supernova NLTE modelling
• cold interstellar matter
Workshop: Satellite for Space Science and Technology in Africa
Registeration deadline: 12 November 2021
Registration is now open for the workshop ‘Satellite for Space Science and Technology in Africa‘, which will take place from 15-19 November 2021 in Palapye, Botswana, and online.
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Japan will launch a new
Master-PhD course on origin-of-life science and astrobiology
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Japan will launch a new Master-PhD course on origin-of-life science and astrobiology at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The five-year ELSI course is open for domestic and international students who wish to tackle fundamental questions in natural science such as the origin and evolution of living planets. ELSI will provide financial support (as the salary of a research assistant) for
all the students, except for ones who are going to be supported by JSPS DC fellowships (Japan) or equivalent fellowships.
Session 1 – Thu, 9 Sep 2021 at 23:00 UTC (Fri, 10 Sep 2021 at 08:00 JST)
Session 2 – Fri, 10 Sep 2021 at 11:00 UTC (Fri, 10 Sep 2021 at 20:00 JST)
To join the orientation webinar, please send the following information to <edu-info [at] elsi.jp> (replace [at] to @). The application deadline is 24 hours before the start of the webinar.
Virtual Summer School, August 16 – 27, 2021
Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure project and the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory of Vilnius University, Lithuania are pleased to announce the international research summer school „Asteroid Photometry“.
Participants that will show acceptable results on their assignments will get a diploma with 2.5 ECTS credits, which may be used as part of their degree studies at their home universities.
The school is financed by the European Commission HORIZON 2020 project EUROPLANET 2024 Research Infrastructure.
The deadline for application is 15 June 2021 23:59:00 UTC.
Notifications of acceptance by 30 June 2021 23:59:00 UTC.
RED’21 – ASTROBIOLOGY INTRODUCTORY COURSE, June 21st to 25th, 2021
THIS MEETING IS ADDRESSED TO:
- Any student preparing his PhD thesis in Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, Biology or History/Philosophy of sciences in France or any other country.
- Any students or young scientist wishing to acquire an interdisciplinary training in astrobiology to complete their initial training and to be able to address issues about the origins of life on Earth, its evolution and its distribution in the Universe.
The program of RED’21/Astrobiology Introductory Course is complementary to that of RED’19, however it is not necessary to have followed it to participate in this new school.
The school’s 2021 session will be held online. The courses will be given remotely from June 21st to 25th, 2021.
Registration is free but mandatory.
The Virtual OPTICON Archival School Using ESO and ALMA Data will take place 19 – 26 June 2021.
In this school the students will do a project using data available either in the ESO or ALMA archive. The project is lead by an experienced tutor who will guide the students in retrieving, reducing and analysing the data. The school also includes basic lectures on ESO and ALMA, but the emphasis is on hands-on work. There will also be general interest lectures on different aspects of multi-messenger astrophysics, including very high energy gamma-rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves.
This school is mainly meant for PhD students, but also MSc students in the later stages of their studies and young postdocs can be considered.
The deadline for applications is Friday April 23, and the applicants will be notified about the selection in late May.
EANA International Spring School: Hydrothermal Vents, May 17th–21st, 2021
Hydrothermal systems are crucial environments for astrobiology: they are thought to be the theatre of life’s origins, host unprecedented polyextremophilic biodiversity, and are key targets in the search for life throughout the Solar System, especially on Mars and icy moons.
Join the first EANA online school to learn about hydrothermal systems from interdisciplinary perspectives at the interfaces of geology, biology and chemistry.
From May 17th–21st, 2021, there will be one talk each day (two talks on May 21st) on a particular aspect of hydrothermal systems.
The school is free of charge and is an ideal opportunity to discover or deepen your understanding of these unique environments.
Application deadline: 14 May 2021 at 23:59 CEST. Registration form
Virtual Workshop on the use of the Europlanet Telescope Network for
On May 15, 2021 (Saturday) we will organise a virtual workshop dedicated to the amateur community which aims to demonstrate the use of the telescopes within the Europlanet Telescope Network to amateur astronomers. The workshop will be held in Spanish and will use the Calar Alto 1.23m telescope for practical demonstrations showing its remote use.
May 15, 2021, 11:00 CEST (12:00 OESZ) – May 16, 2021, 01:00 CEST (01:00
Virtual Fireballs Workshop #1 on Fireball Databases and Machine Learning
The workshop will take place virtually on 11-12 June 2021 and aims towards:
- introducing and discussing the different fireballs networks, databases and data formats with a strong focus on its technical aspects;
- discussing and exploring the possibilities of a common data format and/or a common entry point to all data;
- discussing and identifying machine learning science cases for fireball observations.
June 11-12, 2021, 13:00-19:00 CEST. Website.
Online Workshop MW-Gaia: Bringing the Milky Way to schools 2021, 2-4 June 2021
COST action CA-18104 workshop on Bringing the Milky Way to schools will take place virtually hosted by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Porto) and Vilnius University: 2-4 June 2021.
- The Milky Way as a Galaxy: the science and research background
- Dissemination of the GAIA science
- Bringing the research closer to the public
- Teaching the Milky Way in schools
- How to make teaching and science communication more inclusive
Online Mode of Workshop
This workshop will be run online via ZOOM.
Deadline for abstract submission: 14 May 2021
Deadline for registrations: 1 June 2021
Geology & Planetary Mapping Winter School, 1-5 February 2021.
The PLANMAP team, in collaboration with europlanet’s GMAP initiative, announces the first PLANMAP winter school on planetary geologic mapping and 3D geological modelling, that will be held virtually 1-5 February 2021. The PLANMAP winter school will provide an overview of the technical and scientific skills needed by the next generation of planetary mappers.