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T193 Telescope


The 2022 NEON Observing School will be hosted by the Observatoire de Haute-Provence in Southern France on 2-15 October 2022. The school that is funded by ORP provides hands-on observing experience on professional telescopes. Deadline for applications is 22 July 2022.

The 2022 NEON Observing School school is mainly aimed for PhD 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 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 and lunches) are covered by the ORP project, and some limited travel support is also available.

The deadline for applications is on 22 July 2022, and applicants will be notified about the selection in mid August.

More information on the school and the application form can be found on the 2022 NEON Observing School school website.


193cm telescope from the Observatoire de Haute-Provence conducting observations. Credit: José Rodrigues/Wikimedia Commons.