7th IRAM 30m Summer School 2013

Millimeter Astronomy

September 13-20, 2013 in Pradollano near Granada, Spain

The 7th IRAM 30m summerschool will combine lectures on millimeter astronomy with hands-on experience with the IRAM 30m telescope.

Participants will form small work groups to observe a diverse set of objects of the local universe, ranging from distant galaxies at high redshifts to local galaxies and clouds in the Milky Way, and to sun-grazing comets in the solar system.

Science lectures will be complemented by dedicated presentations on millimeter instrumentation, observing techniques, and data processing.

The school is aimed at attracting new astrophysicists to current and future single-dish mm-, submm-, and far-infrared facilities. And the school is primarily meant for young scientists with little previous experience in mm-astronomy. And it is limited to about 40 students who will be selected on the basis of their interests, CV, and references.

The school runs over one week from Friday to Friday, with six days of about 4 hours of lectures per day, leaving ample time to prepare, conduct, and reduce observations at the 30m telescope. The small working groups will be led by the lecturers supported by IRAM staff astronomers and students. At the last day of the school, the results of the working groups will be presented and discussed. The Fridays are arrival and departure days.

This school is partially funded by the RadioNet3 program. The visit to the Alhambra is partially funded by the Junta de Andalucia.

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