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2023 Instrumentation School

Milan, Italy

17 - 26 May 2023

Are you interested in astronomical instrumentation? Do you want to know how an instrumentation project is realised? The ORP Instrumentation School will be organised 17 - 26 May 2023 in Milan, Italy, with the theme "Integral-field spectroscopy".

In this school you will do a 'Phase A' study of an astronomical instrument dedicated to integral-field spectroscopy. You will plan an instrument in small groups led by an experienced tutor. During the first week the mornings are dedicated to lectures and the afternoons to group work. During second week the students will concentrate on group work. In the end of the school all groups will present their instrument plans.

The school is mainly meant for M.Sc/PhD students in astronomy or engineering who want to gain more experience in astronomical instrumentation. However, astronomers and engineers at any stage of the career are very welcome to apply to the school.

If you are interested in the whole process of designing an astronomical instrument, this school is perfect for you.

MUSE

Credits: ESO

How to Apply


You can find the application form for this schools from HERE. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 February 2023.

Note that we usually have many people applying to our schools. Therefore, it is important that you motivate your application well. Also, it is very important to organise a recommendation letter to be directly sent to the organisers of the school by the application deadline (contact details in the end of this page).

The applicants will be informed about the selection in March.

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday May 17:

08:30 - 09:00 Course overview and logistics
09:00 - 10:30 Science with optical spectroscopy in astronomy
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Science with integral field spectroscopy
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Instrument requirement and definition (1): lessons learned
16:00 - 18:00 Introduction of the students, teachers, and groups

Thursday May 18

09:00 - 10:30 Available technologies for IFU based instrumentation
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Optics for telescope and spectrographs
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Mechanics
16:00 - 18:00 Project work in groups

Friday May 19

09:00 - 10:30 Systems engineering
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Detectors
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Fibre optics
16:00 - 18:00 Project work in groups

Saturday May 20

Visit to Merate and laboratories

Sunday May 21

City tour and free day

Monday May 22

09:00 - 10:30 Adaptive optics
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Astrophotonics
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 ORP Trans National Access
16:00 - 18:00 Project work in groups

Tuesday May 23

09:00 - 10:30 Software and data reduction
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Project work in groups
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 18:00 Project work in groups

Wednesday May 23

09:00 - 10:30 Careers in science
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Project work in groups
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 18:00 Project work in groups

Thursday May 24

09:00 - 10:30 Project work in groups
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Project work in groups
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 18:00 Project work in groups

Friday May 26

09:00 - 09:45 Group presentation
09:45 - 10:30 Group presentation
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45 Group presentation
11:45 - 12:30 Group presentation
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch + closing remarks

SOC

Andrea Bianco (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy)
Heidi Korhonen (ESO)
Marco Riva (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy)

Tutors

To be announced

Lecturers

To be announced

Contact: send a message to the organisers.