The NEON Observing Summer School


The sixth NEON Observing School

Osservatorio di Asiago, Italia, September 4 - 18, 2007

The Network of European Observatoires in the North organizes a yearly observational Euro Summer School. The organizing consortium is composed of Asiago Observatory (Italy), Calar Alto Observatory (Germany, Spain), European Southern Observatory (ESO, Germany; including participation from the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility), Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP, France), Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP, France) and La Palma observatories (ING and NOT, UK, Netherlands, Spain and Nordic Countries). The coordinator of the NEON School is Michel Dennefeld (IAP, Paris), aided by an international steering committee.

The NEON Observing Schools are sponsored by the European Community, MArie Curie Actions and supported by the European Astronomical Society (EAS) and by OPTICON.

The aim of the summer schools

The purpose of the summer schools is to provide the opportunity for young researchers to gain practical experience in observational techniques, data reduction and analysis and the use of virtual observatory tools. Students will carry out small research projects, centered on selected astrophysical topics, in small groups under the supervision of experienced astronomers. These practical exercises will be complemented by lectures on general observational techniques and archival research for both ground and space based astronomy.

The observing school at the telescopes in Asiago will largely concentrate on the skills required to execute an observing program (imaging and spectroscopy) and to take advantage of the large data archive available from space- and ground-based telescopes.

The schools are principally open to astronomy PhD students and postdocs who are nationals of a Member State or an Associate State of the European Union. This includes applicants who are currently working outside the EU. Applications from non-European students will also be considered, depending on the resources available.

The 6th NEON summer school will be held at the
Osservatorio di Asiago
4 - 18 September 2007.

Read the web page at IAP (Paris) for more details about the schools.
In particular, here you can find the program.

The previous Neon school in Asiago took place on September 9-21, 2002 and you can find information of the most recent schools at

Registration is now closed (deadline was April 27th)

Please submit the electronic form by 27 April 2007 and arrange one letter of reference to be send in electronic form to A. Pizzella by the same deadline.

Scientific oversight: Michel Dennefeld (Chair), Denis Gillet, Roland Gredel, Harald Kuntschner, Bruno Leibundgut, Alessandro Pizzella, Rene Rutten

Local Organising Committee: Alessandro Pizzella



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