Tuesday August 30 to Friday September 2 - ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre, Sydney
UPDATE (24/1/12): South American Gemini Data Workshop
A South American Gemini Data workshop was held in October 2011 in Brazil. There was a greater focus on Gemini instrumentation than the Australian workshop, in particular discussing upcoming Gemini instruments such as GSAOI and FLAMINGOS-2. For anyone interested in details of the meeting, including copies of the presentations, please visit the workshop website.
The LOC wants to thank to all speakers and participants for the success of the 2011 AusGO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop. The majority of the talks have been already included on this webpage.
Information about the 2011 AusGO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop
The Australian Gemini Office in conjunction with the Australian Astronomical Observatory will hold the 2011 AusGO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop over three and a half days from Tuesday August 30 to Friday September 2, 2011 in the ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre in Sydney.
The workshop is designed to be an introduction to the optical and infrared facilities available to the Australian astronomical community, and will include tutorials and demonstrations where you can get your hands on real data and learn how to reduce it.
The FINAL PROGRAM of the workshop is here, and the participant list is here. We expect to have presentations given by both AAO and Gemini staff, as well as two tutorial sessions. Topics to be covered in the workshop include:
- Instrumentation on the AAT, Gemini and Magellan
- Imaging and photometry
- Spectroscopy, including high-resolution, multi-object and IFU spectroscopy
- Infrared observations, including Natural and Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics
- Proposal writing, large surveys and how to impress the Time Allocation Committee
- Data reduction using different packages (Gemini IRAF, 2dFDR, ORAC_DR, etc)
The workshop is open to everyone, and students in particular are encouraged to attend.
There will be no registration fee, but lunch, morning and afternoon teas will be provided.
To register, please email Simon O'Toole ( otoole [at] aao [dot] gov [dot] au ).
More information will be included in the second announcement.
The Organising Committee is:
- Simon O'Toole (Chair)
- Stuart Ryder
- Angel Lopez-Sanchez
- Max Spolaor
- Amanda Bauer
- Sarah Brough
- Christopher Onken
- Andrew Hopkins
The workshop is supported by the following institutions:
|Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO)||Australian Gemini Office (AusGO)||Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL)|