Asteroid Research Training Workshop 2023 Tartu

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Asteroid Research Training Workshop (Hybrid)
21-25 August 2023
Tartu Observatory, Estonia

asteroid research training workshop

Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure project and the Tartu Observatory of the University of Tartu are pleased to announce the international training workshop „Asteroid Research“. The aim of the workshop is to give participants a thorough, multidisciplinary introduction into the ground-based and space observations of asteroids. Participants will be given hands-on experience in CCD photometry and spectroscopy of asteroids using the telescopes of the Tartu Observatory and in analysing the observational data. The hands-on sessions will be accompanied by lectures of leading astronomers. The participants will also be trained in writing and submitting observing proposals to different facilities of the Europlanet Telescope Network, mentorship possibilities between professional astronomers and amateurs will be introduced. 

The course is open to PhD and master students, early career scientists, and amateur astronomers from the Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish and wider European community. Activities of professional astronomers and amateur astronomers will be merged in order to achieve more understanding between communities. 

The deadline for applications for the full programme is 1 June 2023 23:59:00 UTC.
Notifications of acceptance by 15 June 2023 23:59:00 UTC.
The deadline for application for the remote part of the programme (LECTURES ONLY) is 1 August 2023 23:59:00 UTC.
More information will be provided for the selected participants personally.

Financial information:

20 selected participants will be provided free accommodation (in Tartu), transportation between accomodation and Tartu Observatory, meals and travel reimbursement up to 360€. No fee will be required for the remote participation of selected participants.

The Workshop is financed by European Regional Development Fund project Development of space research ground infrastructure in Estonia (KosEST) and the European Commission HORIZON 2020 project EUROPLANET 2024 Research Infrastructure. Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871149.