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ALMA Instructional Videos

A series of short videos developed by the North American ALMA Science Center to clarify potentially confusing ALMA Observing issues.

Essential Radio Astronomy

Essential Radio Astronomy (ERA) is a one-semester course available on-line that is intended for astronomy graduate students and advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in astronomy, physics, or engineering. The goal of ERA is to foster the community of researchers using radio astronomy by attracting and training the most talented university students.

Synthesis Imaging Workshop

The NRAO Synthesis Imaging Workshop comprises a week of lectures on aperture synthesis theory and techniques at a level appropriate for graduate students in astrophysics. Basic lectures on synthesis imaging, and advanced lectures on more specialized techniques, are included. Practical tutorials demonstrating data collection, calibration and imaging of both VLA and VLBA data are also part of the workshop syllabus. A nominal registration fee covers the cost of the meeting and a copy of A.S.P. Vol. 180, Synthesis Imaging in Radio Astronomy II. Video of the 2012 lecture series is available on-line.

The Synthesis Imaging Workshop occurs bi-annually, in even-numbered years, in Socorro.

The next Workshop take place 13-20 May 2014 at the NRAO and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. See the 2014 Synthesis Imaging Workshop website for additional information.

Single Dish Summer School

The NAIC (Arecibo) and NRAO (Green Bank) jointly organize the NAIC-NRAO school on single-dish radio astronomy. The objective of the school is to provide graduate students, post-docs, and experts in other fields of astronomy with both knowledge and practical experience of the techniques and applications of single-dish radio astronomy.

The Single Dish Summer School occurs bi-annually, in odd-numbered years, alternating between the NRAO facilities in West Virginia and the NAIC facilities in Puerto Rico.

The 7th NAIC-NRAO school on single-dish radio astronomy was held 10-17 July 2013 at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The 8th NAIC-NRAO school on single-dish radio astronomy will be held at NRAO-Green Bank in summer 2014.