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4-th VLA Data Reduction Workshop

by Amy Mioduszewski last modified Jun 09, 2014 by Gustaaf Van Moorsel

October 27 - 31, 2014
Socorro, New Mexico

The fourth VLA Data Reduction Workshop will take place from 27 - 31 October 2014 at the Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, NM.  The aim of this workshop is to assist observers with the challenges of VLA Data Reduction posed by the vastly increased flexibility and complexity of the instrument.

During the workshop observers will be able to reduce their own data using hardware provided by NRAO and with NRAO staff experts present for consultation.  There will also be presentations by local staff covering CASA and the very latest developments in data reduction techniques.

This is an advanced workshop, and unlike our summer Synthesis Imaging Workshops not intended for those who are new to radio interferometry.

Prior experience with AIPS, CASA, or MIRIAD is required.  As we will be using CASA as our main data reduction package, a working knowledge of it would be helpful; we strongly recommend those new to CASA to go through one or more of our tutorials prior to attending the workshop.

There will be a total of 30 desktops.  In a few cases two people working on the same data may share a machine which can be requested during registration.  Once we reach the maximum number of participants we can handle we will start a waiting list.