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7th VLA Data Reduction Workshop

NRAO Community Day at the GSFC

7 - 18 October, 2019
Socorro, New Mexico

The seventh NRAO-VLA Data Reduction Workshop will take place from 7 - 18 October 2019 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 workshop will span two weeks: The 1st week will include both lectures and dedicated time for data reduction and imaging of each participant's own data. A VLA site tour will also take place during the 1st week. The 2nd week will be devoted primarily to data reduction and imaging of each participant's own data with the help of NRAO staff.

The workshop will overlap in time with the International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (5 - 13 October 2019), which draws many visitors to New Mexico via the airport in Albuquerque. We therefore urge you to make and secure your travel plans (airline and rental car) as early as possible.

This is an advanced workshop and 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 will start a waiting list.