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8th VLA Data Reduction Workshop

by Emmanuel Momjian last modified Nov 23, 2020

NRAO Community Day at the GSFC

15 March - 1 April, 2021
Virtually in Socorro, New Mexico

The 8th NRAO-VLA Data Reduction Workshop will take place from 15 March - 1 April 2021. This event will be virtual using the resources 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 virtually 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 almost three weeks: The 1st week will include both lectures and some dedicated time for data reduction and imaging of each participant's own data. The 2nd and 3rd weeks will be devoted primarily to data reduction and imaging of each participant's own data with the help of NRAO staff.

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 for data reduction, 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.

The workshop will be limited to 30 participants considering computing resources and staff support. Once we reach the maximum number of participants, we will start a waiting list.