The Green Bank (NRAO) and Arecibo (NAIC) observatories are organizing the
fourth NAIC-NRAO school on single-dish radio astronomy. The summer school
will take place from 8-15 July 2007 at the Green Bank observatory in
Green Bank, West Virginia. The purpose of the school is to allow students,
postdocs, and experts in other fields of astronomy to explore emerging
techniques and applications of single-dish radio astronomy.
The school will consist of an intensive series of lectures from
world-class experts as well as hands-on projects in radio astronomy.
Participants will be given the opportunity to make observations using the
Green Bank and Arecibo telescopes and become familiar with the observation
and data-reduction process.
The primary goals are
Both lecturers and participants are invited to contribute posters describing research conducted with single dishes.
* to provide participants with a strong grounding in fundamental elements of single-dish radio astronomy, and its relation to other observing techniques,
* to give an overview of current and emerging capabilities of single-dish radio telescopes and associated instrumentation,
* to provide practical experience with a single-dish telescope and introduce participants to the hardware and software utilised in taking and reducing observations.
Proceedings of the Single Dish School, published in the ASP Conference
Series, will be provided to this year's participants as part of the
The number of participants will be limited to approximately 40 people. A
registration fee of $200 will include: travel between Dulles airport and Green Bank, the
welcome reception, the social events, the school banquet, and a copy of