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2006 NVO Summer School -- Application Deadline June 5

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[Update June 6, 2006: Registration is now closed.]

Applications are now being accepted for the 2006 NVO Summer School to be held in Aspen, September 6-14. Application instructions and details are posted on the NVO website and below. The deadline for applications in June 5, notification of acceptance will be made by July 1.

If you're reading this site, you might be interested to know the use of IRAF in the VO is one of the covered topics. 2006 NATIONAL VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY SUMMER SCHOOL
6-14 September 2006
Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, Colorado

April 15 Application website open for submissions
June 5 Deadline for applications
July 1 Applicants informed of acceptance
August 1 Registration Fee Due


In this week-long, hands-on summer school, astronomers and software developers will work with experienced NVO users and software spe*censored*ts to become familiar with the data discovery, data access, and high performance computing capabilities of the Virtual Observatory. Participants will be introduced to VO analysis tools and utilities and have the opportunity to become proficient users with the guidance of the faculty. In the latter part of the summer school, small teams will pursue their own VO-enabled research projects by applying VO tools and/or developing their own applications.

Participation is open to anyone interested in learning how to use the VO for astronomical research, to develop VO-aware tools, or make astronomical data collections available to VO users. We especially encourage advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to apply. Programming experience will be helpful but is not required. The summer school begins with a two-day introduction to the basic technologies used in the Virtual Observatory.

Space and budgetary constraints limit participation to 40 people. Applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee and participants will be informed by July 1 of their acceptance to the Summer School. Application instructions are posted at http://www.us-vo.org/summer-school/2006.


There will be a $500 registration fee for participants. If this presents a financial hardship such that it would preclude attendance, applicants may request a waiver of the fee. The organizing committee will review such requests on a case by case basis. Upon acceptance to the Summer School, the fee will be due by 1 August. Accommodations, breakfast, and lunch are provided for all participants.

Additionally, a travel stipend of up to $400 and per diem stipend of $225 are available for successful applicants from US institutions who can commit to attending the whole course and who do not have funds available to cover these expenses.

Thomas McGlynn, NASA GSFC
Tamas Budavari, Johns Hopkins University
Dave De Young, NOAO
Michael Fitzpatrick, NOAO
Matthew Graham, Caltech
Gretchen Greene, STScI
Robert Hanisch, STScI
Brian Kent, Cornell University
Shui Kwok, Keck Observatory
Ray Plante, University of Illinois
Doug Tody, NRAO
Roy Williams, Caltech


Questions about the summer school should be directed to summer-school@us-vo.org.


The NVO Summer School is made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation and the ^CNational Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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