INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION:
Tools and Techniques for Pioneering Astronomers
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
11-16 August 2013
This summer school is designed with both lecture and laboratory activities that are intended for senior undergraduates and graduate students with a background in Astronomy, Physics, or Engineering.
Register at: dunlap.utoronto.ca/instrumentation-school
Registration & Travel Grant Deadline: 12 April 2013
Registration Fee (without waiver): $500.00
SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDES:
* The basic principles of astronomical instrumentation
* How telescopes work
* How long- and short-wavelength detectors work
* How high-precision spectrographs work
* Hands-on laboratory activities working directly with optics and mechanical equipment
* Hands-on experience with Fourier Transform Spectrometers
* What are the latest and upcoming innovative instruments and telescopes?
* How are we discovering extrasolar planets?
* How do we discover and weigh supermassive black holes?
* How and what do we see at the edge of the observable universe?
* How do we measure the growth of structure in the universe?
* How will future instruments discover the first stars and galaxies?
* How will new millimetre-wave telescopes reveal shrouded sites of star formation?
* How and why do we use Adaptive Optics on ground-based telescopes?
Matt Dobbs (McGill University)
Debra Fischer (Yale University)
Olivier Guyon (University of Arizona & Subaru National Observatory)
Jamie Lloyd (Cornell University)
David Naylor (University of Lethbridge)
George Rieke (University of Arizona)
DUNLAP INSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS:
SCIENCE AND LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Alice Chow, Tuan Do, Debra Fischer (Yale), Rachel Friesen, James Graham, David Law, Jamie Lloyd (Cornell), Jérôme Maire, Peter Martin, Michael Reid, Chris Sasaki, Suresh Sivanandam, Keith Vanderlinde, Shelley Wright