Radio Astronomy Winter School

NCRA-TIFRThe Radio Astronomy Winter School for College and University Students (RAWSC-2016), will be held at Radio Physics Laboratory (RPL), a joint initiative of National Centre for Radio Astrophysics – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR Pune) and Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA). RPL provides facilities for teaching Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy techniques using simple hands on radio physics experiments. Its facilities includes two Radio Telescopes equipped with 21-cm Radio receivers, which can be used to observe Sun, Hydrogen Gas in our Galaxy and other Radio Sources. The laboratory is also equipped with radio receivers operating at 408 MHz, various test and measurement instruments and interesting laboratory experiments demonstrating fundamental principles of radio-physics.

The participants will be introduced to radio astronomy through a series of lectures. Their approach will be hands-on way of teaching radio astronomy. You will also get ample opportunity to carry out simple radio astronomy experiments and learn about operation of radio telescopes. A visit to Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) operated by NCRA will be organized during the program. You will also get to participate in informal group discussions and prepare and present posters on interesting topics of current interest.

Who can apply: This Radio Astronomy Winter School is largely meant for under-graduate students in Science pursuing B.Sc (Physics/Electronics/Astronomy) and Engineering (BE/B.Tech). Bright and highly motivated high school/junior college students involved in amateur astronomy, are also encouraged to apply. Students pursuing M.Sc or in the final year of BE/B.Tech. are not eligible to apply.

Location: Radio Physics Laboratory, Pune

Duration: December 14-23, 2016

Stipend: Outstation candidates will be paid II class (non A/C) train fare from place of correspondence to Pune and back.

For more details and to apply, visit Radio Astronomy Winter School’s website.

The last date to apply is August 22, 2016.

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