General information

The CASA data processing package is growing in its use for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). In the last years VLBI functionality in CASA has significantly expanded and improved, and this has been advertised globally in meetings, schools and tutorials.


To educate new and existing VLBI astronomers in the use of CASA for data processing, JIVE is hosting a second CASA-VLBI workshop from 2-6 November. This will be a fully online event, since due to the current COVID-19 situation it is not possible to host participants locally. The format and platform of the event are still to be decided. The aim is to have live online lectures, interactive sessions with tutors, and a Slack-like discussion platform. Detailed information will follow as it becomes available.


There will be no registration fee for this workshop, but registration is required to obtain access to the live lectures, interactive sessions and discussion platform. Registration is possible until 30 October, 17:00 UT. To access the recorded lectures and online materials after the workshop, no registration is needed.


Participants are responsible for ensuring sufficient internet bandwidth, and having access to the latest CASA release for their platform of choice (see the CASA homepage). Prior experience with the CASA package and/or VLBI data processing is helpful, but not mandatory.


The workshop will consist of four days. The first day will teach the basics of CASA and the three subsequent days cover VLBI data processing in CASA. The live lectures will be hosted in the morning (UT), interactive sessions will take place in the afternoon and evening (UT). Lectures will be recorded and available after the workshop, access to tutors will be limited to the workshop week.



This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No 730562 [RadioNet] and No 7308844 (JUMPING JIVE).