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 at the JIVE headquarters. This will take place from 2-6 November, in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands. The registration fee of the workshop is €100.

 

There is a maximum capacity of 50 people. In addition, we are exploring options to have up to 10 remote participants accessing the workshop via Zoom, this is on a shared-risk basis, and will be free of charge. Participants are expected to have their own laptop with the latest CASA release, and can bring their own VLBI dataset.

 

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.

 

During the workshop, we welcome feedback from users on their experience with CASA for VLBI. On Friday morning there is time for in-depth topical discussions should there be a need for those.

 

 

Timeline

16 April: 1st announcement, registration opens

31 May: 2nd announcement

31 July: registration closes

15 August: participation confirmed

 


COVID-19 impact

At the time of writing in early June, we are seeing several countries opening up after months of COVID-19 lockdown. Whether the situation in November will allow for an in-house workshop still remains to be seen. For now, the organisation of the workshop is going ahead as planned. Further discussion on location and number of in-house participants will take place in August.

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 


E-mail: secretary@jive.eu