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GROWTH Astronomy School

The NSF-funded GROWTH project officially ended in October 2020. The GROWTH Astronomy School, which was part of the educational and training activities of GROWTH is now also discontinued.

The GROWTH astronomy school is a 3-day workshop for advanced undergraduates and graduate students focused on teaching the next generation of astronomers the skills and techniques for multiwavelength follow-up of transient astronomical sources. Sessions are splits by wavelength range and include an introductory lecture followed by an interactive workshop that walks students through data analysis modules with mock or real datasets. Lectures and programming exercises from each school are made available online to all students and educators.


Winter School 2018 participants


For general inquiries and questions related to applying for the GROWTH astronomy school, please send an email to

For technical questions and/or issues related to the programming modules/exercises from any of our astronomy schools, please contact the lead organizer of the school

Astronomy School 2018: Varun Bhalerao (
Astronomy School 2019: Cameron Hummels (
Astronomy School 2020: Chris Copperwheat (

GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.