GROWTH Astronomy School 2020
 /  GROWTH Astronomy School 2020

In 2020, our GROWTH international collaboration held our summer school online between 17-21 August. Designed to train the next generation in observational techniques for multi-wavelength time-domain astronomy, the school attracted applications from all over the world. Selected students engaged in discussions and interactive Python workshops that covered topics from observing run preparation to photometry/spectroscopy in X-ray, optical, infrared and radio. Attendees also took part in a remote observing session with the Liverpool Telescope in La Palma, Spain and the SAAO 1-m telescopes in Sutherland, South Africa. All lectures and modules from the GROWTH school are available freely on our website.

The GROWTH school 2020 in numbers

  • The school attracted a total of 875 applications from more than 80 countries
  • We selected 82 attendees from 21 countries located on 6 different continents
  • The school sessions were led by 14 instructors and supported by 23 tutors

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    The school includes sesssions on astronomical data analysis of transients at various wavelengths


    The online school included video lectures and live sessions (Q&A discussions and interactive Python workshops)

  • Instructors

    Instructors included GROWTH astronomers (session leads) and your researchers and students (tutors).

  • Product

    The material from our school (video lectures and Jupyter notebooks are freely available on our website

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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.