The ARIES Training School in Observational Astronomy (ATSOA 2023) will be organised by ARIES, Nainital from 17th-28th April 2023. Topics related to telescopes, optical data analysis techniques, star formation and evolution, galactic and extragalactic astronomy will be covered during the school. Hands-on and demo sessions on astronomical data processing (photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry) will be demonstrated in the school. The target audience for the school is primarily students who are in M. Sc. (Physics/Astrophysics) First / Second year, Integrated MS (Physics) - Fourth / Fifth year and B.Tech (Engineering Physics) - Fourth year with an interest and motivation to work in observational astronomy. Open sessions will be organised for discussion and interaction with ARIES faculty members, Ph. D. students and Post Doctoral Fellows at ARIES.
The total number of participants is limited to 40. The selected participants are eligible to get travel support. Sleeper class train fare or ordinary bus fare will be reimbursed for the round trip journey by the shortest route from the applicant's address after producing original tickets for the inward journey and photocopies of tickets for the outward journey. Free lodging and boarding from one day before school starts to one day after school ends will be provided.