Dunlap Institute – University of Toronto – Summer School

The deadline for the annual Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School at the University of Toronto is April 15th!  This is a unique experience and they are confident it can play an important role in students’ futures. The school runs August 14 ~ 19 and includes both lecture and laboratory activities. It is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics or engineering.

Students will:

• Learn basic principles of radio, infrared, optical, and NEW this year: x-ray and gamma-ray instrumentation

• Learn how detectors and spectrographs work

• Work with students from around the world

• Learn about a career in instrumentation

• Learn from international leaders in the field of astronomical instrumentation

• Attend a professional development/mentoring session

Registration Fee (without waiver): $500.00

Travel subsidies and registration fee waivers available. And while the Dunlap Institute is able to provide travel support to some students, we strongly encourage all students to explore sources of funding from their home institutes or countries. Many universities offer poorly advertised student travel support in the form of bursaries, grants or scholarships. This support is often available through a local Dean’s office, Faculty office, graduate student union or school of graduate studies.

For full details and to apply: dunlap.utoronto.ca/summer-school Instructors include leading instrumentation and observational astronomers from the Dunlap Institute, U of T’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, and from Canadian, U.S. and international institutions. Visit the website for a list of confirmed instructors as it is updated.