The ASTERICS project is organising an international Virtual Observatory school at the Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid, Spain.
The Virtual Observatory (VO) is opening up new ways of exploiting the huge amount of data provided by the ever-growing number of ground-based and space facilities, as well as by computer simulations. The goal of the school is twofold:
To achieve these goals, VO experts will lecture and tutor the participants on the usage of VO tools and services. Real life examples of scientific applications will be given. A large fraction of the time will be dedicated to hands-on exercises, which will allow participants to become fully familiar with the VO capabilities on their own laptops.
In order to ensure the right level of interaction, participation will be restricted to a limited number of participants (45 approx.). Preference will be given to PhD students and post-docs.
Centro de Astrobiología (CAB, INTA-CSIC) Campus ESAC 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada Madrid, Spain
The campus is located about 30 km north-west of Madrid The meeting will take place in the conference centre of ESAC, in building D, rooms D1/D2.
The registration form can be accessed here
A block booking of 23 rooms has been made at the Hotel Aravaca Village on 13-17 November. Breakfast is included and all rooms are equipped with free wifi.
Arriving at hotel from airport:
From hotel to Madrid downtown
here you can get the App of the public transport in Madrid.
A preliminary program can be found here
There will be a bus available to transport participants from the hotel to ESAC in the mornings and back in the afternoons.
IMPORTANT: There will be no passenger control, which means the bus will not wait for you. Please, try to be in place at least 5 minutes in advance. ESAC is in the middle of the countryside and difficult to reach by public transport. So, if you miss the bus, you'll get in trouble…
Travel and accommodation support is available for the participants in this workshop. For further information, contact email@example.com
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Local Organising Committee: Enrique Solano, Francisco Jiménez, Miriam Cortés Contreras, Carlos Rodrigo