1st NSO Community Science Program (NCSP) Data Training Workshop (Boulder CO, 4–7 June 2019)

March 1, 2019, from Richard Morton

1st NCSP Data Training Workshop: Preparing for DKIST: An Introduction to ground-based data

In preparation for DKIST operation, and continuing the community involvement initiated with the Critical Science Plan activities, NSO is organizing a series of “Data Training Workshops”, to be held in the 2019 – 20 timeframe. The main goal of the workshops is to expose the community, especially PhD students and early career researchers, to the type of data that will be acquired with the DKIST, and to the most common data reduction and analysis techniques.

The first NSO Data Training Workshop will be held in Boulder, CO, June 4 – 7, 2019. Over the course of 3.5 days, this workshop will provide a first introduction to ground-based data types, issues, reduction and analysis techniques. Subsequent workshops will focus on more specific topics, including image reconstruction, polarimetric analysis, spectral inversions, and coronal physics.

Full support is envisioned for US students and early career participants; additional funds might be available for partial support of other participants.

This activity is part of a larger NSF-funded program, the NSO Community Science Program (NCSP), that encompasses the creation of tools for level-2 data production; help to the Solar Community in understanding the use of these tools; and actual production of level-2 data from limited sets of observations from the DKIST.

Further information on the workshop and NCSP is available, respectively, at www.nso.edu/ncsp/ncsp-workshop/intro-to-dkist/ and www.nso.edu/ncsp/

Please note the deadline for registration on ** March 22, 2019 **. Due to space limitations we are planning for an audience of 35 – 40 participants.