The opening of the SAGI Observational Astronomy School

“SAGI Observational Astronomy School” is one of the important components of the Astronomy Physics project at the Institute For Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Education (IFIRSE), aimed at enhancing research capabilities for students in the field of Astronomy Physics, particularly experts at the Quy Nhon Observatory.

The program is organized by the Simons Astrophysics Group at ICISE, in collaboration with the Quy Nhon Observatory, and focuses on practical skills in observation, operation, and equipment development. The objective is to demonstrate that astronomy is not only an interesting topic but also crucial for the development of both science and technology in addressing common questions regarding the relevance of astronomy. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience, equipping them with practical skills and knowledge to pursue their passion for astronomy and astrophysics.

This summer school is an opportunity for participants to receive lectures introducing various aspects of observational astronomy. Throughout the program, students will learn about astronomy and astrophysics while conducting observation projects that focus on fundamental scientific and experimental questions. They will learn how to operate telescopes, design and test scientific instruments, as well as engage in observations like professional astronomers. Students will experience the entire process of observation, capture celestial images, and learn how to analyze and interpret data.

The program will run from July 17th to July 28th, 2023, with 47 students and instructors from 6 countries worldwide.