In the late spring of 2023, from 5-9 June, JIVE will be hosting the third edition of the CASA VLBI workshop. The aim of this workshop is to train participants on data processing and imaging of VLBI observations with the CASA package. Though the focus will be on continuum astronomical experiments, other applications of VLBI will be discussed. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of radio interferometry, but do not need to be experts. Introductory lectures on VLBI and CASA will be part of the programme.
The programme will consist of lectures and hands-on work, in a roughly 50/50 division. The lecture topics include basic VLBI calibration, imaging and self-calibration, as well as more advanced topics like polarization calibration, spectral line and wide-field experiments.
For the practical work we expect the participants to bring their own laptop with a working version of CASA 6 and, optionally, their own data. Support for EVN, e-MERLIN and LOFAR data will be available on site, but participants are welcome to bring any VLBI dataset of their choice.
This 2023 workshop edition will be in hybrid format. All lectures will be live-streamed and recorded. A messaging service will be available for all participants for discussions and questions. However, the hands-on data processing will only be done in-person. Registration is mandatory for both in-person and online participants. Please note that there is a cap of 50 participants for in-person participation.
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Useful mailing lists
- CASA information lists: casa-announce, casa-news
- EVN News and announcements: evntech mailing list
- Subscribe to the eMERLIN mailing list here
- The VLBI list at NRAO for any NRAO based news related to VLBI
- The NRAO-eNews list to receive the NRAO call for proposals
- The LOFAR mailing list for any news related to LOFAR
Getting more help
Here are some standard places to look for answers:
- Questions about the EVN proposals: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions about EVN data processing: email@example.com
- The DARA tutorial pages for ERIS2022
- The CASA Docs page is the main go-to for information about tasks, task parameters, examples
- The CASA Guides contain several examples but can be out-dated in some places
- CASA Knowledge base contains tips and tricks from users and CASA developers
- CASA Memo series has more in-depth articles about the CASA workings
- Questions and feedback for the CASA development team can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can file a report at the NRAO Helpdesk for bugs, feature requests, or other problems you encounter.
- To stay up to date about CASA you can subscribe to the CASA Newsletter through this link
This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004719.