Program of the VLBI school 2019

Preliminary program:

Day-1, Thursday, 14 March 2019

08:50-09:00  Welcome and practical information (Susana Garcia-Espada + Rüdiger Haas)
09:00-10:30  L01: Why do we do it? – A motivation for VLBI for Geodesy and Geosciences (Axel Nothnagel)
10:30-11:00 — Coffee break —
11:00-12:30 L02: Why do we do it? – A motivation for VLBI for Astrometry
12:30-13:30 — Lunch break —
13:30-15:00 L03: What do we observe? – Radio sources (Patrick Charlot)
15:00-15:30 — Coffee break –
15:30-17:00 L04: What do we use to observe? – VLBI stations, radio telescopes, receivers
17:00-17:30 — Stretch your legs break –
17:30-18:30 EX-1: Exercises on technical aspects

Day-2, Friday, 15 March 2019
09:00-10:30 L05: How do we sample data? – Digital backends (Gino Tuccari)
10:30-11:00 — Coffee break —
11:00-12:30 L06: How do we store and transport the data? – Data acquisition and transport
12:30-13:30 — Lunch break —
13:30-15:00 L07: How do we plan observations? – Scheduling
15:00-15:30 — Coffee break –
15:30-17:00 EX-2: Exercises on scheduling (incl. preparation of a schedule to observe)
17:00-17:30 — Stretch your legs break
17:30-18:30 Observations (T.B.D.)

Day-3, Saturday, 16 March 2019
09:00-10:30 L08: How do we determine delays ? – Correlation and fringe-fitting (Walter Brisken)
10:30-11:00 — Coffee break —
11:00-12:30 L09: How do we model observations? – Geophysical modeling
12:30-13:30 — Lunch break —
13:30-15:00 L10: How do we model observations? – Signal Propagation (Johannes Böhm)
15:00-15:30 — Coffee break –
15:30-17:00 L11: How do we analyze the data? – Data analysis for geodesy
17:00-17:30 — Stretch your legs break –
17:30-18:30 EX-3: Exercise to correlate and analyze the observed data

20:00-00:00 — VLBI school dinner