The concept of the Training Workshop is to provide, for a selected number of research topics, a hands-on experience on how to use the facilities and modern instrumentation available at NARIT. The participants will learn how to prepare an observing run, how to use the instruments and how to analyze the data. After NIATW, the participants will be able to carry out their own research in these areas with the same or similar instrumentation.

The focus of this first NIATW is on for main subjects: light curves and eclipses in compact binaries; time variability low-mass stars in young open clusters; transits of exoplanets and similar high-time resolution observations; stellar spectroscopy. The lectures and tutorials will cover theory, data analysis, and observations by both imaging and spectroscopy with the Thai National 2.4-m Telescope (TNT). In case of bad weather, the participants will be able to  use archival data already obtained with the same instruments. 

The workshop participants shall write a final report choosing from one of the above topics.