INTRODUCTION

Radio astronomy is a young discipline with roots dating back less than a century, but there have been remarkable developments in the past decade or so, and many important new discoveries have been made.  In our part of the world, India, Australia and Japan in particular have been very active in radio astronomy for many years, but more recently, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have all become active in radio astronomical research and instrumentation.

 

Clearly this is a growing area of interest for Asian and Southeast Asian astronomy. As a succession to the 1st NARIT-KASI winter school on Introductory Radio Astronomy in January 2014, this Winter School will focus more on VLBI techniques and VLBI-related research in radio astronomy, and will be at postgraduate and senior undergraduate university level. 

 

The NARIT-UST-GUAS Winter School is co-sponsored by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), Korea University of Science and Technology (UST) and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (GUAS). It will be held in Chiang Mai from February 15-19, 2016.

 

The aims of this Winter School are to:

 

        - Introduce students to the concepts of radio astronomy and VLBI.

 

        - Introduce students to some of the research projects being carried out by the Winter School lecturers.

 

        - Provide an opportunity for each student to participate in a lab sessions and hands-on tutorial.

 

        - Make students aware of recent radio astronomy developments in East Asia and Australia region.

 

        - Discuss postgraduate training options in radio astronomy for students. 

 

 

In order to minimize the cost to students, NARIT, UST and GUAS are subsiding this Winter School, so accommodation, meals (except dinner) and local travel will be covered once you reach Chiang Mai. There is no registration fee, and morning and afternoon tea also will be provided during the Winter School.