Astronomy Winter School in India

We will run a four day winter school in astronomy for undergraduate university students. Target students are aspiring astronomers or astronomy enthusiasts that are enrolled in other programs. Lectures and hands-on workshops will be led by leading practitioners in the field. A workshop on stellar clusters will also be held on the last day and show students some of the latest developments in research. A minimum of 50 spaces will be open to students from all countries, and local accommodation and meals will be subsidized. We aim for an inclusive winter school that will encourage and foster regional and gender equity. The event also serves to promote cultural exchange and awareness between students from the developed and developing world, with many Canadian students expected to also attend. Interaction between students and between lecturers and students are high priorities. Career counseling by lecturers through discussion groups and informal interactions is also an important part of the school. This is one of the largest winter schools in the region and we seek to promote the development of professional astronomers through this event. A secondary goal is to reach the general public in the host city through the organization of a public lecture and panel discussion.







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