Training Camp 2021 for New Master Students at Institute of Astronomy, NCU (新生訓練營 2021)

Important notice

If COVID-19 Alert Level is raised to Level-3 again, the IANCU Trainig Camp 2021 will be postponed.


Targets for this training camp are new master students entering to our institute in September 2021. A limited number of highly motivated undergraduate students are also welcome to join the camp.


Participants are expected to learn:





Note: PDF files can be downloaded only from the subnet of our Institute (

Day 1 (07/Sep/2021)

Time Activity Instructor Note
09:30-10:00 Registration --- ---
10:00-10:30 About our institute Chou, Yi opening remarks and guidance from our director
10:40-11:10 About courses at IANCU Ko, Chung-Ming brief introduction to core courses and selective courses
11:20-11:50 How to find a supervisor? Chen, Wen-Ping suggestions for finding a supervisor and a thesis topic
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 Hands-on session 1: Playing with Unix-like Operating System Kinoshita, Daisuke shell commands, terminal emulator, text editor, etc.
15:30-16:00 Tea time
16:00-18:00 Hands-on session 2: Basic Python Programming for Astronomers Kinoshita, Daisuke an introduction to Python programming for astronomers
18:00-19:00 Beer time

Day 2 (08/Sep/2021)

Time Activity Instructor Note
10:00-10:30 Study of planets and exoplanets Ip, Wing-Huen recent hot topics in planetary system study
10:40-11:10 Galaxies Hwang, Chorng-Yuan recent hot topics in extragalactic astronomy
11:20-11:50 Studies of transient objects Pan, Yen-Chen recent hot topics in time-domain astronomy
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 Hands-on session 3: Plotting data using Python Kinoshita, Daisuke making various plots
15:30-16:00 Tea break
16:00-18:00 Hands-on session 4: Making and using database using Python Kinoshita, Daisuke constructing a table and trying some queries
18:00-19:00 Beer time at faculty lounge

Day 3 (09/Sep/2021)

Time Activity Instructor Note
10:00-10:30 Introduction to LSST project Ngeow, Chow-Choong about next generation large scale survey
10:40-11:10 Introduction to gravitational wave Inoue, Yuki about KAGRA and LIGO projects
11:20-11:50 Interactions with master and PhD students master and PhD students
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 Hands-on session 5: Basic data reduction of optical imaging data Kinoshita, Daisuke trying CCD data reduction
15:30-16:00 Tea break
16:00-18:00 Hands-on session 6: Aperture photometry Kinoshita, Daisuke trying aperture photometry
18:00 End of the camp

Some notes for participants

Registration form

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