NATO Advanced Study Institute

The Role of VLBI in Astrophysics, 
Astrometry and Geodesy

Summer School 2001

Albergo delle Terme , Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna) 
September 17 - 28, 2001

The Istituto di Radioastronomia of the CNR , on behalf of the European VLBI Consortium, will host the NATO ASI VLBI Summer School next September 17-28, 2001. The purpose of the ASI Summer School is to update and enlarge our knowledge on the scientific potential of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and its development, 13 years after the similar school held in Castel San Pietro Terme. In particular, it is our purpose to review VLBI techniques in the light of the most advanced astronomical observations, and to emphasize the scientific issues where this technique is recognised to play a crucial role in the fields of galactic and extragalactic astronomy, astrometry and geodesy. Another important aim of the school is to stimulate discussion and collaboration among people working in different areas of research.

The ASI is open to graduate students and post-doctoral level scientists. Lecturers and students are expected to stay for the entire duration of the school to ensure full interaction. A total of about 80 people, including participants and lecturers, are expected.

  • Proceedings Info (for Lecturers)
  • Scientific Programme
  • Contributions by lecturers
  • List of Participants
  • Photographs from the CSPT 2001

  • Relevant dates:

    15-DEC-2000  First Announcement (OVER)
    09-MAR-2001  Second Announcement (OVER)
    01-MAY-2001  Third announcement (OVER)
    20-MAY-2001  Deadline for grant application  (OVER)
    01-JUN-2001  SOC will inform you about the travel grant  (OVER)
    10-JUN-2001  Deadline for registration & hotel booking  (OVER)
    17 / 28-SEP-2001  VLBI SCHOOL 


    The deadline for the registration (electronic) is June 10th, 2001. No registration fee is required. Please fill in the ASI Registration Form included in this announcement and send it to within the due date.

    The registration closed on June 10th, 2001

    Grant Application:

    Travel and/or accomodation support will be available for a number of participants. Please fill in the enclosed Grant Application and return it to Franco Mantovani ( by May 20th, 2001. The amount of travel grant made available to the recipients will be communicated by June 1st, 2001.

    The grant application deadline was May 20th, 2001


    The School will be held in Albergo delle Terme, a hotel located in Castel San Pietro Terme, about 20 km away from Bologna. Participants and lecturers will be accomodated in the same Hotel. Leisure activities and a couple of excursions in nearby interesting places will be organised.


    The cost of the accomodation at the Albergo delle Terme is about Lit. 95.000/day/person, i.e. about 50 Euro/day/person, in a double room. All meals and coffee breaks are included in the price. All participants will be accomodated in double rooms. Please fill in and send the hotel registration form directly to Albergo delle Terme (specify "VLBI School" in the subject if sent via email).

    Weather information

    The weather in Bologna (which should be more or less that of Castel San Pietro, too) is quite variable during the second half of September, so I advise you to have a look at the online Bologna weather information as your arrival gets closer. If statistics will work, you should expect a mild weather, with maxima temperatures around 20 deg Celsius and minima around 16 deg Celsius. Rain is likely to show up as well, now and then.

  • Travel Information
  • Social Events

    Flyer for the VLBI School

    Scientific Organizing Committee:  W. Baan, (NFRA), R. Booth (OSO), H. Butcher (ASTRON), P. Diamond (NRAL), J. Gomez-Gonzales (OAN), A. Kus (TCA), F. Mantovani (IRA), R. Schilizzi (JIVE), G. Setti (INAF), S. Urpo (MRO), A. Zensus (MPIfR)
    ASI Organizing Committee  F. Mantovani, A. Kus, R. Booth, J. Campbell, P. Diamond, R. Fanti 
    Local Organizing Committee  Marco Bondi, Franco Mantovani, Miguel Pérez-Torres, Tiziana Venturi 
    Last updated: October 26, 2001
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