AstroGrid Science Workshop and RadioNet/AstroGrid workshop for radio data providers

Oxford w/c 4 December 2006


This linked pair of workshops are aimed at astronomers, software developers and other scientists who are

  1. interested in using VO tools for scientific research to compare and process data from all parts of the e-m spectrum, and/or
  2. involved with radio archives and large surveys or other data collections and pipelines.

You are welcome to attend either or both workshops. Total attendance is restricted to c. 30 participants for any one session. Priority for 1. will be given to anyone also attending 2. and to people from Oxford.

The exact agenda will be modified in response to the demands of those registering providing we are notified early so please register as soon as possible to ensure a place meeting your needs.






  1. Agenda for Scientific Research using AstroGrid 9am 4 December - 1 pm 5 December
  2. Agenda for Radio data publishing and pipelines 1pm 5 December - 4 pm 8 December

  • There will be a Workshop Dinner mid-week, details TBA. Vegetarian options will be available at all meals but if you have any other requirements please email


Please cut-and-paste the FirstAnnouncement and email your registration to

Name Institute Workshop arr/dep Accomodation booked Science/Data Interests Workshop Dinner 6 Dec.
Allen, Mark CDS 3-8 Dec Parklands DSA (Coordinating European Data Centres) y
Andrews, Kona ROE 5-6 Dec Rewley House   N
Antonuccio, Vincenzo Oxford 4-8 Dec n/a Applications to large-scale survey analysis  
Baan, Willem ASTRON, Dwingeloo 3-8 Dec Rewley House   Y
Benson, Kevin MSSL 5-8 Dec Rewley House   N
Beswick, Rob JBO 7-8 Dec Galaxie    
Borsenberger, Jean Observatoire de Paris, GEPI 5-8 Dec Rewley House Pipelining visibility data for VO access Y
Bridger, Alan UK ATC 6-8 Dec Hertford GC Beginning to end data models & flows y
Dabrusco, Raffaele IoA, Cambridge/ Univ. Naples 4-6 Dec n/a VO science N
Etoka, Sandra Manchester 3-8 Dec Rewley House Science use of VO, publishing radio catalogues, pipelining visibility data for VO access V
Fomalont, Ed NRAO 3-8 Dec Hertford GC Pipelines, Interfaces of data to the NRAO archive and to NVO y
Garn, Timothy Cavendish, Cambridge 3-8 Dec Rewley House Science use of VO; publishing radio catalogues y
Garrington Simon JBO        
Gilchrist, Gary AstroGrid 3-8 Dec Rewley House   V
Gonzalez-Solares, Eduardo AstroGrid 4-6 Dec     N
Goodall, Paul Oxford 4-8 Dec n/a High Energy Astrophysics, microquasars Y
Gutierrez-Sanchez, Raul LAEFF, INTA, Madrid 3-5 Dec   Science use of VO N
Harbulot, Bruno e-Science NW 3-5 Dec Hertford GC Pulsar science with VO N
Hlozek, Renee Capetown/SAAO 3-9 Dec Rewley House Science use of VO y
Kettenis, Mark JIVE 3-8 Dec Rewley House parselTongue V
Lightfoot, John UK ATC 5-8 Dec Hertford GC Pipelines and flagging  
Lusted, Jeff AstroGrid 4-8 Dec     Y
Martin, Jean-Michel Observatoire de Paris, GEPI 5-8 Dec Rewley House Publishing Nancay Radio Telescope data, pipelining, visibility data for VO access Y
Mauch, Tom Oxford 4-8 Dec n/a Publishing radio catalogues and science with the VO Y
Morgan, John IRA, Bologna 4-8 Dec n/a Grid computing for analysis of radioastronomy data Y
Morris, Dave AstroGrid 4-8 Dec     Y
Muxlow, Tom JBO 8 Dec      
Noddle, Keith AstroGrid 7-8 Dec      
Perez, Sebastian Oxford 4-8 Dec n/a Variable source monitoring, radio galaxies, CMB, Voronoi tesselation reconstruction algorithms, interferometry Y
Perez-Torres, Miguel-Angel IAA, Granada 3-5 Dec Rewley House   N
Purcell, Cormac JBO, Manchester 4-8 Dec   Building pipelines, producing source catalogues and data-mining Y
Renting, Adriaan ASTRON 5-8 Dec Rewley House publishing WSRT and LOFAR radio catalogues, pipelines, use/support of VO incl. for visibility data access; flagger Y
Richards, Anita JBO, Manchester 3-8 Dec Hertford GC Publishing radio data, VO-triggered pipelines Y
Rixon, Guy IoA 5-8 Dec Rewley House   Y
Rodrigo Blanco, Carlos LAEFF, INTA, Madrid 3-5 Dec   Science use of VO N
Smit, Anton ASTRON 5-8 Dec Rewley House Technology used in the Astronomy world; Common Proposal Tool (NorthStar) Y
Tayor, Mark Bristol 4,6,7 Dec Rewley House (6th)   y
Vardoulaki, Eleni Oxford   n/a   Y
Viallefond, Francois LERMA Observatoire de Paris 5-8 Dec Rewley House ALMA SDM/implementation of data models Y
Walton, Nicholas IoA, Cambridge 4-6 Dec Rewley House Science use of VO, radio data integration n
Williams, Stewart Manchester 3-8 Dec Rewley House Star formation, Registry, publishing tabular data, VO-triggered pipelines, SLAP/DSA Y
Winstanley, Noel JBO 6-7 Dec Rewley House    
Young, Wes NRAO 5-8 Dec n/a Importing VLA/ALMA data, Software infrastructure, interfacing with VO Y

Please register by filling in the above if you have a wiki account and/or by email to - you are welcome to include more details of your interests by email.

Provisional deadline November 3 or when capacity is exceeded.

Workshop Dinner and lunches

Please indicate if you are coming to the Dinner in the final Registration column above. There will be vegetarian options at this and all lunches but if you have any stricter requirements please let us know. Other evening meals are not provided but tehre are many restaurants and food shops within a few minutes of the Department.

  • The Dinner is on 7.30 pm Wednesday 6 December at Al-Shami 25 Walton Street Oxford OX1 2JG, a Lebanese restaurant about 15 minutes walk from the Department.
  • It will consist of starter, main course (see Menu) plus a modest amount of wine (and of course a bar for those for whom it is insufficient...).

Dinner - Thursday 7 December 2006

  • There has been a suggestion to go to The Big Bang this evening for dinner, if anyone is interested. -- ReneeHlozek - 07 Dec 2006

Computing requirements

This is a hands-on workshop. The requirements include:

All sessions

  • A laptop.
    • The AstroGrid Workbench can be run on most modern flavors of Mac and Windows as well as Linux but please check beforehand that you can run it on your laptop. You will also need to have python 2.3 or newer (comes with most standard o/s) if you want to use AstroGrid to run scripts on your lap/desktop or parselTongue.
  • Ethernet
    • The laptop must have a working port for wired ethernet connection for full participation.

Radio Pipeline/ Data Providers please see Additional Requirements

Help Pages


Registration is free and tea, coffee and lunch will be provided courtesy of AstroGrid. Participants who are not AstroGrid or RadioNet employees should initially seek travel and subsistence from their home institute, but if this does not cover all costs there is a fixed RadioNet budget to support participants from institutes in affiliated countries. Please inquire to

Workshop location

The workshops will be held in the Denys Wilkinson Building, Oxford Astrophysics.

How to get to the Denus Wilkinson building (note that the exact rooms available may differ)

Travel to Oxford


Please book directly with the establishment of your choice as soon as possible including dates or arrival and departure and any other requirements e.g. no stairs. Please also inform once you have confirmed your reservation, giving your arrival and departure days. We have reserved single rooms from 3-8 December as follows:

  • Rewley House
    • 55.75 per night B&B. Please contact Tel: +44(0)1865 270362 Fax: +44(0)1865 280780 to arrange payment by credit card, quoting reference MBR 29472
  • Hertford Graduate Centre on Abingdon Road/Folly Bridge (south side of map) Please collect keys from lodge on Catte Street.
    • 56 per night B&B. Please contact Mrs Caroline Rice <> Tel: 44(0)1865 279468 Fax: +44(0)1865 289147 before 3 November quoting RadioNet/AstroGrid workshop. Payment on arrival by cash/cheque, or by credit card 0800-1530 Mon-Fri.
  • Payment Visa, Master Card, Switch, Delta: Credit cards and Connect/Debit cards if they are backed by Visa or Mastercard. Hertford only: also Pounds Sterling cheque or cash. Please pay your own accomodation and keep the receipt to claim back from your institute, Radionet or Astrogrid as appropriate.
  • Other Accomodation

-- AnitaRichards - 10 Oct 2006

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