tutorials

In this training repository you can find tutorials shared by the multi-messenger science in astronomy, astrophysics and astro-particle physics community. The material available is sorted by level, duration, tags and it is free to access and use. We welcome you to add tutorials via the online form. Note that there are guidelines which you have to follow. 

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Multi-instrument, multi-wavelength study of high energy sources with the virtual Observatory
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2016]
This tutorial makes extensive use of the cross-matching and selection (based on criteria) functionalities of the VO tools to study high energy sources observed at...
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: Aladin, DADI, Fermi LAT, HESS, SED, SIMBAD, TOPCAT, Virtual observatory, VO and VO tools
Discovery of Brown Dwarfs mining the 2MASS and SDSS databases
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2016, last update Nov 2017]
This tutorial uses the advanced VO functionalities of Aladin (interactive sky atlas), TOPCAT (tools to work on catalogs) and STILTS to find brown...
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: ALADIN, SDSS, STILTS, TOPCAT and VO-Tools
Abell 1656: The Coma Cluster of Galaxies
[ASTERICS, Jan 2017]
This tutorial uses the advanced VO functionalities of Aladin (interactive sky atlas), TOPCAT (tools to work on catalogs) and Cassis (interactive spectrum analyzer) to study...
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: Aladin, CASSIS, SDSS, TOPCAT, VO, VO data and VO tools
Classifying the SEDs of Herbig Ae/Be stars
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2017]
Herbig Ae/Be stars are 2-8 solar mass. These stars show Balmer emission lines in their stellar spectrum and infrared excess due to circumstellar dust. They roughly fall...
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: SAMP, Splat-VO, SSAP, TOPCAT and VO tools
Advanced usage of HiPS and MOCs
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2018]
This tutorial uses TOPCAT and STILTS to study the Pleiades open star cluster. The user starts with getting TGAS data for the Pleiades and identifies its as a comoving...
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: STILTS, TAP, TGAS, TOPCAT, VizieR and VO tools
Electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational-wave events
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2018]
This online tutorial uses mostly Aladin functionalities to locate the sources of latest gravitational wave events on the sky.
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: Aladin, EM follow-up observations, GW events, GWsky, MOC and TOPCAT
Accessing and cross matching big datasets with ADQL
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2018]
This tutorial allows the user to get familiar with ADQL (Astronomical Data Query Language) and TAP (Table Access Protocol) through using GAIA data. ADQL and TAP are...
Level: Beginner
Tutorial category: ADQL, CAIA data, SQL, TAP and VO
Determination of stellar physical parameters using VOSA
[ASTERICS VO School, Nov 2018]
This tutorial uses the advanced VO functionalities of VOSA (VO Sed Analyzer) and TOPCAT to determine empirically the masses and radii of stars surrounded by planets....
Level: Advanced
Tutorial category: SIMBAD, SVO, TOPCAT, VO and VOSA
The CDS tutorial
This tutorial describes the basis of the VO program hosted at CDS. The three major VO programs are described: SIMBAD (astronomical database), VizieR (catalog service) and Aladin (interactive sky...
Level: Intermediate
Tutorial category: Aladin, CDS databases, GALEX, SDSS, SIMBAD and VizieR
First ASTERICS-OBELICS International School-Advanced software programming for astrophysics and astroparticle physics
[ASTERICS June 2017]
This school is specifically intended for a large audience including PhD students, postdocs, senior researchers from the domain of astrophysics and astroparticle physics. It will...
Level: Beginner
Tutorial category: Astropy, GPU, Numpy, Pandas, Paralell programming, Python, Python libraries and PyVO