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Developing a Quick Method to Review VLASS QuickLook Data

8 Jan 2019, 20:56 UTC
Developing a Quick Method to Review VLASS QuickLook Data
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The NRAO-led National and International Non-Traditional Exchange (NINE) Program, part of the NRAO Office of Diversity and Inclusion, trains and mentors participants in the full spectrum of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics radio astronomy through bilateral partnerships. The ultimate outcome is to prepare the NINE participant to take on the role of a NINE trainer and establish a NINE hub at their home institution.

At the NRAO, I was a participant in the 2018 National and International Non-traditional Exchange (NINE) programme. Getting involved with the program was as a result of being in the right place at the right time. The NRAO has a uniquely positive agenda with under-represented communities to develop radio astronomy programs through their Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Many of their outreach programs help develop already existing radio astronomy programs. However, the objective of the 2018 NINE Summer program was to initiate radio astronomy programs at two Universities: The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). I was nominated to represent the UWI. The program involved training students from these Universities in processing high quality images from the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) as well as ...

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