Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Faculty of Science
Masaryk University
29. 9. 2017: 10:00, místnost F1
Petr Jelínek: Magnetohydrodynamical waves and oscillations in Sun's corona (habilitation's lecture)

Today: 1pm, lect. room F1
Jiří Krtička: The light variability of stars theta Aur, and Cen a CU Vir

21. 9. 2017: 11:00, Room 3029 Lenka Zychová - Interstellar Bubbles
18. 9. 2017: Semester opening
8. 9. 2017: Festival of Science 2017: Our institute is again part of it! Sun observations, making a sundial and a model of the Sun. More info here.
Spectroscopic workshop
Date: 6. - 10. 2. 2017
Location: Faculty of Science, MU, Czech RepublicDisplay in Google Maps
Organizer: Masaryk University
Description: Practical lessons and an introduction of the theoretical background of spectroscopy.


13:15 - 15:00: Introduction in Spectroscopy (Jiri Kubat)
15:15 - 16:45: Introduction in Spectral Classification (Ernst Paunzen)

09:00 - 10:15: Spectroscopic Instrumentation (Theo Pribulla)
10:30 - 12:30: Spectroscopic data reduction in IRAF I (Theo Pribulla)

12:30 - 140: Lunch

14:00 - 15:15: Spectroscopic data reduction in IRAF II (Theo Pribulla)
15:30 - 17:30: Pitfalls of spectral reductions and the calibration process (Jan Janik)

09:00 - 10:30: Slitless Spectra of Open Cluster (Ernst Paunzen)
10:45 - 11:45: Introduction in SPECTRUM (Ernst Paunzen)
12:00 - 13:30: Broadening-function technique , Broadening-function technique (overview of scripts of S.M. Ruciński for IDL/GDL) (Theo Pribulla)

09:30 - 12:30: ESO pipelines and/or IRAF manual reduction: FORS2 flux and polarization, model atmosphere analysis: Teff, log g, abundance, magnetic fields. (Stephane Vennes)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00: Tlusty, Synthe, and Abundance Analysis (Jiri Krticka)

09:00 - 10:00: Introduction in MKCLASS (Ernst Paunzen)
10:15 - 12:15: Introduction in iSpec (Pawel Zielinski)


For registration and more information please contact Ernst Paunzen



Monday, 6th of February, 13:00

Friday, 10th of February, 13:00


Please book your journey via train or bus by yourself. It takes about 90 minutes from Vienna and 150 minutes from Prague to reach Brno.


We have booked 8 double rooms at The Kounicova Halls of Residence. It is about five minutes from the institute and costs 830 CZK per night. If someone wants to stay at the Hotel Continental , we can book rooms for about 50 Euros a night including a breakfast. Of course, feel free to book any other hotel/apartment. At this time of the year, it is quite cheap.


There is a mensa at the campus and several cheap restaurants in the vicinity of the institute.


If you have a laptop on which IRAF is installed (Linux or Windows 10) it would be perfect.


When we know how many people will attend, we will organise either a dinner or a tour through Brno, for example.