School Report and Summary

Written on November 10, 2014.

The observing school managed to gather 20 students from various contries to get to know and use the available astronomical equipment at the Rozhen National Observatory, while participants of the conference in Sofia were nearly 50. We have uploaded a small selection of photos from the school in Rozhen and the conference in Sofia, which can be found in our gallery. The organiser's report about the NEON school can be found here.
The local committee would like to thank all organisers and participants.
Congratulations on both a successful and a memorable conference!

Website Update

Written on September 03, 2014.

As the time for this year's NEON Observing School and the following OPTICON Awareness conference is approaching, we have several updates on this website, containing more practical information . We will be adding some more practical information in the following days. If you still have question, do not hesitate to contact us!
By now, if you are a fully registered participant, you should have been added to a google mailing list, and have received 2 questionaries about your software and your travel details. Please note the different expected arrival dates for the Observing school (Sept 16th) and the Awareness conference (Sept 24th). The final program for both parts is not yet confirmed, but it will be available here soon.
See you in Sofia!
The organisers

OPTICON observing school and Awareness conference

Written on June 11, 2014.

Welcome to the official page of the OPTICON observing school and Awareness conference Rozhen NAO Observatory, Sept. 17-24, and Sofia 25 September-2 October. Here you can find regular updates about the program and the organization. The 2014 Observing School will take place in Bulgaria.
All participants in the OBSERVING SCHOOL are expected to arrive in Sofia on September 16th.
and will leave for the observatory on 17 September! Transport for the school participants will be provided. If you are participating in the OPTICON Awareness conference ONLY the suggested arrival date is September 24th. Conference accommodation partner is Hemus Hotel. More information on how to reach the hotel could be found here.
Observations will take place at the Rozhen Observatory in the period 17-24 September, leaving Sofia on 17 September.
More information on VISA requirements in Bulgaria can be found here.
The organising committee