The CSIRO Radio Astronomy School is a long standing traditional way of
assisting PhD students, early career researchers and hobbyists in
getting over the initial hurdles of working with radio astronomy data.
Over the week of 30 September to 4 October 2019, national and
international astronomers provided 26 lectures and 7 tutorials at the
site of the Australian Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) in Narrabri,
NSW. Participants were also given tours of the 22 metre dishes on
site, which in the era of most astronomy done on a computer and remote
observing, is important to allow connection to the instruments. The
lectures covered a mix of the fundamentals, data challenges, and
science we do in the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The
tutorials allowed students to not only learn how to process radio
astronomy data but also how to observe using ATCA and what
considerations are made when handling large volumes of data.