1-9 March 2019
Pierre Auger Observatory
America/Mendoza timezone
registration for the ISAPP school 2019 @ the Pierre Auger Observatory: deadline Feb 22nd!

Last minute practical info  (February 18th 2019)

lectures location:
all the school lectures will be located at the Centro De Convenciones Thesaurus, yellow room (Calden) or red room (Auditorium Canelo). The Pierre Auger Observatory Headquarters are located right in front of the Center. You will be visiting them in the afternoon on March the 1st.  

on-site registration:
the registration desk will be open at the Thesaurus Center starting from 10:30 AM on March the 1st. Show up soon to get your welcome-pack. Please bring a printed copy of the receipt of the school fee. Supported students should bring instead a printout of the e-mail by the ISAPP LOC with the confirmation of financial support.

welcome reception:
on Friday, March the 1st, at around 6:30 PM a welcome reception "vino & empanadas" will take place at the Pierre Auger Observatory Headquarters. Options for vegetarians will be available.

poster session:
on Tuesday, March the 5th 2019 in the afternoon the poster session is foreseen. You are highly encouraged to bring a printed poster about your own research work, which will be displayed in the Conference Centre hall and presented in a dedicated poster session open to all participants. The poster format should be 70cm x 100cm.
Don't miss the chance to win the Best Poster Award and give a talk about your research!
please submit your abstract now at:  https://indico.nucleares.unam.mx/event/1396/call-for-abstracts/

full day (and night) excursion:
on Wednesday, March the 6th, 11:30 AM we will transfer to Castillos de Pincheira (27 km from Malargüe) where a traditional argentinian asado will be organized. Options for vegetarians will be available. Hiking will be possible. We will have a light dinner there if needed. Finally at around 9:30 PM we will go for star gazing (depending on weather conditions). Please bring a hat and sunscreen for the day and warm clothes for the night.

Auger day:
on Thursday, March the 7th we plan a visit to the Fluorescence Detector Coihueco building and SD field detectors. We will leave the Conference Centre at about 2:00 PM and we will be back at around 7:30 PM. A pocket lunch will be offered. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and extra water. In the evening at around 9:00 PM we will meet again at the Pierre Auger Observatory Headquarters for an introductory seminar about FD data taking shifts. The students will have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing FD data shift.

hands-on session:
on Saturday, March the 9th, the hands-on sessions are forseen. Please try to bring your laptop with you. We are preparing a virtual machine based on VirtualBox that will allow students working in the same environment with different systems. We will offer support for installing the software on site but please be sure to have Virtualbox installed on your system before leaving to Malargüe, as the local connection does not allow downloading large amount of data.