17-23 June 1998, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

The Sixth Summer School in Synthesis Imaging took place from June 17 through June 23 of 1998 in Socorro, NM. Attendance at this school was a record-breaking 139 people from 13 countries. The participants heard 28 lectures on interferometry, spent 1 day in a data reduction tutorial and enjoyed an in depth tour of the VLA. A book containing the lectures has been edited by Greg Taylor, Chris Carilli and Rick Perley and published by the ASP (Volume 180). The book came out in print on July 15, 1999. Check out ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS below.

Sad news. On Saturday, July 4, Dan Briggs was killed in a skydiving accident near Chicago. Dan gave an excellent lecture on Imaging and Deconvolution at the summer school. This picture of Dan (far right) at the summer school picnic was taken on June 19 by Nick Dudish. In addition to his lecture Dan contributed numerous useful suggestions to me about the school and the book. He was an enthusiastic teacher and researcher who will be sorely missed. The synthesis imaging book based on the lectures given at the 98 school will be dedicated to Dan Briggs. Here is a link to a memorial web page for Dan. [Nick, here is the cutout that I would like to put on the dedication page].

Here is the print out order form for the proceedings from ASP (volume 180). You may order volume 180 now. Participants and lecturers from the school are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $40 + $6 for shipping and handling. To qualify, please annotate the order form stating that you were a participant or lecturer at the school. The price for all others is $52 + $6 s.&h.., $46.80 for ASP members. Order with a credit card by phone: 800/335-2624, M-F, 9 am - 5 pm PST By Fax: 415/337-5205 Email: Mail: ASP, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112 USA. For further information about this and other volumes, visit the ASP's web page.

Pictures from the summer school courtesy of one of the participants, Nick Dudish. Many thanks to Nick for documenting the school so thoroughly and providing the pictures in a form that we can all enjoy. Thanks also to another Synthesis '98 alumni, Craig Lewis, for converting the images to JPG.

Evaluation of the Summer School.

First announcement about the meeting.

Second announcement about the meeting.

Schedule of Lectures for the meeting.

Instructions to Authors are available for the lecturers here.

Registration for the meeting closed on May 27, 1998 with 161 people registered.

Important Dates

Star Party on Saturday night from 9:00pm -> whenever. The Etscorn Observatory on the New Mexico Tech campus has 7 moderate size telescopes, including a 51cm Newtonian, and an excellent site for stargazing. A map to the observatory will be handed out at the beginning of the summer school.

List of Motels being used for the meeting.

List of people looking for a roommate. E-mail addresses are provided in the list of participants. Once you have made an arrangement to share a room with someone, please let me ( or Terry Romero ( know so that we can mark you both as paired up and thereby make it easier for others to located a roommate.

List of participants coming to the meeting. E-mail addresses are provided here for everybody registered so far. This list will be updated every 2 weeks or so.

Local information and typical June weather for Socorro.

Getting to Socorro from Albuquerque - directions + map

Map of Socorro

Tourism information for New Mexico

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Last Modified on 1999 June 9

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