Day 0 (17/Aug/2015)

- We will provide instructions to install/run our codes to the successful applicants. If you need help to install the required tools, we will provide support on a best-effort basis for the installation of MOOG 2014, python codes (q2 and others), and IRAF.

- The support will be provided in the afternoon of Monday 17/Aug/2015, the day before we start Precision Spectroscopy. Support regarding installation of the required programs will be also provided during the workshop, on a best-effort basis. 

Day 1

- Planning observations: sample stars, reference star(s), spectrograph.

- Data reduction: continuum normalization.

- Construction of iron line lists (why keep “difficult” lines: low EP,  Fe II).

-- Equivalent width (EW) measurements by hand: Gaussian vs. Voigt profiles, continuum, blends, line-by-line comparison, line-by-line measurements.

- Automatic codes to measure EW (why we shouldn’t blindly rely on them).

[Opportunity to compare the “manual” measurements with automatic ones]

Contributed talks on the connection between stars and planets.

Hands-on practice.

Day 2 

- Curve of growth method (what does MOOG do?)

- Differential spectroscopic equilibrium: re-measurement of outliers, stellar parameters, manual and automatic spectroscopic equilibrium.

- Error estimates: statistical and systematic.

Contributed talks on stellar astrophysics (stellar evolution effects, stellar activity).

Hands-on practice.


Day 3

- “Absolute” effective temperatures and surface gravities.

- Photometric and H-alpha temperatures. Teff from line-depth ratios.

- Stellar ages and masses.

- Abundances of elements other than iron (HFS, isotopes)

- NLTE effects.

- Spectral synthesis.

Contributed talks on galactic chemical evolution.

Hands-on practice.