CHPC - DARA Linux and Python Training Partnership

The CHPC will be conducting a full-week virtual computer training to selected students of Development in Africa Radio Astronomy (DARA) project within SKA specified partner countries. In particular, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, respectively. Students background is in natural science (e.g. Physics, Mathematics, Statistics etc). The computer syllabus covers a week on introduction to Linux and bash scripting, and the other week on Python programming for Science and Engineering. It is a requirement that selected DARA students must attend this computer training before they can do anything related to radio Astronomy. The training utilises the existing clusters of PCs that have been delivered by DARA and African VLBI Network, all of which have the same Linux set-up and Astronomy software on them installed by HartRAO.

All selected students by DARA from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Maputo, Madagscar and Zambia to join this Virtual computer training from

12  to 23 April 2021;

hosted by CHPC, South Africa.

Student must register for the computer course before Friday, 9 April 2021. All registered students will be enrolled on CHPC moodle platform to access the course material.