I am organizing a weeklong school on Cloudy, spectroscopy, and the physics of interstellar matter, to be held this summer, here in Lexington. This is in early planning stages and the details will depend on participant interest. Classes will include a mix of textbook study, based on Osterbrock & Ferland (2006), and hands-on experience running Cloudy. The specific examples we discuss will reflect the research interests of the participants.

The date is not yet set but is likely to be the last week of May 2012. Participants should have access to a copy of Osterbrock & Ferland and a laptop either to run Cloudy or connect to other computers. This will be free of charge, but there is no financial support. If you think you might be interested or would like more information please contact me at gary at pa dot uky dot edu.