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Welcome on the BRP 2018-2019 site.

All relevant information will be communicated through this site. Please visit this site weekly, as it will be regularly updated. In the case of remaining issues, please send a mail to dvdvlugt@strw.leidenuniv.nl or linnartz@strw.leidenuniv.nl. Before doing so, please look at this  link, with additional information on the BRP - here your questions may be already answered.

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This registration document is intended for two astronomy students, performing together on one BRP project.

This registration document is intended for one astronomy-physics student. Use this document when your first supervisor is a Sterrewacht staff member. In the case your first supervisor works at LION, please download the physics-astronomy registration document from the physics site.

This registration document is intended for one astronomy-mathematics student. Use this document when your first supervisor is a Sterrewacht staff member. In the case your first supervisor works at the Mathematical Institute, please download the physics-astronomy registration document from the physics site.

UPDATES:

IMPORTANT: The program for the Research Skills Week is available. 
A/N and N/A double students have to take all courses. Pure astronomy students do not need (but are highly encouraged) to take: 

10.01.2019: Help, I don't find a partner for my pure astronomy project ?
If this applies to you, please let me know, and I can try to find a match.
10.01.2019: Please note: 
A little bit more than one week to go, to hand in the BRP registration documents.
09.01.2019: What is the role of the 2nd reader ?
This question was raised a few times. The second reader is present during your BRP presentation and reads/grades your thesis. This in consultation with the daily supervisor. In the case of an A/N or N/A project, the second reader is from the astronomy or physics department, respectively. In the case of a pure A-project, the second reader is from the observatory. The second reader is always a staff member.
13.12.2018: Four new BRP projects were sent in late. Look here.
03.12.2018: Several questions have reached us on the specific conditions of the physics component in an A/N or N/A project. Find below the text as described in the  study guide.
Students in the double Physics and Astronomy program may choose a project from either Physics or Astronomy. Astronomy projects for double-BSc students that involve lab or instrumentation work are appropriate. Astronomy projects with a primary focus on data analysis should still address data collection, callibration and reduction and should demonstrate a technical understanding of the involved instrumentation.
26.11.2018HL207
15.30-16.30
BRP procedures and overview possible bachelor research projects; for a copy of the lecture, click here. The list with available BRPs is available here. Meanwhile a few extra projects was sen in; look here.
04-08.02.2019See BB
This is a one week full time course-block prior to joining your research group. In this course-block you will acquire knowledge that is required for successfully handling your bachelor research project. For A/N students all courses are compulsory, for A students the topic of a few courses have been covered before and these are not obligatory (but definitely recommended).
04.02.2019A and A/N
HL204/207 
10.00-11.00
Introduction session to BRP; a combined astronomy/physics event. It will address the program for the Research Skills week and summarize the regulations and expectations for the BRP.
04.02.2019A and A/N
HL204 
14.30-16.30
Science communication. This course learns you how to commu-nicate your research to the general public.
05.02.2019A and A/N
HL204

09.00-11.00
Library and Literature Search. This course learns you to use the tools needed to find the scientific literature relevant for your BRP. 
05.02.2019A/N
HL204
11.00-13.00
Statistics & Data Analysis I. Data need to be treated, statistically analyzed, fitted to models ... but how to do this in an unbiased and mathematically sound way ?
05.02.2019A and A/N
HL204
13.30-15.30
Project management I. Taking care of your BRP is a complex process. In this course you will learn techniques on how to cope with the challenges to run your project. 
06.02.2019A/N
HL204
09.00-11.00
Data management. In this course you learn about the hard and software infrastructure of our institutes and this will help you in storing and handling your data in a fair and efficient way. 
06.02.2019 A/N
HL204
11.00-13.00
How to read a scientific publication ? Learn from the profes-sionals and wonder how easy it is to gain time.
06.02.2019A/N
TBA
14.00-18.00
Lab Skills. Specific lab safety procedures at Leiden Observatory are taught. For those of you starting in the optical or Sackler lab at the Observatory a separate on-spot safety instruction will be given. 
07.02.2019A/N
HL204
11.00-13.00
Statistics and Data analysis II.
07.02.2019A and A/N
HL204
13.30-15.30
Project Management II.
08.02.2019A and A/N
10.30-12.00
Fire drill. How to react in the case of a fire. We booked two events of 45 minutes each (including a practical exercise !)
08.02.2019A/N
13.00-17.00
Technical Support Departments. The fine mechanical and electronic workshops open their doors to show you which equipment and tools are around to help you with the technical problems of your project.
26.02.2019HL207
11.00-12.45
FIRST PRESENTATION-part I; PROJECT OVERVIEW [5 min]
Short talks to summarize the goal, the context and the approach of the individual bachelor research projects. PROGRAMME
12.03.2019HL207
11.00-12.450
FIRST PRESENTATION-part II; PROJECT OVERVIEW [5 min]
Short talks to summarize the goal, the context and the approach of the individual bachelor research projects. PROGRAMME
22.03.2019A an A/N
HL204
11.00-13.00
Academic writing I
26.03.2019HL207
11.00-12.45
Progress meeting; round table discussion
04.04.2019A/N
HL204
11.00-13.00
Mid-term reflection and career orientation.
09.04.2019HL207
11.00-12.45
Progress meeting; round table discussion
23.04.2019HL207
11.00-12.45
SECOND PRESENTATION-part I: MIDTERM REPORT [5 min]
Status update and plans for next 2 months. PROGRAMME
07.05.2019Ruimte HL106
11.00-12.45
SECOND PRESENTATION-part II: MIDTERM REPORT [5 min]
Status update and plans for next 2 months. PROGRAMME
21.05.2019HL207
11.00-12.45
Progress meeting; round table discussion
23.05.2019A and A/N
HL204
Academic Writing II
04.06.2019Ruimte HL204
11.00-12.45
Progress meeting; round table discussion
06.06.2019A and A/N
HL207
CV Writing and Applications
13.06.2019A and A/N
HL207
11.00-13.00
How to present your research ?
17.06.2019
10.00-16.30
FINAL PRESENTATIONS; BRP TALKS [15+5 min]
18.06.201910.00-16.30
FINAL PRESENTATIONS; BRP TALKS [15+5 min]
28.06.201923.59Deadline to hand in Bachelor Thesis. 
 
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