Thanks for posting this Calum. Very interesting that spectroscopy is gradually getting more coverage.
I’m tempted to watch, but as there is a cost and it is more targetted at those starting out in spectroscopy I’ll probably give it a miss. Still very pleasing that S&T are showing an interest in spectroscopy.
Tom Field is an enthusiastic speaker and gave a free webinar on Spectroscopy with a Star Analyser to the Norman Lockyer Observatory some years ago. He used Webex, and although he was in Portland, Oregon at the time, the transmission was flawless and it was as if he was in the room giving his presentation. I am sure he is still offering this service if you can’t make this Sky&Tel webinar.
It really just covers simple applications of the Star Analyser and RSpec so if you have done any spectroscopy already or have been to any of my general spectroscopy talks (Chasing Rainbows, Science from Starlight, BAAVSS workshops etc) then it is probably not worth it. (Tom is a good software writer and speaker but he has mostly picked up his knowledge of spectroscopy from others rather than from personal experience)