ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

* Call date: 2015-12-10 3:00 pm EST or 20:00 UT (Thursday (Friday in Taipei))
  • Duration: 1 hr
    * USA Number: 1-866-692-4538
  • Outside USA +1-517-466-2084
  • Passcode: 9480444#
  • Leaders: K. Oberg, P. Jewell, A. Wootten
  • CV Room: 331

  • Attendees:



  1. Old Business
  2. New Business under Discussion.

Discussion Items

  1. NAASC
    • The ALMA Cycle 4 pre-announcement was made on 10 December. A Call for Proposals with detailed information on Cycle 4 (Oct 2016-Sept 2017) will be issued on 24 March 2016, with an anticipated deadline for proposal submission on 21 April 2016. Proposers will have several new opportunities available, including
      • Compact Array stand-alone mode
      • Large Programs
      • Millimeter wavelength very long baseline observations
      • Solar observations.
    • Transitions
  2. Principles of ALMA Development
  3. Principles of ALMA Proposal Review. Let us reach some consensus on how we think duplications should be assessed and handled.
  4. What statistics/demographics on ALMA PIs and co-Is that would be useful for us too have at hand to be able to assess the reviewing process and the reach of ALMA into the community. (One interesting statistic would be the submitted vs accepted proposals by gender)
  5. Molecular Gas in Galactic Environments, a NAASC Conference
    • Registration is now open for Molecular Gas in Galactic Environments, a four day Workshop to be held 4-7 April 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia by the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC). Please register and submit abstracts for this Workshop, which focuses on the character of molecular gas identified in various extragalactic environments.
  6. 2016 ALMA Science Meeting
    • Need ANASAC volunteers for the SOC
  7. Press Releases
  8. ALMA Papers (choose ALMA)
  9. Recompetition
    • AUI successful in Recompetition bid for NRAO. Notified on 20 Nov 2015
    • AUI Recomp proposal highlights
      • Builds on ongoing strategic directions for ALMA and VLA
      • Expands Science Ready Data Products capabilities
      • Develops new technologies for radio astronomy
      • Continues to enhance ALMA (building toward ALMA 2030)
      • Addresses staff shortcomings, succession planning, and training
      • Highlights commitment to diversity and science outreach

Events of Interest

Dec 15 2015
Dec 23 2015
Start of Cycle 3 Configuration C38-1 observing

See also google calendars:
  1. ALMA Science Meetings
  2. ALMA Training Events

-- AlWootten - 2015-12-08

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ALMA_Cycle4_PreAnnouncement_v2.pdfpdf ALMA_Cycle4_PreAnnouncement_v2.pdf manage 67 K 2015-12-10 - 11:42 AlWootten Cycle 4 pre-pre-announcement
ASAC_report_2015nov08.pdfpdf ASAC_report_2015nov08.pdf manage 179 K 2015-12-08 - 13:50 AlWootten ASAC Report from October 2015 f2f Meeting
Approved_Principles_for_the_ALMA_Development_Program.pdfpdf Approved_Principles_for_the_ALMA_Development_Program.pdf manage 437 K 2015-12-08 - 13:31 AlWootten Principles of the ALMA Development Program
Principles_of_Proposal_Review_Process-_As_submitted_to_Board.pdfpdf Principles_of_Proposal_Review_Process-_As_submitted_to_Board.pdf manage 530 K 2015-12-08 - 13:33 AlWootten Principles of the ALMA Proposal Review Process (Rev7)
Topic revision: r7 - 2015-12-10, AlWootten
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