ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

* Call date: 2017-1-11 1:00 pm EST or 18:00 UT (Wednesrday (Thursday in Taipei))
  • Duration: 1 hr
    * USA Number: 866-692-3582
    • Passcode: 5862937 #
  • Leaders: K. Oberg, P. Jewell, A. Wootten
  • CV Room: CV-331


  • Attendees:

Agenda

Topics

  1. Old Business
    • Notes from previous meeting:
  2. New Business under Discussion.

Discussion Items

  1. NAASC
    • Prioritization of band receiver upgrades following the Roadmap for Developing ALMA, including potential science cases by band.
      • Original (Sep 2000) ASAC prioritization of receiver bands.
      • ALMA Receiver band sensitivities.
        • Information was developed on the sensitivity of the bands. The point was to compare the OT and TH with the engineering data and observational data for the receivers. Neil Phillips collected the accumulated ALMA observations (millions of them) and sorted them by band and frequency.
    • Charges to ASAC Mar 2017 are attached.
      • Suggestions for materials to be developed?
        • Link to EDM for access to previous ASAC presentations.
      • See new correlator document, attached
    • Cycle 4 progress update
    • Meeting updates: See ALMA5Years questionnaire, attached.
    • Wrapup of Cycles 1 and 2. Please see report This details observing and completion statistics, data reduction and delivery, and publication statistics.
    • Look forward to Cycle 5. Please see Cycle 5 Pre-announcement
  2. ALMA Development
    • Development update.
      • New NA Project call issued October 10 2016. Call closes 30 Jan 2017. Nominees for referees needed--about 40.
      • New NA Studies Call to be issued 1 Mar 2017
        • Abstracts from Studies funded for FY2017 are attached, in a summary of the Studies Call from last March.
      • See presentations from ALMA Development Workshop 24-25 August 2016
      • See eNews for links to Development Workshop presentations in Europe and East Asia as well.
  3. Press Releases
  4. ALMA Papers (choose ALMA)

Events of Interest

2017
 
 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2016
 
Completion of Cycle 3 Observing
Chajnantor
 
 
1 Oct 2016
 
Start of Cycle 4 Configuration C40-6 observing
Chajnantor
 
 
Oct 17-18 2016
 
ASAC meeting
Garching
 
 
30 Sep 2017
 
Completion of Cycle 4 Observing
Chajnantor
 
 
1 Oct 2017
 
Start of Cycle 5 Configuration C observing
Chajnantor
 
 

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

-- AlWootten - 2016-12-29
  • Charges to ASAC Mar 2017.: AEDM_2016-089-O_Rev.1_Science_Committee_response_to_ASAC_and_charges_for_March_(Nov._2016)_Rev.1.pdf

Topic attachments
ISorted ascending Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
99140G.pdfpdf 99140G.pdf manage 496 K 2017-01-10 - 11:13 AlWootten Hesper et al. (2016) A new high-performance sideband-separating mixer for 650GHz
A5Y_Feedback_survey.pdfpdf A5Y_Feedback_survey.pdf manage 258 K 2017-01-16 - 10:25 AlWootten A5Y Feedback Survey
ACA_Total_Power_Spectrometer_V2.pdfpdf ACA_Total_Power_Spectrometer_V2.pdf manage 980 K 2017-01-11 - 13:20 AlWootten Description of ACA Total Power Spectrometer
AEDM_2016-089-O_Rev.1_Science_Committee_response_to_ASAC_and_charges_for_March_(Nov._2016)_Rev.1.pdfpdf AEDM_2016-089-O_Rev.1_Science_Committee_response_to_ASAC_and_charges_for_March_(Nov._2016)_Rev.1.pdf manage 126 K 2016-12-29 - 12:01 AlWootten Charges to ASAC Mar 2017.
ALMA_Development_Ranked_Summary-Studies2016.pdfpdf ALMA_Development_Ranked_Summary-Studies2016.pdf manage 214 K 2017-01-10 - 10:45 AlWootten Abstracts of NA Studies Funded for Cycle 4, for FY2017
CurrentBands3-10_Trx_V1.pptxpptx CurrentBands3-10_Trx_V1.pptx manage 886 K 2017-01-02 - 10:50 AlWootten receiver temperatures compiled from engineering verification measurements
TRX_vs_freq_B3-10.txttxt TRX_vs_freq_B3-10.txt manage 2 K 2017-01-02 - 10:50 AlWootten Text file with data on measured receiver temperatures, by N. Phillips.
Topic revision: r8 - 2017-01-16, AlWootten
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