Contact Information Agenda/Minutes for meeting Tuesday, 12 June at 4:00 pm EDT.

Date: 12 June 2007

Time: 4:00 pm EST (4:00 pm Santiago; 2:00 pm Socorro, 1:00 pm Tucson)

Phone: Phone: (434)296-7082 (CV SoundStation Premier Conference phone 3rd floor). No Video planned.

Past agendas, etc on MMA Imaging and Calibration Division Page. Discussion notes in Red font


VertexRSI Pedestal Assembly at OSF The first production antenna is being assembled at the OSF Technical Facility! See other images and animations.

  1. Ongoing Items


  • OSF, ATF Support. The first, VxRSI, antenna in Chile now is in advanced stages of assembly. Soon we will have our opportunity to greet this first ALMA production antenna and to begin its evaluation. Beginning mid-August until mid-September, the NA antenna `I'PT will need our support leading to handover of the antenna to AIV. This will involve holography and OPT testing of the antenna. Discuss.
  • ATF CRE (below). After the transition date the Science IPT should "co-own" the ATF along with the CIPT. One leader will be designated who can speak authoritatively for the Science IPT and manage priorities with CIPT, providing support to people on occasional trips to the ATF to provide feedback on the installed software. Manpower ('cost') estimates:
    • CIPT Liason (until) 6/1/08 A single person - coordinate with Shepherd, travel occasionally to the ATF, obtain feedback from SciIPT members, etc.
    • Tester x2 25% one 2 week trip every other month, a variety of people (points of view) would probably be helpful. That is, the 25% would be spread over several people.
    • Data support 20% Reduce data produced at ATF, assume it takes a day a week. Again, spread over several people. Important CASA/Commissioning feedback.
  • Active CREs
    • Wed, 02 May 2007 15:17:36 -0400 Forum: CRE - Change Requests
      • Entry: 172. Prolong ATF tests giving priority to Computing IPT.
      • Entry: 173. Band 7 cartridges: Cross-Polarisation
      • Entry: 171. Band 7 cartridges: Image band suppression
      • Entry: 170. Band 7 cartridges: IF power variation
      • Entry: 164. Band 9 Cartridge Cross Polarization
  • Approved CREs Mon, 07 May 2007 and Fri, 04 May 2007
      • Entry: 166. Band 9 Cartridge Output Power Variation versus Intermediate Frequency
      • Entry: 165. Band 9 Cartridge Sideband Ratio
      • Entry: 164. Technical Requirements for the Back End Subsystem
      • Entry: 99. 64-Antenna Front End Sub-System Technical Specifications
  • Sideband Separation Document
  • Robotic Arm FDR (for Cal Device) Review Panel documents
  • Nutator PDR at ASIAA June 13-14 PDR System Design Review Docs * Final configuration design. We continue to assess performance.
  • News
  • AWGonSLF<- Needs to be updated! - TR is aware of this...
    • Frank Lovas will be arriving on July 1 to edit, update and revise the molecular spectroscopy database, Splatalogue. No we are not changing the name...
    • William Cassidy, arriving June 25, will be assisting Frank on the updates to the Splatalogue, editing the Splatalogue front page and adding features to the Spectral Line Search Engine (SLiSE).
  • DRSP

Science Corner:

Papers in astro-ph recently from the Madrid ALMA Conference:

  1. 0705.0536 Molecular Line Emission from Massive Protostellar Disks: Predictions for ALMA and the EVLA Authors: Mark R. Krumholz (1), Richard I. Klein (2 and 3), Christopher F. McKee (3) ((1) Princeton University, (2) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, (3) UC Berkeley)


Official JAO Calendar New!!

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

Day Date Time Event location details
May 14-16
all day
f2f (Laing attending)
May 17
21:30 UT
ALMA Board Telecon
May 22-25
all day
Software CDR5
Jun 6
Jun 13-14
all day
Nutator PDR
Vila-Vilaro attending
Jun 20
ALMA Sci IPT Telecon
Jun 27-28
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Jul 11
Jul 18
ALMA Sci IPT Telecon
Sep 10-12
all day
Director's Review of ALMA
Sep 12-13
all day
all day
AMAC f2f Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

Astronomical Spectroscopy and the Virtual Observatory March 21-23, Villafranca del Castillo, Villanueva de la CaƱada, close to Madrid

Molecules in Space and Laboratory 2007 May 2007 14-18, Paris, France. Who went for ALMA?

Extragalactic Jets2007 May 21-24 Girdwood, Alaska Laing attending

210th AAS Meeting 27-31 May, Honolulu, HI Peck attending.

Obscured AGN Across Cosmic Time5-8 June, Bavaria Laing, de Breuck attending.

Frontiers of Astrophysics, a Celebration of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 50th Anniversary, June 18-21, 2007, Charlottesville. Wootten attending.

Transformational Science with ALMA: Through Disks to Stars and Planets June 22-24, 2007, Cville Wootten, Peck, Hills attending.

North American URSI meeting July 22-26, Ottawa; Emerson, Reid attending.

ALMA Community Meeting and the Workshop on Surveys for ALMA 3-6 Sept, Garching. Testi, Laing attending, perhaps others.

Astrophysics in the Next Decade: JWST and Concurrent Facilities September 24-27, 2007, Tucson Arizona Wootten, Testi, Brogan attending.

See also NAASC listing

-- AlWootten - 12 Jun 2007
Topic revision: r3 - 2007-06-12, AlWootten
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