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* 2009-7-15 14:30 UT
* Note: C. Wilson points out line noise may be muted by pressing *6 which works thru the call center.
* Duration: 1 hr
* USA Toll Free Number: 877-874-1919
* Toll Number: +1-203-320-9891
* Passcode: 185064
* Leader: Hills, Wootten, Testi, Morita
* Attendees: Paola Andreani, Pamela Klaassen, Eelco van Kempen, Chris Wilson, Al Wootten, Crystal Brogan, Robert Lucas, Juan Cortes, Lars-Ake Nyman, Stuartt Corder, Antonio Hales, Alison Peck


1 Old Business The enhanced Agenda from last meeting is available. Science IPT notes from last month's telecon are available.

Dynamic OSF Fringes

See other images and animations. See other images.

  1. New Business--Project news/updates.(Hills, Peck)
    1. R. Hills ALMA Status Report July 2009 (see attachment)
      • ALMA_Status_July09.pdf: July 09 ALMA Status Report
      • System: A new System engineer has begun work.
      • Site: Nearly 90 antenna pads have now achieved conditional acceptance.
      • Antennas: Elements of more than 15 antennas are at the OSF.
      • ASAC Matters. Next f2f meeting in Garching in October.
    2. Review (mostly internal) of Commissioning Plans Early Sept OSF; R. Wilson Chair
    3. Commissioning Scientists. Search status
    4. ALMA Science IPT wiki page
    5. Astronomer Outreach: New JAO ALMA Webpages. JAONews. ESO Newsletter No 16 NRAO eNews ALMA News. NAOJ News. NRAO ALMA Calendar
    6. Current ALMA System Block Diagram Vers P.
  2. Directories

Science IPT Group Activity Reports

Please include your Group Activity Report here (How to Enter Your Report), or email it to AlWootten

Project Scientists

  1. Science IPT
    • Topic for technical discussion.
    • We need to do an update on the Scientific Specifications. Here Specifications Revision is a presentation Hills made to ASAC about this. We need to discuss operational efficiency.
    • New issues that have come up include the amount of non-linearity in the front-ends, which will have an effect on calibration.
    • ALMA Development. A set of possible development items was presented to the RadioMillimeterSubmillimeter Program Prioritization Panel in Pasadena. No powerpoint was presented there but a presentation is available.
    • OSF (Peck)
  2. Next meeting is on Aug 19th (14:30 UT). Sep 16th for the following month.

Richard Hills, Alison Peck, Robert Laing -- Commissioning and Science Verification

  • Commissioning and Science Verification Review, OSF, 2009 September 2-3. Bob Wilson, review Chair.
  • ALMA SciOps Implementation Plan Review, SCO 2009 September 29-30.

Jeff Mangum -- Calibration

  • A Calibration Meeting was held.
  • Early operation of the weather station on holography tower No 2. Continue to verify measurements by comparison with NAOJ weather station.
  • ACD5 and ACD6 passed PAI and are cleared for shipment.

Bojan Nikolic/John Richer -- WVRs

  • As people are probably aware, the work in Cambridge on phase corrections/WVRs is funded through an European Union Framework Programme 6 grant. European Union recently held a mid-term review of the whole ALMA enhancement under FP6, including the phase correction, and have informed that the review was passed.

  • Two(?) WVRs at the site. One WVRs unit is undergoing detailed lab tests at Onsala.

Lars-Ake Nyman -- eSSR

  • Science Operations Requirements Review, June 1-2, 2009, in Santiago

Testi, Leurini-- Design Reference Science Plan

Wootten -- Site Characterization

Remijan, Markwick-Kemper -- ALMA Working Group on Spectral Line Frequencies

Science Corner:

  1. arXiv:0907.0210 [ps, pdf, other] Title: Dust in External Galaxies Authors: Daniela Calzetti (University of Massachusetts)


Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

Day Date Time Event location details
Jun 1-2
Sci Ops Obs Prep meeting
Jun 22-25
CIPT Review 7
Jun 17
Jun 24
ALMA Board Telecon
Sci Requirements meeting?
Jul 15-17
ALMA North America Schedule Review
Jul 15
Aug 19
Sep 2-3
CSV Review
Sep 16
Oct 13-14
ASAC f2f
ESO Garching
Nov 16

Upcoming Meetings

Science at Q Band Sep 14-15, Manchester

Mass Assembly and Star Formation History of Galaxies Sep 21-24, Charlottesville, Virginia

To the Edge of the Universe: 30 years of IRAM Sep 28-30, Grenoble

From circumstellar disks to planetary systems Nov 3-6 Garching

-- AlWootten - 2009-07-10
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ALMA_Status_July09.pdfpdf ALMA_Status_July09.pdf manage 1 MB 2009-07-15 - 03:02 AlWootten July 09 ALMA Status Report
Topic revision: r5 - 2010-08-02, ToddHunter
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