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Contact Information

  • 2005-3-15 14:30 UT
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • USA Toll Free Number: 877-874-1919
  • Toll Number: +1-203-320-9891
  • Passcode: 185064
  • Leader: Al Wootten

Topics

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

DUSTY04 collection of papers relevant to ALMA.

  1. New Business--Project news/updates (Wootten, Wilson, Kawabe)
  2. Milestones--09.2.17.2 Complete draft ICD between Science and Site Planned
  3. Subarrays--by frequency, four for ALMA, two for ACA independently tuned
  4. Group Activities (all)
  5. Next meeting is on April 19th (14:30 UT)

Science IPT Group Activity Reports

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

1 Science IPT

2 ASAC news Report due 22 March

3 Antennas

4 Astronomer Outreach: NRAO Newsletter ESO Newsletter. NRAO ALMA Calendar

Emerson/Laing -- Instrument Scientists

John Conway -- Configuration

  • The 64 antenna Y+ configuration was approved by the CCB 2005 March 3.
  • Notes from configuration redesign telecon.
  • Notes from an expedition to investigate a quebrada currently masked off but which may be suitable for antenna placement in its northern part. Nyman and Rivera confirm this.

Jeff Mangum -- Calibration

Robert Lucas -- SSR

  • Meeting on 2005-3-09: Minutes last meeting
  • Note particularly Ed Fomalont's document 'Scientific Input to Tunable Filter Use'

Michiel Hogerheijde -- DRSP

Robert Laing -- Commissioning and Science Verification

Mark Holdaway/Steve Myers -- Imaging

  • Minutes of 1 March Imcal meeting, devoted to imaging.
  • Also see NRAO Algorithms Working Group Minutes.

L.-A. Nyman -- Site Characterization

  • The meteorological instruments group was to define the 'ancillary devices'; the current draft of that is in almaedm at: http://tinyurl.com/5ns7e
  • The second task was to define the interface of the ancillary devices to the site. The current draft of that document is in almaedm at: http://tinyurl.com/43gvn
  • Angel noted that a Weather predictionpage can be useful for Chajnantor.

Science Corner:

From the SMA Calendar: The extraordinarily good weather, at least on some nights, continued last week. On a night when the 225 GHz opacity was 0.03 (MAR 1), the 183 GHz water maser line was observed toward the active galactic nucleus in NGC3079 and tentatively detected (zenith opacity of about 0.8). The continuum emission in the upper sideband at 193 GHz (zenith opacity of about 0.05) was clearly detected (see Test Log Entry 8949; and rumors).

Calendar

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

2005
 
 
 
 
 
Day Date Time (EST) Event location details
Wednesday
March 9
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Software Science Req. Group Telecon
 
 
Tuesday
March 15
14:30UT
Science IPT telecon
USA: 877-874-1919 World: +1-203-320-9891 Passcode: 185064
 
Tuesday
March 15
15:30UT
ASAC telecon
 
 
Tuesday
March 15
4-5pm
Science IPT Imaging telecon
 
 
Wednesday
March
3-4pm
NAWG Videocon
CV-ER311
 
 
March 19-23
all day
2005 IEEE ICASSP
Philadelphia
Monday
March 21
5:45 pm
2005 IEEE ICASSP Radio Astronomy Session
Philadelphia
Tues-Thurs
March 22-24
all day
JAO/IPT Meeting
Garching
 
Tuesday
March 29
all day
CVR review
Charlottesville
 
Monday
April 04
all day
Executive meeting
Pasadena, CA
 
Tue-Wed
April 5-6
all day
AMAC Face-to-face meeting
Pasadena, CA.
 
Thu-Fri
April 7-8
all day
ALMA Board Face-to-face meeting
Pasadena, CA.
 
Sat
April 9
morning
Bilateral meeting
Pasadena, CA.
 
Tuesday
April 12
14:30UT
Science IPT Videocon
USA: 877-874-1919 World: +1-203-320-9891 Passcode: 185064
 
Wednesday
April 13
3-4pm
NAWG Videocon
CV-ER311
 
Friday
April 29
2-3pm
ANASAC Telecon
 
 
Wednesday
May 04-5
all day
WVR PDR
Gothenburg, Sweden
 
Mon-Thurs
May 29-Jun 2
all day
AAS Minneapolis
ALMA booth part of NRAO booth
 
Friday
June 24
2-3pm
ANASAC Telecon
 
 
Friday
August 26
2-3pm
ANASAC Telecon
 
 
Friday
October 28
2-3pm
ANASAC Telecon
 
 

Upcoming Meetings

Dusty and Molecular Universe 27-29 October 2004, Paris Presentations Online

2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing March 19-23 2005, Philadelphia See

Radio Astronomy Session; ALMA Article for ICASSP. Comments? Reviews welcomed.

The SZ Effect and ALMA 7-8 April 2005, Orsay (Paris area), France

IAU Symposium 227 Massive Star Birth: A Crossroads of Astrophysics May 16-20 2005, Acireale, Italy

Workshop on submillimeter wavelength astronomy JUN 13-16 in Cambridge.

The 2005 Gordon Conference on the Origins of Solar Systems, JUN 26 - JUL 1 at Connecticut College

Astrochemistry throughout the Universe: Recent Successes and Current Challenges 2005 August 29 - September 2; Asilomar, California

Protostars and Planets V 24 - 28 October 2005 Hilton Waikoloa Village, The Big Island, Hawaii

50th anniversary of the founding of NRAO October 15-19, 2006; Charlottesville, Virginia

ALMA November 13-16; Madrid, Spain

See also NAASC listing

-- AlWootten - 07 Mar 2005

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