ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

ALMA; ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee Telecon Telecon meeting June 18, 2010

Contact

Information for those calling in.
* Call date: 2010-06-18 01:00 pm EDT or 17:00 UT (Friday) NOTE Time shift to accommodate one-time difficulties
* Duration: 1 hr
* USA Number: 1-866-675-5385
* Outside USA Number: +1 517 444 6916
* Passcode: 8445333#
* Leaders: A. Blain, C. Lonsdale



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* Attendees:

Topics

  1. Old Business The enhanced Agenda from last meeting is available. minutes from the May telecon are available.
    • See action items in attachments.

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Five ALMA antennas in operation at the AOS, seen in this photo taken by Nick Whyborn on 3 June.

Discussion Items

  1. Prototype available; Status of ALMA Construction
  2. Status of NAASC Proposal
  3. Status of NAASC hires, new postdoctoral positions.
  4. 15-17 Jan 2011 Workshop ALMA: Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy to be held in Victoria
  5. Please fill in the Poll. Thus far, 14-15 Sep look best for most. Next ANASAC face-to-face to be scheduled before the Operations Readiness Review on October 13-14. Our materials are due Sept 28. This next ANASAC meeting MUST be for two days - it is a critical meeting as we head into the first observing season. Poll
  6. do we need to invite any new members before the f2f? * Douglas Scott member-in-waiting from Canada.
  7. No Board response yet from ASAC meeting.
  8. Preparations continue for the NSF proposal review, occurring mid July in Chile. Our materials are due by June 20.
  9. Will ANASAC review the NAASC website and make comments for improvements - the NSF review committee will be investigating it now
  10. We submitted a list of ~35 potential proposal reviewers for the first call by May 30.
  11. Integrated tests from proposal submission through SB submission, including Helpdesk and mock panel review, occurred during May/June. Second set of end-to-end testing in Aug/Sept: CfP to archive
  12. There is a possibility for NA astronomers outside the NAASC to participate in CSV in Chile. We would like to publicize this. Ram Rao, Tom Wilson and Andrew Baker have participated so far.

Upcoming/Recent Items

  1. Preparing for ALMA Special Session, organized by the North American ALMA Science Center
    • Presentations at 216th American Astronomical Society Meeting Miami, Florida Monday 24 May, 6 - 8 p.m. EDT
  2. CASCA Meeting
  3. Synthesis Imaging School, June 8-15, Socorro.
  4. Observing with ALMA, 217th AAS meeting, Seattle, Jan 2011.

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Monthly/Biweekly Calendar)

2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day
Date
Time
Event
location
details
 
 
Jun 8 - 15
 
12th Synthesis Imaging Workshop
Socorro, NM
 
 
Jul 13-18
 
NAASC Operations Review
Chile
 
 
Aug
 
ALMA System Review III
TBD
 
 
Sep 13-14
 
ANASAC f2f
 
 
Oct 7-8
 
CSV Status Update
Chile
 
 
Oct 11-12
 
SciOps Readiness Review
Chile
 
 
Oct 13-14
 
ASAC f2f
 
Santiago
 
 
Oct 25-28
 
Annual ALMA External Review
Chile
 
 
Nov 10
 
Observatory Readiness Review
Chile
 
 
Nov 16-18
 
ALMA Board Meeting
Chile
 
 
Nov 22
 
Date for decision on ES
Chile
 

Upcoming Meetings

WORKSHOP: SCIENCE WITH ALMA BAND 5 (163 - 211 GHz), Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, May 24 - 25, 2010

Scientific Opportunities for New Insstrumentation SOFIA Asilomar 2010 Workshop, June 6-8 Asilomar

Synthesis Imaging School, June 8-15, Socorro.

Molecules in Galaxies 26-30 July 2010, Oxford UK

Stormy Cosmos: The Evolving Interstellar Medium: Recent Progress from Space IR/Submm 1 - 4 November 2010 Pasadena, CA Hosted by the NASA Herschel Science Center, Spitzer Science Center

The Impact of Herschel Surveys on ALMA Early Science Garching, November 17-19, 2010

15-17 Jan 2011 Workshop ALMA: Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy in Victoria

The Molecular Universe May 30 - June 3, 2011 Toledo, Spain

-- AlWootten - 2010-06-17

Topic attachments
ISorted ascending Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Science_-_May_2010.pdfpdf Science_-_May_2010.pdf manage 67 K 2010-06-17 - 14:49 AlWootten Hills' CSV Report: May 2010
ANASAC_14May10_ActionItems.rtfrtf ANASAC_14May10_ActionItems.rtf manage 29 K 2010-06-17 - 15:37 AlWootten 14 May 2010 Action Item List
Topic revision: r3 - 2010-07-13, AlWootten
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