ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

* Call date: 2017-3-1 3:00 pm EST or 20:00 UT (Wednesday (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:



  1. Old Business
  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.
      • Please read and prepare to assemble an ANASAC view of the ASAC Charges (attached). EASAC and EuSAC have done this for the upcoming 8 March ASAC telecon.
        • NA Development Presentation attached here.
      • Suggestions for materials to be developed?
        • Link to EDM for access to previous ASAC presentations.
      • See new correlator document, attached to Jan Agenda
    • Cycle 4 progress update
    • Look forward to Cycle 5. Please see Cycle 5 Pre-announcement and Additional Information
    • Meeting updates: Long Baseline Workshop, Kyoto 3-5 October 2017
  2. ALMA Development
    • Development update.
      • New NA Project call closed 30 Jan 2017. Proposals being refereed--thanks for the nominees!
      • New NA Studies Call to be issued 1 Mar 2017
        • Abstracts from Studies funded for FY2017 were attached to Jan agenda, in a summary of the Studies Call from 2016.
      • 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

16-17 Mar 2017
31 May - 2 Jun 2017
ANASAC/Users meeting
30 Sep 2017
Completion of Cycle 4 Observing
1 Oct 2017
Start of Cycle 5 observing
1-2 Oct 2017
ASAC meeting

See also google calendars:
  1. ALMA Science Meetings
  2. ALMA Training Events
    • Community day events start second week in March in Florida!

-- AlWootten - 2017-02-22
  • 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
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
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 2017-02-24 - 15:36 AlWootten Charges to ASAC Mar 2017.
ScienceSustainabilityASACMar17.pdfpdf ScienceSustainabilityASACMar17.pdf manage 17 MB 2017-03-08 - 09:31 AlWootten ASAC Presentation: NA ALMA Development: A Science Sustainability Program
Topic revision: r5 - 2017-03-08, AlWootten
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