ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

  • Call date: 2013-11-21 2:00 pm EST or 19:00 UT (Thursday (Friday in Taipei))
  • Duration: 1 hr
    * USA Number: 1-866-692-4538
  • Outside Tokyo in Japan Number: 0066-33-132434
  • Outside USA +1-517-466-2084
  • Passcode: 3668477#
  • Confirmation Number: 1883473
  • Leaders: J. Carpenter, A. Bolatto, P. Jewell, A. Wootten, C. Lonsdale
  • CV Room: 331


  • Attendees:

Topics

  1. Old Business The enhanced Agenda from last meeting is available.
  2. New Business under Discussion.

Discussion Items

  1. NAASC (Jewell)
    • ANASAC F2F Meeting 16-17 September
      • Report Response discussion
    • ASAC Documents are avaiable.
      • ASAC Report October 2013: Report presented to Board.
      • New Charge JAO response being developed. Attachment reflects last month status.
    • ALMA Development (Wootten)
      • See materials presented to ASAC for project-wide overview please
      • NA Calls
        • Studies recommendations complete.
        • Project referee reports to be discussed at 11/25 telecon.
  2. Science Status (Hibbard)
    • Observing Status
      • Antennas at the AOS: 62 (50x12m, 12x7m). Antennas at the OSF: 4
      • Locations Array is similar to C32-3.
      • Last night: 38 antennas available for observation (29x12m, 9x7m)
      • Cycle 1 observations have completed two blocks since last telecon (Sessions 19 & 20).
      • ~80 "QA0 PASS" SBs (both 12-m Array and 7-m Array) amounting to ~107hrs for just completed Block 20 (Nov13-19).
      • Still no timeline for TP Array software acceptance. NAASC participating heavily in small Tiger Team to concentrate on this.
      • CBrogan, THunter just returned from 2.5mo deployment to CSV. KSheth just went down for 1mo deployment. RSimon finished 2 AoD shifts.
    • Cycle 1 "Duplication Checklist" was published to Science Portal on Nov. 4
    • OT patch issued Nov 18. All PI's who already submitted proposals were contacted directly. All registered users got email notification; banner & news item posted to SP.
    • Project Tracking
  3. NAASC during Early Science (Lonsdale)
    • The three main talks which were presented at the community days are now posted.
    • NAASC TV
    • Cycle 2 Support:
      • 41 KB articles published or updated for Cycle2. List of most popular and most recently published articles appears at bottom of Knowledgebase list
      • 130 Helpdesk tickets submitted since CfP (65 NA, 46 EU, 19 EA).
      • Have arrange for around-the-clock/weekend support close to the deadline.
    • Cycle 1 Support:
      • In-house Data Reduction: 58 SBs processed or being processed. 21 QA2 PASS. Currently: 8 staff reducing 25 SBs.
      • NA Data Deliveries: 11 SBs for 6 projects.
      • 2 Data Reduction visits since last telecon.
    • People
  4. Astronomer Outreach (Lonsdale)
  5. Date of next telecon
    • 19 December 2013?
    • Proposed dates for 2013 telecons: 12/19. 2014: 1/16/14
  6. Other Business

Science Corner

  1. Memos and papers of note

  1. Science Workshops and Meetings
  2. ALMA Papers (choose ALMA) 110 and counting (more on arxiv not yet listed here)

Events of Interest

2013
 
 
 
 
 
24 Oct
2013
 
ANASAC Telecon
 
 
24 Oct
2013
 
ALMA Cycle 2 Call for Proposals
 
 
21 Nov
2013
 
ANASAC Telecon
 
 

(see also google calendars)

Upcoming, very recent, or ongoing Meetings

  1. ALMA Science Meetings
  2. ALMA Training Events

-- AlWootten - 2013-11-18

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size DateSorted ascending Who Comment
InterimChargeforDec.txttxt InterimChargeforDec.txt manage 734 bytes 2013-11-18 - 14:27 AlWootten Interim ASAC Charge for December 2013.
ASAC2013OctEdinburghStatus.pdfpdf ASAC2013OctEdinburghStatus.pdf manage 626 K 2013-11-21 - 10:30 AlWootten CSV Report to ASAC (to be updated for ASAC Charge discussion)
ASACreport_October2013.pdfpdf ASACreport_October2013.pdf manage 131 K 2013-11-21 - 10:38 AlWootten ASAC Report October 2013
Topic revision: r6 - 2013-11-21, AlWootten
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