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  • 2005-9-21 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 notes from last month's telecon are available.

DUSTY04 collection of papers relevant to ALMA.

  1. New Business--Project news/updates (Wootten, Wilson, Kawabe)
    • Roberto Rivera, Juan Bravo, Angel Otarola, Alison Stirling(L-R Roberto Rivera, Juan Bravo, Angel Otarola, Alison Stirling) We were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Roberto Rivera in an automobile accident near San Pedro on September 1. Roberto came to ALMA in 2001 and had worked under contract with the site characterization team, along with many colleagues investigating the Chajnantor site, impressing many of us and our colleagues with his drive, his talent and dedication and his conviviality. We will all miss him dearly and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
  2. JAO Project Scientist Turno
  3. An agreement for collaboration concerning the construction of the enhanced ALMA between Academia Sinica in Taiwan and National Institute of Natural Sciences (Japan) was signed. Contribution form Taiwan to ALMA-J project is under discussion; ASIAA is however already posting people for the CIPT.
  4. Milestones
  5. Sci 05Q2 Report
  6. Directories

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 -
    • Rebaselining Options: The ALMA budget was rebaselined and materials sent to the ALMA Board by the JAO on schedule on 2005 September 8.
    • New Charges to ASAC
    • ALMA Cost Review: The ALMA Board and its committees now enter an intense period of review of the rebaselined budget materials. The rebaselined budget will be the subject of a cost review 13-16 October to be held in Garmisch, Germany before a panel of twenty esternal reviewers chaired by Steve Beckwith and Thijs de Graauw.
  2. Subarrays-- See Subarray Wiki
  3. Nutator Science Requirements. Finalized the Nutator almaedm requirements.
  4. RFMembrane Science Requirements are being developed.
  5. ASAC news--Meeting 1-2 October 2005 in Santiago.
  6. Astronomer Outreach: NRAO Newsletter ESO Newsletter. NRAO ALMA Calendar
  7. Group Activities (all)
  8. Next meeting is on Oct 19th (14:30 UT)

Emerson/Laing/Vila-Vilaro -- Instrument Scientists

  • System Requirmenets Review: Report of panel submitted. Periodic reviews being arranged by Murowinski.

Conway, Holdaway -- Configuration Group

Jeff Mangum -- Calibration

Robert Lucas -- SSR

  • Release R3 (Oct 1st) being prepared by the developers
  • Following software integration (2 weeks in Garching and 2 weeks in Socorro, with developers travelling there)
  • Subsystems leads meetings in Charlottesville in November
  • SSR meeting during Sept (2005-09-14)
  • Face to Face Meeting in Charlottesville next fall (2005-11-20/21)

Michiel Hogerheijde -- DRSP

  • There still are two new DRSP projects under consideration: one is being revised and a second one is being reviewed. New projects are welcome at any time! Bally and Williams will work on one centering on proplyds.

Robert Laing -- Commissioning and Science Verification

Mark Holdaway/Steve Myers -- Imaging

L.-A. Nyman -- Site Characterization

  • Report on atmospheric measurements at Chajnantor (Stirling)
  • Report on the accuracy of the north orientation at Chajnantor... (Otarola)

Science Corner:

IAU 231 Astrochemistry posters and presentations online.

Calendar

Official JAO Calendar New!!

ALMA Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

2005
 
 
 
 
 
Day Date Time Event location details
Tues - Tues
26 Sept-4 Oct
All Day
Wootten at JAO as PS
Santiago
 
Sat-Sun
Oct 1-2
all day
ASAC Face-to-Face Meeting
Santiago
TBD
Thurs
Oct 6
2359UT
Rolling Stones Concert
Scott Stadium, Charlottesville
 
Mon-Weds
Oct 10-12
All Day
ALMA Cost Review Practice
Garching, Germany
 
Thurs-Sun
Oct 13-16
All Day
ALMA Cost Review
Garmisch, Germany
 
Friday
October 28
2-3pm EDT
ANASAC Telecon
877-874-1919 PC=185064
 
Tues-Weds
Nov 1-2
1500UT
ALMA Board Meeting
Chile
 
Tues-Weds
Nov 8-9
All Day
ACA 12m pre-production Review
Osaka
 
Thu-Fri
Nov 10-11
All Day
ACA System Review
Tokyo
 
Mon-Tues
Nov 21-22
All Day
SSR F2F
Charlottesville
 
Thurs
Dec 8
1500UT
ALMA Board telecon
Telephone
 
TBD
week of 20 March
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Japan
TBD
TBD
June 2006
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Santiago
TBD
TBD
November 2006
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Madrid
TBD

Upcoming Meetings

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

REVEALING THE MOLECULAR UNIVERSE -- ONE TELESCOPE IS NEVER ENOUGH 9-10 Sept 2005, Berkeley, Ca

Galactic and Extragalactic ISM Modelling in an ALMA Perspective October 13-15 2005 Onsala, Sweden.

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

Mm/submm Techniques and Science session, at the URSI General Assembly 2005 October 23-29, New Delhi, India

"IR Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution". 14-16 November 2005, Pasadena, CA

Latin American IAU Regional Meeting 10-16 December, Pucon, Chile

From ZMachines to ALMA 13-14 January, Charlottesville, VA

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

ALMA November 13-16; Madrid, Spain

See also NAASC listing -- AlWootten - 19 Sep 2005
Topic revision: r11 - 2013-05-21, JeffMangum
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