Contact Information Agenda/Minutes for meeting Tuesday, 22 May at 4:00 pm EDT.

Date: 22 May 2007

Time: 4:00 pm EST (4:00 pm Santiago; 2:00 pm Socorro, 1:00 pm Tucson)

Phone: Phone: (434)296-7082 (CV SoundStation Premier Conference phone 3rd floor). No Video planned.

Past agendas, etc on MMA Imaging and Calibration Division Page. Discussion notes in Red font


VertexRSI Pedestal Assembly at OSF The first production antenna is being assembled at the OSF Technical Facility! See other images and animations.

  1. Ongoing Items


  • CREs on FE
  • 22 May: Discussion initiated by the PE on whether FE No. 1 should be installed at the ATF, or whether it should go directly to Chile This discussion is largely programmatic (we all agree it is desirable if possible), addressing
    • will the FE have satisfactorily completed its acceptance requirements? If not, what is the plan for completing them?
    • does the rest of ATF dependancies, e.g. two station correlator, preproduction BE, etc., still mesh with the FE testing at ATF?
    • is this the best use of ATF resources? (what else would we accomplish at ATF in e.g. interferometry if we did not send FE there?)?
  • Nutator PDR at ASIAA June 13-14 PDR System Design Review Docs
    • See "SDR Design Report.pdf". In Appendix II, of this document - ANTD-, Co-Tech presented the Nutator Mode of Operation Description. Examples with Dwell Time 1 and 2 were given for Tow position Switching, Multi Step and Triangular Trajectory. Dwell Time 2 and 4 were given for Sinusoidal Trajectory.
    • Would you please review this information and give jzivick feedback on the description of the Operation Modes and specifically whether you are happy with the Mirror Position and Timing Charts. VOLUNTEER?
  • SidebandSeparation
  • PointingDescription
  • Final configuration design. We continue to assess performance.
  • News
  • AWGonSLF
  • DRSP

Science Corner:

Papers in astro-ph recently from the Madrid ALMA Conference:
  1. 0704.2286 ALMA : Fourier phase analysis made possible Authors: F. Levrier, E. Falgarone, F. Viallefond
  2. 0702385 Molecular data and radiative transfer tools for ALMA Authors: Floris van der Tak (SRON Groningen), Michiel Hogerheijde (Leiden Observatory)
  3. 0702121 Dense molecular gas in a sample of LIRGs and ULIRGs: The low-redshift connection to the huge high-redshift starbursts and AGNs Authors: J. Gracia-Carpio (1), S. Garcia-Burillo (1), P. Planesas (1) ((1) OAN, Madrid, Spain)
  4. 0701894 Molecular absorptions in high-z objects Authors: F. Combes (LERMA, Obs-Paris)
  5. 0701693 The H$_{2}$ density within spiral and irregular galaxies at high redshift: estimating CO detection limits Authors: Mercedes Mollá, Eduardo Hardy, 'Angeles I. Díaz


Official JAO Calendar New!!

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

Day Date Time Event location details
May 14-16
all day
f2f (Laing attending)
May 17
21:30 UT
ALMA Board Telecon
May 22-25
all day
Software CDR5
Jun 13-14
all day
Nutator PDR
Vila-Vilaro attending
Jun 20
ALMA Sci IPT Telecon
Jun 27-28
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Jun 29-3Ju1
all day
AMAC f2f Meeting
Sep 12-13
all day
Jul 18
ALMA Sci IPT Telecon

Upcoming Meetings

OBSERVING PLANETARY SYSTEMS March 5-8, Santiago Presentations Online

Astrophysical Masers and their Environments 2007 March 12-16, Alice Springs, Australia Presentations Online

Astronomical Spectroscopy and the Virtual Observatory March 21-23, Villafranca del Castillo, Villanueva de la Cañada, close to Madrid

Molecules in Space and Laboratory 2007 May 2007 14-18, Paris, France. Who went for ALMA?

Extragalactic Jets2007 May 21-24 Girdwood, Alaska Laing attending

210th AAS Meeting 27-31 May, Honolulu, HI Peck attending.

Obscured AGN Across Cosmic Time5-8 June, Bavaria Laing, de Breuck attending.

Frontiers of Astrophysics, a Celebration of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 50th Anniversary, June 18-21, 2007, Charlottesville. Wootten attending.

Transformational Science with ALMA: Through Disks to Stars and Planets June 22-24, 2007, Cville Wootte, Peck, Hills attending.

North American URSI meeting July 22-26, Ottawa

ALMA Community Meeting and the Workshop on Surveys for ALMA 3-6 Sept, Garching. Testi, Laing attending, perhaps others.

Astrophysics in the Next Decade: JWST and Concurrent Facilities September 24-27, 2007, Tucson Arizona Wootten, Testi, Brogan attending.

See also NAASC listing

-- AlWootten - 21 May 2007
Topic revision: r1 - 2007-05-21, AlWootten
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