ALMA ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee Telecon Telecon meeting January 23, 2009

Contact Information for those calling in.

  • Call date: 2009-01-23 02:30 EST or 19:30 UT (Friday)
  • Duration: 8 hr
  • USA Number: 1-866-675-5385
  • Outside USA Number: +1 517 444 6916
  • Passcode: 8445333#
  • Leaders: A. Weinberger, C. Lonsdale

OSF TB Complex

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ANASAC Members (Attendees in RED):
  • Andrew Baker (Rutgers) (2011)
  • John Bally (U. Colorado) (2009)
  • Andrew Blain (Caltech) (2009) (ASAC Vice Chair, NA)
  • Mike Fall (Space Telescope Science Institute) (2010)
  • Tim Heckman (Johns Hopkins) (2010)
  • Shardha Jogee (U. Texas) (2010)
  • Kelsey Johnson (U. Virginia) (2009)
  • Doug Johnstone (HIA/DAO, Victoria) (2008)
  • J. Xavier Prochaska (Lick Observatory) (2010)
  • Hsien Shang (ASIAA) (2011)
  • Gordon Stacey (Cornell) (2009)
  • Alycia Weinberger (DTM) (2009) (Chair)
  • Jonathan Williams (U. Hawaii) (2008) (LoA)
  • Mel Wright (UC Berkeley) (2008)
( Bold = Member of ASAC)

  • J. Hibbard
  • A. Wootten
  • C. Carilli
  • C. Brogan
  • A. Russell
  • F. Lo
  • A. Evans
  • C. Lonsdale
  • J. Stoke

Other Attendees
  • P. Puxley (NSF)


Review NAASC/NRAO response to Sep 2008 ANASAC Report Review - anasac_response_jan09.pdf

Review and Discuss new ANASAC Charges - anasac_charges_jan09.pdf

  • ALMA Proposal Review Process - Update and Further Discussion
  • ALMA development report discussion / White Paper
    • Note one item in particular--the antenna contracts signed by AUI and ESO have a clause allowing the purchase of additional antennas at the 2005 cost. This clause expires in summer 2009. Please review the The Number of Antennas in ALMA summary case attached to this agenda and comment.
    • A Notice of Intent was filed with the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey committee for ALMA Development. A need for ALMA development funding was highlighted in the AUI document on FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR US RADIO, MILLIMETER, AND SUBMILLIMETER ASTRONOMY 'McCray Report'. White Papers on diverse science topics are being prepared; please let us know if you would like to participate.

Science Corner:

Presentations at the National Radio Science meeting:

Supplemental Material

ANASAC Charges

  • Standing Charge. The ANASAC has a standing charge to review the latest ASAC charges, and provide input to the ASAC members. We ask that the ANASAC pay particular to attention to the charge in which the JAO is asking the ASAC to take a prominent role in defining the scientific priorities for the ALMA development plan. Please discuss and recommend how the ANASAC can facilitate a mechanism to solicit the inputs and interests of the North American community and make sure the ASAC deliberations encompass the needs of the NA community.

See ASAC Charges within agenda
-- AlWootten - 2009-01-15

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
A2010_NoI_ALMA.txttxt A2010_NoI_ALMA.txt manage 5 K 2009-01-22 - 11:20 AlWootten ALMA Development Notice of Intent to AS2010 committee
AntennaNumberArguments.doc.pdfpdf AntennaNumberArguments.doc.pdf manage 101 K 2009-01-22 - 11:16 AlWootten Short summary of the science case for additional ALMA antennas, for comment.
NRAO_ScienceCommunityFrailMay2008.pdfpdf NRAO_ScienceCommunityFrailMay2008.pdf manage 288 K 2009-01-22 - 10:03 JohnHibbard Description of NRAO Community programs by D. Frail
anasac_charges_jan09.pdfpdf anasac_charges_jan09.pdf manage 43 K 2009-01-22 - 09:53 AlyciaWeinberger  
anasac_response_jan09.pdfpdf anasac_response_jan09.pdf manage 200 K 2009-01-22 - 09:51 AlyciaWeinberger  
Topic revision: r5 - 2009-01-23, AlWootten
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