23 July 2010
Present - Baker, Blain, Bollato, Brogan, Emerson, Foster, Goodman, Hibbard, Hsien, Johnstone, Lonsdale, Looney, Padgett, Scott, Wilner, Wootten.
Apologies: Johnson, Williams,
Welcome to Holly Foster, new admin assistant for the NAASC
1) Progress report
Al Wootten described construction progress, including the first appearance of six 12-m antennas at the AOS, keeping with the
1-per-month delivery rate, despite vile weather with 50 m/s winds and 15F temperatures.
Carol Lonsdale described that the review visit was completed. Feedback was very positive. We congratulate the NAASC
and Carol singled out John Hibbard and Crystal Brogan for special commendation.
Indications are that the issue of funds for time remains thorny. There was a note to include more effort on analysis tools in the
guideline program, inevitable at the expense of other effort.
There were concerns about user expectations being too high for early science.
ACTION: To consider revised budget at F2F
There has been a very strong summer school.
The NA part of written contributions to the suite of forthcoming project reviews are
probably going to ready in time for our F2F
4) Forthcoming face-to-face meeting
Please look out for email from Holly Foster concerning logistics. Please plan
on all-day meetings in Charlottesville 13/14th September and book travel now.
Note that the turnover of about five committee members is expected. The NRAO
director makes the decision about membership, but please all consider potential candidates. ACTION: ALL
Date of next meeting: Friday 27th August 1500 Eastern, 2000UT.