ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

ALMA; ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee Telecon Telecon meeting Oct 27, 2010


Eight at the AOS

Eight ALMA antennas in operation at the AOS, seen in this photo from J. Zivick 2010 September 28. l-r DV08, DV03, DV04, DV07, DV02, DV05, DV06, PM02 where DV denotes Vertex antennas and PM Mistubishi antennas. Image courtesy ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).

Information for those calling in.
* Call date: 2010-10-27 02:00 pm EDT or 18:00 UT (Tuesday) * Duration: 1 hr
* USA Number: 1-888-989-3306
* Outside USA Number: +1 517 968 4643
* Passcode: 2935920#
* Leaders: A. Bolatto, C. Lonsdale

  • Attendees:


  1. Old Business The enhanced Agenda from last meeting is available. minutes from the September telecon are not available.

Discussion Items

  1. Status of ALMA Construction
    • For a recent summary see Science portion of last JAO Report: Science_-_September_2010.pdf: September 2010 Science Report.
    • Previous reports for the project as a whole are at ALMA Monthly Reports.
    • See Science_Milestones_05Oct2010.pdf: Projected Project Schedule5 Oct 2010 Science Milestone Projection for 'the big picture'. Infrastructure stability continues but seems to be improving.
    • As seen above, eight antennas are available: DV02 in pad J504; PM02 in pad T701; DV03 in pad N605; DV04 in pad T702; DV05 in pad J505; DV06 in pad T704; DV07 in pad J510; DV08 in pad T703. Furthermore at the OSF, DV01 and DV09 are engaged in interferometry as part of the test interferometer. PM01 was recently accepted and is undergoing outfitting. DV10 acceptance is expected imminently. The AEM antenna has undergone its first pointing and holography tests.
    • Change Requests. See discussions linked in
    • Summary of CSV Review Twiki (Al)
    • SciOps Review (Carol, John)
  2. Review of recent ASAC meeting Agenda and linked presentations (ASAC members)
  3. Draft letter to the NSF (Bolatto)
  4. Call for ALMA development proposals DraftNRAOCall_cjl_aw3.pdf: Revised Draft Call for Development Studies
  5. Astronomer Outreach: ALMA News. JAO ALMA Webpages. JAONewsletter No 6. NRAO eNews ESO Newsletter No 16 NAOJ News. NRAO ALMA Calendar
  6. Any Other Business

Science Corner

Events of Interest

Oct 7-8
CSV Status Update
Oct 11-12
SciOps Readiness Review
Oct 13-14
ASAC f2f
Oct 25-28
Annual ALMA External Review
Nov 10
Observatory Readiness Review
Nov 16-18
ALMA Board Meeting
Nov 22
Date for decision on ES
Jan 9-13
217th AAS Meeting
Jan 15-17
ALMA Workshop

Upcoming Meetings

Stormy Cosmos: The Evolving Interstellar Medium: Recent Progress from Space IR/Submm 1 - 4 November 2010 Pasadena, CA Hosted by the NASA Herschel Science Center, Spitzer Science Center

The Impact of Herschel Surveys on ALMA Early Science Garching, November 17-19, 2010

Observing with ALMA--Early Science IRAM, 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2010

217th AAS Seattle, WA Observing with ALMA - Special Session- January 12, 2011 2:00 PM

15-17 Jan 2011 Workshop ALMA: Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy in Victoria

The Molecular Universe May 30 - June 3, 2011 Toledo, Spain

-- AlWootten - 2010-10-24

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DraftNRAOCall.pdfpdf DraftNRAOCall.pdf manage 64 K 2010-10-25 - 11:42 CarolLonsdale Draft Call for development proposals
DraftNRAOCall_cjl_aw3.pdfpdf DraftNRAOCall_cjl_aw3.pdf manage 93 K 2010-10-26 - 17:25 AlWootten Revised Draft Call for Development Studies
Science_-_September_2010.pdfpdf Science_-_September_2010.pdf manage 47 K 2010-10-24 - 17:49 AlWootten September 2010 Science Report
Science_Milestones_05Oct2010.pdfpdf Science_Milestones_05Oct2010.pdf manage 27 K 2010-10-24 - 17:48 AlWootten Projected Project Schedule
Topic revision: r6 - 2010-10-27, AlWootten
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