ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee <img width="150" alt="ALMA" src="http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~awootten/mmaimcal/phot-alma-logo-icon.jpg" height="200" >; ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee Telecon Telecon meeting Oct 27, 2010<br /><br />
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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.<br /> * Call date: 2010-10-26 02:00 pm EDT or 18:00 UT (Tuesday) * Duration: 1 hr<br /> * USA Number: 1-866-675-5385<br /> * Outside USA Number: +1 517 444 6916<br /> * Passcode: 8445333#<br /> * Leaders: A. Bolatto, C. Lonsdale
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 * 260. Relaxation of the Band 3 polarization efficiency specification * CRE 258. 258 Change Several Requirements Applied to the Back End Antenna Article CRE Number : ALMA-50.00.00.00-401-A-CRE. * Summary of CSV Review Twiki (Al) * SciOps Review (Carol, John) 1 Review of recent ASAC meeting Agenda and linked presentations (ASAC members) 1 Draft letter to the NSF (Bolatto) 1 Call for ALMA development proposals DraftNRAOCall.pdf (by Carol/Al) 1 Astronomer Outreach: ALMA News. JAO ALMA Webpages. JAONewsletter No 6. NRAO eNews ESO Newsletter No 16 NAOJ News. NRAO ALMA Calendar 1 Any Other Business
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| 2010 | | | | | || | Day | Date | Time | Event | location | details || | | Oct 7-8 | | CSV Status Update | Chile| | | | Oct 11-12 | | SciOps Readiness Review | Chile| | | | Oct 13-14 | | ASAC f2f | |Santiago | | | | Oct 25-28 | | Annual ALMA External Review | Chile| | | | Nov 10 | | Observatory Readiness Review | Chile| | | | Nov 16-18 | | ALMA Board Meeting | Chile| | | | Nov 22 | | Date for decision on ES | Chile | | | | Jan 9-13 | | 217th AAS Meeting | Seattle | | | | Jan 15-17 | | ALMA Workshop | Victoria | |