ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

* Call date: 2016-4-28 5:00 pm EDT or 21:00 UT (Thursday (Friday in Taipei))
  • Duration: 1 hr
    * USA Number: 1-866-692-4538
  • Outside USA +1-517-466-2084
  • Passcode: 9480444#
  • Leaders: K. Oberg, P. Jewell, A. Wootten
  • CV Room: 331

  • Attendees:



  1. Old Business
  2. New Business under Discussion.

Discussion Items

  1. NAASC
    • The ANASAC f2f meeting occurs on 17 May.
    • The ALMA Cycle 4 deadline was on 21 April. Please relate your experiences
    • 380 ALMA papers at this point; 19 new ALMA papers (9 from NA).
    • Gerald relates a communication from Dennis Crabtree: “the first time I’ve included ALMA (there are ALMA papers for 2012, 2013, 2014). ALMA has the highest average impact per paper of any telescope in my database, including Keck which is the usual “winner”’ See Crabtree, D.~R.\ 2014, \procspie, 9149, 91490A for a previous analysis.
    • Transitions
      • Carol Lonsdale will retire from the NAASC next month.
  2. ALMA Development
    • Approved Principles for the ALMA Development Program (please see attachment).
    • Development update.
      • ALMA Development Studies 2016 (Cycle 3) are announced, awarded and under way. Science cases for these are available, as well as one-slide summaries (see Cycle 4 Call Informational Presentation).
      • There was a Call for ALMA Development Studies on March 1. The deadline is 2 May. We received 17 Notices of Intent to submit studies.
  3. Molecular Gas in Galactic Environments, a NAASC Workshop
    • This was successfully held, with just over one hundred participants. There are abstract books for talks and for posters. Presentations are on line. Twitter summaries are at #xgal2016
  4. 2016 ALMA Science Meeting
    • This is open for abstract submission and preregistration; speakers have been invited.
  5. Press Releases
  6. ALMA Papers (choose ALMA)

Events of Interest

Dec 23 2015
Start of Cycle 3 Configuration C38-1 observing
Jan 30 2016
Completion of Cycle 3 Configuration C38-1 observing
Jan 31 2016
Beginning of Engineering Period
Mar 1 2016
Completion Engineering Period
Mar 2 2016
Start of Cycle 3 Configuration C38-2 observing

See also google calendars:
  1. ALMA Science Meetings
  2. ALMA Training Events

-- AlWootten - 2016-04-13

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
01_ANASAC2016_Charges.txttxt 01_ANASAC2016_Charges.txt manage 7 K 2016-04-27 - 10:45 AlWootten ANASAC Charges 2016 f2f
AEDM_2016-019-O_Revised_Ppls_ALMA_Development_Program_final_v2_commented_SAC.docxdocx AEDM_2016-019-O_Revised_Ppls_ALMA_Development_Program_final_v2_commented_SAC.docx manage 80 K 2016-04-27 - 10:43 AlWootten Principles of the ALMA Development Program
Agendaf2f2016.txttxt Agendaf2f2016.txt manage 7 K 2016-04-27 - 10:49 AlWootten ANASAC Agenda May 2016
Agendaf2f2016v2.txttxt Agendaf2f2016v2.txt manage 935 bytes 2016-04-28 - 16:39 AlWootten ANASAC Agenda May 2016
Topic revision: r5 - 2016-04-28, AlWootten
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