The proposal was made (with no objection) to hold an
ALMA-related workshop on the new suite of ultrawide-bandwidth
(sub)millimeter spectrometers now under development for several
telescopes. The main goals of such a workshop ("From Z to A: Z-Machines
to ALMA" ?) would be to familiarize the community with these instruments'
capabilities, highlight the most important scientific questions about
dusty high-redshift galaxies that they will be able to address in the near
term, and discuss how observing programs can be designed to optimize
synergy with ALMA on longer timescales. This would be a small workshop
(~60 participants) held in Charlottesville following the Washington DC
meeting of the AAS. Dates for the workshop would be January 13-14, a
Friday and Saturday, or some approximation to that.
To hold a meeting at that time implies starting work soon. I am asking
the ANASAC members two things: Are you in favor of holding this
workshop? Are you interested in serving on the Scientific Organizing
Committee? (We can count on interest in working on the SOC from people
involved in z-machine projects, to supplement members of the ANASAC who
may wish to serve.)
Please respond to this email as soon as possible. No response by May 20
will be taken as "yes" to the first question and "no" to the second.
- 04 May 2005