ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

ALMA; ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee Telecon meeting Jun 2, 2011

AOS Overview

View of thirteen ALMA antennas at the AOS late May 2011. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Guarda (ALMA)

Contact Information for those calling in.

  • Call date: 2011-06-2 02:00 pm EDT or 18:00 UT (Thursday)
  • 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 that telecon are available.

Discussion Items

  1. Report on ALMA progress at Chile (Wootten)
    • For a recent summary see Science portion of last JAO Report: ALMA JAO Science Report attached at bottom.
    • Previous reports for the project as a whole are at ALMA Monthly Reports.
    • Fourteen antennas are available at the AOS.
    • Birdseye view of the antenna locations. Notice that antennas are being redeployed from the (full) ACA pads to pads in the NE quadrant of the compact configuration. This results in a rather smaller beam, but one which is not circular, for upcoming SV projects.
    • Last night: Weather: pwv started at 3 mm 5/30, dropped to 2mm, worst day in the week. see APEX Weather.
    • Furthermore at the OSF, PM04 and CM01 (NAOJ 12m and 7m antennas, respectively) are engaged in interferometry.
  2. update on the preparations for ES
    • update on ALMA community day events: What worked and what didn't? (Lonsdale)
    • Archive opening, SV data. (Hibbard)
    • Impact of NOI results. Are there other user counts? (Hibbard)
    • Plans for further community outreach (Lonsdale)
    • Plans to highlight ALMA ES results
  3. update on NA call for ALMA development proposals (Wootten)
  4. ASAC activities
    • Recent Agenda, 11 May. Note that agendas are now only visible to ASAC members, unfortunately.
    • ASAC_charges_October2011-3.pdf: ASAC Charges for Report to Nov 2011 ALMA Board meeting
  5. Astronomer Outreach:
    • NAASC ALMA-related workshop(s) in 2011 (+)
      • Meeting title: "Outflows, Winds and Jets: from Young Stars to Supermassive Black Holes"
      • Committees (SOC) NAASC: Lonsdale, Lacy, Brogan, Kimball; ANASAC: Neufeld, Padgett, Scott, Williams, Wilner; Taiwan: Hsien, Ho; GBT, EVLA, VLBA: Lockman, Chandler
        • Mar 3-6, 2012, Charlottesville
  6. Any Other Business
  7. Astronomer Outreach: JAO ALMA Webpages; ALMA Newsletters; ARC-maintained wiki of ALMA science meetings and training events; NRAO eNews; NAOJ News.

Science Corner

Events of Interest

Day Date Time Event location details
1 Jun
ALMA ES Proposals
Archive opens
30 Jun
ALMA ES Proposal Deadline
30 Sept
ASAC ES Commences
5-6 Oct
ASAC f2f

Upcoming, very recent, or ongoing Meetings

218th AAS Meeting May 22-26, 2011 Boston, MA

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

Star Formation through Spectroimaging at High Angular Resolution June 20-24, 2011 Taipei

Sixth NAIC/NRAO School on Single Dish Radio Astronomy Jul 10 - 16, 2011 Green Bank, WV

-- AlWootten - 2011-05-31

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ASAC_charges_October2011-3.pdfpdf ASAC_charges_October2011-3.pdf manage 79 K 2011-06-02 - 14:25 AlWootten ASAC Charges for Report to Nov 2011 ALMA Board meeting
Science_-_April_2011.docdoc Science_-_April_2011.doc manage 501 K 2011-06-02 - 14:02 AlWootten Science section of April Report, from R. Hills
Science_-_May_2011.pdfpdf Science_-_May_2011.pdf manage 140 K 2011-06-07 - 15:45 AlWootten Science section of May Report, from R. Hills, added after telecon
Topic revision: r3 - 2011-06-07, AlWootten
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