ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

ALMA; ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee Telecon Telecon meeting Dec 3, 2010


Eight at the AOS

Five ALMA 7m antennas being built by Mitsubishi at the OSF, seen in this photo from M. Norikazu. Image courtesy ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).

Information for those calling in.
* Call date: 2010-12-3 02:00 pm EST or 19:00 UT (Friday) * Duration: 1 hr
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* 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. Outcome of the November Board meeting and plans for Early Science
  2. Astronomer Outreach:
  3. Response to ANASAC's Report on the September face-to-face meeting (Lonsdale)
  4. Status of ALMA Construction
    • For a recent summary see Science portion of last JAO Report: October 2010 ALMA JAO Science Report.
    • Previous reports for the project as a whole are at ALMA Monthly Reports.
    • Projected Project Schedule Science Milestone Projection for 'the big picture'. Infrastructure stability continues but seems to be improving.
    • 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. DV10 and PM01 were recently accepted and are undergoing outfitting. The AEM antenna has undergone its first pointing and holography tests.
    • Change Requests. See discussions linked in Sci IPT Discussion
  5. ASAC (Baker)
  6. Integrated Test 3 (Hibbard)
    • Looking for 2 ANASAC members to participate in OT-phase1 portion of this test (Jan 5-28, 2011)
    • Involves submitting 2 Early Science proposals with proper technical justification and science goals, and filling out test matrix
  7. Call for ALMA development proposals: Revised Draft Call for Development Studies
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Astronomer Outreach: JAO ALMA Webpages; ALMA Newsletters; ARC-maintained wiki of ALMA science meetings and training events; NRAO eNews; NAOJ News; NRAO ALMA Calendar (stopped April 2010)

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 - 2010-12-01

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AEDM_2010-129-O_ASAC_Report.pdfpdf AEDM_2010-129-O_ASAC_Report.pdf manage 95 K 2010-12-01 - 15:26 AlWootten ASAC Report October
ALMACommunityDaysFlyer.pdfpdf ALMACommunityDaysFlyer.pdf manage 1 MB 2010-12-03 - 12:38 JohnHibbard ALMA Training Events flyer
NAASC_EPO_Strategic_Plan_Final2.pdfpdf NAASC_EPO_Strategic_Plan_Final2.pdf manage 214 K 2010-12-02 - 14:35 AlWootten NAASC EPO Strategic Plan
October_2010.pdfpdf October_2010.pdf manage 61 K 2010-12-01 - 15:28 AlWootten ALMA JAO Science Report Oct 2010
Science_Milestones_-_31Oct2010.pdfpdf Science_Milestones_-_31Oct2010.pdf manage 66 K 2010-12-01 - 15:40 AlWootten Science Milestones 2010 Halloween
anasac_response_2010.pdfpdf anasac_response_2010.pdf manage 51 K 2010-12-03 - 14:18 AlWootten Response to ASAC Report Sept 2010
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