5 Mar 2010
Present - Blain, Bollato, Brogan, Goodman, Hibbard, Jogee, Johnson, Lonsdale, Looney, Padgett, Weinberger, Williams, Wilner, Wilson
1) NSF proposal.
The proposal is close to submission.
2) Project news
is to take over from Ade Russell as NA ALMA project manager.
The NRAO-wide helpdesk is now online.
3) Preparation for ASAC meeting next week
The NA ASAC members would like ANASAC input on the strawman development plan, and TAC structure.
ACTION - members asked to send Andrew Baker, Jonathan, Kelsey and Doug email concerning the development and proposal review documents, and with their experiences of workload on TACs.
Gordon Stacey agreed to chair SOC.
Blain, Hsien, Jogee, Padgett, Prochaska, Wilner, Wootten have volunteered explicitly.
An ESA Herschel-based meeting in September (Zermatt) and a NASA Herschel meeting in November (Pasadena) make possible incursions into the suggested field of the ALMA meeting. Date and venue are after AAS in Jan 2011, in Victoria BC, Canada.
ACTION: Stacey - to work with NAASC
to organize an SOC discussion asap.
Many good candidates have applied for NAASC
positions. The process has
reached the decision point about offers.
Date of next meeting: Friday 7th May 1400 Eastern, 1900UT.