ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

* Call date: 2016-8-09 2:00 pm EDT or 18:00 UT (Tuesday (Wednesday 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
    • Cycle 4 proposal outcomes: 707 total approved. 202 approved NA projects (A: 54, B: 101, 47:C from Project Tracker). 243 NAASC responsibility (includes Chile, Other). Two large proposals approved, one with NA PI, Eu, Ch involvement, another with Eu PI, NA, Ch involvement. Preliminary numbers...
      • Projects will be observed in the following priority order: (1) any remaining Cycle 3 Grade A projects, (2) Cycle 4 Grade A, (3) Cycle 4 Grade B, and (4) Cycle 4 Grade C.
      • PI generates SBs See Science Portal News Item
      • Use the new Cyc4 OT, released late last week. If using the webstart, close it and restart to download the new one. Or get a new tarball from the science portal. The new version should have PhaseII(u1) in the name on the title bar when the OT is running.
      • The deadline for submission of the Scheduling Blocks is September 15, 2016, at 15h00 UT.
    • News: Taiwan has signed an agreement to join the ALMA NA Operations Partnership
    • Charges to ASAC Oct 2016.
    • Preliminary Response to the ANASAC f2f May 2016 Report: ANASAC_2016_Response_Aug2016_prelim.pdf
    • Cycle 3 progress update
    • Meeting updates: Futures II(just ended), Development Workshop, ALMA5Years
    • Look forward to Cycle 5
  2. ALMA Development
    • Development update.
      • Cycle 4 Development Studies results, leading to Cycle 5 calls beginning October
      • ALMA Development Workshop 24-25 August 2016
  3. Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed, an international ALMA Workshop
    • Please join us for an exciting look at ALMA science at the close of its 5th observing year.
  4. Press Releases
  5. ALMA Papers (choose ALMA)

Events of Interest

Jul 18 2016
Start of Cycle 3 Configuration C40-5 observing
Aug 22 2016
Beginning of Cycle 3 Configuration C40-6 observing
Aug 24-25 2016
ALMA Future Science Development Workshop
Sep 15 2016
DEADLINE for Cycle 4 SB submission
Sep 20-23 2016
Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed
Indian Wells, CA
Sep 30 2016
Completion of Cycle 3 Observing
Oct 2016
Start of Cycle 4 Configuration C38-2 observing
Oct 17-18 2016
ASAC meeting

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

-- AlWootten - 2016-08-05

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AEDM_2016-049-O_ASAC_charges_for_Oct._2016.pdfpdf AEDM_2016-049-O_ASAC_charges_for_Oct._2016.pdf manage 82 K 2016-08-05 - 11:02 AlWootten Charges to ASAC Oct 2016.
ANASAC_2016_Response_Aug2016_prelim.pdfpdf ANASAC_2016_Response_Aug2016_prelim.pdf manage 340 K 2016-08-09 - 13:50 AlWootten Preliminary Response to the ANASAC f2f May 2016 Report
asac-suggestions_charges_20160727.rtfrtf asac-suggestions_charges_20160727.rtf manage 36 K 2016-08-05 - 11:09 AlWootten ASAC Suggestions for documentation
draft-agenda_ASAC-F2F_20161017-1.rtfrtf draft-agenda_ASAC-F2F_20161017-1.rtf manage 31 K 2016-08-05 - 11:10 AlWootten Draft Agenda for ASAC meeting
Topic revision: r5 - 2016-08-15, AlWootten
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