ALMA Data Reduction Workshop


Thursday, Dec 1 and Friday, Dec 2, 2011


NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Driving Directions & Area Maps. See below for more maps and directions.


Link to Agenda

Meeting summary

We will provide an introduction to reduction of ALMA data. The program includes a mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions aimed at introducing the key concepts in interferometry data reduction and demonstrating their application in CASA. Hands on examples will focus on real ALMA data obtained during the Science Verification campaigns and emphasize key steps for real ALMA data reduction.

Contact Information

Participating Remotely

For this meeting we will be broadcasting the powerpoint slides through your web browser, and we be broadcasting both audio and video separately and simultaneously. Participants should both set up the net conferencing, and call in via either telephone or videoconference. This way you will be able to both hear and see the slides.
Net Conferencing Instructions

This is a webex meeting, through "mymeetings", so you will need to have a client computer that has java enabled and a modern web browser.

This interface will allow the user to "chat" with Jonathan Keohane, who will be following the talks. To ask a question, just chat with him and he will ask the speaker to address it at an appropriate time.

Meeting Date: 12/01/2011 Meeting Time: 8:30 AM EASTERN TIME

Instant Net Conference Details: Meeting Number: 442169017
Meeting Passcode: 4342446832

Join Instructions for Instant Net Conference:

1. Join the meeting:
2. Enter the required fields.
3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy.
4. Click on Proceed.
5. Follow the audio and/or video instructions in the next section.
Videoconferencing Information

Please use the following to participate via videoconferencing:


Video Number: IP number + Extension number 6518

Dialing Instructions for different video systems:

  • Polycom: (Note: if using an old Viewstation model use address book method listed below or send your IP address)
  • Lifesize:
  • Sony:
  • Codian:!6518
  • Some Systems:,,6518
  • Tandberg, some: 192*33*117*12**6518#
  • Tandberg some: 6518@ (To get the @ with a remote, you press and hold # to activate abc mode on the remote
  • Address book method: Create an address book entry with as the address and 6518 as the extension then dial from the address book entry.
  • Send your IP address, we will configure your system as dial-in participant then you can just dial

If you'd like to test this connection beforehand, please contact Gene Runion at 434-296-0327 or via email at grunion at nrao dot edu


If you need transportation between your hotel and NRAO OR are willing to provide transportation, please consider using the carpool doodle. You may use this tool to contact each other to make arrangements, but -to make things simple- if you offer a ride via the dodle poll (or need a ride), please plan to meet potential drivers/riders the lobby by 8:10am.

Location, Directions and Maps

  • GPS Address: NRAO - 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

  • Directions to Charlottesville and to NRAO Headquarters can be found here.

If you are staying at the Residence Inn:

  • Map with directions from the Residence Inn to NRAO Headquarters ( ResidenceInn.jpg). Note that the hotel is on Millmont Ave (top right of map). Follow the pink line to NRAO.

Things to Do and Places to Eat in Charlottesville

  • This link offers information about things to do in Charlottesville. The page also includes maps and information about area restaurants.

  • Jonathan has made a reservation at a Peter Cheng's Chinese Restaurant for Thursday night at 7:30, which is walking distance from the hotel. Please consider joining that group if you wish.


Frequently used hotels

Please note that the Marriott Residence Inn offers the following:

  • $129/night for a one-bedroom suite (may need to ask Lyndele to make your reservations in order to get the NRAO rate)
  • includes complimentary full breakfast buffet
  • shuttle service is not available, but a number of workshop guests will be staying at the hotel, so there is an opportunity to carpool.

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2011-11-15
Topic revision: r11 - 2011-12-01, LyndeleVonSchill
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