Content for ALMA Science Newsletter - March, 2011


Section 1: CfP text

  • (Aaron & John) will work on text this week for CfP working group. Ultimately, that (international) group will decide on final text (includes Carol). Will be submitted through JAO, not NAASC

Section 2: Projects (Mark McKinnon)

Deadline: February 22nd

Section 3: Description of ALMA Proposal Review process

  • John will work with SciOpsIPT on this. Will be submitted through JAO, not NAASC Deadline: March 11

Section 4: Contribution from the ARCs

DONE * (John) will try to get a draft Table of Contents from the other ARC managers so we can have similar content. Result: They had nothing specific in mind, but agree it would be nice if articles were similar. Jim will produce draft.

  • (Al) ALMA Development Workshop report - William will hold a slot for this; Al will write a report following the Workshop. Submit by 3/25

  • (Mark Adams) is available for reading/editing

Section 5: Upcoming & Past Events

DONE * (Lyndele) will recycle
Tony's article from the Jan eNews issue on the Victoria workshop for re-use

DONE * (Lyndele) will update Kartik's article from the Jan eNews issue on upcoming training events

DONE * (Lyndele) recycled articles on AAS activities from Jan eNews

DONE * Community Event Days

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North American ALMA Community Days scheduled to prepare the community for the ALMA Early Science Call for Proposals. Registration and updated information can be found at the ALMA Early Science and NAASC Community Training Events website.

The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) continues its collaboration with the North American community in hosting a number of ALMA Community Days events across the United States and Canada - over twenty events are scheduled to take place before the ALMA Early Science Cycle 0 proposal deadline on 30 June 2011.

The ALMA Community Day(s) events are one to two day events organized and led by astronomers in their community with a focus on the Early Science capabilities of ALMA, mm/submm interferometry observing techniques, and tools required to design ALMA observing programs and submit proposals.

The NAASC staff works closely with the organizers to plan the events to best serve the needs of the local community to prepare them for observations with ALMA. Two or more NAASC staff, including postdoctoral fellows, travel to these events where they participate in a number of different ways from describing the overall project, Early Science capabilities and community support programs. The NAASC staff also describe, demonstrate and often lead hands-on tutorials of the ALMA Early Science user tools, including the ALMA Observing Preparation Tool for proposal generation and simdata, a tool within CASA, for simulating observations.

The North American ALMA Science Center is pleased to announce the 2011 community events days listed below.

Some of these events will include a hands-on tutorial component for training on ALMA proposal tools.
Space for the hands-on workshops may be limited and local participants may be given a preference.

Registration will close three weeks prior to the date of an event. Registration for these up-coming 2011 Community Events Days is now officially open. Information about the Tutorials in Canada can be found here.

March 15-16: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Contact: John Carpenter / Eric Murphy / Carrie Bridge

April 18: Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Rachel Osten

April 18-19: University of Toronto, Dunlap Institute, Toronto, Canada
Contact: Gerald Schieven, National Research Council (NRC-CNRC)

April 20: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Boston, MA
Contact: Sean Andrews

April 26-27: NRAO, Charlottesville, VA
Contact: Kartik Sheth

May 2-3: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Contact: Jonathan Tan

May 4-5: Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC
Contact: Gerald Schieven, National Research Council (NRC-CNRC)

May 8-10: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Contact: Cornelia Lang / Daryl Haggard / Tony Wong

May 9-10: NRAO, Charlottesville, VA
Contact: Kartik Sheth

May 12-13: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Contact: Gerald Schieven, National Research Council (NRC-CNRC)

May 12-13: University of Arizona and NOAO, Tucson, AZ
Contact: Joan Najita / Xiaohui Fan

May 23-24: AAS meeting, Boston, MA
Contact: Kartik Sheth

May 27: Columbia University, NY
Contact: Andrew Baker

June 3: CASCA, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Contact: Gerald Schieven, National Research Council (NRC-CNRC)

Section 6: NAASC Staff -MOVE TO NEXT ALMA Newsletter

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2011-02-16
Topic revision: r22 - 2011-03-10, LyndeleVonSchill
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