ALMA Science Advisory Committee Meeting 28-29 January 2006, College Park, Maryland

Draft face-to-face agenda Jan 20, 2006

ASAC Meeting, 2006-January-28-29, Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park

We are holding our meeting in Room 4400 in the new wing of the Computer and Space Science Building (building number 224 on the map). The Building is about 15 minutes walk or 10 minutes drive from the Inn. There is parking in the Q, DD, or Regents Parking garage. Parking is free on on campus on weekend. The meeting room is on the 4th floor of the West wing of the building; it is the wing with the green glass front. Please come to the front door which faces onto the plaza, towards the football practice fields.

The Committee
CHARGE from the ALMA Board
Discussion Wiki

ASAC wishes for 64 antennas Chris and John rub Testudo's nose, wishing for 64 antennas.

28 January 2006

8:45 am Organization and IPT liaisons (Closed session) (Wilson, Richer)

9:00 am 1. Project status reports

Director's Report: M. Tarenghi

9:20 am Project Manager's Report: T. Beasley

9:40 am 2. Report from Japan: R. Kawabe

10:00 am Discussion

10:30 am Break

10:45 am 3. Charge 3 (hybrid array) presentation (Wootten)

  • 3. Review the existing analysis for the polarization and mosaicing performance of the hybrid ALMA array and consider the priority and timescale for further analysis by the Science IPT

11:30 am Discussion

12:30 pm Lunch

13:30 pm 4. Charge 1 (software) presentation (Shepherd, Glendenning, Tatematsu)

  • 1. Review progress in the science software development for ALMA (e.g., plans for the observing tools, pipeline system and archive) and how they will meet the top level user requirements.

14:30 pm Software/Japan (Tatematsu)

14:50 pm Discussion

15:30 pm Break

16:00 pm Disussion continues

17:00 pm 5. Science IPT Review(Wootten, Wilson, Kawabe; Project Scientists)

        - ALMA/NA Town Meeting at AAS; ANASAC (Carilli)

        - ESAC Meeting Report (Testi)

        - JSAC Meeting Report (Yamamoto)

        - EU ARC (Wilson) 

        - NA ARC (Wootten)

        - JP ARC (Kawabe)

        - ALMA science meeting(2006)  (Cernicharo)  


18:00 pm Break for Dinner

29 January 2006

9:00 am 6. Charge 2 (ACA) Presentations (Kawabe)

  • 2. Review the plans and progress towards the scientific integration of the ACA into the baseline ALMA project, e.g. software and calibration issues. (See reading list in email from Chris Wilson).

10:30 am Break

11:00 am Discussion

12:30 pm Lunch

13:30 pm 7. Drafting of report (Closed Session)

15:00 pm Presentation of Findings (All)

15:30 pm Adjourn

6 Feb (Mon): first draft of section circulated by lead writer to rest of group for comments and iteration

13 Feb (Mon), 20:00 UT: Draft sections of report due to Chris

16 Feb (Thurs): Draft report circulated by Chris (end of day Hawaii time)

21 Feb (Tues): written comments on draft report circulated by members to asaconly

* 22 Feb (Wed): ASAC telecon to discuss draft report and comments *

27 Feb (Mon): revised draft report circulated by Chris (end Hawaii day)

3 March (Fri) 20:00 UT: written comments on revised report due to Chris

6 March (Mon): revised report circulated by Chris (end of Hawaii day)

8 March (Wed): ASAC telecon: discuss penultimate version (if necessary)

8 March (Wed): Report sent to Board

Reference Reading Materials:
ALMA Project Plan V2.0
ALMA Bilateral Agreement

-- AlWootten - 20 Jan 2006
Topic revision: r7 - 2006-02-01, AlWootten
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