Contact Information

  • 2005-Dec-14 21:00 UT
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • USA Toll Free Number: 877-874-1919
  • Toll Number: +1-203-320-9891
  • Passcode: 185064
  • Leader: Al Wootten

Old Business

  1. Agenda, Minutes: Agenda of November meeting. Minutes of Last Meeting have been not yet beenposted.

Agenda and Minutes of telecons may be viewed at the ALMA EDM site Sitescape

New Business

  1. Project news/updates (Tarenghi and Beasley)
    • Antenna procurement status
  2. Board Communications
    • New charges?
      • 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.
      • 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). Charge 2 Readings
      • 3. Review the Science IPT analysis of the polarization and mosaicing performance of the hybrid ALMA array. (The JAO has not yet received details of the design of the AEM antenna; only older simulations are available which covered ALMA to spec plus the ACA or ALMA to spec alone.)
    • Meeting Date Preference Form 28-29 January, LA proposed
    • Dates of Board Meetings 2006
  3. Science IPT Report (Wilson, Wootten, Kawabe)
  4. Outreach
    • Astronomer Outreach: NRAO Newsletter ESO Newsletter. NRAO ALMA Calendar
    • ESAC Report (van Dishoeck)
    • ANASAC Report (Carilli)
    • JSAC Report (Yamamoto)
    • Madrid Meeting -- (Testi, Cernicharo)
  5. AOB
  6. Next Meeting 2006-January-4 21:00 UT

Science Corner:

Construction picture gallery


Official JAO Calendar

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

Day Date Time (EST) Event location details
Dec 22
ALMA Board telecon
Jan 26 2006
ALMA Board telecon
22-24 March
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
13-14 June 2006
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
9-10 November 2006
all day
ALMA Board Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

"IR Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution". 14-16 November 2005, Pasadena, CA

Physique stellaire avec ALMA November 14/15, 2005, GRAAL - Montpellier.

Latin American IAU Regional Meeting 12-16 December, Pucon, Chile

National Radio Science Meeting 4-7 January, Boulder, Colorado

American Astronomical Society 9 Jan 2006 ALMA Town Meeting, Washington, D. C.

From ZMachines to ALMA 13-14 January, Charlottesville, VA

Complex Molecules in Space: present status and prospects with ALMA May 7 to 11, 2006, Fuglsoecentret, near Aarhus, Denmark

SPIE 24-31 May, Orlando, Florida

50th anniversary of the founding of NRAO October 15-19, 2006; Charlottesville, Virginia

ALMA November 13-16; Madrid, Spain

See also NAASC listing

-- AlWootten - 21 Nov 2005
Topic revision: r6 - 2005-12-14, AlWootten
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