ALMA

Contact Information

  • 2006-June-7 15:00 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 May meeting.

Agenda and Minutes of older telecons may be viewed at the ALMA EDM site Sitescape or more recently at the Board ASAC site.

New Business

The contract for finishing the AOS TB interior has been signed and work commenced. The contract for the interior finish on the completed AOS TB shell has been signed!
  1. Project news/updates
    • Operations, funding, upcoming Board meeting (Tarenghi)
      • 12 May Major Actions and Approvals at the May 10, 2006 National Science Board (NSF/US) Meeting "The Board authorized the Director, at his discretion, to increase the spending authority for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) under cooperative agreement AST-0223851 and its successor agreements to extend the duration of the award through September 30, 2012."
    • Construction progress (Beasley)
    • ALMA Safety Requirements
  2. Board Communications
    • New Charges. The Board, in Kyoto, approved the revised charge for the next ASAC meeting as follows:
      • The ASAC is requested to consider the following topics, and to make recommendations to the Board that include your priority or time scale where your recommendations require expenditure of ALMA's fixed resources:
        • 1. Review the revised Commissioning and Science Verification Plan for ALMA
        • 2. Review the revised Calibration Plan for ALMA
        • 3. Review the existing work on developing complete descriptions of the ALMA observing modes (e.g. software, hardware etc.) and make recommendations as to their relative priority
        • 4. Any other matters that you want to bring to the Board's attention.
    • Board meeting in Santiago
      • Items from previous ASAC Reports to the Board with current relevance
        • Project Scientist (Hamilton, September 2003): "Regarding the Project Scientist position, the ASAC reaffirmed its view that recruitment for this post should be restarted, and it felt that the role should be primarily instrument-focused rather than community-focused."
        • Science Verification period (Charlottesville, September 2004): "The ASAC recommends that demonstration science and the first call for proposals afterwards, which together define early science, should not be started too soon. Careful management of expectations is needed, since the early ALMA will have a performance very far from the final observatory (Charge 4/5). "
    • Face to face meeting place and time (r1.44).
      • The Board has approved a meeting in Florence 16-17 September.
    • Dates of Board Meetings 2006
  3. Science IPT Report (Wilson, Wootten, Kawabe)
  4. Outreach
  5. AOB
  6. Next Meeting 2006-July-5 15:00 UT suggested.

Science Corner:

Calendar

Official JAO Calendar

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

2005
 
 
 
 
 
Day Date Time (EST) Event location details
Mon-Tues
24-5 April
all day
ALMA SRR Followup Meeting
Garching
CV-230
Thurs
27 April
1330amUT
ALMA Board
Telecon
TBD
Fri
28 April
2pm EDT
ANASAC
Telecon
TBD
Tues-Weds
13-14 June 2006
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Santiago
TBD
Thurs-Fri
9-10 November 2006
all day
ALMA Board Meeting
Madrid
TBD

Upcoming Meetings

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

Making the Most of the Great Observatories, 22-24 May, Hilton, Pasadena Carilli will be ALMA Speaker

The Red Rectangle 23-25 May 2006 - Charlottesville VA, USA

ALMA Special SessionAAS/CASCA 4-8 June, Calgary

Coalition for National Science Funding Hill Exhibition 7 June, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington

61st OSU International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 19-23, 2006, Columbus Ohio USA

The fate of gas in galaxies July 12-14, 2006 ASTRON, Dwingeloo,

IAU XXVI General Assembly Prague, 14-25 August 2006 Sessions of Particular ALMA Interest

RADIATION BACKGROUNDS FROM THE FIRST STARS, GALAXIES AND BLACK HOLES 9-11 October, 2006, College Park, Md

Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) II November 13-16; Madrid, Spain

Astrophysical Masers and their Environments 2007 March 12-16, Alice Springs, Australia

50th anniversary of the founding of NRAO POSTPONED; Charlottesville, Virginia

See also NAASC listing

-- AlWootten - 05 Jun 2006

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