ALMA Science Advisory Committee Meeting 7-8May, 2007, Tokyo, Japan

Draft face-to-face agenda April 3, 2007

ASAC Meeting, 2007-May-7-8, Tokyo

University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)

ASAC members at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation ASAC met in Tokyo 21 March 2002, discussing ALMA with the public at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation 2002 Agenda


The Committee
CHARGE from the ALMA Board
Discussion Wiki

Arrive early? visit Kanda Myojin Shrine. Left out the hotel door, just past the 7-11 on the left.Walking tour

6 May 2007

Meet for dinner lobby of Garden Palace if interested 6:30-7:00 pm.

7 May 2007

Map of relative locations of Station and Hotel

8:10 am Hotel pickup

8:45 am Organization and IPT liaisons (Closed session) (Mundy, Cernicharo)

9:00 am 1. Project status reports

The first ALMA production antenna pedestal assembly at the OSF, 2007 April 27 On 2007 April 27 at 3:15 pm the crane hangers were removed and the first ALMA Production antenna pedestal assembly thrust skyward, bolted to its foundation outside of the Vertex hangar at the OSF.

9:00 am Director's Report: Tarenghi

9:30 am 1a. Project Manager Report: Wootten

9:50 am 1b. Project Manager-EA Report: Hasegawa, Ohashi, Ho

10:20 am Discussion

10:30 am Break

10:45 am 2. Charge 1. Review and summarize the science in the version 2 of the DRSP. We are particularly interested in the qualitative changes from Version 1 of the DRSP and implications, if any, for the construction and operation of ALMA. In conjunction with this, review the status of the correlator capabilities and recommend which of its numerous modes should be implemented first. (Hogerheijde)

  • DRSP: Link to the Leiden site.

11:30 am Discussion

12:30 pm Lunch

13:30 pm 3. Charge 2. Within the context of operational planning, review the status and capability of the Atacama Compact Array both as a set of special purpose sub arrays and as an element of the full ALMA.

  • Presentations
    • "ACA Operation Scenarios: Stand-Alone and Combined Array Modes" (Baltasar Vila Vilaro)
    • "Imaging Simulations to Investigate the Optimal ACA Observing Time" (Shigehisa Takakuwa)
  • Reading Matter: zipfile of four documents on the ACA

    • Evolution of the Combined Array Operation Concept for ALMA B. Vila-Vilaro (NAOJ)
    • Benefits of the Combined Array On the Scientific Benefits of Cross Correlating the 12m Array and the ACA Daisuke Iono, Shigehisa Takakuwa, Ryohei Kawabe and B. Vila Vilaro

    • GILDAS Imaging Simulations to Investigate the Optimal ACA Observing Time Shigehisa Takakuwa, Daisuke Iono, Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Takahiro Tsutsumi, Koh-Ichiro Morita, & Ryohei Kawabe
    • Joint ALMA/ACA Calibrations, Reductions and Observations, E. Fomalont

14:50 pm Discussion

15:30 pm Break

16:00 pm 4. Charge 4 (new) ALMA EPO Plan Review (Tarenghi, Adams)

16:45 pm Discussion

17:30 pm 5.Science and Operations Review(Wootten, Morita; Project Scientists)

        - JP ARC Status(Morita)

        - NA ARC Status(Wootten)

        - EU ARC Status(?) 


18:00 pm Break for Dinner

8 May 2007

08:45 am Closed Session (if needed)

9:00 am 6. Charge 3 Review the current status of molecular line databases and their readiness for ALMA science. The review should evaluate existing plans for the next five years in light of ALMA's needs at full operation and in coordination with other major projects with similar needs, in particular Herschel and SOFIA. (Cernicharo)

10:30 am Break

10:45 am

        - JSAC Meeting Report (Yamamoto)

        - ANASAC (Mundy)

        - ESAC Meeting Report (?)

        - ALMA science meeting(2006)  (Cernicharo)  

12:30 pm Lunch

13:30 pm 6. Drafting of report (Closed Session)

15:00 pm Presentation of Findings (All)

15:30 pm Adjourn, visit Mitaka labs of NAOJ; Departure from the University of Tokyo (by bus) 16:30 - 18:00: Laboratory Tour at NAOJ

  • Laboratory and Presenter's name
    • 1. Band 4 Cartridge Development by Shin'ichiro Asayama
    • 2. Band 8 Cartridge Development by Yutaro Sekimoto
    • 3. Band 10 Cartridge Development by Yoshinori Uzawa
    • 4. Photonic LO system by Hitoshi Kiuchi
    • 5. Correlator and Computing by Sachiko Okumura/Ken Tatematsu

18:00 - 20:00: Dinner at a Japanese restaurant

21:00: Arrival at Tokyo Garden Palace (by bus)

1) Attendees expected

EU: Aalto Hogerheijde Schilke Cernicharo (Vice Chair) Afonso
NA: Blain Johnstone Bally Mundy (Chair) van Gorkom
J: Yamamoto Yamada Kohno
Chile: Mardones
JAO: Tarenghi Wootten
Executives: Hasegawa
PS: Morita
IS: Vila-Vilaro
Guests: Ohashi Ho Adams Boffin Kobayashi

Travel to the University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)

-- AlWootten - 30 Apr 2007
Topic revision: r12 - 2007-05-05, AlWootten
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