ALMA Science Advisory Committee Meeting 1-2 Feb, 2008, Santiago, Chile

Face-to-face agenda Feb 1, 2008

ASAC Meeting, 2008-Feb-1-2, Santiago

ASAC members at the Chajnantor Site Sept 2001 ASAC met in Santiago Sept 2001, after visiting Chajnantor


Note that several presentations and some other background material have been added to the ASAC meeting documentation


The Committee
CHARGE from the ALMA Board
Discussion Wiki

29 January 2008

  • 20:30 Dinner at La Casona Restaurant, San Pedro de Atacama

30 January 2008

  • 8:30 Departure to OSF
  • 9:00-12:00 Site visit
  • 12:30 Lunch at the OSF Canteen (discussion with Committee)
  • 13:30 Discussions and demonstration of CASA
  • 14:30 Departure to San Pedro

31 January 2008

  • 8:30 Departure to OSF
  • 9:00 Medical Check up
  • 10:00 Departure to AOS
  • 10:30 Visit to AOS
  • 13:00 Lunch at the OSF Canteen
  • 15:00 Departure to Calama airport
  • 18:10 Departure LAN 355 from Calama
  • 20:05 Arrive Santiago airport
  • 21:15 Meet in lobby of Atton for dinner (lots of restaurants nearby)

1 February 2008

Cordillera Meeting Room Atton Hotel

8:30 am

8:30 am Organization (Closed session) (Cernicharo, Blain, Kohno)

9:00 am 1. JAO Management Reports (Murowinski, Hills)

9:30 am Project Scientist's Reports (Wootten, Testi, Morita)

10:00 am Discussion

10:30 am Break

10:45 am 2. Charge 2. Review the Calibration Plan and scientific aspects of the plans for Assembly, Integration, Verification testing and for Commissioning. Being mindful of the finite resources (human, financial) available, are changes necessary or desirable for scientific reasons to the plans being implemented?

  • Please see Item 8 in ASAC meeting documentation for a response to the October ASAC Report comments on calibration and Item 9 for a presentation relating to the Verification of the Systems Requirements.
  • Current version of Commissioning and Science Verification Plan (Murowinski, Hills, Peck, Laing)

11:30 am Discussion

13:00 pm Lunch

13:45 pm 3. Charge 3. The ALMA Board has charged the project to develop a long term ALMA Development Plan in consultation with the international astronomy community. The plan should set out the scientific context for transformational science with ALMA in 2020, in the era of for example JWST, ELTs and SKA, and the developments necessary to achieve this vision. The ALMA Board views this plan as having the utmost strategic priority, and is coordinating its development across the entire ALMA partnership. The process of generating the ALMA Development Plan should be led by the JAO Project Scientist and the ASAC (with support from the Executives). The first stage (to be completed by the end of 2008) will involve an examination of the scientific drivers by a number of specialist sub-groups, representative of the wider astronomical community, covering the whole field. In time for the Board's April 2008 meeting, the ASAC should identify the scientific themes on which sub-groups will work (for example: star formation, galaxy formation etc) and appoint appropriate Chairs for each subgroup.

14:50 pm Discussion

16:00 pm Break

16:15 pm 4. Sundry items of Science Concern (CREs, etc.)

16:45 pm Discussion

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

        - JP IPT and ARC Status(Morita)

        - NA IPT and ARC Status(Wootten)

        - EU IPT and ARC Status(Testi) 


18:00 pm Close

20:00 pm Dinner together

2 February 2008

08:45 am Closed Session (if needed)

9:00 am 6. Charge 1. Assess the preparation of the ALMA real time, observing, and off-line software for early science. In particular, review the impact of the recommendations of the May 2007 software review and the schedule for the next two years.

10:30 am Break

10:45 am

        - EASAC Meeting Report (Kohno)

        - ANASAC (Blain)

        - ESAC Meeting Report (Afonso)

        - General Discussion

13:00 pm Lunch

13:45 pm 6. Drafting of report (Closed Session)

16:00 pm Presentation of Findings (All)

17:30 pm Adjourn
1) Attendees expected

EU: Aalto Hogerheijde Gueth Cernicharo (Chair) Afonso
NA: Blain (Vice Chair) Johnstone Bally Johnson Williams
J: Onishi Kohno (Vice Chair) Yamada cannot attend
Chile: Nagar
JAO: Murowinski Hills Peck Nyman
Executives: Hasegawa
PS: Morita, Testi, Wootten IS: Laing
Guests: Puxley Glendenning

-- AlWootten - 22 Jan 2008

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