Agenda, 2pm September 22, 2011 (3rd Wednesday, rescheduled)

  • News & Information
    • Carol is stepping down Sept 30; welcome to Al as new NAASC Head
    • PI letters for Highest Priority programs were mailed Monday; appropriate information posted to science web
    • OSO-organized Data Management review for ASC Tues, Weds. NAASC (& GBT) will have a similar review
    • ANASAC meeting next week, Sept 28, 29. Dry run 10-2 Friday 23rd, auditorium
      • ANASAC meets with NAASC, Weds, 12.45-1.30
    • ASAC meets here Oct 5,6

  • Upcoming timeline
    • SB preparation
      • through Sept 28: 1st batch of SBs, compact array
      • Oct 16-29: 2nd batch of SBs, compact array
      • Dec 2 - Jan 10: 3rd batch of SBs, extended array
    • Sept 28, 29: ANASAC meeting, CV
    • Oct 5,6 ASAC meeting, CV
    • Oct 12-14: ALMA Science Analysis Software meeting, Charlottesville
    • Cycle 1 Strawman timeline: see https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/ALMA/NAASC?sortcol=table;up=#Looking_Ahead
      • 2011Dec01: Cycle 1 pre-announcement (baseline capabilities & stretch capabilities)
      • 2011Feb01: Cycle 1 CfP
      • 2011Mar29: Cycle 1 proposal deadline
    • Data Processing workshop, CV, December 1,2
    • Jan 8-12: Austin AAS, Town Hall, Special Session, Splinter Session
    • March 3-6: Next Science Workshop (VI): Outflows, Winds, and Jets: from Young Stars to Supermassive Black Holes

  • NAASC Focus Items
    • Contact Scientists should begin contacting PIs
    • Scheduling Blocks being prepared by P2G: Harvey, Kartik, Stuartt
    • Preparing for data reduction & optimizing SBs
      • Evaluation of data reduction complexity; Tiger Team
    • PI feedback; proposer feedback
    • Prep for Dec workshop; hardware setup (with DSG; CIS); trainers

  • ES Cycle 0 instrument status

  • Other Topics from Groups & Teams
    • NRC (Gerald)
      • request comments for Primer update by Oct 15
    • Taiwan (Aaron)
    • Science
      • Signposts of Planets 18-20 Oct GSFC
      • USNC-URSI-Comm J meeting Boulder Abstract deadline 23 Sep; http://www.nrao.edu/usnc-ursi-j/
        • Sramek and Mangum giving ALMA update talks
      • AAS Meeting registration--Early reg is over, abstracts due 5 Oct
    • Project news and CSV (Al, Stuartt)
    • Science Communications (Mark Adams)
    • EPO (John Stoke)
    • User Support Group (Carol)
      • Sci web updates planned
      • CDEs schedules
    • Data Services Group & Computing (Mark L / David H)
      • 16 more cluster nodes delivered, waiting on cables (when installed it'll bring us up to 24 nodes)
      • First set of benchmarking numbers (on Antennae SV data) should be ready to post in the next day or two.
      • Archive sync is now fully achieved with SCO
      • Data link speed to SCO will rise from current 10Mb/s (actually a little more in practice) to 100Mb/s on Oct 1
      • Program for Software Dev meeting will be posted early next week
    • JAO Support Group (John)
    • Tiger Team (Crystal)
    • Additional reports from teams / individuals

-- AlWootten - 2011-12-02

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