ACTION: Talk to Thijs at Nov Board meeting and find out what Milestones we can report
ACTION: Meet with new ANASAC Chair, set meeting dates, update wiki & web if necessary.
ACTION: attend meeting in Carol's on next steps forward for molecular tools
WHO: Any interested parties
DUE: 11/07/08 2pm
ACTION: Make mailman list for current & future naasc employees
ACTION: Collate NAASC-relevant items from VC, UC, ANASAC, ASAC, Milkey reports & post
ACTION: Start attending naasc work-meetings
WHO: all current or future naasc-supported personnel
DUE: 11/25/08 and thereafter
DONE: 2nd & 4th tuesdays at 4pm in CV209
NAASC News (Hibbard)
Rob put together new page for alma simulations that uses CiteULike, so people can tag their own papers. Will make much easier to maintain. People felt this was a very good first start, but it does need some refinement (looks redundant). AI: Remy should update almasimmos wiki after his demo is done.
Any news on our advertised positions? 3 applications for CASA job. UVa position was cancelled. No other news
JH traveled to Chile for "Emergency Budget Summit" Oct 15-18. Will meet with NSF tomorrow to go over FY09 budget.
JH updated main NAASC wiki page, especially ALMAFunctionalAssignments2009. Many new assignees. Possible model is to make a "one-stop" wiki for each area that includes table of relevant contacts from construction, JAO, ARCs; relevant documentation; meeting/mailing list info, test plans and past test results. See e.g. NaascArchive. If you need any help finding this information, consult with me and I'll work it with you.
Helpdesk document turned over from JH to AE Oct 15. Need updated for distribution to ARCs by Nov 27. Should send around internally before that.
Preliminary ASAC report: no specific Development action for FY09. Would have to coordinate with JAO if we want this funded in FY10. Antenna contract expires June 09. Final report due 1/28/09
Visit by J. Pearson Oct 29-30. See Main Event
M. Thornley & J. Gallimore will spend their sabbatical at the NAASC Jul09-Jun10. They will work on scientific verification of CASA, and perhaps documentation.
Effort to write SOW with UMd to write pathlength for Carma data into CASA
ALMA Milestones: meeting called by Ade last Thursday. I'll discuss what this means for us. What milestones can we say in public? Carol will talk to Thijs about this at Board meeting in Nov and let us know.
Molecular Spectral Line effort - Pearson visit. What is next step? Crystal related that ESO is willing to host workshop; NAASC would need to pay to send NA investigators. We will discuss at special meeting on Friday at 2pm
New meetings, concentrating on work to be done. Carol will discuss. Every other week, using imcal timeslot (2nd & 4th Tuesday at 4pm in CV209). 1st meeting: Nov 25.
Our local webpages: will discuss this at future meeting. JH will collate relevant comments from various committee reports
Next NAASC science workshop/meeting - where and when? Aaron reported - too expensive at bus school, so will do Omni. Possible dates are June 21-25 (preferred), May 31-June 4, July 19-23. SB&AGN is too broad of a topic. Will iterate with SOC
We have to develop a plan for ALMA preparatory schools/tutorials
Crystal is heading to Chile in Jan to give the JAO a CASA tutorial
A more open CASA tutorial should occur after the CASA Advisory Group is appointed (Spring?)
Canadians may still be planning school/tutorials in '09 in Calgary
This is a topic for a future working meeting. JH will collate relevant comments from various committee reports
Tony sent out progress against "Focus Group" recommendations on 10/23. Have contracted with programmer to do display. Tony working on getting other material in. See last months agenda for priorities (or attach Tony's email to Supplemental material?)
Webpages (Aaron Evans):
Fred wants NAASC to pioneer science user outreach.
Making good progress on coordinated NRAO/NA ALMA/NRAO Chile EPO plan.
NRAO eNews: Should have something on larger NAASC when we are all here. Will wait until we have a better website up and running