DUE: preliminary page ready Nov13; new scope: include non-CV sites?
NOTES: Carol needs to decide how to incorporate all the different sites & advise Aaron (CV/Soc/Tuc/NRC/Chile)
ACTION: Look into documentation solutions (single system that produces both web and hardcopy documents). Define requirements and ask CIS to recommend solutions
DUE: July 2
DONE: Requirements defined by June 16. Systems need to be evaluated - new AI?
NOTES: htlatex preferred to latex2html. Used for CASA, AIPS, GBTIDL cookbooks/user guides. Other alternatives have been posted by staff. Update Jul: no time to investigate solns, so each ARC will use whatever they are using so far. Have asked project for guidance on logos, acknowledgements etc.
ACTION: Lead group to improve Technical Assessment form for OT
Action Items from Retreat:
ACTION: Post Charter, Mission Statement from Retreat
WHO: Harvey, Aaron
DONE: July 30
ACTION: Assign tasks and staff to groups
WHO: John, Crystal, Mark, Carol, Al
DUE: July 28
DONE: July 28
NOTES: Presented results at July 28 group meeting. Minutes and Document posted to basecamp
R7.1 ("pre-beta") was used for integrated test. There will be a "Public Preview" release July 20, to be part of Aug staff "training" (will documentation be based on R7.1, or "Public Preview"??). Finally, R8.0 is due to be released Oct 20, just before ESDP (Nov 22).
NAASC items submitted to JAO for June Monthly report
Robin Pulliam (UAz) started her 2(+1) year postdoc assignment
Participated in a series of tests leading to the acceptance of DV06 & DV08 and produced a series of reports on DV01, DV02, DV03, & DV05.
Software Development & testing
Continued support for helpdesk to end of JAO Integrated test & produced final test report
Configure ALMA Helpdesk to work with Single Sign-on
Six NAASC scientists (Hibbard, Indebetouw, Liszt, Remijan, Sheth, Wootten) and three NAASC-Canadian scientists (Schieven, Johnstone, Matthews) concluded their participation in first JAO Integrated test (OT-phI, helpdesk, Ph1M/PHT, Project Tracker).
Two NAASC scientists (Friesen, Indebetouw) participated in Pipeline Heuristics User Test 6
Provided input to ALMA-OT group for "public preview" release
Testing for CASA patch release 3.0.2 and prioritize targets for CASA 3.1 development cycle
Conferences and workshops
12 NAASC scientists participated in the NRAO summer school (June 8-15, Socorro NM): sponsored a 'Preparing for ALMA' night, gave CASA and simdata tutorials to ~40-50 participants; presented walkthoughs of the ALMA OT & Splatalogue.
Finalized the scientific program for the NAASC Workshop 'ALMA: Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy' (Jan 2011, Victoria BC); speaker invited and meeting website and pre-registration completed.
ALMA progress was discussed by A. Wootten at the SOFIA Instrumentation Workshop (Asilomar, CA 7-8 June)
A. Remijan gave a talk "BROADBAND, HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROSCOPY WITH NRAO FACILITIES" (including ALMA) at the 65th OSU Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, in Columbus, OH
Oracle database servers installed for NA Mirror Archive
Prepared materials for NSF review of proposal for "NA ALMA Operations and the NAASC"