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Meeting for June 6, 2012
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Call date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
13:00 EDT or 17:00 UT
Duration: 1.0 hr
Locations: CV-ER230/TUC-N525/AOC-317. room/JAO-Tatio/JAO-OSF(Science)/NRC
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CV: Al, Scott, John, Alison, Tony, Remy, Dongchan, Carol, Kartik, Jim, Dave M.
Socorro: Heidi, Brian, Todd
Upcoming Timeline (click to open)
Next First Wednesday Meeting: July 11, 2012 Closed Action Items:
: Looney (U. Ill.) coming in July for a year, with Paul Martini following in August..
Welcome to Charlottesville to Alison Peck!
Welcome Bill Randolph, incoming ALMA-NA Development Program Manager
Assistant or Associate Scientist (two-year term)
Several open positions (offers to be made or have been made for these)
Scripting reprocessing (pipeline) (CV)
High Performance Computing for workstations (CV)
Data Analyst (CV)
CSV Project Scientist (JAO)
ES Observing session 16 scheduled to end today.
33 antennas at the AOS (7x7m, 26x12m). 3 x 12m have problems rendering them unusable, 1 AIV, 1 to be integrated.
Final list of projects ready to go on web page, will supercede previous list
Band 9 was released - does have CASAGuide (requires 3.4)
Software testing going on in commissioning.
"This Month @ the
" from the
June NRAO eNews
Time to begin planning material for July eNews
Please add content to:
- Alison Peck
Science Communications & EPO (Adams/Lyndele)
AAS - Mark does not have a phone to use for the webinar from the booth.
Special Sessions proposal for AAS Jan 2013 (Long Beach, CA), went in May 15 - speaker confirmation?
Planned upcoming press releases or other public communications?
Development Studies update (AWootten). - PIs have been notified. See eNews. Bill Randolph will be contact point.
Science Workshops and Meetings (Lonsdale/Wootten)
Synthesis Imaging Workshop
May 29 - June 5.
AAS No 220
June 14, 2:00-3:30pm
Special Session.SS05.ALMA Early Science Results & Opportunities
67th OSU International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
will be held the week of July 8-14, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois
IAU General Assembly
20-31 August, Beijing
The Interstellar Medium in High Redshift Galaxies Comes of Age
13-15 Sept, Charlottesville
"Molecular Spectroscopy in the Era of Far-IR Astronomy Workshop"
Oct 28-31 2012, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era - The 30th Anniversary of Nobeyama Radio Observatory
3 December - 8 December 2012; The Prince Hotel, Hakone, Japan
Pan-Executive ALMA "First results" workshop
in Chile: 12-15 Dec 2012. SOC, LOC organized and working.Working group: L. Testi, A. Wootten, M. Saito.
Taiwan would like to hold joint workshop
'From Rocks to Plants
with us in Hawaii, April 2013;
Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
Victoria, B. C., 2 June 2013 - Friday, 7 June 2013
Protostars and Planets VI: Heidelberg; 15 July 2013 - Saturday, 20 July 2013
Dry run on Friday, focusing on content
Di Francesco recorded an Intro to Interferomentry; now posted on registration page for preview
Summer School in progress; tutorials went well
Don't update AIV today
Pipeline does not work here; needs a reinstall
Group activities: Stuartt in Chile till 6/24; Harvey in Paris till 6/14; Todd & Nuria at
's: 772 received (EU=355, NA=205, EA=149, CL=30, Taiwan=6, Other=27)
Harvey gave a
Cycle 1 OT "gotchas" presentation
at last weeks USG meeting (see also
Predicting holes (19-20-sometehing).
At least 4 people working on data: Ed, Carol, Scott...?
Imaging/Data Tiger Team
News from NRC
News from Taiwan
Any Other Business
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