NAASC Organizational Meetings

  • First Wednesday of each month, 1:00-2:00pm ET, Room 230 (with exceptions noted below*)

NAASC Meeting for September 5, 2012

Multiple pointings 2012Aug24.jpg

-*Table of Contents*


This agenda is available at https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/ALMA/NAASCMtgAgenda

Meeting Logistics:

  • Call date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  • Call time: 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
  • Connection for Video:
    • From NRAO select "CV-ER230"
    • hub ip=192.33.117.16
    • alternative ip for Chile only, if above drops: 192.33.117.17
  • USA toll-free Number: 877-803-9367
  • Outside USA Number: +1 434-972-7268
  • Leader: AWootten

Attendees:

  • CV: Al, Carol, Alison, Mark L, Scott, Mark R., Remy, Todd, Leslie, Adam, Amy, Richard, John, Harvey, John S,, Lyndele, Dongchan, Dave, Kim, Mark Adams, Jeff
  • Socorro: Steve, Jeff K
  • Canada:
  • Chile:
  • Other: Crystal
  • Apologies: Kartik at CSV

Action Items

  • Assign ? to OST

Upcoming timeline (see also google calendars)

2012, 13-15 Sep
Hi z Workshop
2012, 20-21 Sep
ANASAC f2f
2012, Oct (TBC)
pipeline commissioned & operational for some modes
SCO
2012, Oct 1-5
Cycle 1 Panel meetings
SCO
2012, Oct 28-31
Spectroscopy Workshop
Emory University
2012, November 15
Cycle 1 Panel Results
SCO
2012, Dec 12-15
Early ALMA Results Meeting
Puerto Varas, Chile
2012, Dec
first Cycle 0 data products publicly available
ARCs
2013, Jan 1
Cycle 1 Early Science begins
OSF

Next First Wednesday Meeting is on 3 October, 2012 but neither Al or John are here.

Closed Action Items:

Agenda

  • Personnel
    • Interviews with candidates for new ALMA AD begin tomorrow, go through end of month.
    • Please steer qualified candidates to the JAO postdoc positions (or even the ALMA Director) to the website; deadline extended until 27 Sept.
    • NAASC will be advertising for postdocs for next Fall (2013).
  • ALMA Progress Reports
    • Project News(APeck, AWootten)
      • Construction Project
        • Four quadrant correlator being commissioned, CSV using ACA in the interim
        • 40 antennas at the AOS (9x7m, 31x12m). DV21 has joined the group. 62 antennas at site, 51 accepted, 44 through AIV.
        • Last B6 cartridge assembled, last two NA FEs being completed.
        • Japan has completed antenna delivery to ALMA
        • Datasets reportedly obtained with 28 antennas making ALMA NRAO's largest array.
        • July Report to the Board is available
      • ES Observing session 23 scheduled to begin 3 October.
      • ALMA Change Request 306Change of ALMA System Technical Requirements ALMA-80.04.00.00-0043-A-CRE Comments Please!!
        • Description : This is a request for changes to the ALMA System Technical Requirements document, Version B. (ALMA-80.04.00.00-0056-B-SPE) to version C. (ALMA-80.04.00.00-005-C-SPE).
      • "This Month @ the NAASC" from the Sept NRAO proto-eNews
      • Time to begin planning material for October eNewsReports
    • Reorganization (Al, John, Carol)
    • PEPs, monthly reports
      • Thanks for the PEPs, only a small handful outstanding
      • Many folks neglected to submit their monthly report; please do that.
    • Priorities Update
      • First Priority is to the telescope:
        • P2G/OST: Fillers for gaps in C0 schedule. Report?
          • LST Plot
          • decided to prepare Band 7 filler
          • What of this information should we be posting? What do our users need to know? Should we publish in eNews?
        • Cycle 1 soft start 1 Jan 2013
      • Data to PIs/DST/DAT.
        • 11 datasets in progress, nine assigned last week. 2 undergoing QA2 reviews
        • CASA 3.4 being used for the nine.
        • Note: QA2 tests failed
        • Lustre 60% full - please clean up SV tests
        • We do not have a backlog in delivery
        • Jeff - By Jan, calibration will be 'fairly robust'
        • Assignment of SBs should go to data managers - need to be 365-day observatory, not slowing down when someone is on vacation.
          • B9 data reduction status
        • Look ahead: Expect Cycle 2 CfP early Spring 2013, Capabilities should be ready ca October.
      • Community
        • Contact Scientists for filler P2G projects
        • Project Tracker (updated, improved manual)
          • Carol:in database is still reporting wrong status and dates.
          • John: John Carpenter to repeat test?
          • Al: ANASAC will be asked to review new manual.
          • CST should test
    • Science Communications & EPO (Adams/Lyndele)
      • Planned upcoming press releases or other public communications?
        • Sugar in Oph from ESO
        • Ori SV dataset JMolSpec article
        • IAU - 300 hard copies of primer, all given away. Also about 400 flash drives with Primer. Strong interest in ALMA. About 3,000 people in attendance.
        • Proof for eNews ready by end of week
        • IAU is thinking two 3-day exhibits. AAS planning for 4,000 at Hawaii meeting
    • NaascManagement(Al)
    • Science Workshops and Meetings
    • News from NRC (Schieven):
    • News from Taiwan (Aaron)
  • Any Other Business

Science Corner

  1. More ALMA SV data papers have appeared:
  2. NAASC Staff papers

Next Meeting Date

  1. October 3rd, 2012 but John and Al will be at PRC meetings in Santiago

-- AlWootten - 2012-02-28

  • Multiply pointing array:
    Multiple pointings 2012Aug24.jpg

Topic attachments
ISorted ascending Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Multiple_pointings_2012Aug24.jpgjpg Multiple_pointings_2012Aug24.jpg manage 271 K 2012-09-05 - 09:09 AlWootten Multiply pointing array
NAASCOrgDraft_2012Aug1.jpgjpg NAASCOrgDraft_2012Aug1.jpg manage 147 K 2012-08-10 - 07:19 AlWootten NAASC Draft Functional Org Chart 1 Aug 2012
Band_10_Science.pdfpdf Band_10_Science.pdf manage 274 K 2012-05-01 - 14:31 AlWootten Discussion on Band 10 science, May 2008
EU_Development_LTesti_ALMA_Science_SKA_SWG_Jul2012.pdfpdf EU_Development_LTesti_ALMA_Science_SKA_SWG_Jul2012.pdf manage 593 K 2012-08-01 - 10:03 AlWootten Eu Development timeline from Testi presentation to SKA WG
FEND-40.02.10.00-0000-A-CRE_Trx.pdfpdf FEND-40.02.10.00-0000-A-CRE_Trx.pdf manage 355 K 2012-05-01 - 11:51 AlWootten B10 proto change request
NAASCFunctionalOrg-Aug22.pdfpdf NAASCFunctionalOrg-Aug22.pdf manage 71 K 2012-09-05 - 10:14 AlWootten NAASC Draft Functional Org Chart 22 Aug 2012
NAASC_Work_Plan_-_V0.1_-_2012Aug31b.pdfpdf NAASC_Work_Plan_-_V0.1_-_2012Aug31b.pdf manage 388 K 2012-09-05 - 09:48 AlWootten NAASCWorkPlanV0.1
SSG_RR_Plan_V2.0_CJL.pdfpdf SSG_RR_Plan_V2.0_CJL.pdf manage 138 K 2012-09-05 - 11:56 AlWootten Management Plan for the SSG and Staffing Roles and Responsibilities
vanden_Bout_Schedule_Final2.pdfpdf vanden_Bout_Schedule_Final2.pdf manage 42 K 2012-09-05 - 12:21 AlWootten Final Schedule Hi z Workshop
OPSMtng30Aug12_LSTfig.pngpng OPSMtng30Aug12_LSTfig.png manage 55 K 2012-09-05 - 10:31 AlWootten Projects Remaining 30 Aug by LST
OPSMtng30Aug12_Statusfig.pngpng OPSMtng30Aug12_Statusfig.png manage 84 K 2012-09-05 - 10:31 AlWootten Project Status 30 Aug
OPSMtng30Aug12_Weeks2reducefig.pngpng OPSMtng30Aug12_Weeks2reducefig.png manage 40 K 2012-09-05 - 10:32 AlWootten Project Weeks to Reduction
ramp.pngpng ramp.png manage 45 K 2009-12-03 - 09:27 ToddHunter strawman development funds ramp
ComitoSurvey.pptppt ComitoSurvey.ppt manage 131 K 2012-05-01 - 14:20 AlWootten Comito PhD thesis, B10 survey
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Topic revision: 2012-09-05, LyndeleVonSchill
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