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  • 2004-11-16 15:30 UT
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • USA Toll Free Number: 877-874-1919
  • Toll Number: +1-203-320-9891
  • Passcode: 185064
  • Leader: Al Wootten


15 Nov AMAC & ASAC Reports due to Board
2 December ALMA Board Telecon -- ASAC Charges to be discussed.
5-7 Jan 2005 UNSC URSI Boulder meeting Commission J Agenda
11 Jan 2005 ALMA Town Meeting, AAS San Diego; Agenda
27 Jan 2005 ALMA Board Telecon . Dates for 2005
24 Feb 2005 ALMA Board Telecon. Rebaselining to be discussed.
5-6 April 2005 ALMA Board Face-to-face meeting, Pasadena, CA.


  1. Old Business The enhanced Agenda from last month's meeting is available. Science IPT notes from last month's telecon. Last Meeting Action items
  2. New Business Project news/updates (Wootten and Wilson)
  3. Group Activities (all)
  4. Next meeting is on December 14th (15:30 UT)

Science IPT Group Activity Reports

Please include your Group Activity Report here (How to Enter Your Report), or email it to AlWootten

Wootten/Wilson/Kawabe -- Project Scientists

  1. ASAC Report
  2. Invitation for pan-ALMA Science meeting.
  3. ALMA office in Santiago now open at 3650 Apoquindo, 18th floor.
  4. Board meeting was held at the ALMA Camp on the OSF site.
  5. Japan agreement signed 14 Sept, CRE, call for tender for 12m antennas imminent. See SPIE Report on ALMA-J Prototype.
  6. Antenna bids are still undergoing review (contract in Dec. 2004; goal is "...64 antennas... in equal numbers from Europe and North America, and the goal of identical products")
  7. "Re-baselining" of the project early next year
  8. Credland leaving ESO/ALMA; Cornwell leaving NRAO; Jean Turner is Chair and Leonardo Testi Vice Chair of the ASAC; R. Dickman assumes Chairmanship of Board on 2005 Jan 1
  9. Site characterization group re-organization underway
  10. Astronomer Outreach: NRAO Newsletter ESO Newsletter. Science IPT quarterly report. NRAO ALMA Calendar

Emerson/Laing -- Instrument Scientists

John Conway -- Configuration

Jeff Mangum -- Calibration

The ALMA Calibration Group has concentrated their efforts on the following:

  1. Revision of the ALMA Calibration Plan. These revisions include:
    1. Deriving the "connections" between the various types of calibration that ALMA will be required to perform.
    2. Developing examples of how each type of calibration will be performed.
  2. Discussion of calibration "issues", or unresolved problems that perhaps require additional calculations or measurements. See the "Calibration Issues" group of wiki topics on the Calibration Group wiki listed above for details.

Robert Lucas -- SSR

Michiel Hogerheijde -- DRSP

Robert Laing -- Commissioning and Science Verification

Mark Holdaway/Steve Myers -- Imaging

L.-A. Nyman -- Site Characterization

Science Corner:

Presentations on Level One Science were presented by Carlos de Breuck and John Richer at the Paris DUSTY04 meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Dusty and Molecular Universe 27-29 October 2004, Paris Presentations Online

IAU Symposium 227 Massive Star Birth: A Crossroads of Astrophysics May 16-20 2005, Acireale, Italy

Astrochemistry throughout the Universe: Recent Successes and Current Challenges 2005 August 29 - September 2; Asilomar, California

Protostars and Planets V 24 - 28 October 2005 Hilton Waikoloa Village, The Big Island, Hawaii

URSI General Assembly 23-29 October 2005; New Delhi, India; "Mm/submm Techniques and Science" session 25-26 Oct.

-- AlWootten - 11 Nov 2004
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