User Support Group Meeting Minutes for August, 10, 2010: Primer
Agreed pronounciation of Primer, with strong "eye" (same as the under coating of your car)
Agreed next meeting MONDAY August, 16 (only day Crystal is available next week)
Gerald/Doug to implement typo/small changes suggested in emails, and then freeze current document for posterity. Copy this version to new "Early Science Primer"
Agreed actions for Early Science Primer:
Draft due Sept. 1 (time needed to iterate with NAASC and JAO before Sept. 28 deadline)
Have a last updated date on the front cover
Length be not much longer than now after revamping process is done.
Remove all but ALMA logo unless told otherwise by project
Have an early science focus, but retain comparitive wording with full ALMA capabilities, these will be distinguished throughout by color or other visual que. For exmaple page 8 currently has full science tables -> ADD early science.
More links to technical information, ALMA memos and the like
Page 11: convert to more world ALMA view (now focused on NAASC) and core ARC deliverables.
For important ALMA content, like OT, simdata etc, create "Learn More" call out boxes
Move Observations and Data Reduction section to after Science Examples
Would like to replace some of current "place-holder" images of site (towards end of current Primer with examples of ideas discussed in Observations and Data Reduction section
Check list of what you need to think about to come up with science case just before science examples (i.e. resolution, sensitivity, largest angular scale) etc
More about spectral setup/correlator capability at early science
Agreed need to replace current 9 full science examples with Early Science focused ones. Current full science examples should be extracted into stand alone document that can be accessed from NAASC webpages and be a link in Primer document.