USG Meeting, February 9 2012
2PM EDT CV 230
Telephone hub: 434 972 7268
Current USG Focus Items
Updating Batch3, then 1-4 for R8.1
Cycle 1 documents
Simulations and science examples
Attendence: Carol, Jonathan, Kim, Tony, Dongchan, Al, Rachel, Adam, Lyndele, Heidi, David H., Aaron, Gerald
News and overview
SB generation can resume shortly using R8.1. Timeline:
Feb10-Mar2: SB revisions to Batch3 projects
March 7: Start of Science Observing in the Extended array configuration
Mar 5-30: SB revisions to unfinished Batch1,2,4 projects
April 2-20: Generation of "Batch5" projects (more on Batch 5 later)
Coordination with other groups and activities
DSG (Tony, Adam)
Software is about to change
Tiger Team (Al, Adam)
USG task reports & new business
Continuing to work on Primer; preparing for Canadian sub-mm meeting next week. Working on SBs.
Brenda had her baby (daughter) last week, on maternity leave.
Taiwan and EA Liaison (Aaron)
Chin Fei (sp?) will come for March meeting; plan to discuss by phone before meeting, so that by March plans will e solidified. Perhaps meet with John and Al.
Documentation (Jim, Jonathan)
Progress on mm course; will discuss next week
Science Web (Aaron)
Meeting tomorrow (Friday, Feb 10) to go over new Web design plans. Aaron has a proposed model. Will let Carol know after the meeting when it might be possible to share with USG.
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TONY: Add specifics to these Minutes
PI Support & Visitors (Scott)
Beginning Fed 10th, Contact Scientists will begin contacting PIs
Development of outreach materials (Carol)
Workshops, Schools, Meetings (Tony, Adam)
Be sure to let
Action Item from last week:
David will Webex review pricing structures for our needs
Science examples: decide what Cycle1 capabilities to illustrate, and writing assignments
Cycle0 examples were:
submm galaxies: B7 continuum and B3 CO search
mapping lensed high z galaxy: B7 line and B9 continuum
molecular absorption line at z=0.9: B3 HCN, HNC, HCO+, HOC+, CS, HC_3N
GRB afterglow: B3,6,7 continuum monitoring. SV data is only a single datum.
imaging CO in nearby starburst: NGC 3256 B6. Can now use SV data
chemistry in massive core: B6, 9
continuum survey of protostellar disks: B3,6,7,9. Can substitute TW Hya
Gerald - not given any thought.
Assign to Scott? Adam recommends borrowing heavily from Meredith's talk
continuum & CO J=3-2 from Pluto-Charon: B7 line and continuum, B9 continuum
Al - can provide Band 6, possibly Band 7 to Gerald
Upcoming in next two weeks:
February 15: Specific plans for mm course material (Jim, Jonathan, Adam)
New simulations review
This topic: ALMA
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