USG Meeting May 31, 2012

CV-230192.33.117.16434 972 7268

To start meeting:

CV - dial 972-7268 on phone at center of table. [to stop phone from ringing, go to the telephone on the side table near the door, and dial 9-972-7268, then place handset next to phone (remember to hang it up when the meeting is over)].Turn on both video monitors (buttons on lower left of each screen).

If the USG meeting must be temporarily relocated, see bottom of page for alternate IP/phone coordinates.

Current USG Focus Item

  • CDE/AAS/Webinar planning (Carol, Adam)
  • Synthesis Imaging School (Adam)
  • mm course and related effort on instructional materials (Jim)
  • Use cases for analysis tools (Adam)

Future Meetings

  • June 7:


  • Attendance: Kartik, Ed, Carol, John, Scott, Jim, Kim, Remy, Rachel, Jonathan, Dongchan, Aaron, Mark Adams, Al, Harvey, Lyndele, Gerald (video), James (video), Tony (Socorro)

News and overview


  • ALMA Cycle 1.
    • May 31 (Thur): CfP? issued (docs deployed)
    • May 31 - July 12: Staff Helpdesk

Coordination with other groups and activities

  • Project news (Al)
    • Kartik proposes holding training for future AoD's (with Kim's input)
  • JSG
    • Call is out
    • OT test went well: 180 submissions in 10 mins
    • Technical handbook has changed - a couple of new plots (configurations, resolution as fn of fq); error in an equation, to be fixed Monday
    • Session 15 data sets have been sent to data managers. Crystal is assigneing them. From now forwards new data will be taken in 9.6 (current is 8.1)
  • DSG
    • New SV data set announced with the call: band 9 IRAS 16293
  • Tiger Team
    • New CASAGuides - CASAGuides were hacked; having to regenerate guides to eliminate mal-code.

USG task reports & new business

  • HIA (Gerald)
    • Planning to record intro to interferometry talks, will put on webinar page. Will send all links.
    • Gerald out next week; James will be in and can make tweaks if needed.
    • translating call for dissemination to French-speaking colleagues
  • Taiwan and EA Liaison (Aaron)
    • Taiwan has asked us to hold off signing a contract for hotels for 2013 Rocks until June 15th. Things are ready to go on the LOC side
  • Science Web (Aaron)
    • The call and new SV data announcement has been posted to the top NRAO & NAASC pages; also webinar reminder
  • Documentation (Jim)
    • Add poster to USG Wiki and to NAASC page
    • today is Jonathan's last day. mm course effort has been passed over to Jim
  • Helpdesk (Tony)
    • Please keep Out of Office current - if you're on the calendar, Tony will assume that you are not available - unless you state on the calendar that you are 'available for Help Desk"
    • Tony on triage next week
  • PI Support & Visitors (Scott)
  • Tutorials & development of outreach materials (Carol, Adam)
  • Workshops, Schools, Meetings (Tony, Adam)

Main items


Alternate IP/Phone Coordinates

CV-Auditorium 434-817-6279
CV-209 (video) 434-296.7082 (audio only)
CV-245 (video) 434-817-6285
CV-331 (video) 434-293-7109
-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2012-05-30
Topic revision: r5 - 2012-06-04, CarolLonsdale
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