Outline for "A Guide for Proposing to Use ALMA During Early Science (for NA Astronomers)"
What is ALMA? (brief, 1 paragraph)
What is Early Science?
When are proposal deadlines and when is early science?
When do we expect the next proposal deadline?
Who can propose?
Types of proposals: Standard, Large, ToO
How will time be allocated?
Support for ALMA Users
About the NAASC
Funding for students, travel, page charges, other
Where to get help
Capabilities during Early Science
Standard Observing Modes (?)
Single-dish vs. Interferometric modes (?)
Designing your experiment
"science goal" methodology
U-V coverage requirements
Creating & Submitting a Proposal
Requirements for running OT
Parts of an observing proposal
Science justification (mandatory)
Technical justification (why do we need it? What goes in here?)
Optional additional pages for figures or tables
How are source lists prepared?
Use of the OT (brief)
References and list of other essential documents
OT User's Guide
Other Info that needs to be included:
will this be the only call for early science proposals
will there be "large" proposals
When will responses be sent?
travel expectations: will the user be expected to travel to NAASC for obs prepration or data reduction?
Are projects with students given special consideration?
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