Currently in validation/bug-fixing period, release branch in next few weeks
Public CASA 5.6/6.0 release by end of July
ALMA/EVLA pipeline release by Oct 1.
EHT-related article planned for next newsletter, expected ~alongside CASA 5.6 pipeline release
Probably a contribution from Michael Janssen, via Ilse
Newsletter scheduled for ~October
(Mark) EHT polarization workshop
In Bonn, in July; EHT members only. Mark may adapt some ad hoc resolved-calibrator polarization-calibration scripts as tasks.
No news. Some internal EHT discussion about role of CASA in further work. Possibly some input to priorities after this workshop.
(Mark) Summer student at JIVE investigating scpetral line VLBI with CASA
A novice, first learning VLBI in AIPS...
Spectral line exposes the single-channel (no delay solve) use case, which will need some attention for 5.7
Jay Blanchard now in Socorro, cultivating interest in CASA VLBI (also SRDP)
Some discussion of fringefit in recent local CASA User group meetings
Well-received, useful discussions, some confusion (mostly because this is largely a VLA crowd less accustomed to VLBI); ambitions for VLBA pipelining.
Some VLBI-related validation likely to become available here in Socorro in the coming months: Jay + another new VLBA staff member (Justin Linford, w/ some CASA experience) arriving in the next month or so.
Some discussions have begun about potential science involving an ngVLA prototype antenna (sited at VLA) + VLBA. This may eventually generate some CASA/VLBI imperatives, e.g., including managing the conversions necessary to cope with linear feeds on the ngVLA antenna (a la EHT); maybe we should add Ivan Marti-Vidal's 'polcovert' to CASA.
(Ryan) CASA Next Generation Infrastructure
Trade studies ongoing...
Evaluation of several selected technologies ongoing, working toward six-month prototyping period to begin later this year.
Rust wrapper around casacore by CfA proving interesting...
Trying to wrap of MSv3 study, which will provide schema for CNGI data storage.