UMass ALMA Community Day 2011
May 25, 2011, from 8:30am to 5pm.
Lederle GRC 1033, Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has now released its
"Cycle 0" Early Science call for
proposals. To ensure that the North American community is prepared to
participate fully during ALMA's ES phase, the North American ALMA Science
Center (NAASC) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in
Charlottesville, Virginia is supporting a number of "Community Days" across
the country, which will introduce ES capabilities and the software tools
required to develop and submit ALMA ES proposals. University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting one of these community days on May 25, 2011.
Here's the planned program:
The "hands-on" tutorial sessions will require the use of your laptop, although
note that the ALMA software packages may not work with all operating systems
(see the registration page linked below for details).
- 08:30 Breakfast
- 08:55 Welcome (Alex Pope, UMass)
- 09:00 A refresher course on interferometry (Pete Schloerb, UMass)
- 09:30 Introduction to ALMA early science (Kartik Sheth, NRAO/NAASC)
- 10:15 coffee break
- 10:30 ALMA ES capabilities: star formation (Mark Heyer, UMass)
- 10:45 ALMA ES capabilities: nearby galaxies (Alison Crocker, UMass)
- 11:00 ALMA ES capabilities: distant galaxies (Alex Pope, UMass)
- 11:15 ALMA and LMT synergy (Min Yun, UMass)
- 11:30 Discussion of ALMA and LMT synergy (Min Yun, UMass)
- 12:00 lunch break
- 13:00 Hands-on tutorial #1: Using the ALMA Observing Tool (Al Wootten, NRAO/NAASC)
- 14:45 coffee break
- 15:00 Hands-on tutorial #2: Using CASA/Simdata (John Hibbard, NRAO/NAASC)
- 17:00 end of day
This event is being organized by Alexandra Pope (UMass,
pope[at]astro.umass.edu). All graduate students, postdocs, and faculty are welcome to attend.
Please register for the May 25th event at the main NRAO website, making sure to provide information about
your laptop's operating system if you plan to stay for one or both of the
afternoon "hands-on" tutorial sessions.
Before May 25th, please follow the steps described here, which include downloading and installing the ALMA
Observing Tool and CASA.
Last updated 10 May 2011. Website template has been blatantly copied from Columbia ALMA community day - thanks Andrew!