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).


This event is being organized by Alexandra Pope (UMass, pope[at] 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!