Tri-State ALMA Community Day 2011
May 27, 2011, from 9am to 5pm.
Room 1332, Pupin Physics Laboratories
Department of Astronomy, Columbia University
For participants staying overnight, we recommend arranging lodging in one
of two establishments that are reasonably priced and a few minutes' walk from
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. We have agreed to host one
such Community Day for astronomers in the tri-state (Connecticut, New Jersey,
and New York) area.
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
(the registration page linked below has details).
- 09:00 Welcome (Mary Putman, Columbia)
- 09:10 A refresher course on interferometry (Jacqueline van Gorkom, Columbia)
- 09:40 ALMA and the NAASC (John Hibbard, NRAO/NAASC)
- 10:10 coffee (provided)
- 10:30 ALMA ES capabilities: star formation (Héctor Arce, Yale)
- 11:00 ALMA ES capabilities: nearby galaxies (Jin Koda, Stony Brook)
- 11:30 ALMA ES capabilities: distant galaxies (Andrew Baker, Rutgers)
- 12:00 lunch (on your own)
- 13:00 Hands-on tutorial #1: Using the ALMA Observing Tool (Stuartt Corder, NRAO/NAASC)
- 14:45 coffee (provided)
- 15:00 Hands-on tutorial #2: Using CASA/Simdata (Kartik Sheth, NRAO/NAASC)
- 16:45 Wrap-up session (Jill Knapp, Princeton)
- 17:00 end of day
This event is being organized by Andrew Baker (Rutgers,
ajbaker[at]physics.rutgers.edu), Héctor Arce (Yale), Jill Knapp
(Princeton), Jin Koda (Stony Brook), Mary Putman (Columbia), and Jacqueline
van Gorkom (Columbia). All graduate students, postdocs, and faculty
in the tri-state area are welcome to attend.
Please register for the May 27th 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. Important: registration for the
"hands-on" sessions will close on May 6th.
Before May 27th, please follow the steps described here, which include downloading and installing the ALMA
Observing Tool and CASA.
Last updated 20 May 2011.