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 Columbia:


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).


This event is being organized by Andrew Baker (Rutgers, ajbaker[at], 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.