UK ALMA Community Day 18 June 2012, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
This event brings together UK ALMA users, prospective users and their collaborators to discuss current ALMA progress and science results and plan for ALMA Cycle 1. NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION to ROE
Jun 18, 2012
from 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
Sabater Montes, Jose
|Add event to calendar||
The ALMA Cycle 1 call for proposals deadline is 12 July. This workshop will provide an update on ALMA capabilities and the tools available to help astronomers prepare proposals and reduce data, upgraded as the capabilities of ALMA expand. We also invite talks on existing science or future plans. There will be hands-on tutorials and break-out sessions which we will adapt to meet your preferences, so please register early and indicate your preferences.
|Monday 18 June
|1015||ALMA current status and Cycle 1|| Robert Laing
|1115||ALMA practicalities and introduction to interferometry
|1200||Simulations (OST and in CASA, including hands-on)
|| Adam Avison
|1345||The ALMA Observing Tool|| Alan Bridger
||CASA Guide: NGC3256 (Hands-on)
|1545||Hands-on: Work on own data, CASA Guide, OT, simulations as wanted
Thanks to those who indicated their preferences in advance. Most people wanted to work on a CASA Guide, but if you do not, feel free to work on your own data or etc. during this session, we will be available to help you.
Please do the following before the workshop (depending on what activities you are interested in):
- Register with the ALMA Portal
- Download and install the Observing Tool
- Download and install CASA
- Note that CASA 3.4 has just been released but it is not available for 32-bit LINUX. If you can run 3.4, please do (see link for supported systems). If not, please use 3.3.
- Download the data needed for the NGC 3256 CASA Guide
- NB The data are the same but there are two versions of the Guide, one for CASA 3.3 and one for 3.4
- Script to demo simobserve/simanalyze sim_script
Please register here for these events. You can indicate whether you want to give a talk on exiting results or future ALMA projects, and also whether you are interested in basic interferometry experience and/or working on your own data or proposal preparation. There is no registration fee but capacity is limited.
Lunch will be provided to those registering for the Community Day and Workshop (there will be vegetarian options). Please let us know if you have additional requirements. Participants are asked to find their own accomodation, see Edinburgh Tourist Information. Directions to ROE. If you are arriving at Waverley Station, see 'From Blackford Avenue' (Princes St buses). If you are arriving at Edinburgh Airport, there is a regular bus to the city centre (might be more direct connections to ROE), Bus information.
Any further queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org