Preparing for ALMA Early Science
ALMA training event 6-8 June 2011
Jun 06, 2011 12:00 PM
Jun 08, 2011 02:00 PM
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Preparing for ALMA Early Science
JBCA, Alan Turing Building, Manchester
Please fill in the Registration form. There is no charge but attendees should provide their own travel and accomodation, here is some local information. Those who have been allocated a place at next weeks work shop are listed on the following page. Attendees.
|Monday 6 June
|1300||Registration and Lunch
|1400||ALMA progress and Early Science Capabilities
||talk|| Gary Fuller
|1500|| What the UK ARC can do for you
||talk|| Tom Muxlow
|1515||ALMA Portal and Helpdesk
|| George Bendo
|1615||Introduction to interferometry
||talk|| Anita Richards
|1730||end of day 1
|Tuesday 7 June
||Introduction to ALMA Observing Tool and getting started
|1100||Preparing proposals with the ALMA OT
|1430||Simulations for ALMA: The Observing Support Tool
||Talk/demo/hands on OST
|1615||Introduction to CASA for simulations
||Demo/hands on||Jaime Pineda|
|1730||end of day 2
|Wednesday 8 June
|0900||Data reduction in CASA
(or room to continue working on ALMA proposals if preferred, with staff available for consultation)
|1230||Lunch and close
There will be ample oportunity during the breaks (or during sessions by arrangement) for one-to-one consultation with ARC staff about specific proposal issues.
Downloads and links
Please install the OT and CASA in advance. We will add links to the example data and scripts used for hands on sessions. You are also welcome to bring your own ideas for constructing observing proposals and/or data for simulations or reduction (progress may depend on suitability and time available...)
Log in or Register using the tabs on the upper right (not obligatory until you want to submit a proposal but best get it sorted out early!).
Go to the Documents and Tools tab and then to Tools
Go to the Documents tab and have a look at anything useful, the Early Science Primer gives more detail than the web page but is still readable!
- OBSERVING TOOL
- Using the Observation Support Tool - you will do this on-line, no need for downloads
Using CASA - simulation based on W49 follow link to "Star formation in a nearby galaxy, Leo T" - you might want to print this page or cache it locally and also dowload W49_HCN.FITS and the compact and extended configuration antenna files.
NB CASA 3.2 has just been released, please get this version for optimum functionality.
Download the ALMA Science Verification data for NGC3256 and the NGC3256 CASA guide - please note that in the tutorial we will only cover NGC3256 Band3 - Imaging as if you take care to select the calibrated data set, this can be processed on an average laptop fairly rapidly.
- DATA AND PROJECTS
If you obtain the downloads above you do not have to bring anything else, but if there is time you might want to work on your own project. If you want to have a go, please bring along any of the following:
- A FITS image suitable for ALMA simulations (please consult email@example.com if you are not sure).
- Interferometry data to reduce in CASA
- Ideas for an observing proposal to experiment with in the Observing Tool.
The project may not get finished in Manchester but we will give any help we can.