UK ALMA Community meetings
UK ALMA Community Day, Early Science Proposal Planning workshop and Discussion Meeting on Evolved Stars We have reached capacity for the events on 14-15 December. If you registered before 30 November and your name is not on the list please let us know asap. If you register after this date you will go on a waiting list. The hands-on sessions are definately full but please contact us about future events, here or at your institute.
Dec 14, 2010 09:00 AM
Dec 16, 2010 05:00 PM
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The first call for ALMA Early Science is expected to be in early 2011, with a 2-month proposal deadline. Even with only 16 (out of an eventual 66) antennas, and baselines initially up to 250 m, possibly 1 km (the final extent is 16 km), the sensitivity and resolution will surpass any existing interferometer. Bands covering selected wavelength ranges from 3.5 to 0.4 mm will be offered.
The UK ALMA Regional Centre is holding an ALMA Community Day on 14 December 2010 to prepare for early science. Robert Laing (European ALMA Instrument Scientist) will provide the latest information about the technical capabilities and potential science of ALMA in its initial configurations. Speakers including Paola Caselli, Derek Ward-Thmopson, Elias Brinks and Matt Jarvis will kick off discussions about Galactic and extra-galactic science and we welcome further contributions.
This is followed by a workshop on Planning ALMA Early Science Projects on 15 December 2010 including use of the ALMA Observing Tool (for proposal preparation and scheduling), the ALMA Observing Support Tool (simulations) and CASA. Expert help including ARC staff and the European ALMA instrument scientist, Robert Laing, will be available to answer questions on ALMA capabilities and there is room available for small groups to continue discussions and establish collaborations. In addition there will be two talks; Jane Greaves on debris discs and Joao Alves on an empirical view of the formation of stellar clusters.
We will provide space for breakout groups wishing to collaborate on specific potential ALMA observing projects on 15-16 December (and after the 14 December meeting if necessary).
Registration list of people attending (please let us know of any errors)
Please register here for these events. There is no registration fee but capacity and time available is limited. We have reached capacity for the events on 14-15 December. If you registered before 30 November and your name is not on the list please let us know asap. If you register after this date you will go on a waiting list. The hands-on sessions are definately full but please contact us about future events, here or at your institute.
The meeting will be held in the Lovell Lecture Room, 3rd Floor, JBCA, Alan Turing Building, M13 9PL. The UK ALMA Regional Centre room on the same floor will be available for breakout sessions. 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. Local information can be found here.
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