16 - 18 January 2017

Queen's Building, Cardiff University

Cardiff, United Kingdom


For five years, ALMA has been producing science images of astronomical objects ranging from nearby stellar dust discs to high-redshift gravitational lenses. Many observers have acquired their own ALMA data, and other astronomers can access data from the ALMA archive. The goal of this workshop is to help people make the most of their ALMA data. The workshop will primarily focus on hands-on data processing activities, but the agenda will also include a brief review of ALMA's current capabilities; descriptions of setting up, tracking, and downloading ALMA observations; and a discussion of ways to test the reliability of ALMA data.


Although this workshop is primarily intended for people at Cardiff University, people from other universities are welcome to attend.  Atendees may choose to either bring their own ALMA data, use ALMA data from the archive, or use one of the examples that we will prepare in advance.  Please download your data in advance or arrange to have your data downloaded before coming to the workshop; the organizers can help you with this if necessary.



Monday, 16 January

10:00 Welcome
10:15 Introduction to ALMA
10:30 Observation preparation and tracking
11:00 Break
11:30 Archive use and downloaded data
12:00 uv-coverage and simulation
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Data processing: visibility calibration
17:00 End


Tuesday, 17 January

09:30 Data processing: visibility calibration (continued)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Data processing: imaging
17:00 End


Wednesday, 18 January

09:30 Data processing: free form
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Data processing: free form
17:00 End