23-24 January 2018

Jeremiah Horrocks Institute For Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy

University of Central Lancashire

Preston, United Kingdom


This workshop has been set up to address the demand for instruction in processing data with CASA, particularly ALMA data.  The workshop is primarily aimed at people from the University of Central Lancashire, but people from other institutions can also attend.

The workshop will primarily be focused on data processing.  The first day will include introductions to ALMA and radio interferometry, then include a hands-on tutorial with using the ALMA archive, and then delve into hands-on calibration.  The second day will continue with the calibration tutorial before advancing to imaging and post-processing analysis.



Wednesday, 23 January

10:00 Welcome
10:15 Introduction to ALMA
10:45 Break
11:00 Introduction to Interferometry
11:45 ALMA Archive
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Introduction to CASA
14:00 Data processing: visibility calibration
15:30 Break
15:45 Data processing: visibility calibration [continued] 
17:30 End


Thursday, 24 January

10:00 Data processing: visibility calibration [continued]
10:45 Break
11:00 Data processing: imaging
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Data processing: imaging [continued]
14:30 CASA viewer and CARTA
15:30 Break
15:45 Data processing: advanced tools and techniques / personal assistance
17:30 End


Datasets and Software

NGC 3256 (main demonstration dataset)


RXCJ0439+05 (self-calibration demonstration dataset)