UPenn ALMA Community Day 2011
March 7th, 2011, from 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM.
David Rittenhouse Lab, Room A4.
209 S. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will release its
call for Early Science (ES) "Cycle 0" proposals no later than March 31st of
this year (see this announcement
for details). To ensure that the North American community is prepared to
participate fully during ALMA's ES phase, the North American ALMA Science
Center (NAASC) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in
Charlottesville, Virginia is supporting a number of "Community Days" across
the country, which will introduce ES capabilities and the software tools
required to develop and submit ALMA ES proposals. We have agreed to host one
such Community Day for astronomers in the Philadelphia and surrounding area.
A provisional schedule:
Adam Leroy, Robin Pulliam, & Tony Remijan comprise the NRAO team visiting to lend their support
to this event. The "hands-on" tutorial sessions will require the use of your laptop, although
note that the ALMA software packages may not work with all operating systems
(the registration page linked below has details).
Please register for this event at the main NRAO website,
making sure to provide information about your laptop's
operating system if you plan to stay for one or both of the afternoon
"hands-on" tutorial sessions. Important: registration for the "hands-on"
sessions will close on February 14th.
For those who cannot make the March 7th event at U Penn, you may be interested in the
Tri-State ALMA Community Day on May 27th, to be hosted at Columbia University.
Requirements for Participation:
Install and verify that the Observing Tool (OT) works on own laptop.
Click here for
instructions on installing the OT. Note that this is the test version of the OT, and new version will be
released after the call for proposals.
Install and verify that CASA works on your own laptop.
Click on http://casa.nrao.edu/casa_obtaining.shtml and follow instructions
under the "Obtaining CASA" section.
Talks can be found here
Last update was on 9th March 2011.
The similarity to the Tri-State ALMA Community Day site is not an accident.
I borrowed Andrew Baker's html