Florida ALMA Workshop, May 2nd & 3rd 2011
May 2nd and 3rd, 2011, from 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM each day.
Reitz Union, Room 282
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611
(Follow the above link for directions and parking info.).
If you need hotel accommodation, we have reserved some rooms at the Holiday Inn (1250 W. University Ave. tel: 352 376 1661) for nights of May 1, 2, 3 (rate is $89 per night). Simply call the hotel before April 8th and ask for the Astronomy group to make the reservation. You can also make the booking online
here. Email Jonathan Tan (jt @ astro.ufl.edu) if you are having problems.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has released its
call for Early Science (ES) "Cycle 0" proposals (see Call for Proposals 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 Florida and the surrounding region.
Please contact Jonathan Tan (jt @ astro.ufl.edu) if you are interested in giving a science talk: we especially encourage talks about particular ALMA ES projects that you are thinking about.
Monday, May 2nd 2011
- 09:00 Welcome (Jonathan Tan)
- 09:00 Introduction to Sub MM Astronomy (Adam Leroy, NRAO)
- 09:10 ALMA Overview (Rachel Friesen, NRAO)
- 09:50 Interferometry general talk (Adam Leroy, NRAO)
- 10:30 Coffee!
- 11:00 ALMA Science: Star & Galaxy Formation (Jonathan Tan)
- 11:25 ALMA Science: Galactic Plane Surveys (Peter Barnes)
- 11:50 ALMA Science: Star & Planet Formation (Aaron Boley)
- 12:15 ALMA Science: Protoplanetary and Debris Disks (Charles Telesco)
- 12:40 Lunch
- 14:15 Observing Tool (OT) talk (Adam Leroy)
- 15:00 Coffee! (continue to work on OT!)
- 15:30 OT hands-on experience.
- 17:00 Time for proposal preparation
- 18:00 Leave for dinner
Tuesday, May 3rd 2011
The NRAO visiting team supporting this event includes Adam Leroy and Rachel Friesen.
- 09:30 Coffee!
- 10:00 Simdata Overview (Rachel Friesen)
- 11:00 Simdata hands-on experience
- 12:00 Lunch
- 13:30 ALMA ES Proposals
- 13:30 Imaging and resolving the Crab Nebula with ALMA (Oleg Kargaltsev)
- 13:45 ALMA images of protoplanetary disks (Aaron Boley)
- 14:00 A Search for Molecular Gas in M87 (Jonathan Tan)
- 14:15 Massive Pre-Stellar Cores (Michael Butler)
- 14:30 Accretion to a Massive Protostar (Yichen Zhang)
- 14:45 BYF73: A Massive Protocluster in Formation (Peter Barnes)
- 15:00 Coffee!
- 15:30 More ALMA ES Proposals and/or Hands on training
- 18:00 Leave for dinner
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 attend any of the
"hands-on" tutorial sessions. Important: registration for the "hands-on"
sessions is limited to max. 40 persons.
Requirements for Participation:
Install and verify that the Observing Tool (OT) and Simdata (part of CASA) work on own laptop.
Click here for
instructions on installing the OT and Simdata.
Here is a link to the ALMA OST (which is a web-based, simplified version of Simdata).
Last update was on 28th March 2011.