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Prior ALMA Early Science Community Day Events

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ALMA Early Science and NAASC Community Outreach

ALMA Community Day Events

To prepare the North American community to fully participate in the Early Science (ES) call, the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) organized community outreach events in the months leading up to the Cycle 1 proposal deadline. In addition, the North American community was encouraged to propose and host ALMA Community Day Events (CDEs) at their home institutions. These CDEs are one to two day events organized and led by Community Day proposers with a focus on the Early Science capabilities of ALMA, mm/submm interferometry observing techniques, and the tools required to design ALMA observing programs and submit proposals. The NAASC supports these events by providing staff to describe ALMA ES capabilities and NAASC community support programs, and by leading brief demonstrations and/or tutorials on the ALMA ES user tools, including the ALMA Observing Tool for proposal generation and SIMdata in CASA for simulating observations.

A list of recent community outreach events are provided in the table below.

Recent & Upcoming ALMA Community Day & Outreach Events

 

Dates

Location

Contact

Event Website

Jan 5-9, 2014 AAS-DC Kartik Sheth website
Nov 1, 2013 UT-Austin Kartik Sheth website
Oct 31, 2013 IPAC/SSC Kartik Sheth website
Oct 28-29, 2013 GSFC, MD Kartik Sheth website
Sep 27-Sep 28, 2013 Washington D.C. Kartik Sheth website

ALMA Cycle 1 Proposal Preparation Training Materials

The following is a summary of tutorial materials presented at the June 2012 proposal preparation webinar event. Cycle 1 proposers are also encouraged to read the ALMA Cycle 1 Call for Proposals, the Proposer's Guide and the ALMA Early Science Primer. A more comprehensive description of the Cycle 1 setup of ALMA is provided in the ALMA Technical Handbook.

The ALMA Observing Tool, a java application used for the preparation and submission of ALMA Phase I (observing proposals) and Phase II (telescope run files for accepted proposals), is available for download and installation at this link.

Cycle 1 Proposal Preparation Tutorials

TitlepptpdfVideo (mm:ss)
Planning an ALMA Proposal ppt pdf mp4 (54:40)
ALMA Observing Tool Video Tutorial 
4 videos (19:11)
Using CASA to Simulate Interferometer Observations ppt pdf
A Crash Course in CASA ppt pdf
Imaging and Self-Calibration ppt pdf

Introduction to Interferometry

Available below are links to supporting taped presentations and ppt files on "Introduction to Interferometry" that we encourage you to review prior to the webinar.

These presentations were developed by our colleagues at the National Research Council of Canada and are presented by Dr. James Di Francesco.

Titlepptpdf

Video (mm:ss)

Introduction ppt pdf aspx (2:01)
Basic Radio/MM Astronomy ppt pdf aspx (23:45)
Aperture Synthesis ppt pdf aspx (27:52)
Interferometry Imaging ppt pdf aspx (18:16)
Deconvolution Techniques ppt pdf aspx (12:48)

 


Previous ALMA Community Day & Outreach Events


Dates

Location

Contact

Event Website




Feb 28-Mar 1, 2013 Charlottesville, VA Carol Lonsdale website
Jun 14, 2012 Anchorage, AK Aaron Evans website
Jun 11-12, 2012 Charlottesville, VA Aaron Evans website
May 29 - June 5, 2012 Socorro, NM Amy Mioduszewski website
Apr 3-4, 2012 Green Bank, WV David Frayer website
Jan 19-20, 2012
Caltech Miriam Krauss website
Jan 13, 2012 UC Berkeley Nina Ruymaker website
Dec 15, 2011 University of Maryland Peter Teuben

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Cycle 0 Community Day Events

The NAASC presented a series of ALMA Community Day Events to assist the community in the preparation of proposals to use ALMA in it's inaugural Early Science observing cycle, Cycle 0.

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NAASC Community Outreach

To prepare the North American community to fully participate in the Early Science (ES) call, the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) organized community outreach events in the months leading up to the proposal deadline. The first of these events was at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in January in Seattle (see article in Feb, 2011 edition of NRAO eNews). A full list of community outreach events hosted during the 2011 March through current period are provided in the Table below.

ALMA Special Session at the 219th AAS

ALMA Cycle 0 Early Science and Capabilities for Cycle 1 Science have been presented at the 219th AAS. For details about the presentation, please click this link.

ALMA Community Day Events

Members of the North American community hosted ALMA Community Day(s) events. These were one to two day events organized and led by Community Day proposers with a focus on the Early Science capabilities of ALMA, mm/submm interferometry observing techniques, and the tools required to design ALMA observing programs and submit proposals. The NAASC supported these events by providing staff to describe ALMA ES capabilities and NAASC community support programs, and to lead brief demonstrations and/or tutorials on the ALMA ES user tools, including the ALMA Observing Tool for proposal generation and SIMdata in CASA for simulating observations.

The most up to date versions of the CDE talks given by NAASC staffs are provided in the following table:

TalkDownload
Introduction to ALMA Early Science ppt | pdf
ALMA: MM Observing Considerations ppt | pdf
ALMA Observing Preparation Tool ppt | pdf
Introduction to CASA and Simulation with Simdata                                                            
ppt | pdf
Basics of Interferometry Reduction pdf
A Crash Course in CASA pdf
Imaging ALMA Data pdf
Self-Calibration pdf

ALMA Community Day and Outreach Events


Dates

Location

Contact

Event Website

Jun 3, 2011 University of Western Ontario** Gerald Schieven Website
May 27, 2011
Columbia University
NY, NY
Andrew Baker Website
May 25, 2011
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
Kartik Sheth Website
May 23-24, 2011
218th AAS Meeting
Boston, MA
Kartik Sheth Website
May 12-13, 2011
University of Calgary** Gerald Schieven Website
May 12-13, 2011
University of Arizona & NOAO
Tucson, AZ
Joan Najita / Xiaohui Fan Website
May 10, 2011
Universite Laval**
Quebec Q.C.
Gerald Schieven Website
May 9-10, 2011
Hands-on Tutorials NRAO
Charlottesville, VA
Kartik Sheth Website
May 8-10, 2011
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Cornelia Lang / Daryl Haggard / Tony Wong Website
May 4-5, 2011
HIA**
Victoria, B.C.
Brenda Matthews Website
May 2-3, 2011
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Jonathan Tan Website
April 26-27, 2011
Hands-on Tutorials NRAO
Charlottesville, VA
Kartik Sheth Website
April 20, 2011
Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Boston, MA
Sean Andrews Website
April 18-19, 2011
University of Toronto**
Toronto, CA
Gerald Schieven Website
April 18, 2011
STScI
Baltimore, MD
Rachel Osten Website
March 15-16, 2011
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
John Carpenter / Eric Murphy / Carrie Bridge Website
March 11, 2011
Santa Fe, NM after
"Building on New Worlds, New Horizons"
Kartik Sheth Website
March 7, 2011
U. Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Tony Mroczowski / Kim Scott Website

**: Canadian Community Day Events