Facilities > ALMA/NAASC > naasc-workshops > NRAO Community Day: Data Reduction Party

ALMA Data Reduction Party: Data Combination

<span data-mce-type="bookmark" id="mce_0_start" data-mce-style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0px" style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0px"></span>NRAO Community Day at the Space Telescope Science Institute

Date: November 6-8, 2023
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: NRAO, Charlottesville, VA

The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) is pleased to announce an ALMA Data Reduction Party on Data Combination that will take place November 6-8, 2023 at the North American ALMA Science Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. During this 3-day event, NAASC scientists and data analysts will provide focused information and individualized support to a cohort of North American PI or Archival ALMA users who want support to image ALMA data from multiple arrays that include 7-m and/or Total Power observations. To facilitate data processing, attendees will be provided access to NRAO computing resources both during and after the workshop; the event is fully in-person, and travel support can be provided upon request. Attendees will be encouraged to define their individual objectives ahead of the event and can expect outcomes such as:

  • Understanding the importance of short spacings (compact configurations or single dish) for interferometric imaging with ALMA data
  • Obtaining an image for at least a subset (i.e. spectral window, channel range, or portion of the image) of their dataset
  • Developing a recipe for image combination techniques they can apply to their dataset
  • Quantitative assessment of imaging quality before and after adding short spacing information.

Attendance is limited to 10 researchers based at institutions in North America. Applicants should have experience with general interferometric imaging, have their data in hand at the time of the application deadline, and be prepared to join an online preparation session prior to the event. If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this application form by the deadline of September 25 at 15:00 ET. We will select applicants based on the complexity of their projects and scientific goals. Applicants who do not get selected for this event may instead be invited for an individual face-to-face visit.

Note that the deadline has been extended to September 25!