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NAASC Visitor Support

by Lyndele von Schill last modified Jul 05, 2011

Visitors to the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) fall into several general categories, depending upon the purpose and length of their trip.

Data Reduction Visitors are ALMA users coming to NAASC for a week or less for expert assistance with obtaining the optimum results from their data.

Other NAASC/NRAO Visitors include NAASC/NRAO employees or collaborators visiting Headquarters to work with colleagues on joint projects or on NAASC/NRAO business.

Long-term visitors are scientists and engineers who would like to interact with Observatory staff to carry out research programs over periods of several weeks to months.


General Information for All Visitors

Directions and Maps

Getting to Charlottesville

Data Reduction Visitor Program

Eligibility

We expect that the majority of short-term visitors to the NAASC will come for access to NAASC computing facilities, and for expert assistance with re-processing and analyzing their ALMA data, which is central to the successful interpretation of complex interferometric data sets. To meet this need, the NAASC runs a visitor program, modeled on the successful Very Large Array (VLA) program. In some cases short-term visits may be scheduled for assistance with the technical aspects of ALMA proposals or designing scheduling blocks (SBs). Scientists carrying out archival projects may also take advantage of the visitor program.

Data Reduction Visitor Program Details

Other NRAO/NAASC Visitors

We expect that most "other" visitors will be coming to the NAASC/NRAO to work with scientific collaborators, or to attend meetings or workshops.  In most cases, these visitors will make arrangements for their visits through their contact at the NAASC.  Should administrative assistance be needed, please contact Lyndele von Schill.

Long-term Visitors

Scientists and engineers who would like to interact with Observatory staff to carry out research programs over periods of several weeks to months, should review the information at the Long-term Visitors Program webpage.