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Science Program 2010A

Science Program 2010A

Science Program 2010A

The October 2009 call for proposals, covering the first trimester of 2010, included a number of new capabilities. Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) Early Science is expected to begin in March 2010 following the shutdown of the old VLA correlator and the transfer of hardware to the new EVLA WIDAR correlator. Similarly, the new DiFX software correlator, with increased science capabilities, will go into routine operation for Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) programs. At the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the pulsar Spigot and spectrometer system was being retired in favor of the new Green Bank Ultimate Pulsar Processing Instrument (GUPPI) pulsar back end. The first trimester of 2010 also marks an operational milestone with all three of NRAO's current telescopes using dynamic scheduling as the default scheduling mode.

The GBT and the EVLA/VLBA Proposal Selection Committees (PSC) met in the second week of December 2009 to review the referee rankings and technical reports for all proposals, with the goal of providing a recommended science program to the NRAO Director's Office.

A list of the approved EVLA, GBT, and VLBA/High Sensitivity Array (HSA) observing programs for Trimester 2010-A is below that includes, for each program: (a) the PI's last name; (b) the title of the approved proposal, and (c) the type of proposal (Regular or Large). Additional information is available via the Proposal Finder Tool.

To maximize early EVLA science while simultaneously commissioning the hardware and introducing new capabilities, three separate programs were created. They are, in brief: (1) Open Shared Risk Observing (OSRO) which provides first-light EVLA capabilities to the general user community; (2) Resident Shared Risk Observing (RSRO) which provides access to enhanced EVLA capabilities to those who are able to spend a period of time in Socorro to help with commissioning; and (3) a modest (up to 500 hrs/year) EVLA Commissioning Staff Observing (ECSO) program giving access to commissioning staff to push new science capabilities.

NRAO was particularly pleased with the strong positive response from the community to the RSRO program. A total of 27 RSRO proposals were submitted to this program, with many younger postdocs and experienced observers expressing an interest in committing several months helping out with commissioning the EVLA. We hope to see more RSRO proposals from the community in future proposal deadlines.

A total of 236 hrs were allocated out of an annual allotment of 500 hrs for ECSO programs.

Chandler AC982 Grain growth and sub-structure in protoplanetary disks Large
Aravena AA330 Deep search for CO line emission in a cluster of star-forming galaxies at z=1.5 Regular
Bhatnagar AB1345 A Pilot Project For A Full Polarization Wideband Galactic Plane Survey Regular
Brogan AB1346 A Diagnostic K-band Survey of Massive Young (Proto)stellar Objects Regular
Heesen AH1006 Star formation and magnetic fields in dwarf galaxies Regular
Kepley AK726 Quantifying the Dense Thermal Gas in Nearby Star-forming Galaxies Regular
Leroy AL746 Resolving the Starbursts in Nearby LIRGs and ULIRGs Regular
Miller-Jones AM1014 Testing the radio/X-ray correlation in quiescent black hole X-ray binaries Regular
Soderberg AS1015 EVLA Can Reveal the Nature of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors Regular
Taylor AT374 RSRO Proposal: Toward an EVLA Deep Polarization Field Regular
van Gorkom AV318 Gas accretion in the outskirts of Virgo Regular
Butler AB1353 Observations of Pluto/Charon and the Largest TNOs Regular
Momjian AM1005 An unbiased K,Ka,and Q-band absorption survey at z=0.88582 towards B1830-210 Regular
Myers AM1018 An EVLA 30 GHz Survey of the CBI2 COSMOS Deep Field Region
Owen AO255 CO 1-0 in a proto-cluster at z=2.4 Regular
Wrobel AW775 A High Resolution Mosaicing of Large-Scale Leo HI Ring (Primordial vs. Stripped) Regular
Baker AB1347 CO(1-0) kinematics of a lensed UV-selected galaxy at z = 2.3 Regular
Carilli AC974 GN20: A unique laboratory for studying early,clustered massive galaxy formation Regular
Carilli AC975 Testing models of galaxy formation during the epoch of galaxy assembly Regular
Croston AC980 The dynamics and evolution of kpc-scale radio sources Regular
Dickinson AD619 C/K-band E-VLA imaging of anomalous dust Regular
Dinh AD621 Structure of the circumstellar envelope around yellow hypergiants Regular
Emonts AE176 Large reservoir of cold gas revealed by the glare of a powerful radio galaxy Regular
Ginsburg AG830 Sub-parsec temperature structure of a quiescent and an active clump in an IRDC Regular
Hardcastle AH1004 Broad-band spectra of the lobes of FRII radio galaxies Regular
Ivison AI139 Imaging CO(1-0) in lensed submm galaxies Regular
Kalensky AK731 Class I Methanol Masers in the Regions of Low-Mass Star Formation Regular
Kanekar AK725 A search for molecular oxygen at intermediate redshift Regular
Kanekar AK723 Using CH lines to probe changes in fundamental constants. Regular
Kanekar AK724 A search for H20 183.3 GHz maser emission from APM08279+5255 Regular
Kulkarni AK730 Studies of the Radio Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Era of EVLA Regular
Marvil AM1013 The Radio Continuum Spectra of Star-Forming Galaxies Regular
Melis AM1017 Mapping the Vertical and Radial Structure of Dust in Protoplanetary Disks Regular
Miller-Jones AM1037 Probing jet acceleration and collimation in stellar-mass compact objects Large
Miller-Jones AM1010 Following up the first LOFAR-detected transients at GHz frequencies Regular
Momjian AM1009 EVLA Observations of Orion in all four 18 cm OH Thermal Absorption Lines Regular
Riechers AR708 A Census of Total Molecular Gas Masses in z>2 Star-Forming Galaxies Regular
Rudnick AR704 Abell 2319: from cosmic-rays to gamma-rays Regular
Sahai AS1021 An EVLA Study of Dusty Disks with Millimeter-Sized Grains in Dying Stars Regular
Sarma AS1022 Search for 36 GHz Class I Methanol Masers at 6.7 GHz Maser Sites Regular
Smail AS1013 A comparison of high- and low-J CO observations of submm galaxies Regular
Soderberg AS1020 Exotic Explosions,Eruptions,and Disruptions: A New Transient Phase-Space Regular
Surcis AS1011 6.7 GHz methanol maser polarization with the eVLA Regular
Umana AU129 Unveiling the nature of Galactic Bubbles Regular
Velusamy AV317 State of Diffuse ISM: VLA-D HI for Herschel Key Project GOTC+ CII Line GP Survey Regular
Wang AW776 Turbulence Dissipation and Fragmentation in the Early Phase of Cluster Formation Regular
Wang AW769 Molecular gas and CO excitation in the most distant quasars Regular

PI ID GBT Title Type
Agueros GBT/10A-046 Detecting a Pulsar Companion to a New Extremely Low-Mass White Dwarf Regular
Amiri GBT/10A-019 The role of the magnetic field on the mass loss in AGB stars Regular
Appleton GBT/10A-068 Searching for H2O Masers in Shocked H2-Luminous systems Regular
Baker GBT/10A-073 The CO(1-0) profile of the brightest submillimeter galaxy- and its sidekick Regular
Birkinshaw GBT/10A-041 The problem of source contamination in the OCRA SZ sample Regular
Castangia GBT/10A-042 A search for 22 GHz water masers in recently identified INTEGRAL AGN Regular
Cordiner GBT/10A-072 A Targeted Search for Hydrocarbon Anions: Probing the Evolution of Dense Clouds Regular
Courtois GBT/10A-059 Bulk motions of filaments in the Local Universe - Flat Galaxies Catalog Large
Crawford GBT/10A-028 The Enigmatic Binary PSR J1723-28: A Baby Millisecond Pulsar? Regular
Di Francesco GBT/10A-030 The Role of Environment in the Formation of Orion Protostars Regular
Gomez GBT/10A-027 A search for water masers in optically obscured post-AGBs and planetary nebulae Regular
Greaves GBT/10A-025 Large dust and the earliest stages of planet growth Regular
Greenhill GBT/10A-014 H2O Maser Survey of Early-Type Galaxies Regular
Higdon GBT/10A-045 The Molecular Content of Two Optically "Invisible" z~2.6 HLIRGs Regular
Hirota GBT/10A-007 High-resolution continuum observations of chemically youg compact cores Regular
Hirota GBT/10A-008 Molecular line observations of chemically young compact cores Regular
Jackson GBT/10A-016 Searching for a Connection Between NGC 1569 and the IC 342 Galaxy Group Regular
Johnson GBT/10A-039 Survey for Radio Recombinations Lines in Nearby Star-Forming Galaxies Regular
Joncas GBT/10A-012 Establishing a scenario of molecule formation from high Galactic latitude sites Regular
Kanekar GBT/10A-005 Probing changes in the proton-electron mass ratio with radio molecular lines Regular
Kang GBT/10A-062 HI 21-cm Emission-line Observations of Supernova Remnant HB21 Regular
Kannappan GBT/10A-070 Relating Gas Fractions to Galaxy Mass Scales and Dynamics for a Broad Sample Regular
Kuo GBT/10A-066 Water Masers in the Saturnian System Regular
Langston GBT/10A-048 Structure of H C3 N and H C5N in TMC-CP Regular
Lazio GBT/10A-060 Direct Detection of Local Group Baryons: Giant Pulses from Extragalactic Pulsars Regular
Lockman GBT/10A-043 M33 And Its Association with Local Group Gas Regular
Lorimer GBT/10A-023 Timing seven new pulsars found in a deep Parkes multibeam survey Regular
Mangum GBT/10A-009 Kinetic Temperature in Starburst Galaxies Regular
Miller GBT/10A-022 Continued Timing of Rotating Radio Transients Regular
Mroczkowski GBT/10A-056 Detailed cluster physics from the resolved SZ effect imaged with Mustang Regular
Murphy GBT/10A-065 Measuring Star Formation Activity and Anomalous Dust Emission in Nearby Galaxies Regular
Pennucci GBT/10A-069 Measuring the Mass of PSR J1614-2230 with the Relativistic Shapiro Delay Regular
Pisano GBT/10A-064 Mapping the thermal emission in local Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies Regular
Pisano GBT/10A-026 Searching for low column density HI in the NGC 1023 Group Regular
Ransom GBT/10A-061 Timing of a 3.1ms pulsar discovered in a Fermi LAT unidentified gamma-ray source Regular
Reach GBT/10A-001 Microwave emission from supernova remnants Regular
Ries GBT/10A-058 A Study of TNO Analogues at 3.3mm in search of deviations from unity emissivity Regular
Rosen GBT/10A-052 Observational Tests for Non-radial Oscillations in Radio Pulsars Regular
Rosen GBT/10A-049 Confirmation and Follow-up Observations of New Pulsars Discovered by the PSC Regular
Sakai GBT/10A-029 New Carbon-Chain Rich Sources in Lupus Regular
Scaife GBT/10A-010 Anomalous Emission from Lynds Dark Nebulae Regular
Schlingman GBT/10A-033 An Ammonia and Maser Survey of Spectroscopically Selected Sources in the BGPS Regular
Schnee GBT/10A-044 Mapping the Dust Emission from OMC 2+3 Regular
Verschuur GBT/10A-003 Mapping High-Velocity Feature A0 Regular
Walker GBT/10A-050 HI Masses of Compact Groups of Galaxies Regular
Wang GBT/10A-067 Turbulence Dissipation and Fragmentation in the Early Phase of Cluster Formation Regular
Yusef-Zadeh GBT/09C-056 A 3mm survey of the Galactic Center Region Regular

The newly approved projects below for the VLBA and the HSA make up only a fraction of the total available time. Most of the time this trimester is going observing for existing Large projects.

PI ID VLBA/HSA Proposal Title Type
Amiri BA95 SiO maser polarization of OH/IR stars Regular
Beilicke BB281 Pinpointing the TeV gamma-ray emission region of blazars with the VLBA Regular
Biggs BB282 Observing the relationship between AGN and star formation at high redshift Regular
Bruni BB280 Morphology and orientation of Radio Loud Broad Absorption Line Quasars Regular
Dallacasa BD147 Faint high frequency peakers Regular
Deller BD148 A pulsar astrometry pilot project to identify in-beam calibrators with the VLBA Regular
Deneva BD146 Astrometry of a New Galactic Center Pulsar Regular
Fomalont BF101 Search for VLBI Calibrators for the MSL Mission to Mars Regular
Forbrich BF100 Confirmation and astrometric monitoring of the first VLBI-detected brown dwarf Regular
Gupta BG199 VLBA radio structure and detectability of 21cm absorption at 0.5<z<3.5. Regular
Johnston BJ69 VLBA Geodesy/Astrometry Observations for 2010 Regular
Kuchibhotla BK164 Finding the Jet Direction in the Peculiar Quasar 4C 02.27 Regular
Kuo BK163 Precise Masses of Supermassive Black Holes in Nearby Active Galaxies Regular
Liu BL170 Unveiling Binary Supermassive Black Holes in Double-Peaked Narrow-Line AGNs Regular
Loinard BL169 The distance to Monoceros: one of the nearest high-mass star-forming regions Regular
Marecki BM323 Cores of giant radio galaxies Regular
Massi BM319 Interacting Coronae of two T Tauri stars. Part II Regular
Melis BM321 Towards a VLBA Resolution of the Pleiades Distance Controversy Regular
Miller-Jones BM326 Resolving the jets in the X-ray binary SWIFT J1753.5-0127 Regular
Miller-Jones BM330 Following up the first LOFAR-detected transients at GHz frequencies Regular
Nakai BN41 Determination of the distance to an AGN IC2560 by observing a water maser disk Regular
Pihlstrom BP161 Proper Motions in the Galactic Center Regular
Pushkarev BP160 Unraveling a Mystery: Erratic Parsec-scale Variations in the Quasar 2023+335 Regular
Sarma BS198 VLBA Observations of water maser polarization in W3(OH) Regular
Tarchi BT107 Special offer in the Arp299 system: two H2O + one OH megamasers included! Regular
Walker BW93 Confirming the Association of Flaring TeV Emission with the Core of M87,II Regular
Yan BY128 VLBA Astrometry of Planet Pulsar PSR B1257+12 Regular
Yusef-Zadeh BY129 Confirmation of Non-thermal Radio Continuum Emission from Sgr B2 Regular