Modified on Monday, 16-Feb-2009 15:51:11 EST
Information for ALMA North American Observers
Science Goals" (off-site webpage)
- ALMA Brochure
Spanish) (pdf, 2.4MB).
- ASAC: the ALMA Science Advisory
The ASAC provides scientific advice ALMA Board on the scientific
operation of the bilateral ALMA project, as representatives of
the wider astronomical community.
- ANASAC: the ALMA
North American Science Advisory
The ANASAC provides scientific advice to the NRAO Director on the
science operations of ALMA and the North American ALMA Science Center,
as representatives of the wider North American astronomical community.
Leaders & Deputies (IPT=Integrated Product Teams)
These are the teams leading the development of various ALMA components
- ALMA Design
Reference Science Plan (DSRP, rev 2.1)
A community-generated prototype suite of high-priority ALMA
projects that could be carried out in ~3-4 years of full ALMA
operations. The DRSP serves as a quantitative reference for
developing the science operations plan, for performing imaging
simulations, for software design, and for other applications within
the ALMA project.
The following is a partial list of the types of support
users can expect from the staff of the
North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC)
- Organize ALMA meetings/workshops
- Travel to institutions to give talks on ALMA
- Support community Commissioning & Science Verification
- One-stop shopping for submitting ALMA proposals
(provide current information on ALMA observing modes
and capabilities; support community use of Proposal
Submission & Scheduling Tool; staff help desk; validate observers
- Post-observation user support (detailed examination of images
delivered to or produced by users; re-reduce data for users;
verify user-reported defects; staff help-desk; support user
visits to NAASC for data reduction).
- Maintain ALMA websites, proposal guides, data reduction "cookbooks".
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