ALMA Early Science Cycle 0 Workshop

This workshop provided an overview of the Early Science call and a hands-on tutorial on the Observing Tool (OT) and CASA as well as help with proposal preparation for Cycle 0. See also this page for more information on the call for Early Science.
Workshop material

OT Download OT here
CASA Download CASA here
BIMA data set with CASA tutorial
simdata() material
other FITS viewer/editor, for example Fv


Participants are asked to bring their own laptop for the hands-on sessions and to have the OT and CASA installed beforehand.Both OT and CASA can be downloaded for Go to “Documents & Tools” –> “Tools” where you will find links to both OT and CASA.

In the hands-on session we will be working on a BIMA data set in CASA. The data set can be downloaded here (66MB).

For the ALMA simulator we will use a Spitzer image as a “sky model”. Download the FITS file here.

See this page for detailed travel directions to Leiden observatory. The workshop will be held in rooms 207 (Wednesday 20) and 214 (Thursday 21) on the second floor of the Huygens building.

Coffee and Tea will be provided during the coffee breaks. Lunch is not included.
Final program

Wednesday, April 20

09:30 – 09:40 Welcome & logistics
09:40 – 10:40 Introduction to ALMA and Early Science (Martin Zwaan, ESO)
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to writing ALMA proposals + discussion (Michiel Hogerheijde, Allegro)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:40 Science tools (Floris van der Tak, SRON)
13:40 – 14:00 LIME and ARTIST (Christian Brinch, Allegro)
14:00 – 14:45 OT tutorial (Agnes Kospal, Allegro)
14:45 – 17:00 OT hands-on w/coffee

Thursday, April 21

09:00 – 10:00 Talks by participants (see below)
10:00 – 10:45 User support by Allegro during the early science phase + discussion (Michiel Hogerheijde, Allegro)
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 12:15 The ALMA simulator (Eelco van Kampen, ESO)
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 Introduction to CASA (Christian Brinch, Allegro)
14:00 – 16:00 How to simulate ALMA data, hands-on session (Various codes, from simple RADEX to complex radiative transfer and the CASA ‘simdata’ tool)

Talk by participants: Pamela Klaassen (Ionized and Molecular Gas Dynamics in Massive Star Forming Regions), Attila Juhasz (Testing planet formation theories with CO observations of transitional disks), Nienke van der Marel (Transitional disks), Edo Loenen (Spectral line imaging of nearby galaxies), Gergö Popping (Gas predictions of high redshift galaxies). 10 minutes each.