Dutch ALMA workshop: First announcement

ALLEGRO is planning a two day workshop on April 20-21, 2011 at Leiden Observatory. The workshop will provide an overview of the early science call and provide a hands-on tutorial on the Observing Tool (OT) and CASA as well as help with proposal preparation. The workshop is aimed at everybody who have interest in early science with ALMA. The deadline for general registration is APRIL 7.

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop for the hands-on sessions and to have the OT installed beforehand. OT will not be released for public download before the call for early science, but once it is available, ALLEGRO will provide information on how to obtain and install OT.

A block reservation of 15 hotel rooms has been made for the April 19 and 20. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in one of these rooms. They will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. The rate is 67.30 euro per night. The deadline for the hotel reservations is MARCH 15.

See this page for travel directions to Leiden observatory.

See also this page for more information on the call for early science proposals.

Preliminary program

Wednesday, April 20

09:30 - 09:40 Welcome & logistics
09:40 - 10:40 Introduction to ALMA and Early Science
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 Introduction to writing ALMA propsals + discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Science tools
14:00 - 14:45 OT tutorial
14:45 - 17:00 OT hands-on w/coffee

Thursday, April 21

09:00 - 10:30 Talks by participants (4++)
10:30 - 11:00 User support by Allegro during the early science phase + discussion
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee
11:15 - 12:15 The ALMA simulator
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:00 Brief introduction to CASA
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)

Speakers to be confirmed



Stefanie Muehle, JIVE
Alicia Berciano Alba, ASTRON
Edo Loenen, Leiden
Attila Juhasz, Leiden
Mehdi Lame'e, Leiden
Sara Khalafinejad, Leiden
Gergö Popping, Kapteyn Institute
Daniel Harsono, Leiden
Mihkel Karma, Anton Pannekoek
Nienke van der Marel, Leiden
Paul van der Werf, Leiden
Lucas Ellerbroek, Anton Pannekoek
Pamela Klaassen, ESO
Julián Restrepo, Leiden
Paula Otálvaro, Leiden
Rowin Meijerink, Leiden
Michiel Min, Utrecht
Raymond Oonk, Leiden
Wilfred Frieswijk, ASTRON
Walter Jaffe, Leiden
Frank Israel, Leiden
Huib Jan van Langevelde, JIVE
Lars Kristensen, Leiden
Aycin Aykutalp, Kapteyn Institute
Irene San Jose Garcia, Leiden



Please send an email to brinch(at) with your name, affiliation. Please also let us know if you would like to give a brief (~10 minutes) presentation on your science goal with ALMA. Please note that the hotel registration is closed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:04