20-21 June 2012 - Joint ALMA Cycle 1 workshop and NL Submillimeter Day

We are happy to announce a two-day workshop on ALMA Cycle 1 scientific capabilities held jointly with a NL Submillimeter Day. The meeting will take place on Wednesday June 20 and Thursday June 21 at Leiden Observatory.

On the first day we will introduce the scientific capabilities for ALMA Cycle 1, which will run from January 1 2013 until November 2013, with a proposal deadline in mid July 2012. In the afternoon we will discuss (other) submillimeter developments in the Netherlands, and discuss future prospects.

On the second day, we will demonstrate the ALMA proposal preparation software, with an emphasis on the new capabilities compared to Cycle 0. This will be followed by a hands-on training using this software. The use of software to simulate ALMA observations of scientific targets will also be demonstrated.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please see the information below. With kind regards

The organizers

  • Michiel Hogerheijde & Allegro
  • Paul van der Werf


Wednesday, June 20

10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-11:00 Status of ALMA: Cycle 0 observing Commissioning and Science Verification
11:00-12:00 Scientific capabilities for Cycle 1

Proposal preparation, submission, and review (including: what you should know about interferometry before applying for ALMA time)

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:35 NL Submillimeter Day: Ongoing submillimeter development
  • ALMA: Development Plan
  • ALMA: Band 5 Development and Production
  • ALMA: Band 9 upgrade
15:35-16:00 Coffee/Tea
16:00-17:00 NL Submillimeter Day: The future of submillimeter astronomy in the Netherlands (Discussion Session)
  • global submm developments (ALMA, NOEMA, CCAT)
  • millimetron
  • post-JCMT/Herschel-situation for the NL community
  • PI- Opportunities with APEX or JCMT (and CCAT)
  • NOVA-IV opportunities

Thursday, June 21

09:00-10:30 The ALMA proposal preparation software: OT
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea
11:00-12:30 Hands-on training with OT (Bring your own science case!)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Simulating ALMA observations: making your proposal look real
  • CASA simdata
  • OST online simulator
15:00-15:15 Coffee/Tea
15:15-17:00 Hands-on training with simulation software (Bring your own source model!)