Allegro is hosting a QA2 training workshop for phased-ALMA data acquired during VLBI observations, which will be held in Leiden (the Netherlands), on February 24-28 2020.
VLBI is an observing mode offered since Cycle 4, and the first observations were conducted in Apr 2017. The QA2 process for VLBI projects is significantly more complex than the procedure for standard projects, requiring a close loop between ARCs, JAO and VLBI correlators.
The main goal of the workshop is to train ALMA astronomers so that the QA2 work load can be distributed across different regions. The training workshop will involve hands-on work on past cycles datasets.
This workshop is restricted to the trained QA2 analysts in ALMA Regional Centers (ARCs).
- SOC / LOC
The workshop will be held in the 2nd floor of the Snellius Building, room TBD. We will meet on Monday at 09:00 for welcome and introductions and will start the program at 10:00 am. On the first day we will have introductory talks. On the second day we will have four sessions “QA2 script overview”. On the third and fourth days we will have hands-on sessions with test datasets.
On the last day, we will work on documentation and discuss next steps.
We count to start everyday at 9:00 and finish at 17:30.
We look forward to seeing you!
Follow this link to see the Program.
SOC / LOC: Ciriaco Goddi (Chair) Allegro/Dutch ARC node Geoff Crew Haystack/MIT Ivan Marti-Vidal University of Valencia Hugo Messias JAO Stefanie Muehler German ARC node Dirk Petry ESO Helge Rottmann MPIfR Registered participants: European ARC nodes Abhijeet Borkar Czech node Lydia Moser German node Rosita Paladino Italian node Kazi Rygl Italian node Andres Perez Allegro/Dutch node Daniel Tafoya Nordic node Tobia Carozzi Nordic node Ciro Pappalardo PACE/Portuguese node Adam Avison UK node Anita Richards UK node Marta Frias Castillo Leiden Observatory Alvaro Hacar Leiden Observatory Rychard Bouwens Leiden University Ewine van Dishoeck STRW-UL East Asia ARC Atsushi Miyazaki Japanese node Jihyun Kang Korean node Alfonso Trejo-Cruz Taiwanese North America ARC Brian Mason NRAO Erica Keller NRAO/td>
JAO David Rebolledo JAO HOTELS
You could consider staying either close to the Lorentz Center (about 2.5 km from the center), or near the railway (Leiden Centraal) station (where the center begins).
There are regular buses from the Leiden Centraal station to the Lorentz Center (see the links below for more specific details if you will be coming by bus).
In alternative, you can look into renting a bike for your stay. You can pick this up at the railway station, at the rear (exit towards the hospital). Bikes costs 7.50 euro per day or 37.50 for a week.
Near the workshop venue:
Near the train station / center of Leiden.
Golden Tulip Leiden-centre (Central station, 4-stars)
Fletcher Wellness-Hotel (Central station, 4-stars)
Tulip Inn Leiden-centre (Central station, 3-stars)
Ibis Leiden-centre (Central station, 3-stars)
DIRECTIONS -Directions to Leiden Observatory
Note that this is not the old Observatory in the center of Leiden.
There are regular buses from the Leiden Centraal station, buses 43 (direction Den Haag) or bus 57 (direction Nieuw Vennep). These take around 7 minutes. Please see the link below for more specific details if you will be coming by bus.
Instructions on how to get to Leiden Observatory, including transportation from Schiphol Airport, can be found here:
And a site map can be found here:
The venue of the workshop is the Snellius building of the Lorentz Center. The Leiden Observatory and Allegro offices are located on the 4-5th and 11th floor, respectively, of The Huygens building (in front and to the right with respect to the Snellius building).
-Directions inside the building: