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ALMA Users Workshop
May 21-22, 2011
ASIAA R1203, AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building

The Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Academia Sinica (ASIAA) announces its third workshop for Taiwanese ALMA users. The workshop is oriented for all astronomers, regardless of specialty.

The first call for proposals has been issued on March 30, 2011 for the ALMA Early Science (ES). This ALMA workshop is designed to provide information on the ES capabilities, ARC user support, Proposal Review Process, and to help users in preparing and submitting their proposals with the ALMA tools. There will be an open Q&A session for users to consult our ARC members with their questions. Also, there will be a proposal assessment session, in which users will present their proposals with scientific and technical justifications, each for about 20-30 mins, for the assessment. Users are encouraged to sign up for this session for sharpening their proposals! Additional workshops will be organized later to help users to prepare their observing programs (i.e., scheduling blocks) and to reduce their data.

The organizing committee encourages all the Taiwanese astronomers and scholars interested in observing with ALMA to take part in this workshop. Students coming from outside Taipei City/County can apply for travel support from ASIAA for the transportation and accommodation, and this support is sponsored by tuCASA. Due to limited space and the hands-on nature of this workshop, participation will be limited to 50 people.

Action items before coming to the workshop:

  1. browse through all the presentation files in our 2nd ALMA user workshop
  2. read through the ALMA ES Primer and the Science Web pages
  3. work through OT examples and a SIMDATA example
  4. register in the ALMA Science Portal and browse the helpdesk
  5. have their own favorite proposals ready for proposal assessment
  6. Documents and OT video tutorials that may be useful for proposal planning and preparation




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