ALMA day 2008

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9 May 2008: ALMA community day

The Italian ARC organizes this day to bring together the Italian community of future ALMA-users. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the community of recent developments at ALMA and the Italian Regional Centre. We also hope that this day will be an occasion for the community to interact with representatives of ESO, INAF, and the Italian ARC. The meeting will take place at the Istituto di Radioastronomia, Bologna. Those who wish to participate are kindly requested to send an email to Jan Brand ( BEFORE 15 April 2008.


Morning session 9:30 - 13:30

09:35 - 09:40 Introduction (Luigina Feretti [Director IRA])

09:40 - 10:35 ALMA and its role in EU astrophysics (Tim de Zeeuw [ESO Director General])

10:35 - 11:00 Status of the project, test results, commissioning & science verification, time lines (Leonardo Testi [EU ALMA Project Scientist])

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 11:55 Developments at the EU ARC (Paola Andreani [EU ARC Manager])

11:55 - 12:20 Developments at the Italian ARC (Jan Brand [Coordinator Italian ARC])

12:20 - 12:45 Proposal submission and obs. preparation software (Martin Zwaan [EU ARC Astronomer])

12:45 - 13:10 CASA; work on the ARC's expertises (Alessandra Rossetti [Post-doc at the Italian ARC])

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:00 Guided Tour of the Italian ARC facilities (for ESO and INAF representatives only)

Afternoon session 15:00 - 17:30

Round Table, interaction with the community. Questions, comments, wishes. Introduction by Paolo Vettolani [Director Dept. of Research Projects] on the intentions of INAF towards the Italian ARC.