ALMA Community Meeting and Surveys for ALMA
ALMA Community Meeting
3-4 September 2007
IPP Auditorium, Garching
Surveys for ALMA
5-6 September 2007
IPP Auditorium, Garching
The Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) consisting of 54 12m and 12 7m telescopes and at least 6 frequency bands at the high-altitude Chajnantor site in Chile will provide a major leap forward in millimetre and submillimetre astronomy, allowing fundamental questions in the formation of galaxies, stars and planets to be addressed. Now ALMA has entered its main construction phase, ESO and Radionet are organising two back-to-back meetings aimed at the European astronomical community.
The goals of the ALMA Community Meeting are
The rationale of the Surveys for ALMA workshop
While ALMA is being constructed in Chile, several ground-based millimetre ands ubmillimetre observatories worldwide are being upgraded and are now coming on-line. The excellent wide-field survey capabilities of large bolometer arrays such as LABOCA and SCUBA-2 on single dish sub-millimetre telescopes such as APEX and the JCMT, and the the upgraded (sub-)millimetre arrays such as IRAM allow prospective ALMA users to develop ambitious science projects and get ready for the use of ALMA.During the first years of operation of ALMA, the Herschel Space Observatory and the Planck mission will also be operational, and provide unprecedented far-infrared survey capabilities. The progress in wide-field near-IR detectors on dedicated telescopes such as VISTA will also provide a major new data-set for ALMA follow-up observations. The aim of this one and a half day meeting is to coordinate the planning of these preparatory surveys for ALMA, and to solicit feedback from the community in the planning of the early science follow-up with ALMA from these surveys. The potential for deep legacy type surveys with the completed ALMA array in 2012 will also be briefly discussed.
- ALMA Community Meeting Preliminary Agenda with invited speakers
- Surveys for ALMA Preliminary Agenda with invited speakers
- If you are interested in attending one or both ALMA events, please register online.
- Deadline for registration: 13th July 2007.
- Some travel expenses may be covered by Radionet. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to apply for support.
- Leonardo Testi (ESO, chairman)
- Robert Laing (ESO, co-chair)
- Susanne Aalto (Onsala)
- Paola Andreani (ESO)
- Pepe Cernicharo (Madrid)
- Carlos De Breuck (ESO)
- Frédéric Gueth (IRAM)
- John Richer (Cambridge)
- Peter Schilke (MPIfR)
- With the support of the European Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC)