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-- DirkPetry - 21 Dec 2012

EU ARC CASA tutorial for Cycle 1 projects

21 and 22 February 2013, ESO Garching

The workshop is aimed at members of the European ALMA community who are involved in accepted Cycle 1 projects.

It will be an intensive two day tutorial with several hands-on sessions in which you will learn how to perform general ALMA data calibration and imaging with the data reduction package CASA.

Please note that for detailed help with the analysis of your own ALMA data, you have the opportunity to visit your ARC node for face-to-face support. During the tutorial in February, we will not have the opportunity to provide extensive data reduction support for individual projects.

You will need a reasonably powerful laptop (Linux or Mac OSX 10.6 or 10.7) with at least 80 GB empty disk space.


This tutorial will take place at ESO, Garching (travel information) in the Council Room (in the main building, please ask at the reception in the main building)

For help with booking a hotel, please contact S.M. Chasiotis-Klingner (smckling at


The tutorial will begin at 9:00 on Thursday and will end at 17:00 on Friday

The hands-on sessions will offer several alternatives for different skill levels and interests.

If you want to participate in the hands-on sessions:

  • You will need to bring a reasonably powerful laptop (>= 1.7 GHz Dual-Core, >= 2 GB RAM)
  • The laptop should have a Linux (e.g. RHEL 5.7 or compatible versions, ideally 64bit) or Mac OS 10.6 or 10.7 installed
  • You should install CASA 4.0 on the laptop (see the CASA homepage for instructions)
  • Closer to the tutorial, we will publish some data packages here which you should download from home before you come to the tutorial
  • The internal disk of your laptop (external disks are too slow) should have at least 70 GB of empty disk space after the download of the data packages

Programm DRAFT

21 February   pdf file
09:00 Intro, ALMA status - MZ  
09:15 general CASA, the MS, and the ASDM - DP  
10:00 The typical ALMA data package for PIs - FS  
10:20 ALMA Data QA2 - LH  
10:55 coffee  
11:15 Calibration - MZ  
12:00 Explanation of hands-on sessions  
12:30 Lunch (at MPP canteen)  
14:00 Hands-on - all (ngc3256, selfcal)  
16:00 Coffee  
16:30 Review and Q&A - all  
17:30 End of day 1  
22 February    
09:00 A closer look at CASA - DP  
09:30 Imaging - MZ  
10:15 Coffee  
10:30 Band 9 calibration - LH  
11:15 cvel and ephemeris object handling - DP  
11:45 ALMA-ACA combination - TS  
12:30 Lunch (at MPP canteen)  
14:00 Hands-on - all (Band 9, cvel/solar syst. obj., ALMA+ACA)  
16:00 Coffee  
16:30 Review and Q&A  
17:00 End of tutorial  


  • Martin Zwaan
  • Dirk Petry
  • Liz Humphreys
  • Thomas Stanke
  • talk about data package by Felix Stoehr

Registered Participants

Registration is closed now.

All registrants mentioned in this list under "Participant Name" or "Second Participant Name" are guaranteed a seat at the tutorial, a power socket, and sufficient coffee. Final count is 35 participants.

PI Name Country Participant Name Second Participant Name
Grant R. Tremblay Germany self none
Emanuele Daddi France self Matthieu Bethermin
Carlos De Breuck Germany Bitten Gullberg Carlos de Breuck
Eckhard Sturm Germany Annemieke Janssen none
Pierre Kervella France self none
Alexander Karim UK Sune Toft Alexander Karim
Veronica Strazzullo France self none
Francesco Fontani Italy Andrea Giannetti none
Jorge Gonzalez Chile self none
Bram Venemans Germany Roberto Decarli none
Roberto Maiolino UK self Claudia Cicone
Raffaella Morganti Netherlands Raymond Oonk none
Katherine Johnston Germany self none
Olivier Groussin France Jérémie Boissier none
Manuel Guedel Austria Bibiana Fichtinger none
Cinthya Herrera France self none
Eva Schinnerer Germany Miguel Querejeta none
James Dunlop UK Michal Michalowski none
Javier R. Goicoechea Spain self none
Christian Henkel Germany self Yan Gong
Nicolas Biver France self none
Alice Danielson UK self none
Philippe Andre France self Derek Ward-Thompson
Roberto Galvan-Madrid Germany self Joel Sanchez-Bermudez
Leonardo Testi Germany self Anna Miotello
Jes Jřrgensen Denmark Julie Maria Lykke none
Axel Weiss Germany Maria Strandet none
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