-- DirkPetry - 22 Feb 2013

EU ARC CASA tutorial for Cycle 1 projects

21 and 22 February 2013, ESO Garching

The workshop ended on 22 Feb 2013

Material from the presentations and hands-on sessions can be found further below.

Pictures from the hands-on sessions:



Original workshop information:

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 eso.org).


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.

Hands-on sessions

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 4.0.1 on the laptop (see the CASA homepage for instructions)
  • Please download the following data packages and other files from home before you come to the tutorial (at the meeting there will be very limited internet access bandwidth!)
  • 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

Detailed Program

21 February   available downloads
09:00 Intro - DP intro-eso-0213.pdf
09:05 ALMA Status - L. Testi LTesti_ESO_Feb2013.pdf
09:15 general CASA, the MS, and the ASDM - DP casa-intro-eso-0213.pdf, asdms-dpetry-eso-0213.pdf
10:00 The typical ALMA data package for PIs - FS piworkshop_2013_felix_stoehr.pdf
10:20 ALMA Data QA2 - LH ALMADataQA2_PIWorkShop_Humphreys.pdf
10:55 coffee  
11:15 Calibration - MZ Calibration_CASA_PI_Workshop_Zwaan_Feb2013.key.pdf
12:00 Explanation of hands-on sessions  
12:30 Lunch (at MPP canteen)  
14:00 Hands-on sessions 1a (M100 calibration) and 1b (SelfCal) in parallel  
  1a (M100 calibration) reduce-m100-casa4-with-problems.py.txt
  1b (SelfCal) reduce-iras16293-casa4-with-problems.py.txt
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 casa--a-closer-look-eso-0213-dpetry.pdf
09:30 Imaging and some image analysis - MZ Imaging_CASA_PI_Workshop_Zwaan_Feb2013.key.pdf
10:30 Coffee  
10:45 Band 9 calibration - LH band9_cycle1calibration_PIWorkShop_Humphreys.pdf
11:30 Spectral information in CASA - DP spectral-information-in-casa-dpetry-0213.pdf
11:50 Recovering extended emission using ALMA and ACA - TS ALMA_ACA_SD_combi_short.pdf, ACAplusALMAdemo.tar.gz
12:30 Lunch (at MPP canteen)  
14:00 Hands-on sessions 2a (M100 imaging) and 2b (Band 9 calibration) in parallel  
  2a (M100 imaging) M100all_lores.ms.tgz (in case you didn't create it on day1)
  2b (Band 9 calibration)




16:00 Coffee  
16:30 Review and Q&A  
17:00 End of tutorial  


  • Martin Zwaan
  • Dirk Petry
  • Liz Humphreys
  • Thomas Stanke
  • Anita Richards
  • Maria Diaz Trigo
  • 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.

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 Miguel Montargès 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 Wilfred Frieswijk
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 none
Nicolas Biver France self none
Alice Danielson UK self none
Philippe Andre France self none
Roberto Galvan-Madrid Germany self Joel Sanchez-Bermudez
Leonardo Testi Germany Anna Miotello none
Jes Jørgensen Denmark Julie Maria Lykke none
Axel Weiss Germany Maria Strandet none
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