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ALMA day 2008

9 May 2008: ALMA community day

The Italian ARC organizes this day to bring together the Italian community of future ALMA users.

This meeting aims 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.


Time Speaker Title
09:35 – 09:40 Luigina Feretti
Director IRA
09:40 – 10:35 Tim de Zeeuw
ESO Director-General
ALMA and its role in EU astrophysics
10:35 – 11:00 Leonardo Testi
EU ALMA Project Scientist
Status of the project, test results, commissioning
& science verification, timelines
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break ———— ————
11:30 – 11:55 Paola Andreani
EU ARC Manager
Developments at the EU ARC
11:55 – 12:20 Jan Brand
Coordinator Italian ARC
 Developments at the Italian ARC
12:20 – 12:45 Martin Zwaan
EU ARC Astronomer
Proposal submission and obs. preparation software
12:45 – 13:10 Alessandra Rossetti
Post-doc at the Italian ARC
CASA; work on the ARC’s expertise
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch ———— ————  
14:30 – 15:00 for ESO and INAF
representatives only
Guided Tour of the Italian ARC facilities
15:00 – 17:30 Afternoon session 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.