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The ALMA OT in early science: supporting multiple customers
Author(s): Alan Bridger; Stewart Williams; Stewart McLay; Hiroshi Yatagai; Marcus Schilling; Andrew Biggs; Rodrigo Tobar; Rein H. Warmels
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Paper Abstract

The ALMA Observatory is currently operating ′Early Science′ observing. The Cycle0 and Cycle1 Calls for Proposals are part of this Early Science, and in both the ALMA Observing Tool plays a crucial role. This paper describes how the ALMA OT tackles the problem of making millimeter/sub-millimeter interferometry accessible to the wider community, while allowing "experts" the power and flexibility they need. We will also describe our approach to the challenges of supporting multiple customers, and explore the lessons learnt from the Early Science experiences. Finally we look ahead to the challenges presented by future observing cycles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 84511A (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925678
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Bridger, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Stewart Williams, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Stewart McLay, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Hiroshi Yatagai, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (Japan)
Marcus Schilling, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrew Biggs, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rodrigo Tobar, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rein H. Warmels, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8451:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II
Nicole M. Radziwill; Gianluca Chiozzi, Editor(s)

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