I-TRAIN #5: Simulating ALMA Observations with the OST

Published: 14 Jan 2021
Image obtained using the ALMA OST

The European ARC Network is offering an online training on simulating observations with the ALMA Observation Support Tool (OST) on Thursday March 11, 2021, 11:00 CET [Zoom link][Calendar (.ics)]. The OST allows users to test the effect of differing array configurations, frequency tunings, pointing strategies and weather conditions on imaging (2D or 3D) a sky-model of their choosing. 

No specific preparations will be needed to follow this tutorial in full, the OST is available online. If attendees wish to simulate a sky-model of their favourite target these should be prepared in FITS format following the help documentation. Presentation slides will be shared in the Science Portal the day before the session.

The duration of this training session, hosted by the UK ARC node, will be about one hour and will include a live demo and an interactive Q&A session. For questions do not hesitate to contact the UK ARC node at alma-contact@jb.man.ac.uk (with subject OST I-TRAIN). 

Note: The tutors' presentation will be recorded and an edited version of the recording will be posted in the Science Portal after the session. The interactive Q&A will not be recorded.