The Messenger Astronomical News

Report on the ESO Workshop “Proposal Submission Tools”

  • Biggs, Andy [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Bridger, Alan [UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, UK]
  • Carpenter, John [Joint ALMA Observatory, Santiago, Chile]
  • De Breuck, Carlos [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Glendenning, Brian [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, New Mexico, USA]
  • Iono, Daisuke [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan]
  • Schmid, Erich [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Testi, Leonardo [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

Astronomical News

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observing Tool is a desktop Java application which has been used very successfully since the beginning of science operations to submit requests for time during the annual Call for Proposals, as well as to prepare observing materials such as Scheduling Blocks. An ALMA upgrade study is currently looking at ways in which the OT might be modernised. As part of this study, a workshop was held at ESO Garching in order to bring together groups working on similar systems at observatories around the world.

Created: 2018-09-01/2018-09-30
2 pages

Cite this article:

A. Biggs, A. Bridger, J. Carpenter, C. De Breuck, B. Glendenning, D. Iono, E. Schmid, L. Testi; Report on the ESO Workshop "Proposal Submission Tools". The Messenger 173 (September 2018): 44–45.