Workshop on Early Science
April 13-15 2015 SãoPaulo - IAG - Auditorio 1

Meeting Description

In principle, the LLAMA radiotelescope (12 m antenna in Andes, 4800 m altitude) should be available to the scientific community in the beginning of 2017. The Executive Committee concluded that the operation mode should have "Key Projects", using a time fraction of the instrument. The Key Projects should work as a systematic observation plan, for example, survey of galactic objects (or extragalactic), mapping of large regions in the sky or studies of some kind of objects, as monitoring program and etc. The selected programs will have enough time of allocation to reach a good level of completeness. Preferencially, the proposals should involve Brazilian and Argentinian researches in the team.


The available receivers in the beginning of the observations should be at bands 1 ( 31-45 ), 3 (84-116), 5 (162-211), 6 (211-275), and 9 (602-720); correspondent to the ALMA Bands at GHz. Other facilities will be included in the future. The observations will be able in the continuum and in the spectral mode, using a Fast Fourier Transform spectrograph. The typical system temperature will be less than 100 k (except for band 9) and the angular resolution will be around 52 arcseconds at 100 GHz, 9 arcseconds at 600 GHz.

This meeting is for people interested in this opportunity. Naturally, in the future, we will have a commission to decide about time allocation for the individual projects.