What's Old at BIMA?


This document describes past changes (6 months or older) and developments with the BIMA web pages. There is no guarantee that very old (>1 year) links still work!
June 10, 1998
Added new memos 66 and 67, new press release AAS (San Diego).
May 15, 1998
Added link to the Poynter-Pickett and Lovas linecatalogs. Both have some form of searching for lines, although you can also use NEMO's tabpp and tablovas programs for local queries.
March 18, 1998
Added link to the MMA development pages at NRAO.
October 24, 1997
The User's Page now has a link to Calfind: a page that describes and displays planets and calibrators for any epoch (display and controls are via a Java program).
April 21, 1997
Added link to our ASIAA partner. They will have an Open House Party on May 30, 1997.
March 25, 1997
The link to the page that describes how hour angle ranges are likely to be assigned to a project has been updated to reflect the change from a script to a Java program.
March 16, 1997
Corrected an old technical description, which now points to an updated copy at UIUC. Should get it back at UMD.
March 7, 1997
An alternative noise calculator is now available as a java applet, courtesy Mike Regan.
March 6, 1997
We've added a Press Release page.
December 10, 1996
The BIMA Call for Proposals has been updated and includes directions on how to retrieve the latest versions of the Proposal cover sheet and LaTeX style file.

The What's New Page outlines the changes in scheduling and provides a link to a page which can be used to find the hour angle ranges likely to be assigned a project.

XCORF, the X-Windows application used to interactively set correlator options, has been updated and now resides as part of the main Miriad distribution. Any site with Motif libraries can now build it. Static binaries are still available; see the BIMA User Page for details on how to retrieve these static binaries.

May 7, 1996
Minutes of the BIDIG (BIMA Interferometry DIscussion Group).

The Hat Creek machine bima2 has been converted to Solaris and is running a new web server now.

October 30, 1995
New 9 Element BIMA Configurations: Both the new 9 element C and C' configurations were developed by Sheng-Yuan Liu and Dave Mehringer, with the help of Jack Welch and Mel Wright.
June 29, 1995
The Correlator Reference Manual is now online thanks to Jerry Hudson.
February 20, 1995
Index to Fitted Antenna Positions are now available. These are baseline solutions which may need to be applied to your data.
January 3, 1995
Current Weather Station data are now available as interactive plots.

Previous observing schedules are now archived on the BIMA Web Server.

November 21, 1994
The Observer's guide and the trouble shooting guide are now included in the Observer's Page thanks to Rick Forster.
November 17, 1994
The BIMA Observing Notes are now included in the Observer's Page.
November 16, 1994
The BIMA WWW undergoes a radical facelift. The home page is simplified, and several new sub-pages are created to organize all information related to the subtopics: general, user, observer, programmer, and internet. In addition a quick-menu-bar is added to top of each sub-page to facilitate Web navigation.
November 8, 1994
The BIMA electronic preprints are now available on the Bima Web.
October 25, 1994
The WIP manual is now available as a hypertext document. Look for it under the BIMA User Documentation and the Miriad Documentation sections.
August 9, 1994
BIMA is now a participant in the NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library. Additional images, information about the currents status of the library, and instructions on submitting fully processed images are available.
July 18, 1994
The hypertext and PostScript versions of the document Writing Observing Command Files has been updated.
June 28, 1994
The Bima User Documentation section has been updated to include both a description of and a figure of the new correlator modes and also includes a PostScript version of the figure (thanks to Tamara Helfer).
June 17, 1994
The Hat Creek page now lets you execute the status command and get the status of: everything, antennas, interferometer, messages, systemps, pointing.
June 11, 1994
The CHECKER software (to check BIMA observing scripts) is now available on anonymous ftp as a tar file. A small installation guide is available that guides you through. It is assumed you have installed MIRIAD.
March 28, 1994
The Bima Data Archive is now on-line thanks to the efforts of Jeff Terstriep and others.
Februray 8, 1994
The Miriad Page now includes What's new in Miriad; the User's Guide and Reference; the Miriad Programmer Guide; and subroutine listing.
January 26, 1994
Selections from the Bima User's Guide are now on-line. These include Checker Guide (also in PostScript) and a chapter on Writing Observing Command Files using the new syntax for observing files.
January 5, 1994
The Miriad User's Guide is available thanks to Peter's experimentation with a texi2html converter.
December 27, 1993
The WWW server now contains the USNO IERS Bulletin.

In addition, a BIMA telephone and E-mail listing is also on-line.

December 23, 1993
The BIMA Memo Index is now available along with abstracts, and the full text to some memos in dvi, Postscript, or hypertext formats.

A technical description of the telescopes and proposal guidelines is also available.

December 22, 1993
The BIMA Image Gallery is created as an archive of pictures and images of interest to BIMA users.

A hypertext version of the document Writing Observing Command Files is contributed by Jim Morgan.

December 20, 1993
This Bima WWW server is setup at UMD as a testbed for providing BIMA users with documents and related services.

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