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  Steph Cortes LAX    6/22    SW3232  10:20a           I haven't decided if I will drive back
  Steph Cortes LAX    6/22    SW3232  10:20a         6/29 SW3337 6pm yes
                                                        to berkeley or pasadena for a few days;
                                                         i am bringing camping gear
                                                         i am bringing camping gear

Revision as of 12:50, 22 May 2008



This is the wiki entry for the CARMA Summer School June 21-28, 2008. Individual talks will be posted here and you are free to post additional notes, comments etc. The participants in the 2008 Summer School are listed below.

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Katherine Lee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Joe Converse (University of California Berkeley)
Megan Roscioli (University of Chicago)
Nicole Hasler (University of Alabama)
Stephanie Cortes (University of Arizona)
Shane Bussman (University of Arizona)
Timothy Davis (Oxford)
Josh Goldstein (University of Maryland)
Sarah Graves (Cambridge)
Masayuki Fukuhara (University of Tokyo)
Mike Anderson (Cal Tech)
Jithin George (University of Maryland)
Reiko Momose (University of Tokyo)
Josep-Maria Masque (Barcelona)
Alvaro Sanchez-Monge (Barcelona)
Amanda Heiderman (University of Texas)
Timothy Morton (Cal Tech)
Dan Welty (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
David Hogg (Exeter)
Lei Zhu (Peking)


Melvyn Wright, Dick Plambeck (UCB)
Marc Pound (UMD)
Douglas Bock, Dave Woody (OVRO)
Jin Koda, John Carpenter (CIT)

Travel Arrangements

Directions to CARMA

For travel by air there are a number of options - Las Vegas; Los Angeles Area: LAX, Burbank, Ontario; Reno; Inyokern. Each of these requires a 4 to 5 hour drive to get to CARMA from the airport. The exception is Inyokern (airport code IYK) which is a small regional airport in the Owens Valley. However, only United flies to IYK (via LAX) and there are only 2 flights a day. From IYK, it is about a 2 hour drive to CARMA (rental cars available).

What To Bring If You Are Camping

Since all meals will be at the control building, the only essential camping equipment is a sleeping bag. The sleeping bag need not be very warm, since nighttime temperatures will be above freezing. It would be helpful if students who are not flying would bring sleeping mat and tent if they have them. We will purchase enough tents and mats for others. We'll do a poll for who needs what once the accommodation choices are settled.


We can only take cash or checks written in US dollars. Students can pay for food (and dorms/cottage if applicable) at the time or we will invoice them afterwards. Those staying in motels will pay the motels directly at the time of the visit.

Public Transit between Bishop and Reno

A bus runs Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri. The link to the schedule is below.

Shared Rides

Use this wiki to coordinate shared rides. Give your name, your flight details, how many you can accomodate, and special notes such as whether you will be toting camping gear. (Note you need an initial space on the line to get the gray box).

Name        Airport         Arrival                 Departure        Renting     Notes 
                      Day   Flight   Time        Day   Flight Time     Car?
Marc Pound   IYK      6/22   UAL5434  11:55     6/28  UAL5434 12:15    Yes     Camping; not hiking on 6/28

Tim Davis    LAS      6/21   KL6711   23:09     6/29  KL6776  13:55    Maybe   Hotel room booked in Las Vegas for 6/21, 
                                                                               travelling to CARMA 6/22.

Steph Cortes LAX     6/22    SW3232   10:20a          6/29 SW3337 6pm yes
                                                       i am bringing camping gear


You are encouraged to bring your own laptop; a few desktops will be available for student use. Wireless access will be available; if you require a cable ethernet connection please let Marc Pound know. MIRIAD is the data reduction and analysis environment. You should try to install it before arriving at the school. It can be installed on Linux and Mac. Sorry, we don't support cygwin. See the Miriad wiki page for details on installing; if you have questions contact Peter Teuben ( He is also maintaining a Miriad2008 todo list.


Electricity will be supplied at 120V, 60 Hz, using outlets accepting "American-style" parallel flat-pronged plugs.

Observing Scripts

An example CARMA observing script is shown cs016_orion.obs. These scripts will observe your science target and all of the calibrators.

The script is organized into parts. The first part of the script contains options that you can edit according to your science program. The second part of the script begins after the line "Main part of the script", and executes the commands to observe your calibrators and science target. This part of the script should not be edited unless you need to customize your observing program.

The observing scripts can be created using the CARMA script writer. During the summer school, we will explain each part of the observing script.

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