This is the wiki entry for the CARMA Summer School July 12-18, 2009. Individual talks will be posted here and you are free to post additional notes, comments etc. The participants in the 2009 Summer School will be listed below.
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Alissa Bans (Chicago)
Kate Barns (Indiana)
Joanna Bulger (Exeter)
Esra Bulbul (UAL)
Chat Hull (UCB)
Tucker Jones (Caltech)
Alex Lockwood (Caltech)
Laura Lopez (UCSC)
Statia Luszcz (UCB)
Adam Morgan (UCB)
Nurur Rahman (UMD)
David Rebolledo (UIUC)
Lee Rottler (Caltech)
Jonathan Seal (UIUC)
Reid Sherman (Chicago)
Shaye Storm (UMD)
Shriharsh Tendulkar (Caltech)
Rui Xue (UIUC)
Melvyn Wright (UCB)
Dick Plambeck (UCB)
Marc Pound (UMD)
Douglas Bock (OVRO)
Nikolaus Volgenau (OVRO)
John Carpenter (CIT)
Local Organizing Committee
Mary Daniel (OVRO)
Cecil Patrick (OVRO)
Terry Sepsey (OVRO)
Frequently Asked Questions
An FAQ written by Mary Daniel is here.
Air and Land 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).
Detailed driving directions to OVRO and CARMA from Los Angeles, Reno, and Las Vegas are here.
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 and a mat. The sleeping bag need not be very warm, since nighttime temperatures will be above freezing. Students who prefer to have a tent to themselves should plan on bringing a tent. Tents will be provided for those who don't mind sharing. We'll do a poll for who needs what, once the accommodation choices are settled.
The campground reserved for the School is Nelson Campground; its entrance is about 1 mile west of the entrance to the CARMA site on the opposite side of the road from CARMA.
When you arrive, check in at the CARMA Control Building to let the observers know you have arrived, to pick up any gear you have reserved and to get directions to the campsite.
Other Things You May Want To Bring
Flashlight, bug spray, plastic coffee mug, sunglasses, windbreaker, sweater, rainjacket, water bottle, binoculars for star gazing/ birdwatching, and good walking shoes.
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.
Name Airport Arrival Departure Renting Notes If Camping... Day Flight Time Day Flight Time Car? Can you bring: Tent? Sleeping Mat?
Chat Hull N/A 7/12 N/A afternoon 7/18 N/A morning ? carpooling from Berkeley with Adam & Statia Y Y
Adam Morgan N/A 7/12 N/A afternoon 7/18 N/A morning ? carpooling from Berkeley with Chat & Statia Y Y
Laura Lopez N/A 7/12 N/A afternoon 7/18 N/A morning N driving from Bay area, room for 3 N N
Alex Lockwood N/A 7/12 N/A afternoon 7/18 N/A morning N driving from Pasadena, can take ~2 N N
Rui Xue LAS 7/12 AA1082 2:25 7/18 7/19 afternoon N Camping, need sleeping pad/tent N N
Jonathan Seale LAS 7/12 AA1082 2:25 7/18 7/19 afternoon Y carpooling with Xue and Rebolledo
David Rebolledo LAS 7/12 AA1082 2:25 7/18 7/19 afternoon N share car with Seale and Xue. N
Joanna Bulger LAX 7/11 NZ1 19:30 7/18 NZ2 16:30 N lift from Alex; camping N Y
Shaye Storm LAX 7/11 SWA1372 13:40 7/22 SW0689 8:10 N camping; need sleeping mat Y N
Tucker Jones N/A 7/12 N/A whenever 7/18 N/A whenever N carpooling from Pasadena Y Y
Kate Barnes LAS 7/12 SW167 11am 7/19 SW222 6pm Y camping Y Y
Marc Pound LAS 7/12 SW1837 9:45 7/19 SW1850 15:30 Y can offer ride; camping Y Y
Reid Sherman SFO 7/04 SW0551 4:50 7/19 SW3938 12:15 N Getting a ride with Dick Plambeck Y Y
Statia Cook N/A 7/12 -- whenever 7/18 whenever maybe Camping (I have some extra equipment), riding with Chat & Adam Y Y
Shriharsh Tendulkar N/A 7/12 N/A whenever 7/18 N/A whenever N Camping: Ride with Alex Y Y
Alissa Bans LAX 7/12 SW0331 9:20am 7/20 SW0798 6:40pm maybe Not sure yet N Y
Nurur Rahman LAX 7/11 SW1372 12:10pm 7/20 SW328 12:40pm Y Riding with Shaye to/from LAX N
Esra Bulbul LAS N/A N/A Whenever 7/19 DL1092 11:15 pm N renting a car
Nazirah Jetha LAS N/A N/A Whenever 7/19 D1092 11:15 pm N Riding with Esra
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. We will have a switch with 6 ports and 6 ethernet cables. If more than six people need cable ethernet, you'll have to share! 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Electricity will be supplied at 120V, 60 Hz, using outlets accepting "American-style" parallel flat-pronged plugs.
Lectures and Handouts
Complete Mel Lectures Introduction to Millimeter Wave Astronomy
Computing Lecture #1 (Marc)
CARMA observing scripts (John)
Observing Schedule (Download this and view in a text editor -- your browser will probably screw up the spacing if you view as a web page)
Hardware lecture #1 (Dick)
Observer Daily Tasks and Responsibilities (Nikolaus) (powerpoint, 11MB)
Observing demonstration (Nikolaus)
Passband Calibration (John)
Map for Second Lake hike (Dick)
Here you can put links to any Summer School photo albums you have created.
Marc's pictures (PUBLIC LINK) -- updated July 17
How to copy your files in one step
This will only work for copying files to or from /opt/summerschoolscratch. For your scripts and catalogs, you'll still have to do the Texas two-step. To copy files FROM /opt/summerschoolscratch TO your laptop:
scp [-r] email@example.com:/opt/summerschoolscratch/you/myfile ./myfile
Where you is the sub-directory you created for yourself in the summerschoolscratch area. Use the -r option if you are copying a directory (e.g. a MIRIAD data file).
To copy files TO /opt/summerschoolscratch FROM your laptop:
scp -r myfile firstname.lastname@example.org:/opt/summerschoolscratch/you/myfile