NRAO Community Day at the 45th DPS Meeting: Enhancing Your Solar System Science with the Best Radio/Mm/Submm Facilities

Date: Monday, October 7th
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room: TBD at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) cordially invites you to a NRAO Community Event at the 45th DPS meeting. This event is specifically designed for the planetary science community, and in particular for those who do not regularly utilize radio data in their research. If you would like to learn more about the science that is possible with NRAO facilities for Solar System research and the proposal / observations process – this session is for you!

Exciting new investigations in the field of planetary science are underway at submillimeter through radio wavelengths thanks to the new and enhanced capabilities of the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA), the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), and the transformational millimeter/submillimeter Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

We will provide a brief overview of these facilities and their instruments followed by broad talks describing the variety of submm, mm and cm observations possible for Solar System bodies by I. de Pater (Berkeley) and M. Kelley (U. Maryland).   We will discuss practical information on how to design and optimize proposals, focusing on the recent call for proposals for ALMA Cycle 2 proposals.  We will also provide hands-on demonstration of the NRAO proposal tools.

We look forward to seeing you at the DPS!

The organizers, Kartik Sheth & Arielle Moullet