Papers of Paul A. Vanden Bout > ALMA Series > ALMA: The Story of a Science Mega-Project Unit

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Description: A Report for the Meeting of the STC on 5-6 May 1994. ESO/STC-148
Start Date: 1994

Correspondence re: Dutch Participation in MMA, January 1996
Description: Letter from Wolfgang Hasenclever of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft to R.J. van Duinen of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
Start Date: 1996-01-16

ESO and Millimetre-Wave Astronomy by P. Shaver, 1996
Description: From the Scientific Technical Committee, 41st Meeting, Milan, 30-31 October 1996. ESO/STC-195
Start Date: 1996

Draft Summary of Conclusions, EACC Meeting, 6 April 2001
Description: Meeting held in Tokyo.
Start Date: 2001-04-06

Report of the NSF Cost/Management Review Panel for ALMA North America (Hartill Report), 23 February 2003
Description: Performed for the NSF. Conducted at NRAO in Charlottesville, VA from January 30-February 1, 2006.
Start Date: 2006-02-23

ALMA OSF (Operations Support Facility) Groundbreaking, 6 November 2003
Description: Left to right: Bob Dickman, Eduardo Hardy, Fred Lo, Massimo Tarenghi, Catherine Cesarsky, Daniel Hofstadt.
Start Date: 2003-11-06

Correspondence: ESO to NSF re: ALMA Building in Santiago, 11 May 2004
Description: Letter from Catherine Cesarsky at ESO to Robert Dickman at NSF.
Start Date: 2004-05-11

Correspondence: NRAO to AEC, 30 August 2004
Description: Letter from NRAO to ALMA European Consortium re: antenna procurement.
Start Date: 2004-08-30

Correspondence: AUI to NSF re: ALMA Antenna Acquisition, 14 September 2004
Description: Request to issue a subaward to VertexRSI for the acquisition of up to 32 twelve-meter antennas for ALMA.
Start Date: 2004-09-14

Science IPT & ASAC Response to BCP Options, 8 September 2005
Description: From the Joint ALMA Office. This document presents a response by the Science IPT to the items identified as descopes or deferrals in the Baseline Change Proposal spreadsheet which may have impact on the science goals of ALMA. Also included is theā€¦
Start Date: 2005-09-08

Correspondence: Vertex Antennentechnik to ESO re: Antenna Selection Process, 25 October 2005
Description: Vertex Antennentechnik complaint about selection process for ALMA antennas
Start Date: 2005-10-25

Correspondence: General Dynamics to AUI re: Antenna Procurement, 26 October 2005
Description: Letter from Rex Vardeman of General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies Inc. to Ethan J. Schreier of AUI regarding a letter from ESO about antenna procurement.
Start Date: 2013-02-25

ALMA DRC Report, 30 January 2006
Description: Review of Differential Costs for the Two-Antenna Implementation of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (Delta Review).
Start Date: 2006-01-30

NSF Director's Review Presentation, 2 March 2006
Description: Powerpoint presentation
Start Date: 2006-03-02

Description: AUI's proposal to implement the hiring of local staff in Chile, for discussion and approval at the 22-24 March 2006 ALMA Board Meeting.
Start Date: 2006-03

Memo to Members of the National Science Board, 7 April 2006
Description: SUBJECT: Additional Budget Authority to Support Construction of the Rebaselined Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Project, Associated Universities Inc. ($176,970,000; award extended an additional 24 months, through FY 2012).
Start Date: 2006-04-07

ALMA National Science Board Action Item Presentation, 9 May 2006
Description: From the Committee on Programs and Plans
Start Date: 2006-05-09

Correspondence: NSF to ESO re: Land for ALMA Central Office, 8 March 2007
Description: Letter from Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director of the NSF, to Richard Wade, President of ESO Council, regarding ESO's provision of land in Santiago for the ALMA central offices.
Start Date: 2007-03-08

Five-and-a-Half Years in ESO Council by Piet van der Kruit, ca. 2007
Description: Piet van der Kruit served as Netherlands delegate and/or President of the Council of the European Southern Observatory from 2000-2007. He wrote this memoir about his experience with ESO ca. 2007.
Start Date: 2007

Correspondence: NRAO to General Dynamics re: Final Payment, 25 February 2013
Description: Letter from Mauricio Pilleux, NRAO ALMA Deputy Project Manager, to Brian D. Schrader of Vertex Communications Corp. and General Dynamics Installation Services regarding final payments for ALMA Production Antennas and Chilean Installation of Antennas.
Start Date: 2013-02-25

ALMA Release of Claims, 27 February 2013
Description: Two Release of Claims documents from General Dynamics Satcom Tech, Inc. They relate to the ALMA Production Antennas Agreement and the Chilean Integration/Installation of ALMA Antennas. Both are noted as Annex E.
Start Date: 2013-02-27

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