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24 September 2012 The ALMA OT in early science: supporting multiple customers
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The ALMA Observatory is currently operating ′Early Science′ observing. The Cycle0 and Cycle1 Calls for Proposals are part of this Early Science, and in both the ALMA Observing Tool plays a crucial role. This paper describes how the ALMA OT tackles the problem of making millimeter/sub-millimeter interferometry accessible to the wider community, while allowing "experts" the power and flexibility they need. We will also describe our approach to the challenges of supporting multiple customers, and explore the lessons learnt from the Early Science experiences. Finally we look ahead to the challenges presented by future observing cycles.
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Alan Bridger, Stewart Williams, Stewart McLay, Hiroshi Yatagai, Marcus Schilling, Andrew Biggs, Rodrigo Tobar, and Rein H. Warmels "The ALMA OT in early science: supporting multiple customers", Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 84511A (24 September 2012);


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