Minutes of the First EALFA Consortium Workshop

Draft Version 1.3 30Apr03

March 15-17, 2003 at the Arecibo Observatory

The minutes reflect as closely as possible what actually happened, but because they have been produced from written notes of the proceedings, they are intended to provide a summary, not a transcript.

Minutes of Presented Talks and Associated Discussions:

Front End Optics
German Cortes (on telecon from Ithaca) and Desh Desphande (NAIC)
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Front End Construction
Desh Deshpande (NAIC)
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IF/LO System
Lisa Wray (NAIC)
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The WAPP: The Dedicated Receiver for ALFA
Jeff Hagen (NAIC)
                 
RFI Issues at AO: Past, Present and Future
Murray Lewis(NAIC)
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Galactic ALFA Surveys: What might Happen in a Week
Chris Salter (NAIC)
                 
Simulations of ALFA Findings for Three Surveys
Riccardo Giovanelli (Cornell)
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First results from a Pilot Fast Mapping Survey
Kristine Spekkens (Cornell)
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Jodrell Multi-beam Virgo Survey
Jonathan Davies (Cardiff)
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The SMUDGES Survey
Liese van Zee (Indiana U.)
                 
Searching the Environment around Ly$\alpha$ Absorbers
Jessica Rosenberg (U.Colorado)
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General Introduction and Consortium Guidelines
Don Campbell (NAIC)
                 
Pulsar ALFA Surveys
Jim Cordes (Cornell)
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HIPASS Results and Lessons
Lister Staveley-Smith (ATNF)
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HIDEEP and HIJASS Results
Erwin de Blok (Cardiff)
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HI Mass Function
Steve Schneider (U.Mass.)
                 
GOLDMiNe: Virgo Cluster Optical and HI Databases
Peppo Gavazzi (U.Milano)
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Ionization and the Detection of Low HI Mass Galaxies
Suzanne Linder (Cardiff)
                 
The Search for HVCs in Other Galaxies
Mary Putman (U.Colorado)
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Using the Parkes Multibeam to search for HVC Analogs
DJ Pisano (ATNF)
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Minutes of the Scheduled Discussion Sessions:

1st Sunday Afternoon Discussion:
How to proceed with meeting, ALFA specifications, proposed surveys
2nd Sunday Afternoon Discussion:
More on surveys, backends, proprietary rights.
Monday Morning Discussion:
Organizational structure, surveys and their specifications, white paper outline
Monday Afternoon Discussion:
Organizational structure, volunteers to draft White Paper, minutes,
next meeting, alternate backend?