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The JCMT is pleased to announce that its JCMT Legacy Release 1 (SCUBA-2 850µm) data set is now publicly available. This project makes available to the community uniformly reduced observations of most public SCUBA-2 850µm observations taken before 2013-08-01, as well as coadds and emission catalogs. Please see our web page on the JCMT-LR1 for more details.
JCMT-LR1 (September 2015: SCUBA-2 850µm)
- Public 850µm SCUBA-2 observations taken between 2011-02-01 and 2013-08-01.
- Gridded onto HEALPix tiles using the HPX projection.
- All reduced using the same SMURF makemap dimmconfig ‘jsa_generic’ (included in the Starlink 2015A release)
- Coadds of all the reduced non-pointing observations which passed Quality Assurance coadded onto a single tile.
- Catalogues of detected (>5σ) regions of contiguous emission (extents) towards each tile.
- Catalogues of local peaks within the extents of each tile.
- Over 2000 hours of observing time included.
- Search CADC with proposal ID=’JCMT-LR1′ to view the coadds and catalogues.
The East Asian Observatory is happy to invite PI observing proposals for semester 16A at JCMT (for details see here).
Semester 16A runs from 01 February 2016 to 31 July 2016. We are launching this Call through a new proposal handling system: Hedwig. You can reach Hedwig and find complete details of this Call at:
At your first visit, you should go to ‘Log in’ and generate an account. We hope you will find Hedwig easy to use: there is a ‘Help’ facility at the upper right corner, and individual Help tags at many places on the proposal pages.
The 16A Call for Proposals closes on the 22nd of September, 2015.
In addition, it should be noted that we will embark on survey observing in the 16A semester – and as such, PI time is more limited than the current semester, however we still strongly encourage PI submissions as at least 800 hours of time will be available to EAO and partner region investigators. Some alterations have also been made to the PI eligibility for Canada – please see the Call for details.
2015 IAU Splinter Session
August 6th 6pm-8pm
Room 312 Hawaii Convention Center
The East Asian Observatory has forged a new path for the JCMT following the successful transfer of operation to EAO in March 2015. Operations immediately resumed with an EAO Pilot Science semester initiated in late March, taking successful science with JCMT’s signature instruments, and recommencing commissioning of the additional instrument elements (Pol-2 and FTS-2) for SCUBA-2. In this special session, we will present the latest results from the JCMT Legacy Surveys, completed in early 2015. We will also show some of the recent results from Pilot Science, and discuss the plans EAO and its partners have for continuing to keep the JCMT at the cutting edge of sub-millimeter science.
Organizer: Jessica Dempsey
6:00pm: Welcome and introduction (Paul Ho)
JCMT Legacy Science: New Insights
6:10pm: The Cosmology Legacy Survey (Jim Geach)
6:25pm: Current and future directions in star formation research with the JCMT (Derek Ward-Thompson)
6:40pm: The Nearby Galaxies Survey (Christine Wilson)
6:55pm: The JCMT Legacy Archive (Sarah Graves)
EAO Pilot Science
7:05pm: Highlights from Taiwan (Sheng-Yuan Liu)
7:15pm: Highlights from China (Yu Gao)
7:25pm: Highlights from Korea (Woojin Kwon)
Instrument Directions for JCMT:
7:35pm – 8:00pm: Panel discussion and question and answer session on future instrument upgrades and new instrument concepts.
The EAO’s latest Newsletter is now available for reading:
For previous JCMT Newsletters and articles visit out Newsletter page.
The largest gathering of astronomers from around the world will be happening this August in Hawaii! The International Astronomical Union will assemble at the Honolulu Convention Center for six symposia and 22 focus meetings that will cover everything from the “Search for Water and Life’s Building Blocks in the Universe” to “Advances in Stellar Physics from Asteroseismology” and everything in between. Of course we will be there! For more information visit the event website at http://astronomy2015.org/
The JCMT announces the opening of the Call for Survey Proposals. The deadline for submission of a survey proposal is July 31st, 2015. All details and submission requirements can be found at the link above.
To all JCMT users a reminder that the Call for Proposals for semester 15B closes Friday, May 15th, 15:00 Hawaiian Standard Time. For more information click here.
AstroDay is one of the most engaging outreach events on the Big Island and fun for the whole family! Come on down to the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo, Hawaii on Saturday, May 2nd from 10am – 4pm for a celebration of Astronomy and Hawaiian Culture. The mall will be packed with exciting exhibits and interactive displays, live music and performances on a main stage, plus tons of free handouts and chances to win cool prizes. We hope to see you there!