March 22nd (Monday)

Proposal Preparation Meeting (Chair Kazuya Saigo)

9:00 - 9:30 (20+5) ALMA Current Status & ALMA Cycle 8 2021 Proposer's Guide     Misato Fukagawa (NAOJ)

9:30 - 9:55 (20+5) Cycle 8 2021 Observing Capabilities    Hiroshi Nagai (NAOJ)

9:55 -10:05 (7+3) Observing Tool - Quick guide and new in Cycle 8 2021 - Shun Ishii (NAOJ)


10:15 - 10:35 (15+5) East Asia Proposal RankingsĀ      Daisuke Iono (NAOJ)

10:35 - 11:05 (15x2) Proposal Writing TipsĀ      Xing Lu (NAOJ), Junko Ueda (NAOJ)
Talks in previous meetings, given by Patricio Sanhueza, Nick Indriolo, Tomoya Hirota, Masao Saito, et al. are linked from Proposal Preparation Meeting 2020 and Town Meeting 2018 .

11:05 Closing

OT Hands-On session (optional)

11:15 - 11:20 Introduction and Preparation for OT Hands-On Session     Kazuya Saigo

11:20 - 12:30 OT Hands-On Session     by ARC Staff Members

March 23rd (Tuesday)

Session on the ALMA Proposal Review (Chair Kazuya Saigo)

9:30-10:00 Proposal Review System    
    10-15 min: Cycle 8 2021 ALMA Proposal Review Process (dual anonymous, distributed peer review) Proposal Handling Team (JAO)

    15-20 min: Q&A with the Proposal Handling Team

Recording video of the review system meeting (on March 23rd) is distributed on request. Please let LOC know if you would like to request it. Distribution period is until the deadline of proposal submission for the Cycle 8 2021.

Kazuya Saigo, Fukagawa Misato, Daisuke Iono
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