Welcome to ALMA and the European ALMA Regional Centre!

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is the world's largest ground-based facility for observations in the millimeter/submillimeter regime located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile. It enables transformational research into the physics of the cold Universe, probes the first stars and galaxies, and directly images the formation of planets. ALMA comprises a giant array of fifty 12-m antennas, which can be configured to achieve baselines up to 16 km. It is equipped with state-of-the-art receivers that cover all the atmospheric windows up to 1 THz. In addition, a compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas greatly enhance ALMA's ability to image extended sources.

The European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) provides the interface between the ALMA project and the European science community. It supports its users mainly in the areas of proposal preparation, observation preparation, data reduction, and data analysis.

Below you can read the latest Announcements from the European ARC Network.. More details and up-to-date information can be found in the News section and the ALMA Science Portal.

Workshop on Self-Calibration and Advanced Imaging

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Announcement from the Italian Node
11-13 December 2017 - Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Ita

The Italian ALMA Regional Centre organizes a 2-day workshop on self-calibration and advanced imaging, to be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna, Italy) on 11-13 December 2017.

QUESO Workshop 2017: Presentations are now available

Published: 22 Nov 2017

Submillimetre/mm/cm QUESO Workshop 2017

The submillimetre/mm/cm QUESO Workshop 2017 (Centimetre-Sub-Millimetre Q&U (and V) European Southern Observatory Workshop) was held at ESO Garching from 25-27 October, 2017. The presentations are now available to download from the programme page.

Radio Interferometry: Methods and Science

Published: 20 Nov 2017

Announcement from the German Node
The course Radio Interferometry: Methods and Science will be  organized by the German ARC node and offers a hands-on overview of major aspects of radio/mm/submm interferometry for master students, PhD students and senior astronomers. The course is planned to start in April 2018.

JAO external vacancy: ALMA Head of Science Operations - Santiago

Published: 13 Nov 2017

The Joint ALMA Observatory invites applications for the position of:

ALMA Head of Science Operations - Santiago

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) is seeking a senior science manager, with extensive experience, to lead the Department of Science Operations (DSO), which is responsible for the science operations of the international ALMA radio astronomy observatory in Chile. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead the scientific operations of the most ambitious ground-based observatory operational in the world today, delivering unique scientific data to a world-wide user community of approximately 4000 professional astronomers.

The initial deadline for receipt of applications to be considered for the position is November 24, 2017. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Tracing the Flow: Galactic Environments and the Formation of Massive Stars

Published: 07 Nov 2017

Tracing the Flow: Galactic Environments and the Formation of Massive Stars
2-6 July 2018
Lake Windermere, UK

The University of Manchester, together with the UK Node of the ALMA Regional Centre, organises the next meeting in the series of high-mass star formation meetings. The pre-registration for this meeting is now open.

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