European ARC Announcements

European ARC Announcements are provided by ESO and the European ALMA Nodes that together make up the European ALMA Regional Centre Network.

New Science Verification data are now available for download

Published: 22 Jan 2018

New Science Verification data are now listed on the Science Verification data page (source no. 15 on the list: HL Tau)

Powerful New Hardware Approved for ALMA

Published: 19 Jan 2018

The development of a new spectrometer for the Morita Array, which forms part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), has been approved by the ALMA Board. Developed by Japan, the Morita Array is composed of twelve 7-metre antennas and four 12-metre antennas.

ALMA Cycle 6 Pre-announcement

Published: 18 Dec 2017

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observing (Cycle 6) in October 2018. A Call for Proposals with detailed information on Cycle 6 will be issued in March 2018, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2018. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 6 proposal call that are needed to plan proposals. More information can be found on 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
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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.

ALMA Cycle 5 observations started successfully

Published: 01 Nov 2017

ALMA Cycle 5 successfully started on 1 October 2017.  Principal Investigator observations have started with the longest configurations (~16 km). Therafter, the Array will be reconfigured continuously until it reaches the most compact baselines in July 2018. ALMA users may check the configuration schedule and the real-time observing status at any time.

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