Two enthusiastic Operational Support Scientists are required to join Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) and The University of Manchester to further develop and support the work of our world leading facilities at Jodrell Bank Observatory and across the eMerlin/VLBI National Facility. With responsibility for designing, developing and maintaining software systems for the control and monitoring of all the radio telescopes operated by JBCA and the development of astronomical data analysis software together with interfacing to hardware.
From 16 - 20 October 2017 ASTRON (the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy) and JIVE (Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC) will host the European Radio Interferometry School, ERIS 2017. This school is the seventh of a series of summer schools supported by RadioNet. ERIS will provide a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry.
The Call for Proposals for ALMA Cycle 5 (October 2017 – September 2018) closed on 20 April 2017. Over 1700 proposals were received, the largest number of proposals so far. Included were also 24 proposals for Large Programmes, 16 proposals for VLBI observations, 41 proposals for solar observations, and 23 Target of Opportunity proposals.
7-m Array Supplemental Call for Cycle 4 is NOW OPEN!
The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) is now accepting observing proposals that request to use the 7-m Array in stand-alone mode for the remainder of Cycle 4. Instructions on how to submit proposals can be found on the 7-m Array Supplemental Call web page.
The ALMA Director announces that the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will accept observing proposals that request to use the 7-m Array in the remainder of Cycle 4, which ends on 30 September 2017. This proposal call enables the community to propose projects that will fill in undersubscribed regions of the observing queue for the 7-m Array. Up to 800 hours on the 7-m Array will be allocated through this opportunity.
The ALMA Director, on behalf of the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) and the partner organizations in East Asia, Europe, and North America, is pleased to announce the ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals (CfP) for scientific observations to be scheduled from October 2017 to September 2018. The deadline is 20 April 2017, 15:00 UT.
ALMA Cycle 4 (1 Oct 2016 – 30 Sept 2017) continues and PI observations will resume on 1 March 2017 after the "austral winter" engineering period through February. More information on the ALMA Status page.
The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) Special Session No. 20, held on the first day (26 June) of the conference, will be devoted to the three particular modes of observing with ALMA that demonstrate the unique capabilities of the facility: High-Frequency Observations (specifically in Bands 8, 9 and 10); High-Angular-Resolution Observations with baslines up to 16 km; Solar Observations. Further details on the SS20 site.