ALMA Cycle 8 2021 has started

Published: 04 Oct 2021

ALMA is very pleased to share the news that on the evening of 1 October, the first observations for Cycle 8 2021 were successfully completed and observing has continued since then. The data sets are currently being quality-assessed and some data have already been delivered to the respective principal investigators.

On Friday 1 October the last Cycle 7 science observations were completed, which marked the official end of this observing Cycle. It has been the most challenging Cycle in ALMA’s history, and included a one-year break in science observing caused by the pandemic. During the last month, science data have been taken with the antennas in the longest baseline configuration, enabling unique high spatial resolution observations. Now, the antenna configuration has moved back to C-8.

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