Completion of ALMA Early Science Cycle 1 and Start of Cycle 2

Published: 24 Jun 2014

The ALMA Cycle 1 Early Science observing season ended in May 2014. As of 3 June, a total of 36 of the 198 High Priority (HP) projects (including Director's Discretionary Time) have been completed and delivered to the Principal Investigators. The unobserved components of the remaining 146 HP projects have been transferred to Cycle 2 where they will be executed in parallel with the Cycle 2 approved programme (see the Cycle 2 announcement).

Cycle 2 science observations started on the 3 June 2014 and will extend until October 2015 with two pauses: September–November 2014 (commissioning of long baselines) and February–March 2015 (annual engineering and computing activities). See the full annoucement here and other recent ALMA news items.