Cycle 3 Pre-Announcement

ALMA has made a Cycle 3 announcement with the call for proposal timelines. The key dates are:

  • 24 March 2015 - Call for proposals

  • 23 April 2015 - Proposal deadline

  • 01 October 2015 - Start of Cycle 3 observations

An estimated 2100 hours will be available during Cycle 3.

Projects ranked "A" in Cycle 2, if not completed by the end of that Cycle, will be eligible for transfer into Cycle 3.

For further information please see https://almascience.eso.org/news/alma-cycle-3-pre-announcement.

 

New Science Verification Release: Long Baseline Data

ALMA has announced its intent to release a new instalment of Science Verification (SV) data. The SV data release is planned for 17 Feb. 2015.
 
This release will demonstrate ALMA Long Baseline (up to 10km) capabilities and will consist of
  • Juno: observations of continuum in Band 6 (also demonstrating the ephemeris capability)
  • Mira: observations of SiO lines and continuum in Bands 3 and 6
  • HL Tau: observations of continuum in Band 3, 6 & 7 and two spectral line tunings in Band 3 (CO/CN & HCN/HCO+)
  • SDP.81: observations of CO lines, H2O line and continuum in Bands 4, 6 & 7

 For more information please see the announcement on the ESO website.

 

UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015

30 March - 31 March 2015

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester

Talk submission deadline: 28 February 2015

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015.

The meeting will take place at JBCA (Manchester) from the 30th to 31st March 2015, (prior to the the ALMA Cycle 3 call for proposals deadline). The meeting is intended to present the science results of ALMA projects conducted by UK PIs/Co-Is in all areas of astronomy. The schedule will feature both invited and submitted presentations and take place over two days. During the meeting and afterwards, the UK ARC Node staff will be available to help people with their ALMA Cycle 3 proposals, with tutorials, group meeting rooms and one-on-one support available on April 1st.

Registration and talk title/abstract submission can be found at the meeting page