ALMA observations of a protostellar object.  Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).
ALMA observations of a protostellar object. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).



Upcoming ALMA-Related Meetings

2017 European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2017)

16 - 20 October 2017


Dwingelo, The Netherlands


ERIS will provide a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. The topics covered by the lectures/tutorials will include the following:

  • Calibration and imaging of continuum, spectral line, and polarisation data.
  • Low-frequency (LOFAR domain), high-frequency (ALMA/IRAM domain), and VLBI-interferometry.
  • Extracting information from the data and interpreting the results.
  • Choosing the most suitable array and observing plan for projects.

The registration fee is 165 euro (TBC). It will cover the accommodation and half board for the 5 days of the school.

For registration please see the website for the interferometry school. Please note that places will be limited to ~80, so you are encouraged to register early.


The Origin of Galaxies, Stars, and Planets in the Era of ALMA

29 November - 02 December 2017


Pasadena, California, USA


This symposium is being held to honour the Professor Anneila Sargent's work on star and planet formation and the development of millimetre and submillimetre astronomy.  The science talks will highlight recent research results in the field, with a heavy emphasis on results from ALMA, and will also discuss possible work with future facilities.  More information is at the conference website.


Atacama Large-Aperture Submm/mm Telescope

17-19 January 2017


Garching, Germany


ALMA has been a revolutionary millimetre and submillimetre telescope, but as an interferometer, its large-scale mapping capabilities are limited, and it lacks the ability to recover large scale emission.  This workshop will discuss the possibilities for the development of a single dish telescope to complement ALMA's capabilities, which will include the formation of working groups to focus on the science and technology development of the telescope.