ALMA proposals for Cycle 2 have been arriving since the publication of the Call for Proposals on 24 October 2013. ALMA Early Science Cycle 2, will start in June 2014. This Call provides an important opportunity for Early Science from this cutting-edge facility. The Cycle 2 period will span 17 months and users of any professional background, nationality, or affiliation may submit proposals.
It is anticipated that about 2000 hours of time on the 12-metre array and the Atacama Compact Array will be available for Cycle 2 projects and high priority projects transferred from Cycle 1. A list of the metadata from Cycle 1 proposals designated for transfer into Cycle 2 has been posted, so that Cycle 2 Principal Investigators can avoid duplicating these observations. A Cycle 2 Observing Tool (OT) update was released on 18 November and all users should install this update.
The ALMA Cycle 2 proposal submission deadline is 15:00 UT on 5 December 2013. European users are encouraged to seek for help at their local node; please check the European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC).
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