Welcome to ALMA and the European ALMA Regional Centre!

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is the world's largest ground-based facility for observations in the millimeter/submillimeter regime located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile. It enables transformational research into the physics of the cold Universe, probes the first stars and galaxies, and directly images the formation of planets. ALMA comprises a giant array of fifty 12-m antennas, which can be configured to achieve baselines up to 16 km. It is equipped with state-of-the-art receivers that cover all the atmospheric windows up to 1 THz. In addition, a compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas greatly enhance ALMA's ability to image extended sources.

The European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) provides the interface between the ALMA project and the European science community. It supports its users mainly in the areas of proposal preparation, observation preparation, data reduction, and data analysis.

Below you can read the latest Announcements from the European ARC Network.. More details and up-to-date information can be found in the News section and the ALMA Science Portal.

Announcement for the 10th IRAM Millimeter Interferometry School

Published: 16 Mar 2018

Announcement from the IRAM Node

The 10th IRAM millimeter interferometry school will be held October  1st - 05th 2018 at the IRAM headquarters (Grenoble, France). It is  intended for students, post-docs and scientists who want to acquire a  good knowledge of interferometry and data reduction techniques at  millimeter wavelengths, with a special emphasis on the NOEMA  interferometer and its new capabilities.

ALMA Remote Proposal Preparation Support and Community Day 2018

Published: 06 Mar 2018

Announcement from the German Node

The next Call for Proposals for observing time with ALMA (Cycle 6) will be issued on 20 March 2018 with a deadline on 19 April 2018. To prepare the local astronomical community for the Cycle 6 proposal deadline, the German ARC node offers a number of ALMA Community Events, including remote proposal preparation support and outreach sessions as well as the traditional German ALMA Community Day. The Community Day will take place on 5 April. The remote training sessions are scheduled between 15 March and 10 April.

Allegro Proposal Preparation Day – April 9th, 2018

Published: 16 Feb 2018

Prior to the deadline for the ALMA Cycle 6 proposal submission (April 19th), Allegro will host a Proposal Preparation Day. Bring in your proposals and we will assist you with the technical aspects and help you exploring their feasibility, while you work on it during that day. Allegro staff will be there to provide tips & tricks and answer all your questions.

Date: Monday April 9th, 2018 (9:30-17:30h)

Vacancy Notice: European ALMA Programme Scientist

Published: 01 Feb 2018

For its Directorate for Science at the Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, ESO is seeking a

European ALMA Programme Scientist

The European ALMA Programme Scientist serves as the primary contact between the ALMA Observatory, the European ALMA Support Centre and the European astronomical community with respect to the scientific capabilities, mission and exploitation of the ALMA facility.

The initial deadline for receipt of applications to be considered for the position is 31 March, 2018.  

New Science Verification data are now available for download

Published: 22 Jan 2018

New Science Verification data are now listed on the Science Verification data page (source no. 15 on the list: HL Tau)

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