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.

Netherlands ALMA Community Day – ALMA Data Reduction Training Day

Published: 29 Nov 2016

Allegro, the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherland, is organizing a science day on Thursday March 2, 2017, at Leiden
Observatory. For those interested, ALMA data reduction training with CASA will be offered on Friday March 3 at Allegro. You can indicate your interest on the event registration page linked above.

UK ALMA "Bring Your Own Data" Workshop

Published: 29 Nov 2016

The UK ARC Node held its first  "Bring Your Own Data workshop" at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (UoM campus) from 21-25 November. The focus of the workshop was to explore and to work on either own ALMA data or archival data with the assistance of UK ARC Node personnel and ARC Node computing resources.

ALMA Pipeline Processing Analysts

Published: 16 Nov 2016

The ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) at ESO is looking for two ALMA Pipeline Processing Analysts to help with the quality assurance procedure and participate in the commissioning of the ALMA data reduction pipeline.

The deadline for this vacancy is 15 December 2016.

ESO Engineering and Technology Research Fellowships – 2017

Published: 15 Nov 2016

A strong Research and Development (R&D) programme is at the core of ESO's mission to build and operate state-of-the-art facilities for the advancement of astronomical research. Following the framework of the prestigious Fellowship Programme, ESO is awarding one postdoctoral fellowship to an outstanding early-career young researcher in engineering or technical disciplines to further develop her/his independent research programme by joining one of the on-going projects.

Second Announcement of the ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop

Published: 02 Nov 2016

Second Announcement of the ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop
ASIAA, Taipei, (Taiwan), 16-18 January 2017

The ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop will take place at the ASIAA (Academia Sinica, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics) in Taipei (Taiwan) from January 16 to 18 2017. It will consist of a few invited talks on the main scientific goals of ALMA Band 1, plus contributed talks. We also plan to have poster sessions. The ALMA Band 1 Science workshop will provide the first opportunity to show the exciting new science ALMA Band 1 can deliver and to start preparing for the first observing proposals in the ALMA lowest frequency band.

For more information please go to https://events.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/workshop/20170116/

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