European ARC Newsletter
28 Jun 2022

Welcome to the European ALMA Regional Centre Newsletter!  

This Newsletter, which appears on a monthly basis, is a compilation of recent European ALMA Regional Centre announcements. In addition to these, the Newsletter provides an inside look into ALMA operations, showcases some of the exciting science carried out with ALMA by our European colleagues, and informs you about ALMA or ALMA-related meetings.

European ARC Announcements

Come and visit the ARC Stand at EAS 2022!

27 Jun 2022:

During the ongoing EAS 2022 meeting in Valencia, the European ARC Network will have a stand manned by staff from the ESO ARC and different ARC Nodes.

  • Come visit the stand to chat with other ALMA users from the nodes, to learn how the ARC Network can support your science, and to get some memorabilia.
  • Participate in the daily ALMA quiz for the opportunity to win a Lego ALMA antenna.
  • Join us on Friday 1 July in Lunch Session 6 to hear about an ALMA status update, archive developments and science support opportunities provided by the European ARC network.

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The ALMA Configuration Schedule for Cycles 9, 10 and 11

16 Jun 2022:

A preview of the Cycles 9, 10 and 11 ALMA Configuration Schedule is now available at the following link. This schedule is being released to allow ALMA users to plan their proposal strategy for the next three Cycles.

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Cycle 9 Proposal Submission Statistics

03 Jun 2022:

A detailed report of the Cycle 9 Proposal Submission Statistics is now available. The report provides a summary of items such as the number of submitted proposals and time requested, subscription rates, and comparisons with the number of hours requested in previous Cycles. The report can be downloaded as a pdf document.

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ALMA Science Archive School

25 May 2022:

The European ARC Network organises an ALMA Science Archive School at the Italian ARC node headquarters in Bologna, on 5-7 October 2022. To register for the meeting please make use of the registration form, that will remain open until July 15th 2022.

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Upcoming ALMA or ALMA-related Meetings


Building bridges: The lifecycle of dust and gas in the Milky Way with ALMA and SKA

The in-person Symposium 7 at the EAS Meeting 2022 in Valencia (Spain) will take place on 30 June and 1 July. The aim of this meeting is to build bridges between groups studying events of similar nature in the life cycle of dust and gas, but at different astronomical scales and in different environments. More information can be found at

Registrations to the EAS 2022 are open and abstract submission can be done using this link. The full conference program can be found at this link.

VLA Sky Survey in the Multiwavelength Spotlight

This conference will take place on 7-9 September 2022 and will have a hybrid format, with options for speakers and attendees to choose to attend either in-person in Socorro, NM, or remotely on a virtual platform.

The goal of this conference is to share a diverse range of scientific perspectives, both on the discoveries enabled by the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS, a multi-epoch radio survey of the entire northern sky visible from New Mexico) on its own, and on advances made possible through synergy with other datasets. Opportunities for multiwavelength VLASS synergy include radio/mm observatories and surveys (e.g., ALMA), optical/infrared imaging and spectroscopy, multi-epoch widefield surveys , and the high-energy domain. For more information please visit the conference webpage.