Cycle 1 Duplication

Successful Cycle 1 projects, which are not going to be observed in the remainder of Cycle 1, can be (subject to the approval of the PI) carried over to Cycle 2. Cycle 2 proposals will be checked for duplication against these Cycle 1 projects.

A list of carried-over Cycle 1 proposals and more information about the duplication criteria can be found at the ALMA Science Webpage.


ALMA Cycle 2 Call for Proposals

The ALMA Director, on behalf of the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) and the partner organizations in East Asia, Europe, and North America, is pleased to announce the Early Science Cycle 2 Call for Proposals (CfP). Members of the astronomical community are invited to propose for scientific observations that will be scheduled from June 2014 to October 2015. The Deadline will be December 5th, 2013 at 15:00 UT.

More information can be found at the ALMA Science Webpage.


ALMA Cycle 2 Pre-announcement

Despite the delays in the progress of Cycle 1 observations, JAO has announced an upcoming call for ALMA Early Science Cycle 2. The submission deadline will be on December 5th, 2013. The capabilities of the observatory will be similar to Cycle 1, with the exception that ALMA also offers polarisation and observations in Bands 4 and 8 in addition to the already offered Bands 3, 6, 7, and 9. Click here to see the full article on the ESO Science Webpage.


ALMA Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 Timelines

As it was announced in early April, in the last two month focus of the work at the ALMA site was on array stability and infrastructure enhancements. Excellent progress has been made and soon Cycle 1 observations will be resumed. In order to allow the testing of Cycle 2 observing modes and delivery of Cycle 1 highest priority projects, a new timeline has been published:

  • Cycle 1 Early Science observations will continue until the end of May¬†2014
  • The call for Cycle 2 Early Science proposals will be made in October¬†2013 with a deadline for proposal submission in early December 2013
  • Cycle 2 is expected to start in June 2014

Cycle 1 Progress Update

The JAO announced that ALMA will spend the next few months giving priority to commissioning and iimprovements to infrastructure and overall system stability. During this time, Early Science observing will proceed at a lower priority. As a consequence, the ALMA Cycle1 observing period will be extended from the originally announced end of October 31, 2013 until at least the end of January 2014. The timescale for ALMA Cycle2 will be announced in the near future.



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