Allegro, the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherlands

Allegro provides general user support for the ALMA community and offers expert help on high-frequency ALMA observations, synergy with radio astronomy, and science analysis tools.

Allegro integrates the expertise relevant to ALMA within the astronomical institutions and universities in the Netherlands. This includes the astronomy departments of the Dutch universities cooperating as the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON), the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE).

News from ALMA


Supplemental Call for Proposals to use the 7-m Array in Cycle 4

The ALMA Director announces that the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will accept observing proposals that request to use the 7-m Array in the remainder of Cycle 4, which ends on September 30, 2017. This proposal call enables the community to propose projects that will fill in undersubscribed regions of the observing queue for the 7-m Array.

ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals in now open

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 ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals (CfP) for scientific observations to be scheduled from October 2017 to September 2018.


Allegro was established by Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and the Physical Sciences division of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/EW). Funding is provided by NWO/EW.