About us

User support for the ALMA project is organized through three ALMA Regional Centers (ARCs), in North America, in East Asia, and in Europe. The European ARC consists of a core at ESO, Garching, and a network of seven nodes and one center of expertise. The ARC nodes are primarily responsible for general user support of the European ALMA users, and each have several areas of expertise.

Allegro (ALMA Local Expertise GROup), the European ARC node in the Netherlands, is hosted by Leiden Observatory and established together with the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and the Physical Sciences division of the Netherlands Organizations for Scientific Research (NWO/EW). 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).

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The Sponsors

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.

Allegro Staff

Michiel Hogerheijde

Michiel Hogerheijde

Program director
Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Carmen Toribio Perez

Carmen Toribio Perez

Remo Tilanus

Remo Tilanus

Program manager
Luke Maud

Luke Maud

Lizette Guzmán

Lizette Guzmán

Ciriaco Goddi

Ciriaco Goddi

Yanett Contreras

Yanett Contreras

Daniel Harsono

Daniel Harsono

The Allegro Steering Committee members are:

  • Carsten Dominik (University of Amsterdam)
  • Rafaella Morganti (ASTRON)
  • Peter Schilke (University of Cologne)
  • Ronald Stark (NWO)