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.

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. It is anticipated that 4000 hours of the 12-m Array time and 3000 hours of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) time, also known as the Morita Array, will be available for successful proposals from Principal Investigators (PIs) in Cycle 5. Proposals must be prepared and submitted using the ALMA Observing Tool (OT), which is available for download from the ALMA Science Portal (www.almascience.org). Proposals will be assessed by competitive peer review by a single international review committee.

The ALMA Cycle 5 proposal submission opens at 15:00 UT on Tuesday, 21 March 2017.

The ALMA Cycle 5 proposal submission deadline is 15:00 UT on Thursday, 20 April 2017.

ALMA provides continuum and spectral line capabilities for wavelengths from 0.32 mm to 3.6 mm, and angular resolutions from 0.018” to 3.4” on the 12-m Array. Cycle 5 will bring to ALMA several new observational capabilities, including full polarization observations in Band 4, baselines out to 16 km and simultaneous observations between the 12-m and 7-m Arrays. Starting in March 2018, also as part of Cycle 5, ALMA will offer observations in Band 5 (proposals for the latter observations are due at the regular Cycle 5 submission deadline).

For comprehensive information of this Cycle 5 Call for Proposals please consult the ALMA science portal.

Special Session SS20 at EWASS – Prague, 26 – 30 June 2017

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) Special Session No. 20, held on the first day (26 June) of the conference, will be devoted to the three particular modes of observing with ALMA that demonstrate the unique capabilities of the facility: High-Frequency Observations (specifically in Bands 8, 9 and 10); High-Angular-Resolution Observations with baslines up to 16 km; Solar Observations. Further details on the S220 site.

Netherlands ALMA Community Day – March 2, 2017

Allegro, the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherlands, 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.

Find more details below:

  • Description

  • Program
  • Participants
  • Directions


     

    DESCRIPTION

    This event will feature presentations on exciting recent results from ALMA by astronomers from the Allegro user community, the latest news from ALMA, and a plenary discussion on expectations and wishes for user support and any other ALMA-related topics. We will conclude the day with the Leiden Observatory General Astrophysics Colloquium that for the occasion of this workshop will have a special ALMA theme, and will be delivered by Dr. Mario Tafalla (OAN Madrid) on ‘ALMA observations of protostellar jets. Trying to understand the mechanism of outflow acceleration’.

     

     

    PROGRAM

    THU 02/03 (Morning session) Room HL 414
    10:30-11:20

    Welcome & Update on ALMA Status

    Allegro and M.A. Zwaan (ESO ARC)

    11:20-11:40

    Kiloparsec-scale dust disks in high-redshift luminous submillimeter galaxies

    J.A. Hodge

    11:40-12:00

    Investigating the feeding of a baby radio galaxy

    F.M. Maccagni

    12:00-12:20

    H2O and outflows in lensed high-z galaxies

    P. van der Werf

    12:20-12:40

    Transitional disks with ALMA

    E.F. van Dishoeck

     

    THU 02/03 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 414
    13:40-14:00

    ALMA observations of the fast molecular outflow in the Seyfert galaxy IC 5063

    T.A. Oosterloo

    14:00-14:20

    The excitation mechanism for the molecular outflow in the nearby radio-loud Seyfert galaxy IC 5063

    J.B.R Oonk

    14:20-14:40

    The Sun with ALMA

    R.J. Rutten

    14:40-15:00

    Ingredients for planet formation: gas masses and g/d ratios of protoplanetary disks in Lupus

    A. Miotello

    15:00-15:20

    Deuteration in the disk surrounding HD163296

    V. Salinas

    15:20-15:30

    COFFEE BREAK
    15:30-15:40

    Brief update from ESAC/ASAC advisory bodies

    H.J. van Langevelde

    15:40-16:00

    Open Discussion Time
    16:00-17:00

    Colloquium De Sitter Zaal

    ALMA observations of protostellar jets. Trying to understand the mechanism of outflow acceleration

    M. Tafalla

    Program for the ALMA Data Reduction Training day can be found here.

     

    PARTICIPANTS

    Name
    E.G. Bogelund
    L.A. Boogaard
    R.A. Burns
    M.T. Carney
    E.F. van Dishoeck
    C.J. Garcia Vergara
    A. Hacar
    J.A. Hodge
    U. Kavak
    H. van der Laan
    H.J. van Langevelde
    F.M. Maccagni
    C.F. Manara
    A. Miotello
    R. Morganti
    G.A. Muro Arena
    J.B.R. Oonk
    T.A. Oosterloo
    R.J. Rutten
    V. Salinas
    M. Tafalla
    S. van Terwisga
    L. Trapman
    L. Tychoniec
    P. Van der Werf
    M. Van ‘t Hoff
    M.H.D. van der Wiel
    P. Zhou
    M.A. Zwaan (ESO ARC)
    Allegro

     

     

    DIRECTIONS

    -Directions to Leiden Observatory

    Note that this is not the old Observatory in the center of Leiden.

    There are regular buses from the Leiden Centraal station, buses 43 (direction Den Haag) or bus 57 (direction Nieuw Vennep). These take around 7 minutes. Please see the link below for more specific details if you will be coming by bus.

    Instructions on how to get to Leiden Observatory, including transportation from Schiphol Airport, can be found here:
    http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/howto.php
    And a site map can be found here:
    http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/map_LC_hotels_stat_web.php

    lorentzcenter

    Note these specify the route to the Lorentz Center, which is in the forward leaning building in the photo. Leiden Observatory and Allegro offices are located on the 4th and 5th floor of that same building. The event will be held in the joining taller building – The Huygens building.

    -Directions inside the building:

    The event will be held on the 4th floor of the Huygens Building (HL), room HL 414. The Colloquium will be held in De Sitter Zaal in the Oort Building. Lunch will be provided in the canteen of the Gorlaeus Building.

    • Room HL-414 (Huygens Building):
      room_HL414

       

    • Allegro offices (Oort Building):
      allegro_offices

Additional information for ALMA Cycle 5 proposals

Additional information for ALMA Cycle 5 proposals has been published today.
The announcement provides further information on:

1. Update on the availability of Band 5,
2. Reclassification of 16 km baselines as a standard mode,
3. Cycle 5 configuration schedule,
4. Information for preparing Large Programs.

You can read the full announcement at the following link:

https://almascience.eso.org/news/additional-information-for-cycle-5-proposals-1

Complete details will be provided in the Call for Proposals, which will be
released on the ALMA Science Portal on **March 21, 2017**.

To read this and other ALMA News visit this link to the Science portal:
ALMA News.

ALMA Cycle 5 Pre-announcement

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observing (Cycle 5) in October 2017. A Call for Proposals with detailed information on Cycle 5 will be issued in March 2017, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2017. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 5 proposal call that are needed to plan proposals.

Details about the Cycle 5 Pre-announcenement can be found in the ALMA Science Portal.

ALMA Cycle 1 & 2 Summary Report

A detailed report on ALMA Cycles 1 & 2 is now available. The report details observing and completion statistics, data reduction and delivery, and publication statistics.

The document is available as PDF and can be downloaded via the ALMA Science Portal.

ALMA Band 5 Science Verification data release

A new installment of ALMA Science Verification data is available. This release contains data on the following Science Verification targets:
• Arp 220 spectral line observations in Band 5 (H2O, CS, HNC) with the 12-m Array
• SgrB2(N) spectral scan observations across most of the Band 5 tuning range with an hybrid 12m-7m array
• VY CMa spectral line polarization observations of SiO and water lines in Band 5 with the 12m array

Read more details in this link.

Image: The image shows one of the Band 5 receiver cartridges built for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) waiting to be integrated into the Front End at the OSF technical laboratories. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), N. Tabilo

March 2-3, 2017: Netherlands ALMA Community Day & ALMA Data Reduction Training Day — Announcement

Allegro, the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherlands, is organizing a science day on Thursday March 2, 2017, at Leiden Observatory. This event will feature presentations on exciting recent results from ALMA by astronomers from the Allegro user community, the latest news from ALMA, and a plenary discussion on expectations and wishes for user support and any other ALMA-related topics. We will conclude the day with the Leiden Observatory General Astrophysics Colloquium that for the occasion of this workshop will have a special ALMA theme, and will be delivered by Dr. Mario Tafalla (OAN Madrid) on ‘ALMA observations of protostellar jets. Trying to understand the mechanism of outflow acceleration’.

You can register for the Netherlands Allegro ALMA Community Day 2017 following this link.

If you are interested in given a contributed talk (~20 min) on recent results from ALMA or any related topic, please indicate this on the registration page.

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.

Black Hole Fed by Cold Intergalactic Deluge

An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has witnessed a cosmic weather event that has never been seen before — a cluster of towering intergalactic gas clouds raining in on the supermassive black hole at the centre of a huge galaxy one billion light-years from Earth. The results will appear in the journal Nature on 9 June 2016.

Read more in this ESO press release.

Registration open for “Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed”

Registration is now OPEN for the “Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed” conference which will be held 20 – 23 September 2016 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort in Indian Wells, California, USA (near Palm Springs).

Please submit an abstract featuring your science soon, as the deadline for abstracts to be considered for oral presentation will be 24 June, 2016.

For more details, please visit the link to the conference website:
http://go.nrao.edu/ALMA5years