Data Reduction Training Day — Nov 2, 2018

For those interested, ALMA data reduction training with CASA will be offered on Friday November 2 by Allegro, the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherlands, at Leiden Observatory.

Find more details below:


 

PROGRAM

FRI 02/11 (Morning session) Room HL 111
09:30-10:00

Setup computers & The script “scriptForPI.py”

10:00-10:30

Calibration

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:00

Imaging

 

FRI 02/11 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 111
13:00-13:30

Self-Calibration

13:30-14:00

Analysis Tools

13:30-17:30

Working in groups

Program for the Netherlands ALMA Community Day can be found here.

 

 

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.The event will be held in the joining taller building – The Huygens building. Leiden Observatory and Allegro offices are located on the 4-5th and 11th floor of that same building, respectively.

-Directions inside the building:
At the entrance of the building there is a reception were they can provide you with directions.
The event will be held on the 1st floor of the Huygens Building (HL), room HL 111.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND SCRIPTS

Netherlands ALMA Science Day — Nov 1, 2018

Allegro is organizing an ALMA Science Day on Thursday November 1st, 2018, at Leiden Observatory.

The day will start with a special ALMA Colloquium by Dr. Karin Öberg (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), who will tell us about the “Chemistry of Planet Formation”. We have reserved the afternoon for presentations by astronomers from the Allegro user community: We have exciting talks scheduled with ALMA results on galaxies, planet forming disks and star formation. In between and before the tea break, we will also have the latest news from ALMA followed by an open discussion on expectations and wishes for user support, and any other ALMA-related topics.

For those interested, an ALMA data reduction training with CASA will be offered on Friday November 2 at Allegro.

  • Program

  • Directions


     

    PROGRAM


    THU 01/11 (Morning session location: De Sitter Zaal )
    10:30-11:00

    Welcome & Registration

    11:00-12:00

    ALMA Colloquium: Chemistry of Planet Formation

    Karin Öberg

    12:00-12:45

    LUNCH
    (Afternoon session location: HL-226)
    12:45-13:00

    COFFEE

    13:00-13:15

    A flux-ratio anomaly in resolved CO (11-10) spectral line emission from gravitationally-lensed quasar MGJ0414+0534

    Hannah Stacey

    13:15-13:30

    Mapping the [CII]-FIR deficit at redshift 3 on sub-kpc scales

    Matus Rybak

    13:30-13:45

    Extremely high-velocity jets in Serpens: Chemistry and kinematics

    Lukasz Tychoniec

    13:45-14:00

    The best of two worlds: ALMA + IRAM30m observations of the Orion Integral Filament

    Álvaro Hacar

    14:00-14:15

    The ALMA Roadmap Martin Zwaan (ESO)

    14:15-14:35

    Open Discussion

    14:35-15:00

    TEA BREAK

    15:00-15:15

    Imaging protoplanetary disks from the visible to mm wavelengths to constrain disk geometry and characterize its dust grains

    Jos De Boer

    15:15-15:30

    Complex organic molecules in the young disk V883 Ori

    Merel L.R. van ‘t Hoff

    15:30-15:45

    Bridging protoplanetary disk mass evolution in low- and high-mass star-forming regions with ALMA

    Sierk van Terwisga

    15:45-16:00

    The discovery of molecular gas in the nearest cool core cluster of galaxies with ALMA

    Aurora Simionescu

    16:00~17:00

    BORREL AT ALLEGRO PREMISES

     

    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. The event will be held in the joining taller building – The Huygens building. Leiden Observatory and Allegro offices are located on the 4-5th and 11th floor of that same building, respectively.

    -Directions inside the building:

    At the entrance of the building there is a reception were they can provide you with directions.
    The ALMA Colloquium in the morning will be held at the Sitter Zaal on the ground floor of the Oort building.
    The afternoon session will be held on the 2nd floor of the Huygens Building (HL), room HL-226.
    The borrel will be held on the 11th floor of the Huygens Building (HL), next to the Allegro offices (HL-11.22).

    • HL-226 on the 2nd floor of the Huygens building:
      hl_226

Nov 1-2, 2018: Netherlands ALMA Science Day & ALMA Data Reduction Training Day — Announcement

The second Netherlands ALMA Science Day will take place on Thursday November 1, 2018, at Leiden Observatory. Allegro, organizes this meeting for the Netherlands ALMA community to share their exciting new science, hear the latest news from the telescope, and discuss user experiences and ALMA-related topics.

Sign up to share a day with the top ALMA science done in our region. Contributed talks (~20 min) are welcome: If you are interested in presenting your recent results from ALMA, please indicate so in the registration page.

For those interested, the meeting will be followed by an ALMA data reduction training with CASA on Friday November 2 at Allegro.

You can register at the following link.

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

ALMA Data Reduction with CASA Training Day – March 3, 2017

For those interested, ALMA data reduction training with CASA will be offered on Friday March 3 by Allegro, the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherlands, at Leiden Observatory.

Find more details below:

  • Program
  • Participants
  • Directions
  • Presentations

     

    PROGRAM

    THU 02/03 (Morning session) Room HL 111
    09:30-10:00

    Setup computers & The script “scriptForPI.py”

    10:00-11:00

    Calibration

    11:00-11:30

    COFFEE BREAK
    11:30-12:00

    Imaging

     

    THU 02/03 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 111
    13:30-14:00

    Self-Calibration

    14:00-18:00

    Working in groups (including how to use analysis tools and improving your results with self-calibration)

    Program for the Netherlands ALMA Community Day can be found here.

     

    PARTICIPANTS

    Name
    R.A. Burns
    A. Hacar
    U. Kavak
    F.M. Maccagni
    C.F. Manara
    A. Miotello
    G.A. Muro Arena
    J.B.R. Oonk
    S. van Terwisga
    L. Trapman
    L. Tychoniec
    M. Van ‘t Hoff
    P. Zhou
    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 1st floor of the Huygens Building (HL), room HL 111.

     

    PRESENTATIONS

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.

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ALMA Phase Correction Workshop

Allegro, Leiden, May 30 – June 3, 2016

A workshop focused on how to improve the ALMA phase corrections is jointly organized by the ALMA observatory and Allegro. It will be held at Leiden Observatory from May 30 – Jun 3. Participation is by invitation only. Find more details below:


 

DESCRIPTION

ALMA imaging observations – particularly on long baselines – are often limited more by phase fluctuations than atmospheric transmission or PWV. To enable more long-baseline or high-frequency observations, or improve existing data, we need to look at ways to improve the phase correction.

The aims of this workshop are:

  1. Review the methods that could improve ALMA phase correction and image fidelity. Including (but not limited to) baseline accuracy, WVR corrections, pressure and other environmental fluctuations, cycle times, online/offline WVR correction.
  2. Summarise the results from the related test observations during the 2014 and 2015 long-baseline campaigns, and identify and quantify the methods that do produce noticeable improvements.
  3. Make recommendations for changes in ALMA software, hardware and/or observing methods which will improve phase correction

 

PROGRAM
A pdf detailed version of the program can be found in this link: Phasemeeting_final_agenda
 

Mon 30/05 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 204
13:30-13:45

Welcome & Logistics

Remo

13:45-14:15

Outline of the meeting & Topic Organisation

Ed – Bill

Single Source Statistics
14:30-15:00

ALMA Long Baseline Campaign 2014/2015 – Basic Phase Characteristics & Pseudo cycling

Satoki

15:00-15:20

COFFEE BREAK
15:20-15:50

ALMA Long Baseline Campaign 2014 – Weather Correlations & Use of the Two-Point-Deviation

Luke

16:00-16:30

Examination of the GonoGo criterion – Results from 2014/2015 –

Bill

16:40-18:00

Open Discussion Time

 

Tue 31/05 (Morning Session) Room HL 204
WVR Discussions
09:00-09:45

Introduction to Radiometer-based Phase Correction – Principles, Instrumentation and Application

Richard

10:00-10:20

The O2 Oxygen sounder – Applicability in better atmosphere models

George

10:20-10:30

COFFEE BREAK
10:30-10:50

WVR application timescale, 1 sec vs. 6 sec

Ed

11:00-11:30

Optimising WVR solutions (scaling) – improved phases and images

Luke

11:40-12:00

Cloud Continuum removal – Effectiveness, applicability

Bill

12:10-12:30

TelCal WVR online, monitoring and phase RMS calculations

Dominique

12:40-13:00

Correlation of changes with measured pressure over the array

Satoki
Tue 31/05 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 204
14:00-15:00

Open Discussion Time
15:00-15:20

COFFEE BREAK
Antenna Position Measurements
15:20-15:40

‘Inside’ Tc Antpos – phase correction, analysis, SPW combination and plots

Dominique

15:50-16:20

Long baseline antenna measurements

Todd

16:20-16:40

COFFEE BREAK
16:40-17:10

Are antenna position changes related to tropospheric changes?

Ed

17:20-17:40

Suggested observing strategies for the next long baselines to reduce the effect of ‘changes’

Ed

17:40-18:30

Open Discussion Time

 

Wed 01/06 (Morning Session) Room HL 106
Phase referencing statistics
09:00-09:20

Is the GonoGo criteria good for estimating the phase referencing scheme

Bill

09:30-10:00

Phase referencing statistics and correlations – Fast switching experiments 2014/2015. Details of source separation, cycle time and image quality. When does and doesn’t fast switching work

Yoshi

10:10-10:20

What about the calibrators? Searches and contributions

Anita

10:30-10:40

Multi frequency AGN survey with the KVN

Taehyun

10:40-10:50

COFFEE BREAK
10:50-11:10

Pushing bands 9 and 10 beyond 5 km configurations – ‘normal’
observing techniques

Ed

11:20-11:40

Testing phase referencing in marginal conditions – does very-fast
referencing really help

Yoshi – Ed

11:50-12:10

Diurnal properties of the long baseline phase statistics

Bill – Ed

12:00-13:00

Open Discussion Time
Wed 01/06 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 106
Astrometry
14:00-14:20

Astrometry results from the long baseline campaign – multi source observations for accurate astrometry

Antonio

14:30-15:00

Is this single test sufficient, further examination, astrometry runs, multi calibrators in science data

Ed – Antonio – Open discussion

15:00-15:20

Long term astrometry: Parallax studies, proper motions, planet/stellar wobbles – tests, feasibility, offered observation modes for LB?

Ed

15:20-15:30

COFFEE BREAK
15:30-15:50

Check sources for Astrometry

Ed

16:00-17:00

Open Discussion Time
Group Meal Evening — Belgisch Bier Cafe Olivier – 7 pm (Directions)

 

Thu 02/06 (Morning Session) Room HL 106
ALMA Long Baseline experience
10:00-10:20

Lessons Learned at LB (1)

Crystal (LINK)

10:30-10:50

Lessons Learned at LB (2)

Anita

11:00-10:20

The use of Check sources during the observations – What the QA2 current script does with check sources and plans for improvements

Todd (LINK)

11:20-11:40

COFFEE BREAK
11:40-12:40

Open Discussion Time
Thu 02/06 (Afternoon Session) Room HL 106
Higher Frequencies
14:00-14:20

ALMA Band-to-Band (B2B) tests attempts

Ed

14:30-14:50

Band 3 to Band 7 fast switching results

Yoshi

15:00-15:20

Dual frequency simulation using sub-arrays – Band 3 to 6 tests

Luke

15:20-15:40

COFFEE BREAK
15:40-16:00

ALMA High Frequency calibrator cone searches

Yanett – Carmen

16:10-17:30

Open Discussion Time

 

Fri 03/06 (Morning Session) Room HL 106
Summary and Future
09:30-10:00

Conference Summary

Remo

10:15-…

Open Session

 

PRESENTATIONS

Please, find the workshop presentations and summary in the password protected area (password notified by email, no username required):
Link to online presentations and presentations review.

 

LOGISTICS

The workshop is jointly organized by the ALMA observatory and Allegro, the Netherlands ARC node. It will be held at Leiden Observatory from May 30 – Jun 3. Participation is by invitation only.

-Accomodation
Hotel occupancy in Leiden is expected to be high for this period and you are urged to book early. A block reservation has been arranged at the IBIS hotel, opposite Leiden Centraal railway station: Link to Ibis hotel

This booking is held until 18/04/2016. After this date rooms that have not been reserved will be canceled. Workshop attendees receive a discounted price. Reservations need to be made via email to H8087-RE@accor.com mentioning the booking code STER280516:
o Single room incl. breakfast: €81.50 (€ 79 room plus € 2.50 tax per person/per day)
o Double room incl. breakfast: €97.00 (€92 room plus €2.50 tax per person/per day)

-Transportation
For those of you staying at the IBIS hotel situated adjacent from Leiden Centraal Station there will be taxis arranged to take you to the university and back each day. There will be enough space for ~15 people in total.

Leave Ibis Leave University
Monday

13:00

18:00
Tuesday

08:30

18:30
Wednesday

08:30

17:30
Thursday

09:30

17:30
Friday

09:00

12:30

As an alternative there are regular buses from the 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

Note these specify the route to the Lorentz Center, which is in the forward leaning building in the photo. Leiden Observatory and Allegro are located on the 4th and 5th floor of that same building. Note that this is not the old Observatory in the center of Leiden. The workshop will be held on the First and Second floors of the joining building – The Huygens Building (HL) – in either rooms 204 or 106 (see directions below).

-Directions inside the building:

Room 106:
room_106

Room 204:
room_204

Allegro offices:
allegro_offices

-Remote participation:

WEBEX link for remote participation (only Mac and Windows OS):

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M6YLWHU19C3ENKOPN2PJFMIJCE-EIHZ&rnd=692476.57822

This is be open every day of the meeting, you simply click and follow the instructions below (see also Webex_Getting_Started ).

Instructions:
– Use a Windows or Mac OsX computer (NOT Linux) and point the browser to the provided link.
Firefox works, but there are sporadic reports of Safari not working. To be safe, also quit
Skype before you start since under some conditions it can latch on the mic/speaker.

– After signing in (your name and an email address) click the large button on the left “Connect to Audio” –> “Call Using this Computer –>
(select correct audio devices –> be sure to hit “OK” (audio won’t work in meeting until you hit the “OK”). (See page 1 & 3 of the attached guide).

– If possible, use earphones with a microphone.

– Note there are tabs (upper left) for different pages, so check those first if you can not find your way.

– On the right there are buttons to open “Participants”, “Chat” etc. panels. If you make your window large enough it
is possible to have both panels open at the same time. Chat will work even when audio/video is not working
(assuming the person on the other end keeps an eye on it).

– The gear box above the video panel allows you to set the video source (it default for a mac to the camera
on the notebook display which may be closed and you’ll have to then set it to the camera on the external display.)

– The “audio” button below the participants list opens the audio selection/test panel.

-Conference dinner:
The evening meal will be on Wed 7 pm at the Belgisch Bier Cafe Olivier – Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM Leiden.
Find directions from Leiden Centraal station to the restaurant here:
MapToOliviers

And the menu here: Menu_Olivier_Eng

 

PARTICIPANTS

Name
Anita Richards
Richard Hills
Satoki Matsushita
Yoshiharu Asaki
Bill Dent
Ed Fomalont
Ray Blundell
Juan R. Pardo
George Bendo
Scott Paine
Dominique Broguiere
Taehyun Jung
Neil Phillips
Michael Bremer
Bojan Nikolic
Antonio Hales
Allegro

 

Requested remote participation (see instructions here):

Name
Crystal Bogan
Todd Hunter
Liz Humphreys
Alan Roy

 

ALMA Proposal Preparation Day 2016


Announcement from the Italian Node
11-12 April 2015 – Osservatorio di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

In preparation to the ALMA Cycle 4 proposal submission deadline of April 21st, the Italian node of the European ARC is organizing an “ALMA proposal preparation day” to support the ALMA users to prepare their proposals.

11-12th of April
This meeting will be held at the INAF-Osservatorio di Radioastronomia, Bologna, on the 11-12th of April.

During this meeting we will present short tutorials on the ALMA Observing Tool and on proposal preparation. Most of the time will be dedicated to the interaction of the participants with the ARC staff to get support in preparing their own proposals for ALMA Cycle 4.

Participants are invited to bring their own laptop to better participate in the interactive sessions and to directly work on proposal preparation. On request, few computers could be made available by the LOC.

Please notice that this activity is in addition to the usual “face-to-face” support that everybody can request at any time to the Italian ARC node via e-mail to help-desk@alma.inaf.it, or through the ALMA help-desk (register and access via the link “Helpdesk” on the ALMA Science Portal .

Contact:
Jan Brand
Coordinator European ALMA Regional Centre, Italian node
Email: brand@ira.inaf.it
Phone: +39 051 6399372

German ALMA Community Days 2016

Announcement from the German Node

To prepare the local astronomical community for Cycle 4, the German ARC node organizes the German ALMA Community Days 2016 at the Argelander-Institut für Astronomie in Bonn on 6-8 April 2016.

The next Call for Proposals for observing time with ALMA (Cycle 4) will be issued in March 2016. The deadline for proposals is expected to be on 21 April 2016, with observations starting in October 2016 (for more details, please see the pre-announcement in this newsletter). To prepare the local astronomical community for Cycle 4, the German ARC node organizes the German ALMA Community Days 2016 at the Argelander-Institut für Astronomie in Bonn on 6-8 April 2016. The first day will feature an introduction to the basic radio astronomical concepts and terminology for non-radio astronomers. The second day will be devoted to practical information on ALMA-related tools and procedures including a hands-on tutorial on the ALMA proposal tool. Participants are encouraged to stay for a third day (8 April) to start preparing their own ALMA proposals with technical support from ARC node staff. While this event is open to all ALMA users and prospective ALMA users, preference will be given to astronomers from the local community (Germany,
Austria, Switzerland).

More information will be posted by late January on the homepage of the German ARC node at https://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/ARC/

Contact
Dr. Stefanie Mühle
Universität Bonn
Argelander-Institut für Astronomie
European ALMA Regional Centre – German node
Auf dem Hügel 71
53121 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228 733662
Email: arc@astro.uni-bonn.de