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Status update for the ALMA telescope

Dear colleagues, The COVID-19 pandemic still continues to impact our lives in many ways around the world. The situation in Chile has slightly improved in the Santiago area but not yet improved in the northern area where the ALMA telescope is located. ALMA operations thus remain suspended and the timeline of resuming observations unfortunately remains […]

Status update for ALMA Cycles 7 & 8

The ALMA Director, with support from all Executives and the ALMA Board, has taken the following recent decisions regarding the status of Cycle 7 and Cycle 8: The start of ALMA Cycle 8 has been postponed until 2021 October. It is anticipated that the Cycle 8 Call for Proposals will open again in 2021 March. […]

Suspension of ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals

The COVID-19 crisis has continued to affect the global community, including ALMA users and staff. ALMA operations remain suspended, as announced on March 20. Under these difficult and unprecedented circumstances, the ALMA Director, with support from all Executives, has decided to suspend the submission of Cycle 8 proposals until further notice. The Cycle 8 proposal […]

Extension of Proprietary Times

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the global astronomical community, the ALMA Director has made the following decision regarding proprietary times of ALMA data sets. The proprietary period of all MOUSs that have been delivered to principle investigators (PIs), but have not become public by 19 March 2020, will be extended by […]

Allegro Toolbox

Archive Classic ALMA archive New ALMA archive Japanese archive of FITS images Large Programs General information and list of accepted large programs Data Delegation ALMA data can be delegated during the proprietary period by PIs to anyone with an ALMA account. Instructions can be found here. Simulate ALMA Observations ALMA simulator CASA guide (version 5.1+ […]

Allegro office open remotely

Allegro is complying with Leiden Observatory guidelines and all staff is now working remotely. The Allegro team is available for user support, which can be requested by e-mail and will be conducted via a video link or other remote means. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need support!

Survey: ALMA User Experience

The End-to-end User Experience Working Group are a team of staff from the different ARC nodes who are seeking feedback on how to improve the ALMA user experience, from the Call from Proposals stage, through working with ALMA data (be it a project you proposed or Archival data). The ultimate goal is to identify and […]

Changes to how to write your ALMA proposal for Cycle 8

For Cycle 8, ALMA is adopting dual-anonymous review. This means that the proposers do not know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers don’t know who is on the proposing team. This has important consequences on how you write your proposal! ALMA has put together a document with guidelines. Consequently, any text that can identify […]