IMPORTANT UPDATE: The ALMA Director, along with the regional partners, have decided to delay the proposal deadline for the ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals to NO EARLIER than 15 UT on 19 May, 2020. Therefore, Allegro has decided to postpone the Proposal Preparation Workshop of March 26 to a later date, approximately 3 weeks before the actual deadline (when this is decided).
For those who want to get started on their ALMA proposal still on the original schedule, we are providing a series of pre-recorded presentations:
- ALMA Cycle 8 capabilities
- Dual-anonymous proposal review
- Observing Tool
- Simulating ALMA observations
which can be found below or on our YouTube channel.
Everyone is encouraged to e-mail Allegro with any questions that they may have after watching these presentations. We will answer all questions, either by e-mail or via an online session, and also collect Frequently Asked Questions in a constantly updated document. For your convenience, we have also created a toolbox with useful links to help you prepare your proposal.
We would like to highlight the possibility to submit Large Programs on both the main array (>50 hours) and ACA stand-alone (>150 hours). PIs who are considering a Large Program are encouraged to contact Allegro early to optimize your program and explore the many ways we can support your project.
1. Welcome & ALMA Cycle 8 Capabilities (pdf file)
2. Dual-Anonymous Proposal Review (pdf file)
3. ALMA Observing Tool
Part 1/4: Introduction – download & installation (0:32), create a new proposal (3:13),
proposal information (4:50), proposal types (10:50)
Part 2/4: Science Goal Generation – general (2:30), field setup (3:30)
Part 3/4: Spectral Setup – continuum setup (1:30), spectral line setup (7:40)
Part 4/4: Calibration & Performance – synthesized beam (1:00), bandwidth for sensitivity (8:50),
technical justification (12:25), proposal summary (15:00), validation (19:30)
4. Simulating ALMA Observations (pdf file)
Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have questions, concerns, or need support. We would be happy to set up a remote meeting with you via a video link or other remote means.
You can register for the Proposal Preparation Day at the following link.
|Michiel Hogerheijde||Leiden Observatory|
|Alvaro Hacar||Leiden Observatory|
|Andres Perez-Sanchez||Leiden Observatory|
|Aida Ahmadi||Leiden Observatory|
|Alex Hygate||Leiden Observatory|
|Lizette Guzman||Leiden Observatory|
|Christian Ginski||University of Amsterdam|
|Umit Kavak||SRON/Kapteyn Astronomical Institute|
|Sarah K Leslie||Leiden Observatory|
|Kimberly Emig||Leiden Observatory|
|Pooneh Nazari||Leiden Observatory|
|Marta Frias Castillo||Leiden Observatory|
|Leon Trapman||Leiden Observatory|
|Benoit Tabone||Leiden Observatory|
|Alice Booth||Leiden Observatory|
|Robin Mentel||Leiden Observatory|
|Jozsef Varga||Leiden Observatory|
|Margot Leemker||Leiden Observatory|
|Anna Bartkiewicz||Nicolaus Copernicus University|
|Abigail Frost||KU Leuven|