Welcome to ALMA and the European ALMA Regional Centre!

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is the world's largest ground-based facility for observations in the millimeter/submillimeter regime located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile. It enables transformational research into the physics of the cold Universe, probes the first stars and galaxies, and directly images the formation of planets. ALMA comprises a giant array of fifty 12-m antennas, which can be configured to achieve baselines up to 16 km. It is equipped with state-of-the-art receivers that cover all the atmospheric windows up to 1 THz. In addition, a compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas greatly enhance ALMA's ability to image extended sources.

The European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) provides the interface between the ALMA project and the European science community. It supports its users mainly in the areas of proposal preparation, observation preparation, data reduction, and data analysis.

Below you can read the latest Announcements from the European ARC Network.. More details and up-to-date information can be found in the News section and the ALMA Science Portal.

ALMA recounts of cosmic conundrums: What is the coupling between molecular clouds, star formation and stellar feedback?

Published: 21 Dec 2021

The second talk of the series "ALMA recounts of cosmic conundrums" will take place January 12th at 14:00 CET and will be presented by Eva Schinnerer (MPIA), who will address the question: What is the coupling between molecular clouds, star formation and stellar feedback? The talk will be broadcast live on the youtube channel of the European ARC network.

ALMA Cycle 9 Pre-Announcement

Published: 15 Dec 2021

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start Cycle 9 observations in October 2022. A Call for Proposals (CfP) with detailed information on Cycle 9 is anticipated to be issued in March 2022 and the deadline for proposal submission will be in April 2022.  The purpose of this pre-announcement is to highlight aspects of the CfP to assist with early planning.

MAYA: Meeting of ALMA Young Astronomers

Published: 14 Dec 2021

The European ALMA Regional Centre Network is happy to announce a new series of events targeted toward early career astronomers interested in ALMA: the Meeting for ALMA Young Astronomers (MAYA). The first MAYA will take place on 2022 March 2nd to 4th and it will be fully on-line. Deadline for abstract submission is 2022 January 31st.

Text-based project- and publication-similarity

Published: 10 Dec 2021

The ALMA Science Archive has a new functionality that will list the 20 most similar ALMA projects or publications to any projects you may be interested in. This is achieved with a sophisticated and state-of-the-art text-similarity algorithm.

Vacancy Notice: ALMA Regional Centre Astronomer

Published: 09 Dec 2021

For its ALMA Regional Centre at the Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, ESO is opening the position of:

ALMA Regional Centre Astronomer

The closing date for receipt of applications to be considered for the position is 6 February, 2022. For more information, please see the full vacancy announcement on the ESO Recruitment Portal website.

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