Release of ALMA Science Verification data


Two new Science Verification datasets have been released.  The datasets are the following:

  • VY CMa observations of water masers in bands 7 and 9 that demonstrate 1-3 km baseline capabilities
  • Comet Lemmon observations of the HCN line in band 6 that demonstrate Doppler tracking of ephemeris targets

The data are available through the ALMA Science Portal at .  The data release includes raw and calibrated visibility data, fully processed images, and data reduction scripts.



Revolution in Astronomy with ALMA - The Third Year

8-11 December 2014

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo, Japan


The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been producing a growing number of impressive and transformational science results as the most powerful mm/submm interferometer in the world. Held in central Tokyo, the aim of this four-day conference is to highlight the science results from ALMA obtained during the first three years of science operations.

The science topics include all fields of astronomy: cosmology and galaxies in the distant Universe, nearby galaxies and the Galactic Center, ISM and star formation in our own galaxy, astrochemistry, circumstellar disks, exoplanets, solar system, stellar evolution, solar physics, and fundamental physics.

This conference will feature invited/contributed talks, poster sessions, and an optional full day excursion. Young researchers and students are particularly encouraged to attend the meeting.

Please visit the preliminary conference website.  More information will be added as the conference dates approach.