ALMA Community Day: Cardiff

13 October 2014

Cardiff University


The UK ALMA Regional Centre Node in collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University are pleased to announce an ALMA Community Day on the 13th October 2014. This workshop is aimed at both novice and advance users and is open to all people from within the UK as well as other users from abroad.

The workshop will cover the current status of ALMA and include contributed ALMA science talks. The UK ARC will also provide tutorials on all aspects of working with ALMA, from proposal preparation and data simulation to advanced imaging techniques of observed data using CASA. These will include new tutorials covering the latest developments in the CASA software and use ALMA archival data.

More information is available from the meeting website at  People can register at



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 at  More information will be added as the conference dates approach.