Cycle 3 Call for Proposals

ALMA has announced a call for proposals for Cycle 3 observations, which will be scheduled from October 2015 to September 2016.  Up to 2100 h of observing time will be available.  The Cycle 3 capabilities will include the following:

  • At least 36 antennas in the main array, 10 7-m antennas, and 2 total power antennas.
  • Receivers for bands 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Baselines up to 2 km for bands 8-10, up to 5 km for band 7, and up to 10 km for bands 3, 4, and 6.
  • Total power spectral line observing capabilities in bands 3 and 8.
  • Polarization continuum observing capabilities for single pointings in bands 3, 6, and 7.
  • Mixed correlator modes (a combination of high frequency resolution and low frequency resolution modes)

More information is given in the call for proposals.


ESO Public Spectroscopic Surveys with the ARO telescopes

ESO is offering the possibility of conducting Public Spectroscopic Surveys using the telescopes of the Arizona Radio Observatory as part of an agreement with the University of Arizona. Public Surveys are observing programmes for which proposers collect and make publicly available, within a defined time, a fully reduced and scientifically usable data set that is likely to answer a major scientific question and be of general use and of broad interest to the astronomical community.

The deadline for submitting Public Surveys proposals with the ESO ARO time is 17 April 2015.

Detailed information are available at this website.


UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015

30 March - 31 March 2015

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester

The UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015 program is now available on the meeting page.

The meeting will take place at JBCA (Manchester) from the 30th to 31st March 2015, (prior to the the ALMA Cycle 3 call for proposals deadline). The meeting will present the science results of ALMA projects conducted by UK PIs/Co-Is.

During the meeting and afterward the UK ARC Node staff will be available to help people with their ALMA Cycle 3 proposals, with tutorials, group meeting rooms and one-on-one support available on 1st April.

Registration remains open for the UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015 and can be found on the meeting page. The deadline for submitting a talk has now passed . Any talks now submitted will be considered, but their scheduling is not guaranteed.


CASA Newsletter

The first edition of the semi-annual newsletter "Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) News" has been released and can be found at the newsletter website.

The CASA newsletter aims to keep CASA users informed on what the CASA team is working on and give details regarding data reduction with CASA.

Subscription to the CASA Announce mailing list will allow you to receive future CASA News issues. Subscription instructions can be found at this website.