One of the transporters moving one of the ALMA atannas.  Credit: Sergio Otarola/ESO.

One of the transporters moving one of the ALMA atannas. Credit: Sergio Otarola/ESO.


ALMA Cycle 11 Proposal Statistics Released

ALMA has now released statistics regarding proposal submissions for Cycle 11. A total of 1712 proposals were submitted, which is largely comparable to the number of proposals that have been received by ALMA since Cycle 5. This also includes 67 Joint Proposals (ALMA proposals requesting additional observing time with either JWST, VLA, or VLT) and 42 Large Programs. The total amount of time requested was 31610 hours on the 12-m Array (which is a new high), 12995 hours on the 7-m Array, and 8928 hours on the Total Power Array. More detailed statistical information is available from this report.


12th IRAM Millimeter Interferometry School

18-23 November 2024 (registration deadline: 13 June 2024)


Grenoble, France

Pre-Registration Form

The IRAM millimeter interferometry school provides astronomy postgraduate students and early career researchers with the opportunity to learn about millimetre interferometry, data processing techniques, and imaging techniques, with a particular emphasis placed on working with the NOEMA interferometer. The school provides students and early career researchers with networking opportunities as well. Additionally, it may be possible for participants to visit NOEMA during the school, although this will depend on the weather conditions.

People interested in participating should fill in the pre-registration form by 13 June. Note that the school will be limited to 50 participants.


Millimetre/Submillimetre Sessions at the National Astronomy Meeting

14-19 July 2024 (abstract submission deadline: 9 June 2024)

University of Hull

Hull, United Kingdom


The Royal Astronomical Society's 2024 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2024) will be held at the University of Hull from 14 to 19 July. The full session program includes quite a few sessions that may be of interest to ALMA users and other radio astronomers, including the following:

The deadline for abstract submission has just been extended to Sunday 9 June 2024 at 23:59 BST (22:59 UTC). Abstracts should be submitted via this link.