ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals

The ALMA Cycle 5 call for proposals is now open and will run to the deadline on 20th April 2017 (1500UT). Cycle 5 observations will start in October 2017 and continue for 12 months, with 4000 hours of 12m time and 3000 hours of ACA time available. The key dates and advertised capabilities are provided in the ALMA Cycle 5 CfP announcement. The UK ARC Node staff are available via the ALMA Helpdesk to answer any proposal and observing related questions you may have.


Supplemental Call for Proposals to use the ALMA 7-m Array in Cycle 4

The ALMA Director has announced that the JAO will accept observing proposals that request to use the 7-m Array in the remainder of Cycle 4, which ends on 30 September 2017. Proposals can be submitted starting 21 April, 2017 (following the end of the Cycle 5 CfP) and will be reviewed as they are received. For more information please see the announcement.


Upcoming ALMA-Related Meetings

National Astronomy Meeting 2017

02-06 July 2017

University of Hull

Hull, United Kingdom


The science program for this year's National Astronomy Meeting can be found here. Several sessions may be of interest to the ALMA community. These include the following:

  • Connecting Scales of Galactic Star Formation in Theory and Observation
  • Galactic Chemical Evolution, Stars, and the Creation of Elements in the Big-Data Era
  • Exploring the High-Redshift Universe with Current and Future Facilities
  • The Future of Astronomical Polarimetry
  • Current Developments in Numerical Astrophysics

Abstract submission is now open; conference registration coming soon.

Abstract-submission deadline: 14th April

Final programme announced by 28th April

Early registration closing 12 May

Late registration closing 23 June


Measuring Star Formation in the Radio, Millimetre, and Submillimetre

24 - 26 July 2017

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom


The goal of this workshop is to bring together people who are exploring the ways to measure star formation rates in the radio, millimetre, and submillimetre bands. Registration is now open. The abstract submission deadline is 14 April 2017, and the registration deadline is 15 May 2017. To register, please submit the form on the registration page.


European Week of Astronomy and Space Science

26 - 30 June 2017

Charles University

Prague, Czech Republic


The European Astronomical Society (EAS) has announced that the EWASS 2017 will be held in Prague from 26 to 30 June 2017.

This year, EWASS includes a wide range of Symposia and Special Sessions that cover nearly all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular interest to ALMA users is session #20 entitled "Science with ALMA: Discoveries, future priorities and user support".

Early Registration deadline: 28 April 2016

Abstract submission deadline: 8 March 2017