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

Deadline: 15:00 UT 2017 May 15

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. This call will now end at 15:00 UT 2017 May 15. For more information please see the announcement.


Cycle 5 call for proposal ends

The ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals closed on 20 April 2017 with 1712 proposals submitted, a larger number than in the previous cycle. The time allocation and science ranking will take places in late June, with PIs notified at the end of July and observations commencing at the start of October. For more information and a plot showing world wide submission distributions please see the press release.


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. Conference registration is now open; abstract submission has closed.

Early registration closing 12 May

Late registration closing 23 June


47th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC 2017)

18 - 22 September 2017

Istituto di Radioastronomia

Bologna, Italy


The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference has been held almost every year since 1968 and has been hosted by various European Radio Astronomical Institutes. The purpose of YERAC is for undergraduate, graduate and young post-doctoral students in radio astronomy from all over Europe to meet each other and present their work. "Europe" includes any country from Russia in the East to Portugal in the west as well as affiliates of the European VLBI Network, RadioNet or other current bodies.

For more information see meeting webpage. The registration deadline is 31 July 2017.


2017 European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2017)

16 - 20 October 2017


Dwingelo, The Netherlands


ERIS will provide a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. The topics covered by the lectures/tutorials will include the following:

  • Calibration and imaging of continuum, spectral line, and polarisation data.
  • Low-frequency (LOFAR domain), high-frequency (ALMA/IRAM domain), and VLBI-interferometry.
  • Extracting information from the data and interpreting the results.
  • Choosing the most suitable array and observing plan for projects.

The registration fee is 165 euro (TBC). It will cover the accommodation and half board for the 5 days of the school.

For registration please see the website for the interferometry school. Please note that places will be limited to ~80, so you are encouraged to register early.