ALMA Cycle 5 Phase 2 Deadline

The Cycle 5 Phase 2 period is now underway. PIs from successful projects need to submit their Phase 2 Science Goals to the archive by 15:00 UT on the 7th of September 2017. Full instructions on this process can be found on the instructions page on the ESO website. Each UK lead project has been assigned a Contact Scientist from the UK ARC Node. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have via the Helpdesk ticket associated with your projects.


Upcoming ALMA-Related Meetings

The Origin of Galaxies, Stars, and Planets in the Era of ALMA

29 November - 02 December 2017


Pasadena, California, USA


From the meeting website:

A Symposium to honour Professor Anneila Sargent

The unprecedented capabilities of the Atacama Large Millimeter and sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) have revolutionized the study of the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets. This symposium will highlight ALMA results and the synergies with current and future facilities across the electromagnetic spectrum.


Atacama Large-Aperture Submm/mm Telescope

17-19 January 2017


Garching, Germany


From the meeting website:

The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is currently the world’s most sensitive telescope operating at 0.3 to 3 mm (and will soon be extended to 10 mm). However, as an interferometer, its mapping speed for large areas is limited, while the largest angular scales it can access are limited to < 1 arcminute at 3 mm. This limit is even more stringent at shorter wavelengths. Further, existing submm/mm single dish facilities are not expected to remain competitive beyond 2030. We have therefore begun a two-year effort concerning the scientific merit for – and technical implementation of – an Atacama Large Aperture Submm/mm Telescope (AtLAST).