Updated Cycle 5 Array Configuration Schedule

he ALMA Cycle 5 Array Configuration schedule has been modified from that published during the Cycle 5 Call for Proposals. The changes have been made to reflect the proposal pressure from the top-rated proposals in Cycle 5 and in light of the adverse weather at the ALMA site that affected the configuration schedule at the end of Cycle 4. The most significant change is that Cycle 5 will begin in configuration C43-10 instead of C43-7, and then move to more compact configurations. For the full revised schedule please see this updated schedule posted on the ALMA Portal.


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).