New Science Verification Data

A new instalment of Science Verification data is planned for release on 5 September 2014.

The data release will consist of the following Science Verification targets, whose details are listed on the Science Verification web page:

  • VY CMa: water masers at Bands 7 and 9, demonstrating the 1-3 km baseline capability
  • Comet Lemmon: the HCN line in Band 6, demonstrating the Doppler tracking of ephemeris targets

Future Science Verification data releases will also be preceded by a similar announcement of intent.


ALMA Community Day: Cardiff

First Announcement

13 October 2014

Cardiff University

The UK ALMA Regional Centre Node in collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University are pleased to announce an ALMA Community Day on the 13th October 2014. This workshop is aimed at both novice and advance users and is open to all people from within the UK as well as other users from abroad.

The workshop will cover the current status of ALMA and include contributed ALMA science talks. The UK ARC will also provide tutorials on all aspects of working with ALMA, from proposal preparation and data simulation to advanced imaging techniques of observed data using CASA. These will include new tutorials covering the latest developments in the CASA software and use ALMA archival data.

Information and registration can be found at .

More information will be provided as the event approaches.

Registration deadline October 6th 2014.


Revolution in Astronomy with ALMA - The Third Year

8-11 December 2014

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo, Japan

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been producing a growing number of impressive and transformational science results as the most powerful mm/submm interferometer in the world. Held in central Tokyo, the aim of this four-day conference is to highlight the science results from ALMA obtained during the first three years of science operations.

The science topics include all fields of astronomy: cosmology and galaxies in the distant Universe, nearby galaxies and the Galactic Center, ISM and star formation in our own galaxy, astrochemistry, circumstellar disks, exoplanets, solar system, stellar evolution, solar physics, and fundamental physics.

This conference will feature invited/contributed talks, poster sessions, and an optional full day excursion. Young researchers and students are particularly encouraged to attend the meeting.

Please visit the preliminary conference website at  More information will be added as the conference dates approach.


New UK ALMA website

The UK ARC is updating and modifying its current website and moving it to a new system. The URL will remain unchanged (, but please bear with us in the next couple of months as we make this transition.