ALMA Cycle 6 Phase 2 Deadline
The Cycle 6 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 6th of September 2018. Full instructions can be found on this ALMA webpage. Each UK led project has been assigned a Contact Scientist from the UK ARC Node. Please do not hesitate to ask questions via the Helpdesk ticket.
ALMA Cycle 6 Proposal Review: Detailed Report
ALMA has published a detailed report on the outcome of the ALMA Cycle 6 Proposal Review Process. This report details the proposal review process, proposal statistics and regional distributions, as well as the proposal distribution across science categories and receiver bands. A list of the highest priority Cycle 6 projects has also been published on the web.
ALMA announces new ACA observatory filler programs for Cycle 5
ALMA has announced four filler programs which have been approved on the Atacama Compact Array (ACA), also known as the Morita Array. The programs are designed to fill a gap in the ACA observing schedule for the remainder of Cycle 5 and cover LSTs of between 22:00 and 01:30. The programs were selected based on input from scientists at the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) and the ALMA Regional Centres (ARCs) and were reviewed by the ALMA Integrated Science Team (IST) with final approval by the ALMA Director. The data from the proposals will be quality assessed by the JAO and released through the ALMA Archive with no proprietary period. Any remaining PI science programs and activities to commission new capabilities on the array will have priority, and therefore the above programs may not be completed in full.