ALMA Conference Abstract Deadline Extended

Due to an overlap between the original abstract deadline for the August 2014 "Transformational Science in the ALMA Era" conference and the HST Cycle 22 proposal deadline, the ALMA abstract deadline has been extended to Friday, April 18. Please see the event website for additional information regarding this conference.

Circumstellar Disk Depletion in Young Orion Nebula Stars

In a recent study of the Orion Nebula Cluster (ONC), Rita Mann et al obtained ALMA 856μm observations of a sample of protoplanetary disks to measure the amount of disk material available for forming planets. Read more…


VEGAS Released for Shared Risk Science

NRAO is pleased to announce the release of the Versatile GBT Astronomical Spectrometer (VEGAS) for shared risk science. VEGAS is the next generation GBT spectrometer and features larger bandwidths, more spectral windows, better dynamic range, higher time resolution, and better support for multi-beam instruments than current GBT spectral line backends. Read more…


CASA 4.2.0 Available for Linux

The Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) package is the offline data reduction and analysis package for ALMA and VLA data developed jointly by NRAO, ESO, and the NAOJ. CASA 4.2.0 for Linux can be downloaded from the CASA homepage. Follow the "Obtaining CASA" link. A Mac OS version will be available at a later date. Read more…

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