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by Dong-Chan Kim last modified Dec 05, 2018 by Katelyn Sevin

 

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Call for Cycle 7 North American Study Proposals Now Open.

December 5, 2018

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites interested parties to submit proposals for Studies of Upgrades for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The call for proposals is open to the North American (NA) ALMA Operations Partnership, which is defined as the community of astronomers and scientists in related fields from North American ALMA partner countries. Studies are generally funded for 1 year up to $200,000 per individual award. More information can be found here.  

Trans-galactic Streamers Feeding Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe

November 15, 2018

The most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The light from this galaxy, known as W2246-0526, took 12.4 billion years to reach us, so we are seeing it as it was when our universe was only about a tenth of its present age. (read more).

Galaxy-Scale Fountain Seen in Full Glory

November 6, 2018

A billion light-years from Earth lies one of the universe’s most massive structures, a giant elliptical galaxy surrounded by a sprawling cluster of other galaxies known as Abell 2597. At the core of the central galaxy, a supermassive black hole is powering the cosmic equivalent of a monumental fountain, drawing in vast stores of cold molecular gas and spraying them back out again in an ongoing cycle. (read more).

Come and Visit the NAASC

The datasets for all of the observations taken in Cycle 0 have been delivered to PIs. NRAO would like to take this opportunity to remind Cycle 0 and 1 investigators of the services available to assist in the analysis of ALMA data. Investigators who would like to re-process their datasets from the original raw files, or who would like advice on analyzing the calibrated datasets they have received, are welcomed to visit. In Charlottesville, financial support is available for two visitors from each project (if the second visitor is a student); in Victoria, visits are encouraged although no financial support is possible. In instances where the data reduction and analysis questions are few or minor, investigators may elect to interact with staff via phone or video connection, or by submitting Helpdesk queries any time of the year at https://help.almascience.org/ .

Feedback on ALMA data analysis tools is greatly appreciated. Please communicate any obstacles encountered in the path from data delivery to publication by submitting a Helpdesk ticket. In particular, has a lack of computing resources, software for analysis, visualization, plotting, or other "tools" proven to be a difficulty? As NRAO moves forward, it will be useful to our planning to understand current gaps in the path from telescope to scientific results. NRAO thanks you for your participation in ALMA Early Science, we look forward to hearing from you and providing assistance as you prepare Cycle 2 proposals.

Contact Us

For more information about the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), please contact Katelyn Sevin at 434-296-0308 or via email at , or the NA ARC Manager Anthony Remijan at 434-244-6848 or via email at .