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ALMA Weighs Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Distant Spiral Galaxy
June 18, 2015Supermassive black holes lurk at the center of every large galaxy. These cosmic behemoths can be millions to billions of times more massive than the Sun. Determining just how massive, however, has been daunting, especially for spiral galaxies and their closely related cousins barred spirals. (read more)
ALMA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals Attracts Record Number of Applications
May 08, 2015Members of the international astronomical community have submitted a record 1,582 research proposals to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) for its next one-year observing cycle (Cycle 3) scheduled to begin on October 1 of this year. (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.
For more information about the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), please contact Lyndele von Schill at 434-296-0308 or via email at email@example.com.