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ALMA Discovers Infant Stars Surprisingly Near Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

November 28, 2017

At the center of our galaxy, in the immediate vicinity of its supermassive black hole, is a region wracked by powerful tidal forces and bathed in intense ultraviolet light and X-ray radiation. These harsh conditions, astronomers surmise, do not favor star formation, especially low-mass stars like our sun. Surprisingly, new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) suggest otherwise. (read more).

DDT proposals

September 25, 2017

The ALMA Observatory is accepting proposals for Director’s Discretionary Time (DDT)

UPDATE: Submissions of Cycle 4 DDTs will be accepted through the end of Cycle 4. In addition, starting September 22, 2017, PIs can also submit DDTs for Cycle 5. This allows PIs to start taking advantage of the C43-10 configuration which is available starting October 1, 2017 (see the Cycle 5 configuration schedule at this link).

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 .