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by Dong-Chan Kim last modified Oct 13, 2016






Call for ALMA Development Projects

October 12, 2016

As announced in the NRAO eNews this week, a Call for Proposals for NA ALMA Development - Cycle 5 Project Proposals was issued 10 October 2016. To support this new Call, a Development Workshop was held on 24-25 August, at NRAO headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. An overview of the current ALMA Development Plan and its projects and studies past and continuing was given and presentations are available on-line at the workshop site. (read more)

Image Release: Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star

September 29, 2016

Swirling around the young star Elias 2-27 is a stunning spiral-shape pinwheel of dust. This striking feature, seen with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), is the product of density waves – gravitational perturbations in the star's protoplanetary disk that produce sweeping arms reminiscent of a spiral galaxy, but on a much smaller scale. (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 Micheal Ivory at 434-296-0308 or via email at .