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What 100,000 Star Factories in 74 Galaxies Tell Us about Star Formation across the Universe

January 09, 2019

Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the most significant differences among galaxies, however, relate to where and how they form new stars. Compelling research to explain these differences has been elusive, but that is about to change. (read more).

ALMA Cycle 7 Pre-Announcement

December 19, 2018

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observations (Cycle 7) in October 2019. A Call for Proposals (CfP) with detailed information on Cycle 7 will be issued in March 2019, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2019. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 7 proposal Call that are needed to plan proposals. (read more).

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.  

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 .