ALMA Early Science Cycle 0
On March 31, 2011, the ALMA Director, on behalf of the partner organizations and all the personnel in Chile, East Asia, Europe, and North America involved in bringing ALMA to Early Science readiness, issued the first Call for Proposals for ALMA, inviting members of the astronomy community to propose for ALMA Science Early Cycle 0 observations.
The ALMA Cycle 0 Early Science proposal submission deadline has passed. Cycle 0 observations are scheduled to begin on September 30, 2011, or shortly thereafter.
The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is the observer interface to ALMA for the US and Canadian user community. A primary goal of the NAASC is to maximize the community's understanding of and access to ALMA Early Science. To this end, the NAASC is conducting community outreach and training events across the US and Canada, supporting the community in the preparation of ALMA observing proposals, and providing ready access to the tools required to conduct science with ALMA. As science observations are acquired, the NAASC will offer a wide range of post-observation and data processing support for observers.
The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) will host its science workshop entitled "Outflows, Winds and Jets: from Young Stars to Supermassive Black Holes" in Charlottsville, Virginia, 3-6 March 2012. The venue is at the Omni hotel, located conveniently near downtown Charlottseville. Registration will open in early September.