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ALMA News Archives

The following ALMA project status have been published as part of the NRAO eNews or NRAO Newsletters or press releases:

News Item

Date Archived

Pockets of Calm Protect Molecules around a Supermassive Black HolePerfect Storm February 26, 2015
ALMA in January 2015 eNews (NRAO Community Days 2015, 2015 Single-Dish & Interferometry Summer Schools, ALMA Program Status, VLA Sky Survey Update) January 28, 2015
'Perfect Storm' Quenching Star Formation around a Supermassive Black Hole December 17, 2014
Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick-Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star December 11, 2014
ALMA Cycle 3 Pre-announcement December 08, 2014
ALMA in December 2014 eNews (NRAO Events at the Seattle AAS Meeting, NRAO Astronomy Community Days, Telescope Time Allocation, NRAO Summer Student Research Assistantships Program, AAS Poster Presentations by NRAO 2014 Summer Students, ALMA Project Status, Annual Report) December 04, 2014
ALMA Status Report: November 2014 November 12, 2014
ALMA Finds Best Evidence Yet for Galactic Merger in Distant Protocluster November 11, 2014
Birth of Planets Revealed in Astonishing Detail in ALMA's 'Best Image Ever' November 06, 2014
Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System: ALMA Examines Ezekiel-like ‘Wheel in a Wheel’ of Dust and Gas October 29, 2014
ALMA in October 2014 eNews (The Extreme Ends of Star Formation, ALMA Project Status, AAS Workshop, AAS Splinter Session, AUI President Receives North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce Award, WVU Seniors Engaging in GBT Development, NRAO Partners with Astronomical League) October 29, 2014
Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed October 22, 2014
First Release of the ALMA Science Pipeline October 20, 2014
New Targets for Science Verification: Long Baselines October 08, 2014
ALMA in September 2014 eNews (An Accurate, Precise Pleiades Distance Measurement, Large Grains in the Star-forming Filament OMC, US Radio Futures: Building from ALMA & VLA, VLA Sky Survey Proposal Draft Available, ALMA Project Status, Text Messages & Your GBT Project Schedule) September 24, 2014
ALMA Extends Its Arms September 24, 2014
Infant Solar System Shows Signs of Windy Weather September 22, 2014
Galaxy Mergers Defy Expectations to Produce Disk Galaxies: ALMA helps explain dearth of elliptical galaxies September 16, 2014
New release of ALMA Science Verification data September 07, 2014
Extension and Optimization of Capabilities Team Announces Start of the Long Baseline Campaign September 02, 2014
New ALMA Equipment Designed in Chile August 22, 2014
ALMA in August 2014 eNews (High Frequency, High Resolution ALMA Observations, 2014 Jansky Lecturer, ALMA Program Status, 4th VLA Data Reduction Workshop, 7th MegaSAGE Meeting, Filamentary Structure in Molecular Clouds, 14th Synthesis Imaging Workshop) August 20, 2014
Announcement of intent to release a new installment of Science Verification data August 19, 2014
ALMA Confirms Comets Forge Organic Molecules in Their Dusty Atmospheres August 11, 2014
ALMA Pinpoints Pluto to Help Guide NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft August 5, 2014
Young Binary Star System May Form Planets with Weird and Wild Orbits July 30, 2014
ALMA in July 2014 eNews (High Frequency, High Resolution ALMA Observations as a Probe for AGN Activity in Arp 220, 2014 Jansky Lecturer,ALMA Program Status, 4th VLA Data Reduction Workshop, 7th MegaSAGE Meeting, Filamentary Structure in Molecular Clouds, 14th Synthesis Imaging Workshop) July 17, 2014
Dynamical Star-Forming Gas Interaction Witnessed by ALMA July 03, 2014
Gigantic Explosions Buried in Dust: ALMA Probes Environment around Gamma Ray Bursts June 11, 2014
Google conducts virtual tour of ALMA June 10, 2014
Completion of Cycle 1 and start of Cycle 2 Early Science Observations June 5, 2014
New Targets for Science Verification: Bands 4 and 8 June 2, 2014
Acceptance of ALMA Cycle 2 software June 1, 2014
ALMA in May 2014 eNews (Bi-static Radar Imaging with the GBT and Arecibo, Revolution in Astronomy with ALMA - The Third Year, The Filamentary Structure in Molecular Clouds, ALMA Project Status, 4th VLA Data Reduction Workshop, New Hydrogen Maser Installed)
May 29, 2014
ALMA Early Science Cycle 2: Outcome of the Proposal Review Process May 2, 2014
ALMA in April 2014 eNews (Jansky Fellowship Awarded, ISM Mass Evolution Probed, ALMA Project Status, 4th VLA Data Reduction Workshop, NRAO-GB Hosts a Science fair)
Apr 30, 2014
New Science Verification Target Apr 29, 2014
ALMA Helps to Explain Massive Stars Mysterious Formation Mar 27, 2014
ALMA in March 2014 eNews (Circumstellar Disk Depletion in Young Orion Nebular Stars, ALMA Project status, VLA Sky Survey Update, VEGAS Released for Shared Risk Science, NRAO Postdoc Symposium, ALMA Featured in Major Media) Mar 26, 2014
ALMA Status Report: March 2014 Mar 11, 2014
'Death Stars’ in Orion Blast Planets before They Even Form Mar 10, 2014
ALMA Sees Icy Wreckage in Nearby Solar System:Possible hidden planet causing rapid-fire cometary collisions Mar 6, 2014
ALMA in February 2014 eNews (A Unique Gravitational Laboratory, Serendipitous Detection of a High-Redshift Luminous Galaxy, The VLA Sky Survey, 14th Synthesis Imaging Workshop, ALMA Project Status, Results of Calls for ALMA Development Proposals, US-China Workshop, International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy) Feb 19, 2014
Serendipitous Detection of a High-Redshift Luminous Galaxy Feb 19, 2014
ALMA Discovers a Formation Site of a Giant Planetary System Jan 21, 2014
ALMA in January 2014 eNews (Stacking Analysis of ALMA Data, Transformational Science in the ALMA Era, ALMA Project Status, 2014 Synthesis Imaging Workshop, NRAO Astronomer Jay Lockman Elected as AAAS Fellow, Grote Reber Medal Awarded to Ron Ekers) Jan 07, 2014
Supernova’s Super Dust Factory Imaged with ALMA Jan 06, 2014
ALMA in December 2013 eNews (Telescope Time Allocation, ALMA Project Status, Gas in the Galactic Center, VLA Sky Survey Update, 2014 NRAO Summer Student Research Assistantships Program, STEM Role Models) Dec 17, 2013
Infant Galaxies Merging Near ‘Cosmic Dawn’ Nov 22, 2013
ALMA in November 2013 eNews (Proposal Dispositions for the VLA, GBT, and VLBA/HSA, ALMA Project Status, Birth of a Millisecond Pulsar, The Galactic Center Workshop, 3rd China-U.S. Workshop, 2012 NRAO Annual Report, AUI-NRAO STEM Education, Very Large Array Hosts Unique Radio Sundial) Nov 19, 2013
New Cycle 2 OT Nov 19, 2013
ALMA Reveals Ghostly Shape of ‘Coldest Place in the Universe’ Oct 30, 2013
ALMA Cycle 2 Call for Proposals is now open Oct 24, 2013
Did you Know? Oct 24, 2013
ALMA Peers Down the Maws of Two Supermassive Black Holes Oct 23, 2013
ALMA in October 2013 eNews (NRAO Shutdown, ALMA News,ALMA Offers New View of Bipolar Ejection from a Young Star, A Population of Black Hole Candidates, GBT Focal Plane Array Beamformer, Rapid Response with the VLBA) Oct 18, 2013
ALMA Probes Mysteries of Jets from Giant Black Holes Oct 16, 2013
Cycle 1 Update and Transfer to Cycle 2 Oct 7, 2013
ALMA Discovers Large “Hot” Cocoon around a Small Baby Star Oct 07, 2013
Final Antenna Delivered to ALMA Oct 01, 2013
NRAO Community Days Sep-Dec, 2013
ALMA Cycle 2 Pre-announcement Sep 17, 2013
ALMA Cycle 1 Status Update Sep 09, 2013
ALMA in September 2013 eNews (2014 Jansky Fellow Program, VLA Sky Survey Call for White Papers, Nearby Massive Galaxy Mergers, ALMA Project Status) Sep 07, 2013
ALMA reveals luminous birth in the Milky Way Sep 02, 2013
Starbirth Surprisingly Energetic: ALMA observations give new insights into protostars
Aug 20, 2013
ALMA First Radio Imaging with the Band 4 Receiver Aug 20, 2013
ALMA in August 2013 eNews (2013 Jansky Lecture, NRAO Community Days, Star formation and gas kinematics of z=6 QSO hosts, ALMA Project status, VLA pressure histogram)
Aug 8, 2013
Supernova Remnant Forging Copious Cold Molecules Aug 5, 2013
Starburst to Star Bust: Astronomers ID suspect behind dearth of high-mass galaxies Jul 24, 2013
Snow Falling around Infant Solar System: Icy region gives planet and comet formation a boost Jul 18, 2013
ALMA in July 2013 eNews (A New Sky Survey with the JVLA, NRAO CDs, ALMA Science Highlight, ALMA Update, Green Bank Workshop, VLBI Fringe Detections) Jul 11, 2013
ALMA First Radio Imaging with the Band 4 Receiver Jun 27, 2013
ALMA opens new windows to exploring the Universe Jun 21, 2013
ALMA Receives 2013 Technology Milestone Award Jun 12, 2013
Dust Trap around Distant Star May Solve Planet Formation Mystery Jun 6, 2013
ALMA in June 2013 eNews (ALMA: A New Window on the Universe, Proposal & Observing Prep with NRAO Telescopes, CASA 4.1.0 Released, A Rare Multiple Quasar Imaging Event, ALMA Obs. of the Redshift 4.7 Quasar, ALMA Project Status, Call for ALMA Development Projects, 2013 Summer Students) Jun 3, 2013
ALMA in May 2013 eNews (Proposal & Observing Prep with NRAO Telescopes, ALMA Project News, Call for ALMA Development Studies, ALMA Band 2 Science Workshop, Infall in a Highly Optically Thick Protostellar Disk) May 3, 2013
Proposals for ALMA Development Upgrades May 1, 2013
ALMA Instructional Video Series Debuts May 1, 2013
ALMA in the Coming Decade: A Development Workshop Apr 18, 2013
Cycle 1 Progress Update Apr 8, 2013
ALMA in April 2013 eNews (NRAO Key Project Complements New Planck Results, ALMA Inauguration, ALMA Project News, ALMA in the Coming Decade: A Development Workshop, 2013 Jansky Fellowships Awarded, The Galactic Center: Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus, The Galactic Gas Supply, Comets to Cosmology, Reflectionless Filter Patent Issued to NRAO Engineer) Apr 4, 2013
ALMA Cycle 1 Proposal Review: Detailed Report Apr 3, 2013
ALMA in March 2013 eNews (ALMA Inauguration, ALMA in the Coming Decade, ALMA Observes a Flow of Gas, Director's Discretionary Time, ALMA Data Reduction Visit, 2013 Rocks!, VLA Calibration Pipeline, Radio Astronomy in the LSST Era, 2013 Jansky Lectureship Nominations Open)
Mar 7, 2013
ALMA Director's Discretionary Time and Target of Opportunity activation Feb 28, 2013
Outcome of the Cycle 1 Proposal Review Process Feb 17, 2013
ALMA in February 2013 eNews (VLBI Capability Returns to VLA,Third VLA Data Reduction Workshop, Radio Astronomy in the LSST Era, 2013 Rocks, ALMA Data Reduction Workshop, NRAO at the Long Beach, Green Bank Telescope Discoveries) Feb 6, 2013
Access to ALMA Science Data Feb 4, 2013
Completion of Cycle 0 Observing and Distribution of Data Sets Jan 11, 2013
ALMA Update: End of Cycle 0 and start of Cycle 1 Jan 10, 2013
ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously Jan 2, 2013
ALMA in December 2012 eNews (The First Year of ALMA Science, Third VLA Data Reduction Workshop, ALMA Data Reduction Workshop, ALMA Early Science Cycle 1: Proposal Review Process Outcome, Low Noise Amplifiers for the 4mm Band, 2012 Summer Student Presentations at Long Beach AAS Meeting) Dec 20, 2012
Astronomers Discover and "Weigh" Infant Solar System Dec. 5, 2012
Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets Nov 30, 2012
ALMA Early Science Cycle 1: Outcome of the Proposal Review Process Nov 26, 2012
ALMA in November 2012 eNews (Release of the VLA Low-frequency Sky Survey Redux, CASA Tutorial at Long Beach AAS, Community Day applications invited, ALMA Cycle 1 Proposals Status, 1st Year of ALMA Science, New Science Verification Data, A Digital Highway to ALMA, 2013 ROCK Abstraction Submission, Radio Astronomy in the LSST Era) Nov 15, 2012
A Digital Highway to ALMA Nov 13, 2012
ALMA discovers the new tool to explore baby stars Oct 23, 2012
New release of ALMA Science Verification data Oc2 22, 2012
ALMA in October 2012 eNews (Planned NRAO Response to the G2 Encounter with SgrA, Community Day, ALMA Status, GBT Data in the NRAO Science Archive, 2012 Jansky Lecture, Library News: NRAO Supported Page Charges, Recent Press Releases) Oct 17, 2012
Update on ALMA Cycle 0 observations Oct 9, 2012
ALMA in September 2012 eNews (ALMA Cycle 1 Proposals, 2013 Rocks! Abstract Submission Open!, The Interstellar Medium in High Redshift Galaxies Comes of Age, Mapping the Milky Way) Sep 24, 2012
Astrochemistry Enters a Bold New Era with ALMA Sep 20, 2012
ALMA user satisfaction survey 2012
Sep 05, 2012
ALMA in July 2012 eNews (Proposal Planning Webinar Presentations and Video,ALMA Call for Proposals, ALMA on NBC, CASA Release 3.4.0, RadioAstron Operational) Jul 20, 2012
ALMA in June 2012 eNews (ALMA Cycle 1 Call for Proposals, Proposal Evaluation & Time Allocation for Semester 2012B, ALMA Project Update, ALMA Image Release, ALMA Development Programs) Jun 07, 2012
ALMA Image Release: ALMA turns its eyes to Centaurus A May 31, 2012
New ALMA Band 9 Science Verification Data
May 31, 2012
ALMA Cycle 1 Call for Proposals May 31. 2012
Halfway There: 33 Antennas at the ALMA Observing Site
May 14, 2012
ALMA in May 2012 eNews (Parting Thoughts, Dave Heeschen, ALMA Status, Proposal Preparation Webinar, Jansky Lectureship, CASPER Workshop)
May 3, 2012
The Third Installment of Science Verification Data Apr 14, 2012
ALMA Reveals Workings of Nearby Planetary System Apr 12, 2012
ALMA in April 2012 eNews (ALMA Cycle 1 Early Science Observations, Half of antennas delivered, NRAO CDE, VLA becomes Karl Jansky VLA, VLA Explorer launched, Mobile Splatalogue) Apr 9, 2012
Pre-announcement for Cycle 1 Apr 3, 2012
ALMA in March 2012 eNews (NRAO Director Appointment, Observing the Birth of a Relativistic Jet, Resolution of the Compact sources in Arp220, 2012 Jansky fellowships and NRAO Postdocs, NRAO CDEs, ALMA Progress, NAASC Outflows, Winds, and Jets Workshop) Mar 8, 2012
New Tools Unveiling Astronomical Mysteries Efb 17, 2012
ALMA Early Science Status Update
Feb 1, 2012
ALMA in February 2012 eNews (ALMA Cycle 0 Status Report, ALMA in 2011 and Prospects for 2012, Versatile GBT Astronomical Spectrometer Sees First Light, Jansky Lectureship Nominations) Feb 1, 2012
ALMA Early Science Result Reveals Starving Galaxies
Jan 11, 2012
New Science Verification Data Jan 4, 2012
ALMA in December 2011 eNews (From the Director, Proposal Evaluation and Time Allocation for 2012A, NRAO Outreach Events, ALMA Early Science Status, NRAO Science Forums Open for Business, Detection of 6.7 GHz Methanol Maser)
Dec 13, 2011
ALMA Development Upgrade Proposal Dec 10, 2011
ALMA in November 2011 eNews (ALMA Early Science Begins, Resolving Cluster Dynamics, Barnard 5 Star-Forming Core, ALMA Community Days, ALMA Data Workshop, Synthesis Imaging Workshop, Outflows, Winds & Jets Workshop) Nov 8, 2011
ALMA in October 2011 eNews (ALMA Cycle 0 Early Science Underway, Hit or Miss, Massive Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe, OSO Science Forums, ALMA Construction & Early Science) Oct 6, 2011
Antennas by General Dynamics Enable 'Early Science'
Oct. 3, 2011
First Astronomical Images from ALMA
Oct. 3, 2011
ALMA Opens Its Eyes Oct. 3, 2011
ALMA in September 2011 eNews (NRAO Long-Range Plan, EVLA Early Science, EVLA Update, Additional ALMA Science Verification Data Available, ALMA Workshops, ALMA Progress Toward Early Science, VLBA to Commence Daily Earth Orientation Measurements, NRAO Director Search) Sep 8, 2011
Outcome of the Proposal Review Process Sep 7, 2011
Cryogenic Catering Truck Comes to the ALMA Observatory Sep 1, 2011
The second installment of Science Verification data is now available Aug 22, 2011
Early Science Cycle 0 Observations Aug 11, 2011
ALMA in August 2011 eNews (Approved NRAO Science Program, ALMA Construction & Early Science Proposal Review Process, ALMA Workshops, NRAO Data Reduction Workshop) Aug 3, 2011
ALMA in June 2011 eNews (ALMA Proposal Submission Open & Science Verification Data Available, Spotlight on NAASC Services, The Canadian Contingent of the NAASC, New CASA Release (3.2.1) Available, ALMA Construction Progress) Jun 14, 2011
ALMA Science Verification Data Jun 1, 2011
ALMA in May 2011 eNews (NRAO Postdoc Symposium, NAASC Research Activities (Jim Braatz), ALMA Construction Progress, EVLA Status, Registration Open for SKA 2011, Fifty Years of Chile-USA Collaboration) May 6, 2011
ALMA in Apr 2011 eNews (ALMA Early Science Call for Proposals, NAASC Research Activities (A. Leroy), ALMA Test Data, ALMA Development Workshop, The Birth of the ALMA Observatory, Santa Fe Workshop Presentations and Posters) Apr 6, 2011
ALMA in Mar 2011 eNews (ALMA Community Day Events, NAASC Research Activities (A. Remijan), ALMA in the Coming Decade: A Development Workshop, ALMA Early Science and Science Verification, ALMA Construction Status) Mar 9, 2011
ALMA in Feb 2011 eNews (NAASC Announces ALMA Community Day Events, ALMA Early Science Plan & Construction Update, Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy, The NRAO at the AAS-Seattle Meeting) Feb 9, 2011
NRAO Town Hall talk by Crystal Brogan at the Seattle AAS Meeting Jan 11, 2011
Kartik Sheth interviewed by Diversity/Careers Magazine Jan 10, 2011
ALMA in Dec 2010 eNews (ALMA Early Science & NAASC Community Training Events, ALMA Construction Status, A New Release of the CASA package) Dec 8, 2010
ALMA Board Statement on Early Science Nov 25, 2010
ALMA in Dec 2010 eNews (ALMA Construction Status, ALMA Tutorials and Community Days, NRAO/ALMA Postdoctoral Positions Available) Nov 5, 2010
ALMA in Oct 2010 eNews (Registration Open for ALMA Spectroscopy Workshop, A New Home for ALMA in Santiago, ALMA Test Data, Halfway to the Early Science Antenna Array) Oct 6, 2010
ALMA in Sep 2010 eNews (ALMA Reaches Seven Antennas, The ALMA Explorer: A Virtual Tour) Sep 1, 2010
NSF-AST Announcement: ALMA-Related Funding Proposals Aug 15, 2010
ALMA in Jul 2010 eNews (Pre-registration Open for ALMA Spectroscopy Workshop, Twelfth NRAO Synthesis Imaging Workshop, ALMA Accepts its Tenth Antenna) Jul 29, 2010
ALMA in Jun 2010 eNews (Call for Expression of Interest in the Scientific Use of the ALMA Vertex Prototype Antenna, ALMA Array Now a Handful, NRAO at the 216th AAS Meeting in Miami) Jun 16, 2010
ALMA in May 2010 eNews (ALMA: Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy, ALMA Construction Update) May 4, 2010
ALMA in Apr 2010 eNews (Preparing for ALMA: A Special Session at the 216th AAS Meeting, ALMA Construction Update, ALMA Measures Calama Earthquake) Apr 6, 2010
ALMA in Mar 2010 eNews (Earthquake in Chile, Preparing for ALMA: A Special Session at the 216th AAS Meeting, ALMA Commissioning Begins) Mar 1, 2010
ALMA in Jan 2010 eNews (ALMA Capabilities Grow, Commissioning Begins, CASA Update) Jan 28, 2010
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