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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)
ALMA Cycle 5 Pre-announcement
December 16, 2016
The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observing (Cycle 5) in October 2017. A Call for Proposals with detailed information on Cycle 5 will be issued in March 2017, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2017. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 5 proposal call that are needed to plan proposals. (read more)
ALMA Finds Compelling Evidence for Pair of Infant Planets around Young Star
December 12, 2016
Astronomers now know that our galaxy is teeming with planets, from rocky worlds roughly the size of Earth to gas giants bigger than Jupiter. Nearly every one of these exoplanets has been discovered in orbit around a mature star with a fully evolved planetary system.(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.
For more information about the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), please contact Micheal Ivory at 434-296-0308 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.