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ALMA Community Day at University of Oslo

Presentation on ALMA and face-to-face support provided by the Nordic ARC node at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo. 


In the Chilean Atacama desert, the 66 antennas of the ALMA telescope are now being pointed towards the sun. Photo: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

The manager of the Nordic node of the European ALMA Regional Center, Dr. Matthias Maercker, will visit the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo for face-to-face support. He will also give a presentation with an introduction to ALMA. 

Please note that this presentation is meant to address everybody who could possibly consider using ALMA for research. So please join, especially if you are not sure yet what ALMA could do in the context of your current (or future!?) research interests. There will be time for general discussion and detailed face-to-face support (e.g., for ALMA observing proposals) after the presentation.

Students are encouraged to participate! 


10:15 - 11:15 Presentation: ALMA in Cycle 5 - Capabilities, updates, and support from the Nordic ARC node (peisestua - room 304)
11:15 - 12:30 Discussions and face-to-face support (room 303) 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break 
13:30 - 14:00 Discussions and face-to-face support (room 210A)
14:00 - 16:00 Discussions and face-to-face support (room 303)

Presentation: ALMA in Cycle 5 - Capabilities, updates, and support from the Nordic ARC node

Abstract: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the most powerful instrument of its kind, allowing continuum and spectral line observations between 84 to 950 GHz, at a angular resolution from a few arcsec up to milli-arcsecond scale. In Cycle 5, ALMA will offer up to approx. 50% more observing time than in the current cycle. The telescope will observe with at least 43 antennas, in line and continuum polarisation, and with baselines up to 16 km. As in the current cycle, solar observations and observations with the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) as a stand-alone instrument will be offered. ALMA makes millimeter and submillimeter interferometry accessible to the entire astronomy community, regardless of the expertise. In particular in Europe, the network of ALMA nodes offers extraordinary support for users. The goal of the Nordic ARC node is to provide individualised support to Nordic ALMA projects - from project preparation and proposal submission to data reduction and analysis. We offer regular helpdesk support, face-to-face visits, and direct online support. In this seminar we will summarise ALMA and the Cycle 5 capabilities, updates to the proposal preparation and submission tool, and introduce the support we are offering the community in preparing successful proposals. The speaker will be available before and after the seminar for direct face-to-face support at the institute.



Sven Wedemeyer
Published Jan. 25, 2017 11:10 AM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2017 10:59 AM