26 March 2019

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astronomy, The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom


The UK ARC Node is please to announce the UK ALMA Community Day: Cycle 7 Preparation Workshop to the UK astronomical community. This one day meeting will provide an overview of ALMA's new capabilities (VLBI and Solar observations) and existing capabilities and include hands-on ALMA proposal preparation for the ALMA Cycle 7 proposal call. The agenda will also cover what to consider and expect when proposing and how to complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 ALMA proposals, which is ideal for new ALMA users but which also can be a refresher for more experienced people.

The Cycle 7 proposal call will be announced on 19th March with a deadline of 17th April 2019.



31 March - 05 April 2019

Hotel Melia Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


This is the fourth of a series of workshops oriented towards understanding the properties of stars and stellar systems.  The focus of this workshop will be upon understanding the astrochemistry and astrobiology of other stellar systems, with a specific emphasis placed on observational data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the Large  Millimeter Telescope.  More information about the meeting, including a lengthier discussion of the conference rationale, is available from the conference website.



13-17 May 2018

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


This meeting will cover a broad range of topics related to both observations of Solar System objects and observations of other protoplanetary and planetary systems.  As the meeting is being organized by NRC Herzberg and the North American ALMA Science Center, a heavy emphasis will be placed on ALMA observations and ALMA-related science.  Additionally, the conference will discuss results form the New Horizons spacecraft.  Additional information is available on the meeting website.



03-07 June 2019

Castelo do Santiago da Barra

Viana do Castelo, Portugal


Based on results from older telescopes, it is now known that most star and galaxy formation took place before z=2. ALMA and the James Webb Space Telescope will take this field of research further, allowing astronomers to study the gas, dust, and stars within these high-redshift galaxies and to understand the formation and evolutionary processes in the early universe. Both observers and theorists are invited to contribute to the symposium.



03-05 July 2019


Garching, Germany

While ALMA is already the world's premier millimetre and submillimetre astronomical facility, new upgrades are needed to advance the observatory's capabilities.  This meeting will bring people together to discuss new potential developments for ALMA, especially in the context of the ALMA development roadmap.



02-06 September 2019

Bologna, Italy


ALMA has opened up new possibilities in studying the interstellar medium in galaxies, ranging from detailed measurements of the properties of molecular clouds in nearby galaxies to surveys of gas in high-redshift sources.  This meeting will bring people together to discuss the latest results from ALMA's investigation of these topics as well as the way forward in this field of research.



07-11 October 2019

Hotel Panorama

Gothenburg, Sweden


This year's ERIS meeting will be hosted by Onsala Space Observatory at Chalmers University in Sweden.  The meeting comprises a week of talks and tutorials on radio interferometry and will include working with data from ALMA, NOEMA, e-MERLIN, VLA, and LOFAR.  More information about the subject material as well as practical information about attending the meeting is available from the meeting website.