Date: 26th March

Location: Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester.

The UK ARC Node is please to announce an ALMA Community Day for Cycle 7 for the UK astronomical community. This one day meeting will cover ALMA's new (VLBI, Solar) and existing capabilities and proposal preparation in readiness for the ALMA Cycle 7 proposal deadline (April 17th 2019).

The meeting will provide an overview of what to consider and what to expect when proposing and how to complete your Phase 1 and Phase 2 ALMA proposals, ideal for new ALMA users or a refresher for the more experienced. The meeting will take place on 26th March at JBCA on the University of Manchester main campus.


  • 09:00 - Registration desk open (with coffee).
  • 10:00 - Welcome
  • 10:15 - ALMA overview
    • Basics of interferometry
    • Intro to ALMA
    • Angular scales, multiple arrays, and zero spacing.
    • What to expect from the ALMA Proposal process: Phase 1 and Phase 2.
  • 11:00 - Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - New Capabilities in Cycle 7
  • 12:15 - The OT
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Inspecting and working with Archival Data
  • 14:30 - Simulations for ALMA (simobserve example script and FITS file)
  • 15:00 - Coffee Break
  • 15:30 to 17:00 - Getting started on your proposal (free season with UK ARC staff around to help).


This event has no registration fee, please fill in the registration form here:
Registration Form

Location and Travel information:

Information on getting to the JBCA can be found here.