Alan Turing Building

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom



This workshop will provide an introduction to ALMA and instructions on how to work with data from the observatory and will include sessions on preparing proposals, downloading data from the ALMA archive, calibrating and imaging ALMA data, and using advanced ALMA-related tools.  Note that the exact contents of the workshop will be set later and will be adjusted to accommodate participants' specific needs. 

This workshop will be conducted in a hybrid format with participants having the option of either attending the workshop in person at the University of Manchester or joining online.  More details will be provided later.  While the workshop is aimed primarily at novice ALMA users, particularly from the United Kingdom, other users with higher levels of experience or from other locations are also welcome to attend.



(All times are given in GMT.)


Monday, 20 February

10:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:30 Introduction to ALMA
11:00 Break
11:30 Introduction to Interferometry
12:00 Introduction to the Observing Support Tool (the online ALMA simulation tool)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Introduction to the Observing Tool (the GUI used for preparing observing proposals)
15:00 Post-proposal Submission
15:30 Break
17:00 Introduction to CASA
17:00 End


Tuesday, 21 February

10:00 Introduction to the ALMA Archive
11:00 Break
11:30 Understanding Downloads from the ALMA Archvie
12:00 Introduction to CARTA and casaviewer
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Reviewing the Quality Assurance Documents and WebLogs
15:00 Imaging Tutorial: Preparation
15:30 Break
15:30 Imaging Tutorial: Continuum Imaging
17:00 End


Wednesday, 22 February

10:00 Imaging Tutorial: Spectral Line Imaging
11:00 Break
11:30 Imaging Tutorial: Spectral Line Imaging (continued)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Advanced Imaging Techniques or One-On-One Support
15:30 Break
15:30 Advanced Imaging Techniques or One-On-One Support (continued)
17:00 End


Sign-Up for the Workshop

If anyone is interested in participating, they can still contact us before 20 January through one of the methods listed on the Contact Information page to express their interest in the workshop, although we have limited spaces left.