e-MERLIN Invitation for proposals: Cycle-11

Deadline: 23:59:59 UT on 5 November 2020

e-MERLIN requests proposals from the international astronomical community for observations to be made during Cycle-11. Proposals are competitively peer-reviewed under standard STFC rules by the PATT e-MERLIN Time Allocation Committee. Allocation will be made on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility alone. During e-MERLIN operations ~50% of observing time has been allocated to large legacy projects and the remaining formal time will be allocated via PATT to standard proposals solicited prior to each observing semester.

The full detailed call with current capabilities and proposing guide can be found at http://www.e-merlin.ac.uk/observe.html .


CARTA v1.4 released

CARTA (Cube Analysis and Rendering Tool for Astronomy) v.1.4 has recently been released and is available from the CARTA homepage. CARTA has streamlined features that are crucial for the visualisation of astronomical data cubes, and it is designed for performance with substantial decreased loading times for large images and cubes compared to other visualization programs. The v1.4 release includes capabilities for visualisation of multiple datasets with world coordinate and spectral alignments, catalogue support, shared region analytics, moment map generation and spectral line queries.

CARTA is available from https://cartavis.github.io/ .


Update on the UK ALMA 2020 Virtual Workshop for New Postgraduate Students

The ALMA 2020 Virtual Workshop for New Postgraduate Students (9-13 Nov 2020) is now at capacity. In light of this, the UK ARC Node have opened a waiting list for anyone still interested in attending, in case a space becomes available. The waiting list will also act as an expression of interest in a future workshop of this nature to be held in the early 2021.

This workshop will be conducted by staff from the UK ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) Node with the purpose of helping new students get started with their ALMA research. Topics which are to be covered will include, an introduction to ALMA, calibrating and inspecting data from the ALMA archive and imaging ALMA data.

Further details about the upcoming meeting, including a link to join the waiting list, can be found on the meetings web page, which can be found here.