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2019-March-20
Townhall Meeting for ALMA Cycle 7 Proposals at KASI
ALMA Cycle 7 Korean ARC Townhall Meeting The ALMA group at KASI will host a townhall meeting for preparation of ALMA Cycle 7 proposals. Anyone who is interested in applying for ALMA time is welcome!

Time: 13:30-15:30, March 20, 2019

Location: Jangyoungsil Hall 331-2, KASI

Language: English

Program

  • 13:30-14:00 ALMA science highlight (Jongsoo Kim)
  • 14:00-14:30 ALMA proposers' guide (Aran Lyo)
  • 14:30-15:00 ALMA archival data mining (Jihyun Kang)
  • 15:00-15:30 Brainstorming for ALMA proposals (Woojin Kwon)

  • 2019-March-20
    ALMA Cycle 7 Call for Proposals
    The ALMA Cycle 7 Call for Proposals is now open! For this cycle, scientific observations are expected to be scheduled from October 2019 to September 2020 with 4300 hours of the 12-m Array time and 3750 hours of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) time. The key dates for Cycle 7 include:

    • March 19, 2019 (15:00 UT) : Release of Cycle 7 for Call for Proposals

    • April 17, 2019 (15:00 UT): Proposal submission deadline

    • End of July, 2019: Announcement of the outcome of the proposal review

    • August-September 5, 2019: Submission of Phase 2 material for accepted proposals

    • October 2019: Start of Cycle 7 science observations

    • September 2020: End of Cycle 7


    The official call for proposals and relevant information can be found at the ALMA Science Portal.


    2019-February-15
    The ALMA Configuration Schedule for Cycles 7, 8, and 9

    A preview of the Cycles 7, 8, and 9 ALMA Configuration Schedule is now available. This schedule is being released to allow ALMA users to plan their proposal strategy for the next three Cycles. Note that the overall schedule may be modified depending on the outcomes of the proposal review process and the proposal pressure in the different configurations. While configurations C-1 through C-8 (with maximum baselines between 0.16 and 8.5 km) will be offered every cycle, users should note that configurations with baselines longer than 13 km (C-9 and C-10) are scheduled for Cycle 7 and 9 but not Cycle 8.
    The Schedule is provided at the following link.


    2018-December-26
    Cycle 7 Supplemental Call for ACA Stand-alone Proposals

    In Cycle 7, ALMA will offer an ACA stand-alone Supplemental Call for Proposals. It is anticipated that the Supplemental Call will be released on 3 September 2019 with a proposal deadline on 1 October 2019. Since the Supplemental Call will follow the Main Call by five months, the Supplemental Call will maximize the scientific output of the ACA by allowing more timely science to be proposed. Proposals accepted in the Supplemental Call will be scheduled for observations between January 2020 and September 2020.
    The science portal includes a more detailed description of the Supplemental Call.

    Cycle7
    2018-December-19
    Cycle 7 Pre-Announcement

    The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observations (Cycle 7) in October 2019. A Call for Proposals (CfP) with detailed information on Cycle 7 will be issued in March 2019, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2019. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 7 proposal Call that are needed to plan proposals.
    More information on the Cycle 7 pre-announcement is available in the ALMA science portal.

    Cycle7
    2018-December-10
    Korea-Japan F2F Meeting for ALMA/ASTE Developement
    ALMA Cycle-6 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    KASI has been developing a wide band ALMA receiver covering the frequency range of the ALMA band 7 and 8 (275 to 500 GHz) since 2015 in cooperation with the NAOJ. The GPU spectrometer also has been developed as a backend of recievers for the ASTE telescope as well as for the ALMA TP array, which has been approved by the ALMA board committee in 2017. The researchers of the KASI and the NAOJ have been conducting regular face-to-face meetings for the effective cooperation of development projects. This year in 2018, there were two face-to-face meetings during January 16-17 and November 20-22 in Korea. The detailed programs can be found in the following links.


    January 2018 F2F meeting at Citadines Haeundae Busan

    November 2018 F2F meeting at Courtyard Seoul Botanic Park

    2018-July-30
    The 2nd ALMA Summer School
    2018 ALMA Summer School

    ALMA 관측 자료 이용 방법과 ALMA 망원경을 이용한 연구 과제 개발을 위하여 한국천문연구원 전파천문본부 ALMA 그룹은 2018년 7월 23-27일 동안 소백산 천문대에서 “ALMA 여름학교”를 다음과 같이 개최하고자 합니다. 여름학교에서는 전파간섭계의 간단한 원리, 그룹별 ALMA Archive 자료 처리 전 과정 (Calibration과 Imaging), 그리고 간단한 분석 (Position-Velocity Diagram, Moment maps etc.) 방법을 다룰 예정입니다. 강의는 한국어로 진행합니다.

    • 장소: 소백산 천문대

    • 날짜: 2018년 7월 23(월) – 27(금)

    • 대상: 천문학 전공 고학년 학부생, 대학원생 또는 박사후연구원


    • 프로그램

    - 7월 23일(월) : (오후 3시 시작) 전파 간섭계 원리와 ALMA 망원경 소개 + Reception

    - 7월 24일(화) : ALMA 자료 처리 과정 (Calibration + Imaging) 강의와 실습 + 그룹별 Imaging 실습

    - 7월 25일(수) – 26일(목) : 그룹별로 Imaging과 분석 방법 실습, 연구 과제 개발, 그리고 그룹별 발표 준비

    - 7월 27일(금) : 그룹별로 실습한 내용 발표와 토의


    The presentation files of group hands-on projects can be found here.


    2018-March-27
    Townhall Meeting for ALMA Cycle 6 Proposals at KASI
    ALMA Cycle-6 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    The ALMA group of KASI will host a town hall meeting for preparation of ALMA Cycle 6 proposals. All the astronomers who are planning to propose for ALMA observations or who are interested in ALMA are cordially invited.

    - When: 14:00 - 17:30, March 27, 2018

    - Where: JYS 331-2, KASI

    - Language: English

    - Program

    • 14:00-14:30 ALMA cycle 6 proposer’s guide and capability (Jongsoo Kim)
    • 14:30-14:50 ALMA Solar observations (Sujin Kim)
    • 14:50-15:10 ALMA joining VLBI (Taehyun Jung)
    • 15:10-15:30 Break
    • 15:30-16:00 How to Write ALMA Proposals (Woojin Kwon)
    • 16:00-16:30 Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool (Aran Lyo)
    • 16:30-17:00 Introduction to the ALMA Archive (Jihyun Kang)
    • 17:00-17:30 Q/A
    2018-March-22
    ALMA Town Hall Meeting at KIAS
    ALMA Cycle-6 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    - When: 14:25 - 17:30, March 21, 2018

    - Where: KIAS

    - Language: Korean

    - Program

    • 14:25 - 14:30 Opening remarks (Changbom Park)
    • 14:30 - 14:50 ALMA Cycle 6 guide and capability (Aran Lyo)
    • 14:50 - 15:20 ALMA extragalactic science cases (Se-Heon Oh)
    • 15:20 - 15:50 Overview of KIAS extragalactic science (Ho-Seong Hwang)
    • 15:50 - 16:10 Break
    • 16:10 - 16:25 Molecular gas properties of ram pressure stripped gas clouds unveiled by ALMA? (Bumhyun Lee)
    • 16:25 - 17:30 Discussion (Se-Heon Oh, Kijeong Yim)

    2018-March-21

    The ALMA Director, on behalf of the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) and the partner organizations in East Asia, Europe, and North America, is pleased to announce the ALMA Cycle 6 Call for Proposals. It is anticipated that 4000 hours of the 12-m Array time and 3000 hours of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) time, also known as the Morita Array, will be available for successful proposals from Principal Investigators (PIs) in Cycle 6. ALMA Cycle 6 proposal submission will open at 15:00 UT on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. The Cycle 6 proposal submission deadline is

    15:00 UT on Thursday, 19 April 2018.

    The ALMA Proposer’s Guide contains all pertinent information regarding the ALMA Call for Proposals. A comprehensive description of the ALMA observatory and its components can be found in the ALMA Technical Handbook.

    For information not provided at the Science Portal, proposers may submit a Helpdesk ticket. Registration at the ALMA Science Portal is required for Helpdesk ticket submission.

    2018-Mar-7,12

    1) 2017.03.07 (Seoul National University)
    ALMA Cycle-6 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    -Place: SNU, Hall-19, room# 212

    -Language: Korean

    -Time: 14:00 - 17:20

    -Program

    • 14:00 - 14:40 ALMA Science Cases with our Galaxy (Jeong Eun Lee) (PDF)
    • 14:40 - 15:20 ALMA Science Cases beyond our Galaxy (Se-Heon Oh) (PDF)
    • 15:20 - 15:40 Break
    • 15:40 - 15:55 Different chemical and dynamical environments in two massive star forming regions, G19.61-0.23 and G75.78+0.34 (Kee-Sun Baek)
    • 15:55 - 16:10 Quasar Feedback in the Early Universe: The Lowest Eddington Radio Quasar at z ~ 6 (Yong-Jeong Kim)
    • 16:10 - 16:40 VLBI Observations with ALMA (Tae-Hyun Jung) (PDF)
    • 16:40 - 17:20 Solar Observations using the ALMA (Sujin Kim) (PDF)

    2) 2017.03.12 (Seoul National University)
    • 14:00 - 14:40 ALMA Cycle 6 Proposer's Guide and Capability (Jongsoo Kim) (PDF)
    • 14:40 - 15:20 How to Write Technical Justification and Introduction to the ALMA Simulator (Woojin Kwon) (PDF)
    • 15:20 - 15:40 Break
    • 15:40 - 15:55 Probing the Origin of CO Clumps in a Ram Pressure Stripped Virgo Spiral Using Alma (Bumhyun Lee)
    • 15:55 - 16:10 Revealing the Nature of Blazar Radio Cores through Multi-Frequency Polarization Observations with KVN and ALMA (Jongho Park)
    • 16:10 - 16:50 Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool (Aran Lyo) (PDF)
    • 16:50 - 17:30 Introduction to the ALMA Archive (Ji-hyun Kang)
    2017-Dec-18

    The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observing (Cycle 6) in October 2018. A Call for Proposals with detailed information on Cycle 6 will be issued in March 2018, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2018. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 6 proposal call that are needed to plan proposals (click).

    General information: ALMA Cycle 6 will start in early October 2018 and span 12 months. It is anticipated that 4000 hours of 12-m Array time will be available for successful observations of approved projects, and 3000 hours will be available on the Atacama Compact Array (ACA), also known as the Morita Array.



    2017-Nov-27-29 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon

    Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon.



    2017-Aug-21-25
    The 1st ALMA Summer School

    Program details

    ALMA Summer School ALMA Summer School Lecture ALMA Summer School Lecture2

    The first ALMA Summer School was held at Sobaek Observatory for 5 days. By introducing the fundamentals of radio interferometer and the technical methods for data analysis, this program was designed to help students to easily access to public data from the ALMA Archive.


    2017-Apr-24

    The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) is now accepting observing proposals that request to use the 7-m Array in stand-alone mode for the remainder of Cycle 4. Instructions on how to submit proposals can be found on the 7-m Array Supplemental Call web page (click).

    2017-Apr-7

    The ALMA Director announces that the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will accept observing proposals that request to use the 7-m Array in the remainder of Cycle 4, which ends on September 30, 2017. This proposal call enables the community to propose projects that will fill in undersubscribed regions of the observing queue for the 7-m Array. Up to 800 hours on the 7-m Array will be allocated through this opportunity.

    General information ALMA Cycle 5 will start in early October 2017 and span 12 months. is anticipated that 4000 hours of 12-m Array time will be available for successful observations of approved projects, and 3000 hours will be available on the Atacama Compact Array (ACA), also known as the Morita Array.

    Proposals must be compatible with the capabilities listed in the ALMA Cycle 4 Call for Proposals, with the following restrictions:

    Proposals for this special call will be accepted only for the 7-m Array in stand-alone mode. Proposals that request the Total Power (TP) Array or the 12-m Array will be declined. A proposal may request up to 50 hours of observing time on the 7-m Array. We encourage large time requests within this limit. Proposals will be accepted in Bands 3, 4, 6, and 7 for any LST, except between LST of 15 h and 20 h in Bands 6 and 7. The largest amount of time available in any band is at an LST of >22 h and <`13 h. Only proposals that request standard modes are permitted, as defined in the ALMA Cycle 4 Proposer’s Guide.

    Proposals can be submitted starting April 21, 2017 and will be reviewed as they are received. Instructions on how to submit a proposal through the ALMA Observing Tool (OT) will be made available on the ALMA Science Portal on April 21. Proposals can be submitted at any time up until the end of Cycle 4 or until the available time has been fully allocated. An announcement will be posted on the ALMA Science Portal when this opportunity closes.

    2017-Mar-23,30 & Apr-04

    1) 2017.03.23 (Seoul National University, 서울대)
    ALMA Cycle-5 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    -Place: SNU, Hall-19, room# 212 (서울대 19동 212호)

    -Language: Korean

    -Time: 14:00 - 17:35

    -Program

    • 14:00 - 14:30 ALMA science 3 talks (10min/student)
    • 14:30 - 15:00 ALMA Cycle 4 Proposer's Guide and Capability (Jongsoo Kim) (PDF)
    • 15:00 - 15:25 Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool (Aran Lyo) (PDF)
    • 15:25 - 15:50 Introduction to the ALMA Archive (Ji-Hyun Kang)
    • 15:50 - 16:15 Break
    • 16:15 - 16:45 ALMA Science Cases with our Galaxy (Woojin Kwon) (PDF)
    • 16:45 - 17:15 ALMA Science Cases beyond our Galaxy (Se-Heon Oh) (PDF)
    • 17:15 - 17:35 Discussion

    2) 2017.03.30 (KIAS, 고등과학원)
    ALMA Cycle-5 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    -Place: KIAS, room# 1423 (고등과학원 1423호)

    -Language: English

    -Time: 14:00 - 17:30

    -Program

    • 14:00 - 14:50 ALMA Science Cases beyond our Galaxy (Se-Heon Oh)
    • 14:50 - 15:10 ALMA Science 2 talks (10min per person)
    • 15:10 - 15:30 Break
    • 15:30 - 16:00 ALMA Cycle 4 Proposer's Guide and Capability (Jongsoo Kim)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool (Aran Lyo)
    • 16:30 - 17:00 Introduction to the ALMA Archive (Ji-Hyun Kang)
    • 17:15 - 17:35 Discussion

    3) 2017.04.04 (KASI, 한국천문연구원)
    ALMA Cycle-5 Korea-ARC Town Meeting

    -Place: KASI, Jangyoungsil-Hall, room# 331 (장영실 331호)

    -Language: English

    -Time: 13:30 - 17:30

    -Program

    • 13:30 - 14:00 ALMA Science Cases with our Galaxy (Woojin Kwon)
    • 14:00 - 14:30 ALMA Science Cases beyond our Galaxy (Kijeong Yim)
    • 14:30 - 14:50 Observations of the Sun using the ALMA (Sujin Kim) (PDF)
    • 14:50 - 15:30 Break
    • 15:30 - 16:00 ALMA Cycle 4 Proposer's Guide and Capability (Jongsoo Kim)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool (Aran Lyo)
    • 16:30 - 17:00 Introduction to the ALMA Archive (Ji-Hyun Kang)
    • 17:00 - 17:30 Discussion

    2017-Feb-20~21
    ALMA ACA TP (Total Power) Array GPU Spectrometer Preliminary Design Review

    ALMA ACA TP Array GPU Spectrometer PDR was held at KASI in Feb 20~21, 2017.

    The program can be found here.

    ALMA Feb 2017 PDR meeting ALMA Feb 2017 PDR meeting

    2017-Feb-01
    Additional Information for Cycle 5 Proposals

    Additional Information for Cycle 5 Proposals

    As indicated in the Cycle 5 Pre-announcement, this announcement provides further information on Cycle 5 proposals, including: (1) Update on the availability of Band 5, (2) Reclassification of 16 km baselines as a standard mode, (3) Cycle 5 configuration schedule, (4) Information for preparing Large Programs. Complete details will be provided in the Call for Proposals, which will be released on the ALMA Science Portal on March 21, 2017.

    2017-Jan-06
    Announcement of 3mm VLBI in Cycle 5

    Announcement of 3mm VLBI in Cycle 5

    It is expected that phased ALMA will participate in some GMVA observations during ALMA Cycle 5 (Oct 1 2017 - Sept 30 2018; see the ALMA Cycle 5 Pre-announcement). The number of ALMA dishes possible in the phased array is likely to be 35 - 43 (but see below). ALMA will not be in a configuration suitable for VLBI during GMVA Session II 2017. GMVA session dates during Cycle 5 are not yet fixed, but Session I in 2018, which is likely to be in March or April, should provide an opportunity for GMVA + ALMA observing. GMVA Session II in Fall 2018 may also overlap with ALMA Cycle 5 in a configuration suitable for VLBI.

    Any GMVA proposal requesting phased ALMA during Cycle 5 must be submitted via the NRAO PST at the February 1, 2017 deadline.

    Proposers should:

    (1) Specify "ALMA" in the Other Stations text field in the PST. (2) Select the default GMVA 3mm observing mode of 2 Gbps, dual polarization. (3) Specify the amount of time and GST range(s) needed for ALMA separately, either in Session Constraints or Comments, or in the Technical Justification.

    2017-Jan-04
    Announcement of upcoming availability of ALMA Solar SV data

    Announcement of upcoming availability of ALMA Solar SV data

    New installments of Science Verification data are planned for release on 18 January 2017. The data release will contain observations of the Sun obtained during the Solar commissioning campaigns in 2014 and 2015. The release will contain mosaics and single pointing observations in Band 3 and 6 with the 12m, 7m and total power arrays. Details of the observations will be listed on the Science Verification web page.

    2016-Dec-16
    ALMA Cycle 5 Pre-announcement

    Cycle 5 pre-announcement

    The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) will start the next cycle of observing (Cycle 5) in October 2017. A Call for Proposals with detailed information on Cycle 5 will be issued in March 2017, with a deadline for proposal submission in April 2017. This pre-announcement highlights aspects of the Cycle 5 proposal call that are needed to plan proposals.

    General information ALMA Cycle 5 will start in early October 2017 and span 12 months. is anticipated that 4000 hours of 12-m Array time will be available for successful observations of approved projects, and 3000 hours will be available on the Atacama Compact Array (ACA), also known as the Morita Array.

    New in Cycle 5 In Cycle 5, the following opportunities will be available to Proposers for the first time. -Band 4 polarization: Proposals will be accepted for Band 4 observations in all available polarization modes. - Band 5 observations: Proposals will be accepted for spectral line (12-m,7-m and Total Power arrays) and continuum (12-m and 7-m arrays) observations in Band 5. Proposals will be accepted for Band 5 observations in all available polarization modes.

    2016-Oct-24
    ALMA/ASTE F2F Meeting

    The 7th KASI/NAOJ F2F (face to face) meeting to discuss for the future ALMA/ASTE instrument update.

    The meeting was held at KASI for two days (Oct 24-25, 2016).

    ALMA/ASTE oct 2016 F2F Meeting

    2016-March-23
    ALMA Cycle 4 Call for Proposal is NOW OPEN!

    The ALMA Director, on behalf of the Joint ALMA Observatory and the partner organizations in East Asia, Europe, and North America, is pleased to issue the Cycle 4 Call for Proposals. The ALMA Cycle 4 proposal submission deadline is:

    15:00 UT on Thursday 21 April 2016.

    We invite members of the scientific community to submit observing proposals for ALMA Cycle 4. Cycle 4 will start in October 2016 and span 12 months. Users of any professional background, nationality or affiliation may submit proposals.

    2016-Mar-23
    ALMA/ASTE F2F Meeting

    The 5th KASI/NAOJ F2F (face to face) meeting to discuss for the future ALMA/ASTE instrument update.

    The meeting was held at KVN TAMNA for three days (Mar 23-25, 2016).

    ALMA/ASTE mar 2016 F2F Meeting

    2016-Feb-29
    Korea-ARC node Town meetings for the ALMA Cycle 4

    Two Korea-ARC node town meetings for the ALMA Cycle 4 will be held in March 2016. The main purpose of the town meeting is to introduce the upgraded ALMA capabilities for the Cycle 4 observations and help users to prepare their proposals.

    Town meeting program
    18 March 2016: KIAS (Korea Institute For Advanced Study)
    • 14:00 - 14:30 ALMA Cycle 4 Proposer's Guide and Capability (Jongsoo Kim)
    • 14:30 - 15:00 ALMA Science Cases beyond our Galaxy (Woojin Kwon)
    • 15:00 - 15:20 Introduction to the ALMA Archive (Ji-Hyun Kang)
    • 15:20 - 15:40 Break
    • 15:40 - 16:10 Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool (Aran Lyo)
    • 16:10 - 16:30 How to Write Technical Justification and Introduction to the ALMA Simulator (Woojin Kwon)
    • 16:30 - 16:50 Break
    • 16:50 - 17:30 Q&A
    28 March 2016: KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute)

    2015-Dec-21
    ALMA Cycle 4 pre-announcement

    The Joint ALMA Observatory(JAO) released the pre-announcement of Cycle 4.

    Key dates are:
    • Call for Proposals release date: March 22, 2016
    • Anticipated proposal deadline: April 21, 2016
    • Start of Cycle 4 observations: October, 2016
    • End of Cycle 4 observations: September, 2017

    2015-Oct-1
    ALMA/ASTE F2F Meeting

    The 3rd KASI/NAOJ F2F (face to face) meeting to discuss for the future ALMA/ASTE instrument update.

    The meeting was held at KVN TAMNA for two days (Oct 1-2, 2015).

    ALMA/ASTE oct 2015 F2F Meeting

    2015-July-28
    Release of a new instalment of Science Verification data

    New ALMA Science Verification data have been released. This release contains data on the following Science Verification targets:

    • M100 observations of the CO(1-0) line in Band 3 with the 7-m Array and Total Power (TP) Array, along with an update of previously released 12-m data, demonstrating the ALMA Compact Array (ACA, 7-m and TP Arrays) and data combination capabilities.
    • 3C 286 in Band 6 continuum, demonstrating ALMA's polarization capability.

    For more information, please visit here

    2015-May-13
    ALMA/ASTE F2F Meeting

    The KASI/NAOJ F2F (face to face) meeting to discuss for the future ALMA/ASTE instrument update.

    The meeting was held at KASI for two days (May 11-12, 2015).

    ALMA/ASTE may 2015 F2F Meeting

    2015-May-13
    ALMA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals closure
    ALMA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals Attract Record Number of Submissions

    The ALMA Observatory's Early Science Cycle 3 has attracted 1582 proposals for observation time submitted by the international scientific community during the application period (the deadline was 23 April 2015). Read more

    ALMA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals closure

    The proposal submission deadline for ALMA Early Science Cycle 3 proposals closed on the 23 of April 2015. ALMA received 1582 unique proposals estimated to require 9037 hours of 12-m Array and 3640 hours of ACA time. By comparison, 1382 proposals were received in Cycle 2 and 1131 in Cycle 1. Read more

    2015-Apr-21
    Observing Tool update

    An updated version of the Observing Tool release for Cycle-3 proposal preparation has been released on 17 April 2015. This includes fixes for a number of bugs that were found after the original release. More details of these can be found on the OT "Known Issues" page. All users are recommended to upgrade to the latest release - Web Start users will automatically get the new version upon restarting the OT.

    2015-Mar-2
    Korea-ARC node Town meetings

    The Korea ARC node will hold a series of town meetings for the ALMA Cycle 3 preparation. The main purpose of the town meeting is to introduce the upgraded ALMA capabilities and help users to prepare their proposals. Three half day meetings and one full day meeting are scheduled.

    Town meeting program
    The full day event
    • 13:00 - 13:40 ALMA telescope and its Cycle 3 Capability
    • 13:40 - 14:20 ALMA Science cases
    • 14:20 - 14:40 Break
    • 14:40 - 15:20 ALMA simulation for proposals
    • 15:20 - 15:50 How to use ALMA Archive
    • 15:50 - 16:10 Break
    • 16:10 - 16:30 Introduction to Observing Tool (OT)
    • 16:30 - 17:20 Tutorial on Observing Tool
    • 17:20 - 17:40 Q&A
    • 18:00 - dinner
    Full day town meeting dates
    • 03 April 2015: KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute)
    • place: KASI, Jangyoungsil-Hall, room# 331
    • time: 13:00 - 17:40
    The half day event (in the afternoon)
    • ALMA Cycle 3 capabilities (30 min)
    • ALMA Science cases (30 min)
    • ALMA Archive data (30 min)
    • ALMA Observing Tool (OT) practice (1.5 hrs) :
    • Install OT from here (OT for cycle 3 will be released on March 24, 2015)
    • Discussion (0.5~1 hr)
    Half day town meeting dates
    • 25 March 2015: KIAS (Korea Institute For Advanced Study) + Sejong Univ.
    • place: KIAS, room# 1423 (고등과학원 1423호)
    • time: 2:00-6:00 PM
    • 26 March 2015: SNU (Seoul National Univ.) + Yonsei Univ.
    • place: SNU, Hall-19, room# 212 (서울대 19동 212호)
    • time: 3:00-6:00 PM
    • 03 April 2015: KyungHee Univ.
    • place: KHU Astronomical Observatory, 1st floor projection room (경희대 천문대 1층 영상실)
    • time: 1:00-4:00 PM
    2014-Dec-8
    ALMA Cycle 3 pre-announcement

    We would like to draw your attention to the pre-announcment for ALMA Cycle 3, posted to the ALMA Science Portal at: here

    Key dates are:
    • Call for Proposals released: March 24, 2015
    • Anticipated proposal deadline: April 23, 2015
    • Start of Cycle 3 observations: October 2015
    • Duration of Cycle 3: 12 months
    Among the capabilities on offer for Cycle 3 will be:
    • Receiver bands 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
    • Baselines up to 10 km for Bands 3, 4 & 6

    2014-Nov-17
    Korean flag in ALMA Operations (OSF)
    Korean flag in OSF

    2014-Nov-5
    Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis

    A new image from ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, reveals extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around a young star. ALMA’s new high-resolution capabilities were achieved by spacing the antennas up to 15 kilometers apart. This new result represents an enormous step forward in the understanding of how protoplanetary discs develop and how planets form. For details about the ALMA image of HL Tau click here

    HL tau imag

    2014-Oct-31
    JCMT science development workshop

    KASI, Korea

    2014-Dec-8~11

    Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

    2014-Aug-20
    Republic of Korea and Japan Sign Agreement on ALMA

    On August 17, 2014, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) signed an agreement concerning the operations and development of ALMA. With this agreement, Korea officially joined in the East Asia ALMA consortium, whose current members are Japan and Taiwan.

    Japan and Korea have promoted active collaboration in the field of astronomy. In 2001, the two countries made a successful VLBI observation for the first time by linking the 45-meter radio telescope of the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the 14-meter radio telescope of the Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory of Korea. The following year, NAOJ and KASI officially signed an agreement to further strengthen the collaboration. And a decade later, in March 2012, NAOJ and KASI signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the collaboration of ALMA.

    This agreement enables Korea’s participation into the ALMA project as well as their contribution to the operations of ALMA and development of new instruments. It is expected that this agreement will enhance the cooperation of two countries in astronomy and greatly promote the diversity and innovativeness of East Asian astronomical researches.

    Republic of Korea and Japan  Sign Agreement on ALMA

    2014-Jul-14~17

    Phoenix Island in Jeju

    photo East Asia ALMA science workshop 2014



    Korean ARC Node is to provide support service to the ALMA user community in Korea