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Two ALMA Observing Proposal Opportunities

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:35

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the North American ALMA Regional Center (NA ARC) would like to bring to your attention two opportunities for submitting observing proposals for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

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 that the ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals is now open for scientific observations to be scheduled from October 2017 to September 2018. It is anticipated that 4,000 hours of the 12-m Array time and 3,000 hours of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) time, also known as the Morita Array, will be available for successful proposals from Principal Investigators in Cycle 5.

The Cycle 5 proposal submission deadline is 15:00 UT on Thursday, 20 April 2017.

Detailed information about the ALMA Cycle 5 Call for Proposals is available on the ALMA website.

The ALMA Director announces that the JAO will accept observing proposals that request the 7-m Array in the remainder of Cycle 4, which ends on 30 September 2017. This proposal call enables the community to propose projects for 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.

Proposals can be submitted starting 21 April 2017 and will be reviewed as they are received. Instructions on how to submit a proposal through the ALMA Observing Tool will be made available on the ALMA Science Portal on 21 April 2017. Proposals can be submitted at any time up through 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.

Detailed information about the Supplemental Call for Proposals to use the 7-m Array is available on the ALMA website.

Please contact the ALMA Helpdesk with any questions or concerns regarding either of these ALMA opportunities.

– Anthony Remijan, NA ARC Manager
– Sabrina Stierwalt, Lead, Community Outreach and Interface Team

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