Italian ALMA Regional Centre

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The Italian node of the European ALMA Regional Centre is hosted by the Istituto di Radioastronomia in Bologna and is one of the seven nodes that constitute the European network that provides technical and scientific support to ALMA users. The nodes operate in close collaboration with each other and with the ALMA Regional Centre at ESO, Garching. Each node contributes its own specific expertise, in order to ensure that maximum advantage is taken of the European competences in the field of mm-astronomy and interferometry.

Our ARC node staff support the ALMA users in all the steps of their projects, by helping in

  • ALMA proposal preparation and submission
  • optimising the observing strategy
  • tracking the project status
  • reducing interferometric data with CASA
  • archive mining
  • handling large data sets
  • polarimetry
  • mm-VLBI with ALMA


Events at the Italian ARC:

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ALMA News:

ALMA Finds that Organic Molecules are Branching Out
ALMA Studies Infant Sun-like Solar System to Try and Catch the Wind
Violent Origins of Pancake Galaxies Probed by ALMA
ALMA applies methods of Sherlock Holmes to get the best view yet of merging galaxies in distant Universe
ALMA Confirms Comets Forge Organic Molecules in Their Dusty Atmospheres
ALMA Pinpoints Pluto to Help Guide NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft
ALMA Finds Double Star with Weird and Wild Planet-forming Discs
Dynamical Star-Forming Gas Interaction Witnessed by ALMA