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


Next events at the Italian ARC:

Past Events at the Italian ARC:

ALMA proposal preparation day 2015 9 April 2015, Bologna
Terzo Workshop sull'Astronomia Millimetrica in Italia 20-21 January 2015, Bologna
Workshop on mm-VLBI with ALMA 22-23 January 2015, Bologna
iALMA internal workshop 19-20 February 2015, Bologna

ALMA News:

ALMA Detects First Traces of Carbon ‘Smog’ Permeating Interstellar Atmospheres of Early Galaxies
ALMA Weighs Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Distant Spiral Galaxy
Gravity-Aided ALMA Maps Distant Monstrous Galaxy
ALMA Reveals the Cradles of Dense Cores: the Birthplace of Massive Stars
ALMA Discovers Proto Super Star Cluster -- a Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' About to Hatch
ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close to Supermassive Black Hole
Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System: Hints that Prebiotic Chemistry Is Universal
ALMA Partnership Publishes First Results on Long Baselines