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

Five years of Early Science with ALMA and the Italian ARC-node

Five Years of Early Science: a look at the performance of the Italian community, and the activities of the Italian ARC-node

Next events at the Italian ARC:

Quarto Workshop sull'Astronomia Millimetrica in Italia 7-10 November 2017, Bologna

Past Events at the Italian ARC:

ALMA proposal preparation day 2017 4-5 April 2017, - Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy
ALMA Archive and Imaging Pipeline Workshop 24-25 January 2017, Bologna, restricted to ARC members only

ALMA News:

Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?
ALMA Observes Birth Cry of a Massive Baby Star
Baby Star Spits a “Spinning Jet” As It Munches Down on a “Space Hamburger”
ALMA Finds Ingredient of Life Around Infant Sun-like Stars
ALMA Returns to Boomerang Nebula
ALMA Eyes Icy Ring Around Young Planetary System
Astronomers Found Spirals Inside a Dust Gap of a Young Star Forming Disk
Feeding a Baby Star with a Dusty Hamburger