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:

ALMA Archive and Imaging Pipeline Workshop 24-25 January 2017, Bologna, restricted to ARC members only

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

ALMA News:

Black-Hole Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation
ALMA Reveals the Structure of a Low-Mass Protostar System
VLA and ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Stars
ALMA Improves Ability to Search for Water in the Universe
Milky-Way-Like Galaxies Seen in their Awkward Adolescent Years
ALMA Finds Compelling Evidence for Pair of Infant Planets around Young Star
ALMA measures size of planets’ seeds
Tsunami of Stars and Gas Produces Dazzling Eye-shaped Feature in Galaxy