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 reveals Mira’s secret life
Chilean astronomers using ALMA discover new clues about massive star formation
ALMA Finds Best Evidence Yet for Galactic Merger in Distant Protocluster
Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis
Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System
Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed
ALMA Finds that Organic Molecules are Branching Out
ALMA Studies Infant Sun-like Solar System to Try and Catch the Wind