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 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
Gigantic Explosions Buried in Dust: ALMA Probes Environment around Gamma Ray Bursts
ALMA Helps to Explain Massive Stars Mysterious Formation
Protoplanetary Disks ‘Bulge’ in Complex and Asymmetrical Ways
‘Death Stars’ in Orion Blast Planets before They Even Form