23 February 2024

ALMA Cycle 11 Proposal Preparation Workshops

George Privon National Radio Astronomy Observatory

In advance of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Cycle 11 Call for Proposals deadline (25 April 2024), the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), along with current ALMA Ambassadors, have organized a series of ALMA proposal preparation workshops from 21 March to 3 April 2024. The goal of these events is to provide users with the knowledge they need to carry out cutting-edge scientific research using the ALMA facilities. We are particularly interested in reaching new users, so no experience with radio astronomy is required to participate!

These ALMA talks are hosted by experienced postdocs and graduate students as part of the ALMA Ambassadors program. Registration for these events is free. The workshops are designed to assist you in proposal preparation and observation planning for ALMA Cycle 11, and may include talks on the following topics:

  • ALMA Basics and Cycle 11 Capabilities
  • Radio Interferometry Basics
  • Cycle 11 Proposal Preparation and the Proposal Review Process
  • Introduction to the ALMA Observing Tool
  • ALMA Data Products, Archive Use, and Notes on the Pipeline Weblog
  • Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) Simulations
  • Science-Ready Data Products
  • Imaging with CASA

Information on the locations and dates for these workshops is available on the NAASC Community Events web page and in the table below.

Ambassador Location Date
Valentin Le Gouellec NASA Ames 21 March
Yu-Hsuan (Eltha) Teng University of California, San Diego 25 March
Stephen McKay University of Wisconsin-Madison 27 March
Mohit Bhardwaj Carnegie Mellon University 28 March
Patrick Kamieneski Arizona State University 28 March
Jack Birkin Texas A&M University 3 April