IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM ALMA – Update on the Status of ALMA Cycles 7 and 8

April 30, 2020, from Astrolists

Statement from ALMA:

Apr 24, 2020

On behalf of the ALMA Director, with support from all Executives, the recent decisions taken regarding the status of Cycle 7 and Cycle 8 are as follows:

• The start of ALMA Cycle 8 has been postponed until 2021 October. It is anticipated that the Cycle 8 Call for Proposals will open again in 2021 March.
• ALMA Cycle 7 will continue through 2021 September, with currently non-completed projects ranked A, B and C remaining in the observing queue.

There remain many questions outstanding regarding resuming observations and accepting future proposals during these uncertain times. ALMA is working on these questions and will provide a next update to the community in the coming weeks.

The Regional ARCs continue to provide support to their communities. Please contact the ALMA Helpdesk at https://help.almascience.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Remote support during the current COVID-19 outbreak

With the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, the UK ARC Node will be providing remote / electronic support to users only for the next several weeks. This is in compliance with local recommendations at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. A full statement regard operations of Jodrell Bank, e-MERLIN and the JBCA can be found here.

If you require user support in the coming weeks, we are contactable via the usual means (contact details below) and can provide a range of electronic support options to help you with your ALMA requirements.

Contact Details

For any queries or support requests for ALMA observations contact us by:

ALMA helpdesk: https://almascience.eso.org

alma-contact@jb.man.ac.uk

www.alma.ac.uk

https://almascience.eso.org


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