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ALMA proposal preparation day 2015

9 April 2015 – Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

In preparation for the ALMA Cycle 3 proposal submission deadline of April 23rd, the Italian node of the European ARC is organizing an “ALMA proposal preparation day” to support the ALMA users to prepare their proposals.
This one-day meeting will be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia on the 9th of April.

We’ll present a tutorial on the ALMA Observing Tool and proposal preparation during this one-day meeting. Participants will have a significant amount of time to interact with the ARC staff to get support in preparing their own proposals for ALMA Cycle 3.
If requested by participants the activity could continue also on the following day.

Participants are invited to bring their own laptops to better participate in the interactive sessions and directly work on proposal preparation. On request, few computers could be made available by the LOC.

Please notice that this activity is in addition to the usual “face-to-face” support that everybody can request at any time to the Italian ARC node via e-mail to or through the ALMA help-desk (register and access via the link “Helpdesk” on the ALMA Science Portal) .


10:00 – 12:30 Morning session:

13:30 – 18:00 Afternoon session

  • F2F support to participants (ARC staff members)


Registration closed on March 27th but some places are still available. Fill in the registration form and contact the LOC for confirmation of late registrations. No registration fee is requested. Please indicate if you are planning to continue the activity of proposal preparation with the ARC staff support also on the 10th of April.

Notice that participation is not restricted to people that plan to submit proposals to Cycle 3. Participation will be limited to 40 participants for logistic reasons on a “first come first serve” basis. For this reason, even if not forbidden, we discourage the participation of more than 3 people working on a single proposal.

Venue, Logistics & contacts

The meeting will be held in the meeting room on the 4th floor of the Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, Bologna.

The Institute of Radioastronomy is hosted in the CNR Research Area in Bologna. It can be reached by following the directions given here.
A selection of hotels in Bologna can be found in this list.

If you have questions, please contact the Italian ARC: