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ALMA proposal preparation day 2016

11-12 April 2016 – Osservatorio di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

In preparation for the ALMA Cycle 4 proposal submission deadline of April 21st, the Italian node of the European ARC is organizing an “ALMA proposal preparation day” to support the ALMA users to prepare their proposals.

This meeting will be held at the INAF-Osservatorio di Radioastronomia, Bologna, on the 11-12th of April.

We will present short tutorials on the ALMA Observing Tool and proposal preparation during this meeting. Most of the time will be dedicated to the interaction of the participants with the ARC staff to get support in preparing their own proposals for ALMA Cycle 4.

Participants are invited to bring their own laptops to better participate in the interactive sessions and to 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).


11 April 2016 – 14:00-18:00:

12 April 2016 – 9:00-18:00:

  • F2F support to participants (ARC staff members)


Please fill in the registration form. No registration fee is requested. Notice that participation is not restricted to people that plan to submit proposals to Cycle 4. 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 at 4th floor of the Osservatorio di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, Bologna.

The Osservatorio di Radioastronomia in Bologna 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: