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ALMA proposal preparation day 2017

4-5 April 2017 – Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

In anticipation of the ALMA Cycle 5 proposal submission deadline of April 20th, the Italian node of the European ARC is organizing an “ALMA proposal preparation day” to support the ALMA users with the preparation of their proposals.
This meeting will be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia, Bologna, on 4-5 April.

On the morning of April 4th, a general introduction to interferometry will be presented for those participants who indicate interest in it on the registration form.

On April 4th in the afternoon, we will present short tutorials on the ALMA Observing Tool and proposal preparation. Two TAC members will give a presentation on their experience as the proposal selection committee members. The next day will be dedicated to the interaction of the participants with the ARC staff to get support in preparing their own proposals for ALMA Cycle 5.

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

Please note 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).


04 April 2017 10:00 – 12:00 

  • Introduction to interferometry (Please indicate on the registration form your interest to attend this session dedicated to beginners)

04 April 2017 14:00 – 18:00 

05 April 2017 09:00 – 18:00 

  • F2F support to participants (by ARC staff members)


Please fill in the google form by March 31st.

No registration fee is requested. Note that participation is not restricted to people that plan to submit proposals to Cycle 5. For logistical reasons, participation will be limited to 40 participants, 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 Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, Bologna.

The Istituto 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: