Announcements (Archive)

2017-3-3 ALMA Cycle 5 mock proposals
Taiwan-ARC will hold a mock review for all ALMA Taiwan users planning to submit Cycle 5 proposals. The deadline for submitting your mock reviews to us is 26th March 2017 (one day after the ALMA user workshop).
Please click here for more information.

2017-2-8 ALMA Users Workshop 2017
In preparation for ALMA Cycle 5, ARC-T and UCAT will hold a one day ALMA Users Workshop on Saturday March 25th 2017 at the ASIAA building. For more information and registration see here.

2017-1-11 3mm VLBI in ALMA Cycle 5
ALMA plans to participate in some GMVA (Global mm VLBI Array) observations during ALMA Cycle 5. 'ALMA' must be mentioned in the GMVA proposal whose deadline is February 1st 2017. For more information see here.

2017-1-3 ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop
Registration for the ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop has closed. The workshop will take place at ASIAA from the 16th to 18th January. The program has been finalised and can be viewed here. A discussion on Band 1 Science Verification will occur on the 19th and 20th January.

2016-9-21 ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop announcement
ASIAA will host an ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop from the 16-18 January 2017 to introduce the exciting new science that Band 1 can deliver. There will be invited talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. The 19-20 January 2017 will have additional sessions related to Band 1 Science Verification. For more information and to register, please click here.

2016-8-1 ASIAA CASA Development Center established
The ASIAA CASA Development Center (ACDC) has opened at ASIAA. We will collaborate with the NRAO in the development of the CASA software package. For more information, see here.

2016-6-23 ALMA Band 1 reciever approved by the ALMA Board
We are pleased to announce the ALMA Board has approved the production of ALMA Band 1 recievers. This reciever has been designed and developed at ASIAA and will be manufactured in Taiwan. For more information see the official Academia Sinica press release here.

2016-3-22 ALMA call for proposals for Cycle 4
The ALMA Cycle 4 Call for Proposals for proposals has been issued. The proposal submission deadline is 1500 UT on April 21st 2016. For more information, please see here.

2016-3-15 ALMA Cycle 4 mock proposals:
Taiwan-ARC will hold a mock review for all Taiwan ALMA users planning to submit Cycle 4 proposals. The deadline for submitting mock reviews to us is 1st April 2016. See here for more information.

2016-2-19 ALMA Users Workshop 2016 (March 19th and 26th):
ALMA will issue its Cycle 4 Proposal Call on March 22nd. In response to that, the Taiwan-ARC node and tuCASA will hold a two day ALMA Users Workshop on March 19th and 26th. For more information see here.

2016-2-3 ALMA Cycle 4 Large Programs information:
Information about the ALMA Cycle 4 'Large Programs' has been published on the ALMA website. To read it, go to this link.

2015-12-16 ALMA Cycle 4 Pre-announcement:
This is a pre-announcement for ALMA cycle 4 proposals. The official proposal call will be in March 2016, and the proposal deadline will be in April 2016. Please begin planning your proposals. For more information, see here.

2015-10-16 ARC-T ALMA Cycle 3 Proposal Results Report
The ARC-T has compiled a report on the ALMA Cycle 3 proposal results relating to ALMA-Taiwan members. The report can be accessed here:
ARC-T ALMA Cycle 3 Proposal Results Report

2015-10-8 Detailed ALMA Cycle 3 Proposal Review Report
A detailed report on the outcome of the ALMA Early Science Cycle 3 Proposal Review Process has been made available. It details the proposal review process, proposal statistics, regional distributions etc. The report can be downloaded directly here.

2014-30-9 ALMA Press Release:
Press Release: Studying the Einstein Ring Phenomenon: Astronomers Infer SDP. 81 Foreground Galaxy Black Hole Contains over 300 Million Times the Sun’s Mass (Image credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ) / Kenneth Wong (ASIAA).

2015-05-20 ALMA Press Release:
Academia Sinica Press Release: Giant Spiraling Molecular Gas Arms as Cradles of Dense Massive Molecular Cores (Image credit: ALMA, H. B. Liu, J. Dale)

2015-3-24 ALMA call for proposals for Cycle 3
ALMA Early Science Cycle 3 Call for Proposals for scientific observations has been announced. The proposal submission deadline is 1500 UT on April 23rd 2015. For more information, please see here.

2015-3-12 'ALMA Kids' website in Mandarin
The 'ALMA Kids' website is now available in Mandarin. Visit it here. English and Spanish language versions are also available.

2015-2-25 ALMA Users Workshop 2015 (March 28, 2015):
Taiwan-ARC and tuCASA will jointly host an ALMA User Workshop on March 28 to prepare users for the upcoming ALMA Cycle 3 proposal call. For more information see here. Please register here (registration deadline March 21).

2015-2-25 ASTE and Mopra proposal calls 2015:
Taiwan ALMA users can access the following two telescopes through the East Asian ARC. They both have currently open proposal calls.
1) For Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE) information see here (deadline March 27).
2) For Mopra 22m radio telescope information see here (deadline March 20).

2015-2-4 ALMA-T activities at the PSROC 2015:
We have included some photographs of the recent ALMA-T activities held during the PSROC 2015 meeting at National Tsing Hua University; Asking the Night Sky and ALMA-Town Meeting. They can be viewed in the Mulitmedia section

2015-1-10 ARC-Taiwan ALMA data archive:
We are making available a database of ARC-Taiwan ALMA archival data (so far Cycle 0 only) for all users.
Please access it via the menu on the right, or through here

2015-1-5 ALMA Cycle 3 Pre-announcement:
The ALMA cycle 3 observing run is to commence in October 2015. A call for proposals will be issued on March 24th 2015 with subsequent deadline April 23rd 2015.
For more information, please check here

2014-12-6 Recent ALMA Press Release:
Press Release: Astronomers Identify Gas Spirals as a Nursery of Twin Stars through ALMA Observation

2014-12-6 Recent ALMA Press Release:
Press Release: Best ALMA Image Ever Reveals a Planet Nursery around a Young Star

2014-11-26 How to write a good proposal:
At the recent ALMA Community Day, the Director of ASIAA, Prof. Chu, gave some valuable tips on writing good proposals.
She is sharing pdf versions of her presentation files for everybody here and here.

2014-10-23 ALMA Community Day and CASA Workshop 2014 (November 15th and 22nd, 2014):
More information can be found here.
Direct links to the workshop program and registration form.
(Registration deadline is November 11th)

2014-05-23 Revolution in Astronomy with ALMA - The 3rd Year (December 8-11, 2014):
More information can be found here.

2014-05-20 Transformational Science in the ALMA Era: Multi-Wavelength Studies of Galaxy Evolution (August 4-7, 2014):
More information can be found here.

2014-05-20 East Asia ALMA Science Workshop 2014 (July 14-17, 2014):
The program can be found here.

2013-10-25 ALMA Users Workshop 2013 (Nov. 8):
Home page is here.

2013-10-24 ALMA Cycle 2 Call for Proposals is now open:
24 October 2013: Call for Proposals for Cycle 2.
More information for ALMA users from Taiwan are here.
ALMA Taiwan Mock Review.

2013-09-25 ALMA Cycle 2 Pre-announcement:
24 October 2013: Call for Proposals for Early Science Cycle 2.
5 December 2013: Proposal Deadline.

2013-09-11 NRAO eNews & ALMA Project Status:
NRAO eNews (Sep. 9, 2013).
The ALMA local staff union and the ALMA partners signed a new 2-year employment agreement.

2013-07-18 East-Asian ALMA Science Workshop 2013:
Time: September 2-4.
The program is here.

2013-07-18 The 2nd ASIAA-tuCASA ALMA Imaging Workshop 2013:
Time: August 31.
Tutorial information are available here.

2013-07-01 ALMA cycle 1 and cycle 2 timelines:
Cycle 1 observations continue & the DDT proposals will be accepted until May 2014.

The call for Cycle 2 proposals will be made in Oct. 2013.

2013-06-27 ALMA opens new windows to exploring the Universe:
An important step taken in Chile: Taiwan participated FEIC installed at the ALMA site.

2013-04-12 2013 Rocks conference (April 8–12) successfully finished:
Pictures of the 2013 Rocks conference: Transformational Science with ALMA - From Dust to Rocks to Planets Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems.

2013-03-18 ALMA Inaugurated:
Taiwan's Contribution Recognized in World's Largest Astronomical Telescope Project.

Pictures of the Press Release and the inauguration.

2013-03-14 The movie ALMA - In Search of our Cosmic Origins:
The movie ALMA - In Search of our Cosmic Origins.

2013-02-18 ALMA Users Workshop for CY1 Phase II Procedure (February 22, 2013):
ALMA Users Workshop for CY1 Phase II Procedure.

2013-01-09 Highest Priority projects from Taiwan for Cycle 1:
The list of the 14 highest priority ALMA Cycle 1 projects selected from Taiwan can be found here.

2013-01-04 tuCASA – ASIAA ALMA Imaging Workshop 2013 (January 22–24):
The tuCASA – ASIAA ALMA Imaging Workshop (AIW) 2013.
Update: Pictures of the WorkShop

2012-11-19 ALMA Feedback:
Here, we list our answers/responses to your major concerns and problems.

2012-11-19 ARC Interaction:
ALMA Taiwan ARC Astronomers visited the ALMA-EA ARC at NAOJ to strengthen the ARC interactions.

2012-07-20 2013 ROCKS! Conference on April 8 – 12, 2013:
Transformational Science with ALMA: From Dust to Rocks to Planets Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems.

2012-11-18 ALMA Activities at PSROC:
The progress of the ALMA Taiwan projects will be presented at the PSROC (Annual Meeting of the Physics Society Republic of China) meeting on January 29-31 2013.

2012-09-23 Job Opening:
ARC Astronomer and Postdoc for the Taiwan ARC Node. The Closing date is Dec 31 2012.

2012-07-23 Conference "New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era":
The 30th Anniversary of Nobeyama Radio Observatory. This conference will be held in Hakone, Japan, on December 3-8 2012.

2012-07-23 Conference "The First Year of ALMA Science":
The Joint ALMA Observatory announces that the international conference "The First Year of ALMA Science" will be held in Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas, Puerto Varas, Chile on December 12-15 2012.

2012-07-01 Proposal troubleshooting:
If you have problems with your account or helpdesk, you may find a solution here (besides other things).

2012-06-21 Proposal writing tips:
The proposal writing tips (by English editor Lucy Brasser)

2012-06-01 tuCASA - ASIAA ALMA User Workshop on June 09, 2012:
The UCAT Center for ALMA Science Advancement (tuCASA) of the University Consortium of ALMA-Taiwan (UCAT) and the ALMA Regional Center (Taiwan-ARC) of ASIAA are pleased to host jointly the ALMA User Workshop 2012 for potential ALMA users in Taiwan. Registration is now open!

2012-05-31 ALMA Turns its Eyes to Centaurus A:
A new image of the center of the distinctive galaxy Centaurus A, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), shows how the new observatory allows astronomers to see through the opaque dust lanes that obscure the galaxy’s center, with unprecedented quality.

2012-05-31 ALMA Taiwan Mock Review:
The Taiwan ARC node will hold a mock review of ALMA proposals for Cycle 1. This mock review is mainly targeted at new users, postdocs, and students in Taiwan. Nonetheless, all Taiwanese users are welcome to submit their proposals. Mock proposal submission deadline: 22 June 2012.

2012-05-31 ALMA Call for Proposals for Cycle 1:
The ALMA Director, on behalf of the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) and the three partner organizations in East Asia, Europe and North America, is pleased to announce the release of the Early Science Cycle 1 Call for Proposals. Proposal submission deadline: 12 July 2012 (15:00 UT). Please note that Taiwanese user now only need one user account.

2012-04-17 Third installment of Science Verification data of ALMA:
The third installment of Science Verification data is now available. Taiwanese users can ask the ARC to help to get these data. They are all locally available at ASIAA.

2012-04-12 Press-release:
Press Release of the Cycle 0 result: ALMA Reveals Workings of Nearby Planetary System.

2012-04-04 Pre-announcement for Cycle 1:
(JAO) expects to start the next cycle of Early Science observations (Cycle 1) in January 2013.

2012-02-15 ALMA First Science Workshop:
An international conference focusing on the first science results from ALMA will be held in Chile in December 12-15 2012.

2012-02-03 Status Report:
The Cycle 0 observing period will be extended until the end of 2012. The proposal deadline of Cycle 1 is expected to be in July 2012.

2012-02-03 News Release:
On January 4, the ALMA East Asia Front-End Integration Center (EA-FEIC) completed the last Atacama Compact Array (ACA) receiver system.

2011-10-25 News Release:
Taiwan Astronomers Begin
ALMA Early Science Projects.

2011-10-21 Workshop:
The 4th ALMA Taiwan Users Workshop

2011-10-03 ALMA Opens Its Eyes:
Early Science Observations Started on Schedule: The most powerful millimeter/submillimeter-wavelength telescope in the world opens for business and reveals its first image.

2011-10-03 AOS:
19 antennas at AOS

2011-09-02 FESV:
1st Front End Service Vehicle (FESV) arrived AOS

2011-08-29 AOS:
First 7m antenna at AOS

2011-08-01 AOS:
16 antennas at AOS (Array Operations Site at 5000m)

2011-03-30 Proposal:
ALMA cycle 0 call for proposal

2011-05-21~22 Workshop:
The 3rd ALMA TAIWAN User Workshop

2011-04-22 ACIDMAN:
Photographs: Japanese rock band ACIDMAN visits ASIAA

2011-02-26~27 Workshop:
The 2nd ALMA TAIWAN User Workshop

2010-02-08~10 Workshop:
The 1st ALMA TAIWAN User Workshop

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