A conference to be held at ESA/ESTEC on 12—15 April 2016, which will cover all astrophysical aspects of water, including the water trail, from the formation of water in molecular clouds to water on planetary bodies, including in our own solar system; water as a probe of physics and and chemistry; and water in nearby to water in extra-galactic and high redshift sources.
More information at the conference website. Abstract submission deadline on 11th December.
This online-only workshop will happen on 16th-19th June and the registration deadline is on 12th June.
It is intended preferably to PhD-students and Post-docs who have recently started working on projects based on the analysis of Herschel observations., and have little or no previous experience in the analysis of Herschel observations using HIPE.
The workshop will consist of overview talks together with a mixture of tutorials and short demos in the format of presentations that will be broadcast live in the mornings of every day.
More information in the workshop web-page.
The 2015 edition of the European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS) has just been announced. It will be held at ESO on September 6th to 10th. For further information, please visit the school webpage.
We are glad to announce the Portuguese ALMA National Community Day to be held on 24th February 2015 at the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Science in Lisbon.
11h00—11h30 – “The observatory ALMA“, José M. Afonso (IA-Lisboa, PACE Coordinator);
11h30—12h30 – “From our solar system to the Galactic centre“, Nanda Kumar (IA-Porto);
12h30—14h00 – [Lunch]
14h00—15h00 – “The Extra-galactic Universe and its Cosmology“, Hugo Messias (IA-Lisboa, PACE Lead-Scientist);
15h00—15h30 – “Proposing for time and the ALMA Observing Tool” (TBD);
15h30—16h00 – “Observation simulations“, Hugo Messias(IA-Lisboa, PACE Lead-Scientist);
16h00—16h20 – [coffee break]
Optional from 16h20 – Face-to-face hands-on (PACE team).
TRAVEL SUPPORT: a limited number of participants may apply for this. We expect to support about 20 round-trip train tickets. It will be awarded in a first-comes-first-gets way.
FEE: No fee is required.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 23h59 13th February.
The European ARC will organise once more the ALMA community days, anticipating Cycle 3 proposal deadline by a week. The workshop will be held at ESO-Garching from 13th to 15th April next year.
Check the announcement here, and further details on the event here. The registration deadline is 27th March.
ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop
April 15-17, 2015
To date, all Herschel science data in addition to a variety of user-provided data products, are publicly available through the Herschel Science Archive. Meanwhile, the ALMA Science Archive is being populated with observations carried out in the first three ALMA observing Cycles, with more data becoming publicly available by the day. The higher frequency ALMA bands overlap with the lower frequency Herschel bands, and despite the huge difference in spacial resolution, Herschel sources provide ideal targets for ALMA follow up. Furthermore, with more and more ALMA data becoming publicly available every day, the possibilities to further explore these two complementary datasets that cover the fields of planetary, Galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, increase manifold. However, Herschel and ALMA data differ greatly and in order to explore their full potential, the archival users need to be aware not only of the contents of the two archives but of the differences of the datasets, as well.The workshop will focus on the ALMA/Herschel scientific synergies and archival research, with the following goals:
* Provide examples of science cases based on the combined use of Herschel & ALMA data, covering a broad range of astrophysical topics, from star formation to evolved stars to galaxies and cosmology
* Promote mutual awareness of Herschel & ALMA data archive contents
* Show users how to explore, access and visualize Herschel & ALMA data products, including existing quick look data analysis tools
* Enable Herschel & ALMA archival science
* Assist users in the preparation of Cycle 3 ALMA proposals based on existing Herschel data The target audience are all astronomers that have already used data from either of the two facilities and would now want to expand their knowledge to the neighbouring wavelength regime.
The registration in now open. Abstract submission deadline for oral presentations is March 15, 2015. For other participants it is March 31, 2015.
Detailed information is available on our website:
The ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop Organising Committee
22nd January 2015 – Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy
organized by the Italian node of the European ALMA Regional Centre (Bologna,Italy).
Very long baseline interferometry at millimetre/submillimetre wavelengths offers the highest achievable spatial resolution at any wavelength in astronomy and the inclusion of ALMA into a global network will bring unprecedented sensitivity.
This workshop reviews a broad range of science topics allowed by mm-VLBI with ALMA and also discusses the status of the existing and future mm-VLBI networks. This should involve not only current VLBI users but also those who are just becoming interested in this rapidly evolving field.
For further information on logistics and registration, please visit the website: http://www.alma.inaf.it/index.php/Workshop_on_mm-VLBI_with_ALMA
Participants are invited to contribute an oral presentation or a poster. At the workshop there is room for ~ 10 contributed talks (ca. 15 min).
The registration deadline is 1 December 2014.