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Note 1: Please also check "News" at the ALMA webpage.
Note 2: If you are interested in the "ALMA Newsletter", please click here.

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


Job openings

Job opening

ALMA Project Software Developer wanted. Application closing date December 31st 2016.

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Available ALMA Data

Several ALMA data sets are already released. Here are the quick links:
> ARC-Taiwan ALMA archive
> SV Data
> ALMA Data Archive NAOJ
> ALMA Data Archive JVO

Science Highlights

Some first science highlights from the Taiwanese astronomical community:
> Science Highlights


ASIAA is involved in several ALMA related projects and thus plays a significant role in ALMA, providing access to this major ground-based facility to the Taiwanese astronomical community.

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Project Description


The Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA) will be the major new facility for observations in the millimeter/submillimeter regime. It will enable transformational research into the physics of the cold Universe, probe the first stars and galaxies, and directly image the formation of planets.

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