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ALMA antennas at the high site around September 2010. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), S. Argandoņa (ALMA)

Announcement Programme Tutorials Place & date Accommodation Registration


The goal of the meeting is to prepare the community for Early Science with ALMA.
There will be a number of talks about ALMA capabilities at the time of early science, proposal preparation and user support. Read full announcement.
The community day will be followed by a CASA and ALMA Observing Tool (OT) workshop.

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On Wednesday Feb 16th the meeting will consist of a number of presentations on practical and technical information about ALMA. On Thursday Feb 17th there will be short presentations of CASA and the OT followed by hand-on work with this programs. Here you find the programme.

Evolved star workshop: There will be a meeting on Evolved stars with ALMA early science on Friday Feb 18th. You can read the announcement here.

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The tutorials on CASA and OT will take place on Thursday Feb 17th. There is a limit of 40 participants for the tutorials. You can find more details here. IMPORTANT: At the moment there are no more spaces available for the tutorials, you can still register and will be added to the waiting list.

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The community day will be held on February 16-17th. The locations is the seminar room at the ground floor of the Argelander-Institut für Astronomie of Universität Bonn.
Directions to the institute can be found here. By flight, the nearest airport is the Cologne/Bonn airport, which is (among others) served by the discount airlines Air Berlin, Germanwings and TUIfly. There are also direct connections to the Düsseldorf and Frankfurt airports.

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Should accommodations be needed, a list of nearby hotels in Bonn can be found here.

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Registration to the ALMA Community Days is now closed. You are still welcome to attend the talks on Feb 16th however lunch will only be provided to registered attendants.
If you plan to attend the Evolved Stars meeting on Friday Feb 18th, please send an email to

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