ALMA Cycle 10 Call for Proposals to Open April-May 2023
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ALMA Cycle 10 Call for Proposals to Open April-May 2023

A Call for Proposals (CfP) with detailed information on Cycle 10 is anticipated to be issued in April 2023, and the deadline for proposal submission will be in May 2023.  The purpose of this pre-announcement is to highlight aspects of the CfP to assist with early planning. ALMA Cycle 10 will start in October 2023….

Four Telescopes for the Price of One
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Four Telescopes for the Price of One

The ALMA observatory is pleased to announce that it has entered into Joint Proposal agreements with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) for the James Web Space Telescope (JWST), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) for the Very Large Telescope (VLT), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) for the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array…

ALMA Successfully Restarted Observations
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ALMA Successfully Restarted Observations

Forty-eight days after suspending observations due to a cyberattack, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is observing the sky again. The computing staff has worked diligently to rebuild the affected observatory’s computer system servers and services. This is a crucial milestone in the recovery process. On 29 October, ALMA suffered a cyberattack. The computing staff…

ALMA Update on the Recovery from Cyberattack
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ALMA Update on the Recovery from Cyberattack

On October 29, 2022, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems, forcing the suspension of astronomical observations and the public website. This event is under investigation by local authorities. The Computing team quickly isolated the Antennas and Correlator systems and the Science Archive data systems. However, communication and other…

ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack
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ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack

Last Saturday, October 29, at 6:14 AM CLT, the ALMA observatory in Chile suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems, forcing the suspension of astronomical observations and the public website. There are limited email services at the observatory. The threat has been contained, and our specialists are working hard to restore affected systems. The attack…