Science Highlight




ALMA Cycle 1 Status Update

Cycle 1 observations could not resume in June as advertised earlier, because of adverse weather conditions and power issues that limited the number of antennas available for science observations. The observatory was able, however, to advance in the software acceptance which was finalised for the 12m-Array in July. A further delay in restoring operations has been caused by labour issues which fully engaged the observatory until September 7. The process to restore full operational conditions has started, and the Cycle 1 final software acceptance and resumption of PI observations are expected in early October.