The Submillimeter Array SMA News
The Submillimeter Array (SMA) is an 8-element radio interferometer located atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Operating at frequencies from 180 GHz to 700 GHz, the 6m dishes may be arranged into configurations with baselines as long as 509m, producing a synthesized beam of sub-arcsecond width. Each element can observe with two receivers simultaneously, with 2 GHz bandwidth each. The digital correlator backend allows flexible allocation of thousands of spectral channels to each receiver.

SMA Site Hawaii
The Submillimeter Array is a joint project between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics and is funded by the Smithsonian Institution and the Academia Sinica.
SMA Director: Dr. Ray Blundell
SMA Project Scientist: Dr. Eric Keto
For the latest Newsletter please see: SMA Newsletter January 2015.

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January 20, 2015 Call for SMA Science Observing Proposals
The joint CfA-ASIAA SMA Time Allocation Committee (TAC) solicits proposals for observations for the period 16 May 2015 - 15 Nov. 2015. The SMA Observer Center website ( is open for proposal submission starting January 20, 2015.
Deadline extended to February 17, 4PM US EST  
November 7, 2014 The Role of Magnetic Fields in Star Formation
Massive stars tend to form in clusters as the gas and dust in molecular clouds collapses and fragments under the influence of gravity. In the classic picture of star formation, gravity must eventually compete against the thermal pressure that develops in the collapsing core as the material heats up.
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October 8, 2014 SMA: First Decade Of Discovery
The SMA: First Decade of Discovery Conference was a huge success. Please use the following link to access all conference material including presentations, posters, banquet talks and photos.
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July 1, 2014 Postdoctoral Opportunities at the SMA
Applications are now being accepted for SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships starting 2015.
Online applications are due October 1, 2014  
June 24, 2014 The Submillimeter Array: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery
article published in
"Ten years ago, eight antennas on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, united to form a telescope unlike any other. Since then the Submillimeter Array (SMA) has examined the universe in unprecedented detail and provided new insights into subjects as diverse as planetary formation and distant galaxies. Its achievements were celebrated earlier this month at a conference in Cambridge, Mass."  
Read More... Another article published in Smithsonian Science
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