4 October, 2016
ALMA will participate in the 2016 Chilean Science and Technology Festival that kicks off this Thursday October 6 at the Mirador Interactive Museum in Santiago and will be open until Saturday, October 8, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
50 stands from diverse institutions associated with science, technology and education in Chile will be on display on the museum terrace with attractive exhibits, experiments, talks and other surprises. Last year, this massive festival attracted over 33 thousand participants, and 2016 promises to fascinate with attractive outdoor panoramas.
“The purpose is for everyone to fall in love with science and specifically with astronomy,” says Valeria Foncea, ALMA communications officer.
Virtual reality helmets to delve into the Universe in search of cosmic particles, a Seismic Simulator to replicate earthquakes and a “Children’s Corner,” with activities especially designed for kids, are just a few of the activities that students and the community at large can discover at the 10th Science and Technology Festival.
The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, MAS, will present the astronomy video game, “Star Eater,” where visitors can take an interesting voyage through the Solar System.
#FiestadelaCienciaExplora is an activity developed in the context of the 22nd National Week of Science and Technology in Chile, part of CONICYT’s Explora Program.
• October 6 and 7: Activity open to educational establishments. Requires prior registration at: www.explora.cl/rmsuroriente.
• October 8: Activity open to the public, tickets must be picked up beforehand at Explora offices.
ALMA is a partnership of ESO (representing its member states), NSF (USA) and NINS (Japan), together with NRC (Canada), NSC and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (Republic of South Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The Joint ALMA Observatory is operated by ESO, AUI/NRAO and NAOJ.