ALMA Kids now in Chinese too….and with new content!

ALMA Kids now in Chinese too….and with new content!

12 March, 2015 / Read time: 2 minutes

Did you know that you're made of material from stars…and that the temperature at the center of the Sun is almost 15 million degrees?

The web site of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) for children,, has kicked a new season with fresh content on these topics, and is now fully translated into a new language.

Thanks to a partnership with Academia Sinica of Taiwan, is now available in Chinese! This is one way ALMA hopes to expand access so that millions more children and adults can learn and have fun with this tool.

By navigating with the web site's characters, Talma and Matías, visitors can browse the various topics that astronomers are researching using this incredible radio telescope. They'll learn that ALMA can observe the birth of a new star and is helping us understand the complete history of our Universe! With ALMA's high level of precision and sensitivity, these questions posed by astronomers can now be investigated.

Link to ALMA Kids site

More information 

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international astronomy facility, is a partnership of the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA is funded by ESO on behalf of its Member States, by NSF in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) and by NINS in cooperation with the Academia Sinica (AS) in Taiwan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI).

ALMA construction and operations are led by ESO on behalf of its Member States; by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), managed by Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), on behalf of North America; and by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) on behalf of East Asia. The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) provides the unified leadership and management of the construction, commissioning and operation of ALMA.


Valeria Foncea 
Education and Public Outreach Officer
Joint ALMA Observatory
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2 467 6258
Cell: +56 9 75871963
Email: [email protected]