ALMA Receives 2013 Technology Milestone Award from the Chilean Chamber of Construction

ALMA Receives 2013 Technology Milestone Award from the Chilean Chamber of Construction

12 June, 2013 / Read time: 2 minutes

ALMA received a prestigious award from the Technological Development Corporation (CDT) of the Chilean Chamber of Construction (Cámara Chilena de la Construcción). This award is given each year to a company or organization that has made a significant contribution in areas such as productivity, innovation, sustainability, and technology transfer and dissemination. The award highlights the commitment to, and interest in, development of the construction industry.

This year, the ALMA observatory is the recipient of the CDT award for Technological Milestone for being the most powerful millimeter and submillimeter wavelength telescope in the world and for its use of cutting-edge technology in both construction and operations. The award also recognizes ALMA's ongoing effort to protect the flora and fauna of the area where the observatory is located, close to San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. This has contributed to safeguarding the natural reserves located near the project site.

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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international astronomy facility, is a partnership of Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA is funded in Europe by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), in North America by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) and in East Asia by the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan in cooperation with the Academia Sinica (AS) in Taiwan. ALMA construction and operations are led on behalf of Europe by ESO, on behalf of North America by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), which is managed by Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and on behalf of East Asia by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). 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
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