Guided tours with astronomers during last weekend of the ALMA exhibit

Guided tours with astronomers during last weekend of the ALMA exhibit

29 January, 2016 / Read time: 3 minutes

Don't miss the last chance to see the exhibit “ALMA, in search of our cosmic origins,” which has been open to the public free of charge since October and ends on January 31, 2016 in Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Av. Providencia 127, Santiago).

ALMA astronomers Mónica Rubio and Laura Gómez will give guided tours this Saturday, January 30, to people who sign up in advance. If you would like to be part of this experience, please call +562 2691 4432 or write [email protected]

The guided tour options are the following:

  • Saturday, January 30 from 11 am to 1 pm with Laura Gómez, Mexican astronomer and PhD from Germany, who has researched the physical and chemical properties of the formation of massive stars.
  • Saturday, January 30, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with astronomer Mónica Rubio, PhD in Astrophysics and Space Techniques from the University of Paris, professor of the Astronomy Department at the University of Chile, and former director of the CONICYT Astronomy Program until 2014.

Both astronomers will be sharing all of their knowledge and responding to visitors' questions in the exhibit's Discoveries room.

Close to 35 thousand people have already visited the exhibit! Come with your family and friends this weekend before it closes!

The overwhelming attendance since its inauguration is also explained by the complementary activities that accompanied the exhibit, such as talks, round tables, astronomic observations and workshops for schoolchildren. The videos that give an overview in images of some of these activities are available here:

Trailer of the ALMA Exhibition featured at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Santiago, Chile. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

The CEO of Fundación Imagen de Chile, Myriam Gómez, the director of the Astrotourism Chile project, Pablo Álvarez, and the science writer responsible for Astroblog, Ricardo García, spoke about the potentials of Chile as a global astronomical destination. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

Round table: Is there a connection between art and astronomy?. A swing in La SIlla Observatory, a giant ball rolls between the ALMA antennas... 3 artists exhibited their art and visions on the potential for creative connection between art and astronomy. Guest speakers: Dagmara Wyskiel, Enrique Rivera and María Ignacia Edwards. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

Within the exhibition "ALMA, explorando nuestros orígenes cósmicos" in the Fundación Telefónica there were workshops and other Education oriented activities with teachers, students and schools. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

Amateur astrophotographers who work at ALMA team up with a Chilean expert to give a theoretical and practical workshop on photography for celestial bodies from the 31st floor of the Telefónica building. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)


Valeria Foncea

Education and Public Outreach Officer
Joint ALMA Observatory
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2 467 6258
Cell: +56 9 7587 1963
Email: [email protected]