#LetsTalkALMA campaign continues with high participation
26 June, 2020
The #LetsTalkALMA campaign had a great call to help everyone stay home. More than 30 thousand people have joined the more than twenty activities organized through the observatory’s social networks, within the framework of the measures adopted to face the pandemic.
Storytelling, talks, and conversations are some of these activities for adults and children. If you missed them or want to repeat one, follow the links in the list below since we recorded almost all of them.
One of the most successful activities was the storytelling for kids led by ALMA astronomer David Rebolledo, who read the story written by himself for his daughter. “Ultra Violet shows you the birth of the stars” (in Spanish) was followed by many questions from the kids connected to the broadcast.
We also celebrated the birthday of the first image of a black hole, which surprised everyone in the world more than a year ago: Talks, Instagram Live and a special filter for the same platform, was already tested by more than 5,000 users.
As part of that celebration, we premiere the first of six new episodes of #WAWUA – Why do Astronomers Want to Use ALMA? The series created by astronomers and workers at our observatory tell us about gravitational lenses, how we measure the distance of distant objects, the formation of planetary systems, collaboration as a global challenge, and about the first image of a black hole.
Do you have astronomical doubts? Would you like to talk about a particular topic or show us something special? Are there any specific activities that motivate you or your daughters and sons? Send us your suggestions through our social networks.
The activities program is dynamic, and those who wish to participate can learn about the different events through ALMA’s social networks and in the program that we regularly update on this page. All times are in Universal Time (UTC).
Thursday, July 2 2020 · 06:30PM · Juan Cortés (astrónomo) · Instagram Live (in English) · Dark Energy
Sunday, May 3 2020 · 3:30PM · Daniela Fernández (Fundación PGE) · Storytelling for Kids Instagram Live (in Spanish)
Thursday, April 30 2020 · 8:00PM · José Gallardo (astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Astrobiology
Saturday, April 25 2020 · 4:00PM· David Rebolledo (astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Cosmic Storytelling: “When the Moon and the Sun hug each other”
Saturday, April 18 2020 · 4:00PM· David Rebolledo (astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Cosmic Storytelling: “Ultra Violet shows you the birth of the stars”
Saturday, April 18, 2020 · 3:00PM · Suzanna Randall (astronomer & astronaut trainee) · Facebook Live (en inglés) & Zoom Webinar · For Kids: Suzanna prepared a special activity for children
Friday, April 17, 2020 · 5:00PM · Loreto Barcos (astronomer) · Facebook Live (in English) · Q&A, Interacting Galaxies, work for a world class observatory
Friday, April 17, 2020 · 4:00PM · David Rebolledo (astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · How do stars form in the Universe?
Friday, April 10, 2020 · 7:00PM · ALMA-VLBI Team (astronomers & engineers) · Zoom Webinar + Youtube Live (in Spanish) · Celebration of the first year of the first image of a Black Hole
Friday, April 10, 2020 · 4:00PM · ALMA-VLBI Team (astronomers & engineers) · Zoom Webinar + Youtube Live (in English) · Celebration of the first year of the first image of a Black Hole
Thursday, April 9, 2020 · 2:00PM · Suzanna Randall (astronomer and astronaut trainee) · Zoom Webinar · FB Live (in English) · Astronaut training program + Girls and Young Women interest in Science & Technology
Sunday, April 5, 2020 · 8:00PM · Hugo Messias + Antonio Hales (Astronomers) · Zoom Webinar + Instagram Live (in Portuguese) · Talk between astronomers
Friday, April 3, 2020 · 4:30PM · Hugo Messias (Astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · EHT a year later
Thursday, April 2, 2020 · 7:00PM · Hugo Messias (Astronomer) · Zoom Webinar & Facebook Live (in Spanish) · ALMA data on NGC6240
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 · 3:30PM · José Gallardo (Astronomer) · Instagram Live (In Spanish) · How the community can observe with ALMA