#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
  • Tuesday, June 30 2020 · 07:30PM · David Rebolledo (astrónomo) · FB Live Día del Asteroide 2020 (in Spanish) · Observing Juno Rotation
  • Monday, June 29 2020 · 10:00PM · Antonio Hales (astrónomo) · TEDxVillaUrquiza (in Spanish) · Planetary Societies
  • Friday, June 26 2020 · 09:00PM · Juan Cortés (astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Dark Energy
  • Thursday, June 25 2020 · 04:30PM · Pablo Carrillo (engineer) · FB Live (in Spanish) · Hibernación del ALMA
  • Thursday, June 18 2020 · 6:00PM · Remco Timmermans (SeventyMedia – Social Media for Space) · Instagram Live (in English) · Backyard Astronomy and Spotting Satellites
  • Thursday, June 11 2020 · 6:00PM · Remco Timmermans (SeventyMedia – Social Media for Space) · Instagram Live (in English) · Backyard Astronomy and Spotting Satellites
  • Friday, May 29 2020 · 10:00PM · @WikiSeba (Sciences YouTuber) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · ALMA’s Creatures
  • Monday, May 25 2020 · 10:00PM · Celia Verdugo (Astronomer) · Facebook Live (in Spanish) · The Universe that we don’t see
  • Sunday, May 24 2020 · 3:30PM · @WikiSeba (Sciences YouTuber) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Explore the stars with your eyes
  • Friday, May 22 2020 · 9:00PM · Violette Impellizzeri (Astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Astronomical Jets
  • Monday, May 18 2020 · 9:00PM · Sergio Otárola (Engineer – Astrophotographer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Astrophotography
  • Friday, May 15 2020 · 9:00PM · Violette Impellizzeri (Astronomer) · Instagram Live (in English) · Astronomical Jets
  • Friday, May 8 2020 · 9:00PM · José Gallardo (Astronomer) · Instagram Live (in Spanish) · Rosetta Mission
  • Monday, May 4 2020 · 10:00PM · Alejandro Sáez (engineer) · UFRO – Eclipse Youtube Channel and Zoom Webinar (in Spanish) · Talk: First Image of a Black Hole
  • 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

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