Participate in the ALMA-ESO Open Doors Day

Participate in the ALMA-ESO Open Doors Day

13 March, 2024 / Read time: 2 minutes

Celebrate Astronomy Day in Chile with a unique and unforgettable experience!

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and its partners, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) of the United States, will celebrate Astronomy Day in Chile 2024 with an Open House at the ALMA and ESO Vitacura campus on Friday, March 22.

In the morning, invited schools will be able to take a tour of different stations with recreational and educational activities that will allow them to discover the functioning and discoveries of ALMA and other ESO observatories.

The doors will open to the general public in the afternoon, upon registration (limited spaces), from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Among the notable activities in which the public can participate are solar observations led by astronomers from NRAO Chile, visits to the ALMA control room, and practical and creative workshops, such as kite making, astronomical painting by @AnimaHop, prints in silkscreen printing with the collaboration of @seriografíainstantánea, an astro-watercolor seminar for elders, among other surprises.

The day will end with an outdoor astro-concert by the Foundation of Youth and Children's Orchestras (FOJI) and two parallel talks by ESO and ALMA in their respective auditoriums.

Access will be exclusively for those who have previously registered through Welcu (The page will be active on March 18). Places will be released on different dates and times to allow a more significant number of people to have the opportunity to access :

• Monday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, March 19, 11:00

• Wednesday, March 20, 10:00

• Thursday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to get closer to the Universe in a fun and educational way!

Additional Information

ALMA is a partnership of ESO (representing its member states), NSF (USA) and NINS (Japan), together with NRC (Canada), NSTC and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (Republic of Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The Joint ALMA Observatory is operated by ESO, AUI/NRAO and NAOJ.