We invite you to tour the most powerful astronomical observatory on Earth
3 January, 2024 / Read time: 2 minutes
Participating in a visit to ALMA would be the ideal scenario. However, it is not always possible to travel to Chile or reach San Pedro de Atacama to achieve this. That is why we are bringing the world of radio astronomy closer through a virtual tour where, on a transmedia site, you can discover 360º views, interviews, photos, and videos of one of the most epic constructions of humanity.
Thus, you can visit places usually inaccessible to most, such as the Chajnantor Plateau, 5.000 meters above sea level, and the 66 giant ALMA antennas that scan the Universe in search of our cosmic origins.
You will also be able to travel like a photon through the interior of their antennas and receivers until you reach the Correlator that integrates all the signals that come from the Cosmos, that are captured by ALMA.
Along with this, you will learn about the main milestones of this international astronomical collaboration and the most important discoveries that have marked this first decade of operations.
It is a must-see with which we want to start a powerful 2024!
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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.