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Controlling the ALMA Telescope

31 December, 2009 / Read time: 1 minute

Joint ALMA Observatory Radio Astronomer Dr. Violette Impellizzeri introduces the ALMA Control Room. This is where the ALMA telescope is controlled.

The ALMA control room is always busy. From here, astronomers collect data, monitor the status of each antenna, track atmospheric conditions, and run telescope diagnostics. Visitors who register in advance can observe the control room, laboratories, and any antennas under maintenance at the OSF.

Credits: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)