The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an international partnership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan, together with NRC (Canada), NSC and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (Republic of Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA -the largest astronomical project in existence- is a single telescope of revolutionary design, composed of 66 high precision antennas located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile.
The students from the E-21 School in Toconao, Chile, have learned so much about science and English! They demonstrated their knowledge in a 'master class' directed by members of the community as part of the establishment's educational improvement plan sponsored by ALMA. © R. Bennett - ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)
The Residencia is the home for staff and people working temporarily at ALMA. It is sited at 2.900 meters, close to San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. The construction work began on February 2015 and will be finished in April this year. The shape of the buildings and the color of the exteriors of this major architectural project have been designed to meld with the surrounding environment of the site. © ESO Astronomy / W. Wild
Jorge Ibsen, Director of the Computing and IT Department of the ALMA Observatory, as one of the main speakers in the second “Congreso del Futuro”. The expert in Astro-IT was part of the panel named “The Future of Astronomical Observation and Big Data in the Region of Coquimbo”. © IVOA
The winding road to the #ALMA antennas disappears into the hills colored by their covering of the native vegetation of the high plains. In the background, a lenticular cloud demonstrates the strength of the prevailing winds in the area. © S. Otárola - ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)