Radio Astronomy in the News
ALMA detects signature of oxygen from galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away
Professor Roger Blandford of Stanford receives the 2018 Jansky Lectureship in recognition of his numerous contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy. He will deliver a series of public lectures in Charlottesville, Virginia; Socorro, New Mexico; and Green Bank, West Virginia.
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in the Atacama Desert, Chile, is the most complex observatory ever built.
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ALMA Gets Its First AntennaOn September 23, 2009, the first ALMA antenna was installed on Pad 106 at the 5,050-meter elevation Llano Chajnantor high site in northern Chile. It was a Japanese-built 12-meter, the prototype that was tested at the Very Large Array. To its left in the distance is the Array Operations Site Technical Building that houses the Correlator supercomputer, the central local oscillator, and other equipment beneath the site's spectacularly clear skies. The antenna is controlled entirely from the lower elevation Operations Support Facility, a few dozen kilometers away.
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