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General Dynamics Enables Early Science for ALMA
October 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm | News Release

Highly specialized, scientifically advanced antennas come together to capture never-before seen details about the cosmos.

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Cryogenic Catering Truck Comes to ALMA
September 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm | News Release

The ultimate in high altitude, high-tech catering has arrived in Chile to serve chilled provisions to the telescopes at the largest astronomical complex in the world, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.

Three ALMA antennas
ALMA Test Sharpens the Vision of New Observatory
January 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Announcement

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array has passed a key milestone crucial to producing the high-quality images that will be the trademark of this revolutionary new tool for astronomy.

ALMA antenna enroute to high plateau of Chajnantor
ALMA Telescope Reaches New Heights
September 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Announcement

The ALMA astronomical observatory took another step forward and upward, as one of its state-of-the-art antennas was carried for the first time to Chile’s 16,500-foot-high plateau of Chajnantor on the back of a giant, custom-built transporter.

ALMA Telescope Makes Successful Antenna Link
ALMA Telescope Makes Successful Antenna Link
April 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Announcement

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, an immense international telescope project under construction in northern Chile, reached a major milestone on April 30, when two ALMA antennas were linked together as an integrated system to observe an astronomical object for the first time.

First North American ALMA Antenna
First North American ALMA Antenna
February 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Announcement

Astronomers celebrated today the formal acceptance of the first North American antenna by the Joint ALMA Observatory. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is a gathering armada of short-wavelength radio telescopes whose combined power will enable astronomers to probe with unprecedented sharpness phenomena and regions that are beyond the reach of visible-light telescopes.

ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna
ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna
December 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm | Announcement

High in the Atacama region of northern Chile one of the world’s most advanced telescopes has just passed a…

Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
December 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced a formal agreement enabling Taiwanese astronomers to participate in the North American component of the international ALMA partnership, alongside American and Canadian astronomers. Taiwan’s efforts will be led by the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Dr. Carol Jean Lonsdale
New Head of the North American ALMA Science Center
September 22, 2008 at 4:09 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced the appointment of Dr. Carol Jean Lonsdale as the Observatory’s new Assistant Director for the North American ALMA Science Center. As NAASC head, Lonsdale will lead the team that will enable North American astronomers to exploit the capabilities of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, a powerful new international astronomical facility under construction in the high-altitude Atacama Desert of northeastern Chile.

Artist's conception of ALMA
World-Wide Effort Bringing ALMA Telescope Into Reality
February 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm | Announcement

In the thin, dry air of northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, at an altitude of 16,500 feet, an amazing new telescope system is taking shape, on schedule to provide the world’s astronomers with unprecedented views of the origins of stars, galaxies, and planets.

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