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President Piñera inspects ALMA hardware

On 13 March 2013 the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) was inaugurated at an official ceremony in the Chilean Andes, marking the completion of all the major systems of the giant telescope and the formal transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory.

The picture shows the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, guest of honor of the inauguration ceremony, inspecting some of the sophisticated ALMA hardware. Shown from left to right are: David Rabanus, Instrument Group Manager, ALMA Department of Engineering, Tim de Zeeuw, ESO Director General, President Sebastián Piñera, Lars Nyman, Head of ALMA Science Operations and Thijs de Graauw, ALMA Director.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Release date:13 March 2013, 18:00
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