Guests at the ALMA inauguration on a transporter

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.

In the picture, some of the guests attending the inauguration ceremony are shown on one of the huge ALMA transporters. From left to right: Tim de Zeeuw, ESO Director General, the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, the director of the USA’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Subra Suresh, the director of ALMA Thijs de Graauw, and the Senior Vice Minister of Japan’s MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Teru Fukui.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Type:Photographic
Release date:13 March 2013, 18:00
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