Scenes from the ALMA Inauguration day

This video clip shows the distinguished guests, including the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, arriving at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF), located at an altitude of 2900 metres in the Atacama Desert in Chile for the inauguration of the giant telescope. The guests are shown with one of the giant ALMA transporters as well as other components. The inauguration took place at an official ceremony in the Chilean Andes, and marked the completion of all the major systems of the giant telescope and the formal transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Id:eso1312d
Release date:13 March 2013, 18:00
Related releases:eso1312
Duration:01m 26s

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