Astronomer Alison Peck of the NRAO has just returned from five years of shuttling between Santiago, Chile and the ALMA Radio Telescope site, where she led a team of ALMA commissioning scientists.
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The first of two shows about Mat Kaplan's journey to Chile's Atacama Desert for the inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter small millimter Array, the most ambitious, Earth-based astronomy project in history.
ALMA will make sharper images than the Hubble Space Telescope, yet it’s a radio telescope! ALMA scientists Alison Peck and Al Wooten tell us about this array of 66 huge dishes in Chile’s Atacama desert.