[Jansky at antenna]
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[Reber telescope]
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[85 foot Tatel telescope]
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[300 foot telescope]
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[140 foot telescope]
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[Green Bank Interferometer]
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[12 meter telescope]
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[VLA]
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[AIPS logo]
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[VLBA antenna 1]
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[Green Bank Telescope]
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[ALMA antennas]
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National Radio Astronomy Observatory Archives: NRAO Timeline


September 30, 2011: At 1700 UT, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) officially began its Early Science phase. This is ALMA's first official nine-month cycle of observing science projects chosen from proposals sent in by astronomers around the world. Although ALMA is still under construction on the Chajnantor Plain in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, over 900 observing proposals were submitted, and 112 were allocated highest priority observing time (with a few extra dozen in the wings in case time or circumstance allow). Never in the history of astronomy has a telescope had this level of over-subscription.

For more information about ALMA Early Science, please visit ALMA Opens Its Eyes.


Modified on Wednesday, 05-Oct-2011 11:00:51 EDT by Ellen Bouton