Welcome to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Here, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, along with its international partners, is building ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.
We are building the world's most complex astronomical telescope in one
of planet Earth's most brutal environments - on purpose. We now invite you to share our adventure.
Use this map to select a stop you wish to visit, from Chilean sights to behind-the-scenes peeks into ALMA construction and operations. At each stop, a video looks around and a
host tells you more about what you-re seeing. At several stops, you can watch a guided tour video with Dr. Adrian Russell, former North American ALMA Project Director, and his ALMA colleagues. Over time, we will add more stops on the tour as the ALMA Observatory continues to grow.
We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to ALMA.