n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Atacama Large Millimetre / Submillimetre Array (ALMA) milestone : news notes

Volume 69, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



ALMA is a large interferometric set of telescopes somewhat similar in concept to the SKA but working at much shorter wavelengths and designed to answer quite different scientific problems. It is a collaboration between US, European and Japanese radio astronomers and is situated on the Chajnantor plateau, at an altitude of 5 000 metres in the Chilean Andes.

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