Into Deep Space: The Birth of the Alma Observatory
Into Deep Space: The Birth of the Alma Observatory Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Jan 11, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
This program traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth - the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes. Viewers are taken on a journey both across the globe and throughout our universe to discover how this mammoth radio telescope works and how its observations are revolutionizing astronomy. Through breathtaking footage - including cinematic 3-D animation, dramatic aerials of the ALMA site, and live coverage of the it's first large scale observation - the film reveals the incredible lengths to which humans will go to quench our thirst for knowledge.