Virtual Press Conference To Be Held For ALMA Inauguration
March 6, 2013

Virtual Press Conference To Be Held For ALMA Inauguration


On 13 March 2013 the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest astronomical project in the world, will be inaugurated in Chile, celebrating ALMA´s transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory. For members of the media who cannot be present at the inaugural event, the ALMA partner organizations will host an online press meeting via Adobe Connect on 12 March 2013 at 12:00 CET.

Presentations about the development, inauguration and future of the ALMA project will be given, including the latest news on scientific achievements. Journalists will be offered the opportunity to pose questions to ALMA engineers and scientists. The speakers are ALMA director Thijs de Graauw, ALMA Chief Scientist Ryohei Kawabe, Professor at Leiden University and former ALMA Board member Ewine van Dishoeck, and Head of the ALMA Department of Engineering Michael Thorburn.

To participate in the conference and receive additional material under embargo, bona fide members of the media must have accreditation, obtained by emailing Javier Barbuzano ([email protected]). Reporters will need access to a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash Player installed and an adequately fast internet connection. Further information will be provided to accredited reporters.


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