A planetarium show about ALMA for the International Year of Astronomy 2009

"In search of our Cosmic Origins" is a new planetarium show about ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, a revolutionary radiotelescope currently under construction in the Chilean Atacama desert. The show is being produced by ESO and the Association of French Language Planetariums (Association des Planétariums de Langue Française, APLF), in collaboration with the Planetarium of Augsburg in Germany.

Starting from Galileo's revolutionary first observations of the Universe with a telescope 400 years ago, we then learn about the ALMA telescope, the electromagnetic spectrum and submillimetre light. Our personal guide, Ariane, takes us on a journey from ALMA's unique site high in the Atacama desert, through our Milky Way and onward to some of the most distant galaxies, seen as they were in the early Universe. Closer to home, we learn about the formation of stars and planets, and how ALMA will help us answer questions about our origins.

"In search of our Cosmic Origins" lasts 30 minutes, and will be available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chilean Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. An extract from the show (in French) is available on the APLF website.

If you would like to find out more about the show "In search of our Cosmic Origins", or if you would like to present it at your planetarium, please contact the APLF directly at aplf-planetariums@orange.fr

Further information about the "In Search of our Cosmic Origins" planetarium show can be found on the website:

This Planetarium Show is not available for sale.



About the Planetarium Show

Release date:4 October 2010, 16:49


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