From May 22 through 26, the NAOJ Chile observatory exhibited the ALMA booth at the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016, which was held at the international exhibition hall of Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
This meeting is a large-scale international scientific forum where researchers and students related to geoscience and planetary science give presentations of their research results and exchange intellectual discussions on a variety of fields of study. On May 22, there was a session meeting titled “New Development of Planetary Science with ALMA” covering the studies that have been underway using ALMA. The ALMA booth, showing the latest scientific achievements with ALMA, attracted researchers from all over the world as well as high school and graduate students. This year’s exhibition featured the Band 10 receiver developed by NAOJ and many people stopped to see its advanced precision mechanics.