In Commemoration of ALMA's 10th Anniversary, Young Astronomers Visit the ALMA Site

ALMA is celebrating 10 years of full-scale operation in 2023. In December 2023, an international conference was held in Puerto Varas, Chile, to take a look back at the observatory’s accomplishments, highlight its latest results, and look forward to future technical developments. To coincide with this international conference, the NAOJ ALMA Project selected five young astronomers who have achieved outstanding scientific results using ALMA to commemorate the 10th anniversary.

From December 4 to 8, the young astronomers participated in the international conference to present their research results and interact with astronomers from various countries.


On December 10 and 11, young astronomers visited the Operations Support Facility and the Array Operations Site with NAOJ staff to learn about ALMA.

On December 12, the ALMA science workshop between Chile and Japan was held at the Santiago office of the Joint ALMA Observatory for the purpose of promoting research exchange with Chilean researchers. Presentations were given by young researchers from Japan and Chile, and lively discussions and exchanges of opinions took place.

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