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STEAM Cafe: Extreme Astronomy - ALMA

  • Piner High School SPARQ center 1700 FULTON ROAD SANTA ROSA (map)

The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub millimeter Array is the most complex astronomical observatory ever built on Earth. ALMA has opened a new window on the Universe, capturing never-before-seen details about the very first stars and galaxies, probing the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, and directly imaging the formation of planets. Please join Laura Sparks from the Santa Rosa Junior College to hear and see her summer adventures 16,000+ feet up in the Chilean desert experiencing ALMA. Professor Laura Sparks is one of a very few to have first hand experience with this transformative radio telescope that recently took the first picture ever of a BLACK HOLE!

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