Cool virtual reality pan of ALMA

Posted by David Eicher
on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Our group of more than 30 Astronomy readers had a spectacular time over the last couple weeks in Chile, seeing the greatest skies on Earth and some of the largest telescopes.

One of the folks on our tour was Mike Smithwick, creator of the great planetarium program Distant Suns, a partner of Astronomy magazine.

In Chile, Mike created some very cool virtual reality pan images at different sites. This one shows the operations building and a few antennae belonging to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the most spectacular radio telescope on the planet.

Now this is a cool image!

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