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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the most complex millimeter/submillimeter observatory every built. It is located in the Atacama desert in Chile and became fully operational in March 2013. There are 73 different antennas which combine to give the most sensitive and highest resolution view of the millimeter sky ever obtained. The Department of Astronomy is located only a short walk from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC). Check out this article from the UVA School of Arts and Sciences about the collaboration between the NRAO and Department of Astronomy. (Photo: C. Padilla, NRAO/AUI/NSF).

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