SETI ESO Video News Reel No. 5 (ALMA at Chajnantor)

Larry Klaes (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 18:58:42 -0400

>From: >Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 16:01:13 +0200 (MET DST) >To:,, >Sender: >Reply-To: > >From: ESO Education and Public Relations Dept. > >Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 > >Subject: ESO Video News Reel No. 5 (ALMA at Chajnantor) > >---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >Text with all links is available on the ESO Website at URL: > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >Dear subscribers, > >the following message is primarily addressed to professional >broadcasters. > >ESO Video News Reel no. 5 (ESO VNR 5 - ALMA at Chajnantor) is now >available for distribution. Part of this video may be seen in compressed >format on the web as ESO Video Clip 03/99, published in conjunction with >ESO Press Release 09/99 on June 10, 1999 at: > > >ESO VNR 5 is in full professional quality (Betacam, etc.; with >complete shot list) and may be obtained by TV companies upon request; >please contact the ESO EPR Department for more details. Those already >on the distribution list will receive their copy within the next >days. See also: > > >Contents; This 7-min Video News Reel begins with a sequence of recent >astronomical images obtained with the ESO VLT, here illustrating the >various types of objects that will be observed with ALMA. This is >followed by footage from the 15-metre Swedish-ESO Submillimetre >Telescope (SEST) at La Silla, the only of its type so far in the >southern hemisphere and a "model" of one of the ALMA dishes. A statement >is made by the responsible ESO scientist about the significance of the >new project and the need to place ALMA at a high-altitude site. There >are several views of the Chajnantor site at 5000 metre altitude, >followed by a 52-sec animation of the array during which the >perspective changes and the ALMA dishes move in unison. Some site >testing activities are seen, including the launch of a meteorological >balloon, and there is a final statement about the great variety of >research programmes that can be made with ALMA. > >Kind regards, > >ESO EPR Dept. ( > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > >How to obtain ESO Press Information > >ESO Press Information is made available on the World-Wide Web (URL: > ESO Press Photos may be reproduced, >if credit is given to the European Southern Observatory. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > >

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