ALMA - A Window into the Mysteries of the Universe

A fulldome show about ALMA, the most advanced astronomical interferometer to explore the unknown regions of our universe.

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: April 2014

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ALMA – the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array – is the most advanced astronomical interferometer based on the latest manufacturing technologies.

Starting full operation in 2013, ALMA aims to explore the unknown regions of our universe. The array constructed at 5,000 meters altitude uses 66 parabolic antennas, an overwhelming scenery. Study about how stars were born, the mystery of life with the beautiful Atacama soil and its starry sky.

Highlights of the show:

  • Reason of ALMA’s location at 5,000 meter altitude set in Atacama Desert of Chile
  • Beautiful Atacama Desert and stately ALMA
  • Mechanism of the interferometer and aperture synthesis
  • The universe that ALMA can explore
  • Reason of needing 66 parabolic antenna units
  • ALMA’s related facilities
  • Latest results ALMA has observed
  • Modern technology and researchers’ challenges
  • ALMA project’s significance in human history

A fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.


You can get this show from:
Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.

Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 29 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: 6 - 13, 14 - 18, Adults
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Poster, Source files

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
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Audio format: 5.1
Languages: English, Japanese

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