Live Webcams at the ALMA Residencia

Two round-the-clock streams available from the construction site in Chile

11 September 2015

Two web cameras are now installed at the site of the ALMA Residencia, allowing anyone to follow the progress of its construction.

The ALMA Residencia will be the home for staff and people working temporarily at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). It is sited at the ALMA Operations Support Facility, close to San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile.

Construction work officially began on 23 February 2015 and is expected to last 17 months. The live transmissions from the webcams show the ongoing work in real time.

The new two webcams join ESO’s extensive collection of live webcams in Chile and Germany. The collection includes live transmissions from:

  • The Very Large Telescope (Cerro Paranal, Chile): Follow astronomers and engineers as they work at the VLT.
  • ALMA Observatory (Chajnantor Plateau, Chile): Spot the ALMA antennas as they are being operated by ESO and partners.
  • La Silla Night Cam (Atacama Desert, Chile): Admire night views of the Milky Way from the La Silla Observatory.
  • ESO Headquarters (Garching bei München, Germany): A view from the rooftop of ESO Headquarters shows the construction of the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre.

More information

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international astronomy facility, is a partnership of ESO, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA is funded by ESO on behalf of its Member States, by NSF in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) and by NINS in cooperation with the Academia Sinica (AS) in Taiwan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI).



Richard Hook
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6655
Cell: +49 151 1537 3591

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ALMA Residencia webcams
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