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MADE IN NAOJ! ALMA Receiver Development part. 2

MADE IN NAOJ! ALMA Receiver Development part. 2

Recorded in 2013-2014 (0:13:22)
This short video introduces development and manufacturing scene of the sensitive ALMA receivers in the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

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MADE IN NAOJ! ALMA Receiver Development part. 1

MADE IN NAOJ! ALMA Receiver Development part. 1

Recorded in 2014 (0:11:38)
This short video introduces development and manufacturing scene of the sensitive ALMA receivers in the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

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Making the Ultimate Radio Telescope—The ALMA Antenna (Telescope Mount)

Making the Ultimate Radio Telescope—The ALMA Antenna (Telescope Mount)

Recorded in 2011 (0:16:46)

    [Contents]
  • Machining of the antenna mount structures
  • Design and development of the direct drive system
  • Design and development of the precise positioning system (Metrology system)

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

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ALMA Inauguration Ceremony

ALMA Inauguration Ceremony

Recorded in 2013 (0:15:20)

    [Contents]
  • March 13, 2013 ALMA Inauguration Ceremony

Caption: English
Voice: English and Japanese

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ALMA Video -9 "Construction of ALMA 2011"

ALMA Video -9

Recorded in 2011 (0:18:54)

    [Contents]
  • July 21, 2011 Plant Tour before the Final Shipment of ACA antennas
  • August 25, 2011 Land Transport in Japan
  • September 8, 2011 Shipment
  • October 18, 2011 Land Transport in Chile
  • 2011 Current Status

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese and Spanish

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Making the Ultimate Radio Telescope -The ALMA Antenna (Main Reflector)- Part 2

Making the Ultimate Radio Telescope -The ALMA Antenna (Main Reflector)- Part 2

Recorded in 2011 (0:18:00)

    [Contents]
  • 12m Antenna Back Panel
  • 12m/7m Antenna Back-up Structure
  • 12m/7m Antenna Center Hub
  • 7m Antenna Temperature control

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

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Making the Ultimate Radio Telescope -The ALMA Antenna (Main Reflector)- Part 1

Making the Ultimate Radio Telescope -The ALMA Antenna (Main Reflector)- Part 1

Recorded in 2011 (0:14:58)

    [Contents]
  • 12m Antenna Rear Side of the Reflector Panel
  • 12m Antenna Rough Machining of the Reflector Panel
  • 12m Antenna High Precision Machining of the Reflector Panel
  • 12m Antenna Chemical Etching of the Reflector Panel
  • 7m Antenna Subreflector

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

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ALMA Video -8 "Construction of ALMA 2009"

ALMA Video -8

Recorded in September 2009 (0:20:40)

    [Contents]
  • 12m Diameter Antenna Arrival at the Array Operations Site
  • 7m Diameter Antenna Departure from Kobe Port
  • 7m Diameter Antenna Arrival at the Operations Support Facility
  • The Assembly and Performance Evaluation of the Antenna
  • Successful 3-Antenna Interferometry at Array Operations Site

Caption: English
Voice: English and Japanese

"Japanese ALMA antenna became the first to arrive at the ALMA 5000 m site."

Recorded in September 2009 (0:05:40)

    [Contents]
  • Transport of the first antenna from the OSF to the AOS

Caption: English
Voice: English

ALMA Video - 7 "Construction of ALMA 2008"

ALMA Video - 7

Recorded in 2008 (0:17:38)

    [Contents]
  • Synchronized driving of three ACA 12-m antennas at the OSF
  • Installation of the Front End Kit (receiver system)
  • ACA 12-m Antenna Acceptance Review
  • ACA 12-m Antenna transported from the Japanese Site Erection Facility Area to the OSF Test Facility Area by a transporter

Caption: Japanese
Voice:English

ALMA Video - 6 "Construction of ALMA 2007"

ALMA Video - 6

Recorded in 2007 (0:27:34)

    [Contents]
  • Preassembly of the first antenna (in Japan)
  • Development of the receiver
  • Preassembly of the second antenna
  • Packing and shippment of the ACA 12-m Antennas
  • Arrival of the ACA 12-m Antenna at the Chilean port
  • Transport of the ACA 12-m Antenna to the OSF
  • Installation of the main reflector

Caption: Japanese
Voice: Japanese

ALMA Video - 5 "Brief History of ALMA"

ALMA Video - 5

Produced in May 2007 (0:05:19)

    [Contents]
  • Joint Site Survey
  • Ground-breaking ceremony
  • Evaluation of the prototype antennas
  • ALMA Board (discussion on the Operation Plan)
  • Construction of the AOS and OSF

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

ALMA Video - 4 "Interview with Norio Kaifu about ALMA"

ALMA Video - 4

Recorded in March 2006 (0:18:38)

    [Contents]
  • At the ALMA Board held in Kyoto

Caption: Japanese
Voice: Japanese

ALMA Video - 3 "Antenna Evaluation at the ATF"

ALMA Video - 3

Recorded in November 2005 (0:19:09)

    [Contents]
  • Evaluation test of the prototype antennas at the Antenna Test Facility in the VLA site (Socorro, U.S.)

Caption: Japanese
Voice: Japanese

ALMA Video - 2 "Under the Southern Cross"

ALMA Video - 2

Recorded in July 2004 (0:19:41)

    [Contents]
  • Introduction of the ALMA construction area in Chile

Caption: Japanese
Voice: Japanese

ALMA Video - 1 "ALMA Groundbreaking Ceremony"

ALMA Video - 1

Recorded in November 2003 (0:13:43)

    [Contents]
  • Introduction of the ALMA construction area in Chile

Caption: Japanese
Voice: Japanese

Movie Materials

Moving images of antennas

"Driving of a single Japanese antenna at the OSF"

(0:06:30)

"Synchronous driving of three Japanese antennas at the OSF"

(0:01:46)

"Synchronous driving of four Japanese antennas at the OSF"

(0:03:02)

"Synchronous driving of three Japanese antennas at the OSF"

(0:05:43)

CG of ALMA

"Reconfiguration of Antennas"

(0:00:34)

"Bird's Eye-View of Antennas"

(0:01:00)

"Movement of Antennas Seen from the Ground (1)"

(0:00:35)

"Movement of Antennas Seen from the Ground (2)"

(0:00:35)

"Movement of a Single Antenna"

(0:00:36)

The CG movie materials above were created for the 4-Dimensional Digital Universe (4D2U) Project. If you would like to use them, please seek permission according to the application procedure for permission to use 4D2U contents. Copyright: 4D2U Project, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan; coproduced by: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and META Corporation Japan. Reproducing of the contents may not be allowed without permission from the copyright owner.

Video On Demand

Academic Lecture "Investigating the Mysteries of the Dark Universe"

Recorded in December 02, 2012 (3:30:00)
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* The lectures of van Dishoeck and de Graauw were simultaneously translated into Japanese. The lecture of Komatsu was given in Japanese.
Report: File ALMA Photo Diary

NAOJ Public Lecture "New Vision of the Universe Explored by ALMA"

Recorded in November 11, 2012 (1:30:00)
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Report: File ALMA Photo Diary

Public Lecture "ALMA Telescope-Exploring Mysteries of the Universe through Radio Waves"

Recorded in April 14, 2012 (1:00:00)
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Report: File ALMA Photo Diary

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