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Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA)

The Radboud Radio Lab is collaborating with the engineers from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) on the control of the telescope. The includes all aspects of the operation of the telescope, from initial calibration procedures to the execution and scheduling of science observations. We have a particular involvement in the implementation of Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) observing modes such that the telescope can join the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) or other VLBI networks.


Quote from the LLAMA website:

The Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA) is a joint scientific and technological project of Argentina and Brazil whose goal is to install and to operate an observing facility capable of performing observations of the Universe at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths. The radio telescope will be located in the Puna de Atacama in the northwestern part of Argentina. The site, locally known as Alto Corrillos, is located at an altitude of 4.820 meters above sea level, about 180 km south-east of ALMA, with atmospheric conditions similar to those for ALMA. The instrument will be used as part of a VLBI network. As a single dish radio telescope, this instrument will be suitable for studies to be carried out in continuum and atomic or molecular spectroscopy towards astronomical objects located in a broad distance range, from the Sun to red-shifted galaxies.

For more information, please visit: https://www.llamaobservatory.org

In case of any questions, please contact Dr. Sjoerd Timmer.