Atacama Large Millimeter Array.
This model seeks to highlight and represent one of the telescopes of the Alma observatory, the center of planetary and constellation observation, which has 66 high-precision antennas, but beyond an observation center it represents one of the most important research centers in the world astronomy, which is why the observatory is adding more and more visits from both its citizens and scientists from all over the world, seeking to observe the wonders that our universe hides. This observatory is located about 30 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama in the Norte Grande de Chile in one of the driest places on earth, at an altitude of 2,900 m.a.s.l. (meters above sea level), and where, due to its privileged climate and clear views, it allows a clear and detailed observation of the universe through the 66 antennas and the various collaborations of which it is a part.
For this reason, it was decided to create a prototype of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, which represents one of the 66 antennas of the Alma observatory, which is an international European, North American and East Asian association, in collaboration with the Republic of Chile, being one of the largest astronomical projects in the world. This project was created thinking about the beauty of the starry nights that the desert presents and that has allowed more than one important discovery for humanity. The prototype was made through the LEGO design program (LEGO Digital Designer), proposing a structure of 55 pieces in total, generating a figure 20 centimeters high by 13 centimeters wide, white. In this way, it seeks to honor all workers, fans and amateur astronomy observers.
In the same way, it was built with the purpose of bringing astronomy closer to the desks or game rooms of each person to whom the project is oriented, which range from children 10 years +, young people, young adults, seniors and everyone who is interested in astronomy. The age is fixed due to the size of the pieces, in such a way that accidents are avoided. The size was determined, since apart from seeking to be a toy, it also seeks to be a collector's item that adorns the desks of all those interested, without being something gigantic, in a way that allows a piece of this important observatory to be brought closer to the community in general.
The prototype will mark a before and after in relation to collections, toys and/or gifts, which is why it will turn out to be a great LEGO set, for all fans, interested parties, observers or others, promoting memories and observations of constellations even from the same window of the houses, in order to feel closer to astronomical observation, even more so when, as a positive consequence of the pandemic that is still being experienced, people took the time to unleash their creativity and hobbies, where much they were oriented to look towards the skies wondering if there is something beyond our galaxy?