This program traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth: the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes. Viewers are taken on a journey both across the globe and throughout our universe to discover how this mammoth radio telescope works and how its observations are revolutionizing astronomy. Through breathtaking footage – including cinematic 3-D animation, dramatic aerials of the ALMA site, and live coverage of the first large-scale observation – the film reveals the incredible lengths to which humans will go to quench their thirst for knowledge.

On CPTV: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8 p.m.

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“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

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Latest Episode: Women's Work: Azua & Toni