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.


Connecticut Public presents a series of video short stories that celebrate the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full series »

January 8, 2019
Catch the premiere of a new series, “Home Movies - American Journeys,” that focuses on the stories of immigrants building their lives in Connecticut. What’s YOUR family’s heritage story? Share it with our audiences. Find out more »

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