National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

ALMA 12-Meter Antenna Paper Models


This model from the articulated paper model series reproduces the ALMA 12-meter antennas developed by Japan. The scale is 1/100. The antenna parts can move up-and-down, and left-and-right. You can also load the antenna onto a model of the antenna transporter made to the same scale. A paper model of the 7-meter antennas made to the same scale is almost complete; we expect to be able to release it soon. People who have confidence in their modeling skills can try making a diorama of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA, Morita Array).

Text by: Seiichi Sakamoto
Translation by: Ramsey Lundock (NAOJ)

Download the paper model (0.6MB)