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Chilean president Sebastian Pinera and Alma Director Thijs De Graauw... News Photo 163600848Antenna,Astronomy,Astronomy Telescope,Atacama Region,Biology,Chile,Climbing,Horizontal,Kilometer,Looking,President,Radio,San Pedro De Atacama,Santiago - Chile,Science and Technology,Sebastian Pinera,Station,Steps and Staircases,WorkingPhotographer MARTIN BERNETTICollection: AFP 2013 AFPChilean president Sebastian Pinera (L) and Alma Director Thijs De Graauw (R) climb stairs to see radio telescope antennas at the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) project station, in San Pedro de Atacama, some 1500 km north of Santiago, on March 13, 2013. The ALMA, an international partnership project of Europe, North America and East Asia with the cooperation of Chile, is presently the largest astronomical project in the world. Today will be opened 59 of 66 high precision antennas, located at 5000 of altitude in the extremely arid Atacama desert. AFP PHOTO/Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)