These days with high speed internet, observational astronomy can be done from remote locations. Still I believe from time to time an experimenter might travel to work on-site for particularly challenging or unusual/non-standard observations, where working closely with the instrument support team is necessary.
When astronomers travel to the Atacama Large Millimeter Array or ALMA:
- Where do they live?
- Where do they work during observing sessions?
Representative photos would be greatly appreciated!
I'm guessing it looks a little different than this:
Source: Cropped from Apertif - the focal-plane array system for the WSRT
Figure 2. The WSRT telescope RT5 equipped with the APERTIF prototype. Shown in the inserts is the Vivaldi array in the lab (top right) and in the focal plane of the telescope (bottom right).