Welcome #WAWUA – A New Animated Series from ALMA

Can you imagine learning about the mysteries of the Universe through attractive animations?

With #WAWUA it is possible! In short episodes, which last two minutes each, this animated series explains how ALMA uses 66 antennas as though they were one single antenna, how it sees the invisible and captures the presence of complex molecules in far away interstellar clouds to discover our cosmic origins in the most remote corners of the Cosmos.

Episode I

Episode II

Episode III

Episode IV

Episode V

The first episode, “ALMA observes the invisible,” is already available on the ALMA Kids website and in our social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Vimeo). Keep a lookout for the next four episodes released weekly on Thursdays.


These drawings by María Côrrea-Mendes are part of the series storyboards, which help the production team imagine the final product before making it. María created these during her internship at ALMA as part of her masters program in scientific outreach at the Universidad Nova in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: María Corrêa-Mendes et al. – ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).