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ESO : Their telescopes and the Universe

Europe to the Stars : The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) first 50 years of exploring the southern sky.


5th December - Antofagasta and the Very Large Telescope

After an overnight (reasonably comfortable) coach journey from La Serena, we had a driver collect us from the bus station to squire us around for the day. 284 more words

European Southern Observatory at Mount Paranal

The Milky Way blazes above the European Southern Observatory (ESO) facilities at Mount Paranal in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Paranal hosts the world’s most advanced ground-based astronomical observatory, the Very Large Telescope (VLT), and is home to two new telescopes for large imaging surveys currently under construction, the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) and the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). 161 more words

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Crimson Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/Babak Tafreshi.

Babak Tafreshi captures Christoph Malin imaging the Atacama skies on a cold desert night. This region captures our imaginations and you can almost imagine yourself as a Martian explorer wandering the landscape after we’ve colonized it. 93 more words


Astronomy Picture of the Day - The Medusa Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 157 more words

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