ESO Movie 01: Remote Observing

Made in 1989, this video explains how astronomers could then observe with telescopes at the La Silla observatory in Chile, via a satellite link from the ESO headquarters in Europe. This remote observing allowed astronomers to save on travel.

Nowadays, at the Very Large Telescope, a new service mode has been implemented, whereby the observations are carried for the astronomers in Europe by staff astronomers in Chile.



About the Video

Release date:23 June 2010, 14:47
Duration:11m 41s

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Type:• X - About ESO
• X - Feature Movies


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