The “Little World” of Paranal
The “Little World” of Paranal
An artist’s rendering of the most distant quasar
An artist’s rendering of the most distant quasar
Launching a Star
Launching a Star
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain
The VLT “Venus” and the Belt of Venus
The VLT “Venus” and the Belt of Venus
Eight ALMA antennas on Chajnantor*
Eight ALMA antennas on Chajnantor*
Shooting a Laser at the Galactic Centre
Shooting a Laser at the Galactic Centre
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
ALMA Site
ALMA Site
VISTA
VISTA
Laser Guide Star Facility
Laser Guide Star Facility
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp
Orion above the VLT
Orion above the VLT
Paranal Trail
Paranal Trail
Paranal Observatory Under Moonlight *
Paranal Observatory Under Moonlight *
Ready for the night
Ready for the night
Paranal Platform - 2007
Paranal Platform - 2007
Distorted galaxy NGC 2442
Distorted galaxy NGC 2442
Swedish-ESO 15m Submillimeter Telescope (SEST)
Swedish-ESO 15m Submillimeter Telescope (SEST)
Messier 100 and Supernova SN 2006X
Messier 100 and Supernova SN 2006X
Twin Explosions In Gigantic Dusty Potato Crisp
Twin Explosions In Gigantic Dusty Potato Crisp
Globular cluster NGC 6397
Globular cluster NGC 6397
Spiral Galaxy NGC 300
Spiral Galaxy NGC 300
Saturn - Lord of the rings
Saturn - Lord of the rings
The Capodimonte Deep Field
The Capodimonte Deep Field
La Silla - Evening
La Silla - Evening
Panoramic View with La Silla
Panoramic View with La Silla
The Galactic Starburst Region NGC 3603 *
The Galactic Starburst Region NGC 3603 *
Auxiliary Telescope Under the Milky Way in UHD
Auxiliary Telescope Under the Milky Way in UHD
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
In Search of Space
In Search of Space
Alien Atacama
Alien Atacama
E-ELT blasting close-up
E-ELT blasting close-up
Night over the Atacama
Night over the Atacama
Cosmic Wonder over the NTT
Cosmic Wonder over the NTT
Panoramic shot of the VLT platform
Panoramic shot of the VLT platform
SEST with Large Magellanic Cloud
SEST with Large Magellanic Cloud
Milky Way Stretches Over ALMA in UHD panorama
Milky Way Stretches Over ALMA in UHD panorama
La Silla Shown in UHD
La Silla Shown in UHD
Fish-Eye View of La Silla Shown in UHD
Fish-Eye View of La Silla Shown in UHD
Fish-Eye View of La Silla Telescopes Shown in UHD
Fish-Eye View of La Silla Telescopes Shown in UHD
Deep Fiery Sunset at Paranal
Deep Fiery Sunset at Paranal
The planetary nebula Abell 33 captured using ESO's Very Large Telescope
The planetary nebula Abell 33 captured using ESO's Very Large Telescope
A Milky Arc Over Paranal
A Milky Arc Over Paranal
Antarctic Air Visits Paranal
Antarctic Air Visits Paranal
Excerpts from a VST image of the Lagoon Nebula
Excerpts from a VST image of the Lagoon Nebula
ALMA against the stars
ALMA against the stars
The calm before the storm
The calm before the storm
Building ALMA
Building ALMA
ALMA against the Stars
ALMA against the Stars
Antenna against the Stars
Antenna against the Stars
Milky Way from La Silla
Milky Way from La Silla
Beaming into the sky
Beaming into the sky
An APEX view of star formation in the Orion Nebula
An APEX view of star formation in the Orion Nebula
Panorama of Cerro Murphy
Panorama of Cerro Murphy
La Silla Under the Stars
La Silla Under the Stars
Setting the Dark on Fire
Setting the Dark on Fire
Artist’s impression of the surface of the dwarf planet Makemake
Artist’s impression of the surface of the dwarf planet Makemake
One Picture, Many Stories
One Picture, Many Stories
The planetary nebula Fleming 1 seen with ESO’s Very Large Telescope
The planetary nebula Fleming 1 seen with ESO’s Very Large Telescope
Artist’s impression of the planet around Alpha Centauri B
Artist’s impression of the planet around Alpha Centauri B
The bright star Alpha Centauri and its surroundings
The bright star Alpha Centauri and its surroundings
From Cosmic Spare Tyre to Ethereal Blossom
From Cosmic Spare Tyre to Ethereal Blossom
Gala Event Celebrates 50 Years of the European Southern Observatory
Gala Event Celebrates 50 Years of the European Southern Observatory
Brian Schmidt at ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt at ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw at ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw at ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Signing of a prototype mirror segment for the E-ELT, to mark ESO’s 50th Anniversary
Signing of a prototype mirror segment for the E-ELT, to mark ESO’s 50th Anniversary
ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event in the Kaisersaal of the Munich Residenz in Germany
ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event in the Kaisersaal of the Munich Residenz in Germany
The European Extremely Large Telescope (annotated)
The European Extremely Large Telescope (annotated)
VLT image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187
VLT image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187
VISTA infrared image of the globular star cluster Messier 55
VISTA infrared image of the globular star cluster Messier 55
The Milky Way over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The Milky Way over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
A Dusting of Snow in the Atacama Desert
A Dusting of Snow in the Atacama Desert
Spinning into Action
Spinning into Action
The smoky pink core of the Omega Nebula
The smoky pink core of the Omega Nebula
Christmas Comet Lovejoy Captured at Paranal
Christmas Comet Lovejoy Captured at Paranal
The Vela Supernova Remnant
The Vela Supernova Remnant
Stars Trails over La Silla
Stars Trails over La Silla
VLT Observes the Antennae Galaxies
VLT Observes the Antennae Galaxies
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
The VLT Platform
The VLT Platform
Fish-eye view of the Southern Sky
Fish-eye view of the Southern Sky
ALMA: Greater than the Sum of its Parts
ALMA: Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Artist’s impression of the disc around the young star T Cha
Artist’s impression of the disc around the young star T Cha
The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22
The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22
Galactic bridge
Galactic bridge
TRAPPIST First Light Image of the Tarantula Nebula
TRAPPIST First Light Image of the Tarantula Nebula
Sunset at Cerro Armazones
Sunset at Cerro Armazones
ALMA Site
ALMA Site
VLT Unit and Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit and Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
VLT at Paranal
VLT at Paranal
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
The first three ALMA antennas at the Array Operations Site (AOS) on Chajnantor*
The first three ALMA antennas at the Array Operations Site (AOS) on Chajnantor*
Two ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
Two ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
ALMA antenna at OSF
ALMA antenna at OSF
APEX Image Calendar, October 2010 — Sun Avoidance*
APEX Image Calendar, October 2010 — Sun Avoidance*
The Cosmic Bat — NGC 1788
The Cosmic Bat — NGC 1788
Star-forming region NGC 346
Star-forming region NGC 346
A Dwarf in the Fornax Cluster
A Dwarf in the Fornax Cluster
The black hole inside NGC 300 X-1 (artist’s impression)
The black hole inside NGC 300 X-1 (artist’s impression)
The European Extremely Large Telescope
The European Extremely Large Telescope
The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula (full frame)
The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula (full frame)
Comet McNaught over AT
Comet McNaught over AT
The Milky Way Galaxy
The Milky Way Galaxy
Chajnantor, with APEX
Chajnantor, with APEX
La Silla Telescopes
La Silla Telescopes
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Platform as Night Sets In
Paranal Platform as Night Sets In
The Tarantula Nebula
The Tarantula Nebula
Milky Way Above the VLT Platform
Milky Way Above the VLT Platform
Adding an “Artificial” Star to the Multitude in the Sky
Adding an “Artificial” Star to the Multitude in the Sky
The future ALMA array on Chajnantor (artist’s rendering)
The future ALMA array on Chajnantor (artist’s rendering)
Milky Way over Paranal
Milky Way over Paranal
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
Paranal and the Basecamp *
Paranal and the Basecamp *
Residencia in Paranal
Residencia in Paranal
An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
Irregular Galaxy NGC 55
Irregular Galaxy NGC 55
The Carina Nebula *
The Carina Nebula *
A Laser Comb for Astronomy
A Laser Comb for Astronomy
Increasing the Odds of the Sweep
Increasing the Odds of the Sweep
First Light of the VLT Laser Guide Star
First Light of the VLT Laser Guide Star
The Super Star Cluster Westerlund 1
The Super Star Cluster Westerlund 1
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097
LMC Region near the Tarantula Nebula
LMC Region near the Tarantula Nebula
Magnificent Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424
Magnificent Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424
 The New Set at Paranal - The VLT, the VST dome and the AT1
The New Set at Paranal - The VLT, the VST dome and the AT1
Preparing for Observations at Paranal
Preparing for Observations at Paranal
The Dumbbell Nebula
The Dumbbell Nebula
VLT Laser Guide Star
VLT Laser Guide Star
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the Milky Way
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the Milky Way
Celestial blanket
Celestial blanket
Flare at Paranal
Flare at Paranal
The Milky Way Arc Over the VISTA in UHD
The Milky Way Arc Over the VISTA in UHD
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
The Wild Duck Cluster
The Wild Duck Cluster
Dizzying Star Trails over SEST
Dizzying Star Trails over SEST
Jewels of the Chilean Night Sky
Jewels of the Chilean Night Sky
Galactic Atacama
Galactic Atacama
The 66-antenna ALMA array
The 66-antenna ALMA array
Auxiliary Telescope against a Setting Sun
Auxiliary Telescope against a Setting Sun
Very Large Telescope at Sunrise
Very Large Telescope at Sunrise
Golden Hour at Paranal
Golden Hour at Paranal
Night Comes to Paranal
Night Comes to Paranal
Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike, NGC 6744
Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike, NGC 6744
The VLT in action
The VLT in action
HAWK-I infrared image of the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365*
HAWK-I infrared image of the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365*
The planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180 (artist’s impression)
The planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180 (artist’s impression)
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
The Milky Way over Paranal
The Milky Way over Paranal
APEX Image Calendar, September 2010 — Chajnantor from above
APEX Image Calendar, September 2010 — Chajnantor from above
The future ALMA array on Chajnantor (artist’s rendering)
The future ALMA array on Chajnantor (artist’s rendering)
SEST
SEST
The Sombrero Galaxy
The Sombrero Galaxy
VLT Platform
VLT Platform
A Supernova Duet in NGC 1448
A Supernova Duet in NGC 1448
The Trapezium Cluster
The Trapezium Cluster
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
A plume on Betelgeuse (artist’s impression)
A plume on Betelgeuse (artist’s impression)
The rim of RCW 86
The rim of RCW 86
A Curious Pair of Galaxies
A Curious Pair of Galaxies
SN1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud
SN1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Starburst Spiral Galaxy NGC 1792
The Starburst Spiral Galaxy NGC 1792
The ISAAC infrared images of Messier 16
The ISAAC infrared images of Messier 16
Panoramic View of the Paranal Area*
Panoramic View of the Paranal Area*
View Towards the Great Attractor
View Towards the Great Attractor
Star-Forming Region RCW38 in the Milky Way
Star-Forming Region RCW38 in the Milky Way
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
La Silla in moonlight
La Silla in moonlight
La Silla waking up
La Silla waking up
View from the NTT
View from the NTT
MUSE view of the ram-pressure stripped galaxy ESO 137-001
MUSE view of the ram-pressure stripped galaxy ESO 137-001
A Unit Telescope and an Auxiliary Telescope in UHD
A Unit Telescope and an Auxiliary Telescope in UHD
Alien landscape
Alien landscape
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Dancing telescopes
Dancing telescopes
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
Large Magellanic Cloud Captured Between a Unit Telescope
Large Magellanic Cloud Captured Between a Unit Telescope
Gazing at the Wonder of our Universe
Gazing at the Wonder of our Universe
The star formation region NGC 2035 imaged by the ESO Very Large Telescope
The star formation region NGC 2035 imaged by the ESO Very Large Telescope
Telescopes at ESO's first site in Chile: the La Silla Observatory
Telescopes at ESO's first site in Chile: the La Silla Observatory
ESO's Paranal Observatory: the VLT's Laser Guide Star and star trails
ESO's Paranal Observatory: the VLT's Laser Guide Star and star trails
Milky Way above ALMA
Milky Way above ALMA
The Paranal Observatory
The Paranal Observatory
Paranal beneath the Milky Way
Paranal beneath the Milky Way
Paranal Observatory at Night
Paranal Observatory at Night
Paranal's landscape
Paranal's landscape
Peering into the night
Peering into the night
Inside view of a VLT unit telescope
Inside view of a VLT unit telescope
Still from ALMA time-lapse video compilation 2012
Still from ALMA time-lapse video compilation 2012
Moon and Venus seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory
Moon and Venus seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory
A Galaxy Full of Surprises —  NGC 3621 is bulgeless but has three central black holes
A Galaxy Full of Surprises — NGC 3621 is bulgeless but has three central black holes
The Fried Egg Nebula
The Fried Egg Nebula
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
A spiral galaxy in Leo
A spiral galaxy in Leo
Smoke Signals in Space
Smoke Signals in Space
VST’s view of the Leo Triplet and beyond
VST’s view of the Leo Triplet and beyond
The brilliant star VFTS 682 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The brilliant star VFTS 682 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
On Top of the World
On Top of the World
Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky Way
Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky Way
HAWK-I Instrument Spies a Super Galaxy
HAWK-I Instrument Spies a Super Galaxy
Sunrise at Paranal
Sunrise at Paranal
The Desert around VISTA
The Desert around VISTA
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
SEST at La Silla from a Distance
SEST at La Silla from a Distance
Dying Star Puffs a Cosmic Dragon
Dying Star Puffs a Cosmic Dragon
Recoating Yepun's mirror
Recoating Yepun's mirror
UT1 and ATs
UT1 and ATs
ALMA on the Chajnantor Plains
ALMA on the Chajnantor Plains
Sunrise on Chajnantor
Sunrise on Chajnantor
Chajnantor
Chajnantor
The Southern Pinwheel
The Southern Pinwheel
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
The Greater Dog from Paranal
The Greater Dog from Paranal
ALMA Antennas at Sunset
ALMA Antennas at Sunset
Comet  West, 1976
Comet West, 1976
VLT Laser Guide Star
VLT Laser Guide Star
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232
Black hole zapping a galaxy into existence
Black hole zapping a galaxy into existence
Nebula in Serpens
Nebula in Serpens
The VLT and VISTA *
The VLT and VISTA *
Filaments in the Tarantula Nebula
Filaments in the Tarantula Nebula
A Dusty Beauty
A Dusty Beauty
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud (Central Region)
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud (Central Region)
Detail of Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara
Detail of Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Upside down
Upside down
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The star formation region Gum 41
The star formation region Gum 41
ALMA antenna at night.
ALMA antenna at night.
ALMA time-lapse
ALMA time-lapse
Milky Way Illuminating the VLT Platform
Milky Way Illuminating the VLT Platform
ALMA and Chajnantor at Twilight
ALMA and Chajnantor at Twilight
Zodiacal Glow Lightens Paranal Sky
Zodiacal Glow Lightens Paranal Sky
ALMA Panoramic View with Carina Nebula
ALMA Panoramic View with Carina Nebula
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