Milky Way
Milky Way
Paranal at Sunrise
Paranal at Sunrise
Paranal and the Streaking Stars
Paranal and the Streaking Stars
The Atacama Desert
The Atacama Desert
Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253
Three-dimensional view of ALMA observations of the outflows from NGC 253
Thunderbolts and lightning
Thunderbolts and lightning
Admiring the Galaxy
Admiring the Galaxy
Inside the MMB at Paranal
Inside the MMB at Paranal
Panorama at the Mirror Maintenance Building
Panorama at the Mirror Maintenance Building
Panorama with Paranal in the distance
Panorama with Paranal in the distance
Cosmic neighbourhood
Cosmic neighbourhood
The Lost Galaxy
The Lost Galaxy
Spiral galaxy NGC 1637
Spiral galaxy NGC 1637
Artist's impression of a gas giant planet forming in the disc around the young star HD 100546
Artist's impression of a gas giant planet forming in the disc around the young star HD 100546
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Comet Lovejoy
Comet Lovejoy
Startrails over the Atacama
Startrails over the Atacama
ALMA Dwarfed by Mountain Peaks
ALMA Dwarfed by Mountain Peaks
Orion Watching Over ALMA
Orion Watching Over ALMA
Artist’s impression of a vampire star and its victim
Artist’s impression of a vampire star and its victim
Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279
Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279
An ALMA Antenna on the Move
An ALMA Antenna on the Move
The NTT and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The NTT and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
All Around Chajnantor — A 360-degree panorama
All Around Chajnantor — A 360-degree panorama
The crescent Moon and earthshine over ESO's Paranal Observatory
The crescent Moon and earthshine over ESO's Paranal Observatory
VFTS 102: the fastest rotating star
VFTS 102: the fastest rotating star
An image of the strange asteroid Lutetia from the ESA Rosetta probe
An image of the strange asteroid Lutetia from the ESA Rosetta probe
GRAAL on a Quest to Improve HAWK-I's Vision
GRAAL on a Quest to Improve HAWK-I's Vision
VISTA view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 and its brighter companion
VISTA view of the newly discovered globular cluster VVV CL001 and its brighter companion
Artist’s impression of galaxies at the end of the era of reionisation (artist’s impression)
Artist’s impression of galaxies at the end of the era of reionisation (artist’s impression)
Council Room at the ESO Headquarters
Council Room at the ESO Headquarters
Artists’s impression of one of more than 50 new exoplanets found by HARPS: the rocky super-Earth HD 85512 b
Artists’s impression of one of more than 50 new exoplanets found by HARPS: the rocky super-Earth HD 85512 b
Wide-field view of the sky around a giant space blob
Wide-field view of the sky around a giant space blob
The most distant quasar
The most distant quasar
The E-ELT (artist's impression)
The E-ELT (artist's impression)
Night Begins at Paranal Observatory
Night Begins at Paranal Observatory
Beta Pictoris b (artist’s impression)
Beta Pictoris b (artist’s impression)
Cerro Armazones night-time panorama*
Cerro Armazones night-time panorama*
VLT Unit and Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit and Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor*
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor*
Details of the VISTA Flame Nebula image
Details of the VISTA Flame Nebula image
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
Road to La Silla
Road to La Silla
Group Portrait of the VLT with Laser Beam
Group Portrait of the VLT with Laser Beam
Road to La Silla
Road to La Silla
La Silla Telescopes in Twilight
La Silla Telescopes in Twilight
Comet McNaught over the VLT platform
Comet McNaught over the VLT platform
ESO 3.6-metre telescope - The Dome
ESO 3.6-metre telescope - The Dome
Zodiacal Light at Paranal
Zodiacal Light at Paranal
Cosmic Interactions
Cosmic Interactions
Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star (Artist's Impression)
Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star (Artist's Impression)
Jets from a Brown Dwarf (artist's impression)
Jets from a Brown Dwarf (artist's impression)
The Inner Winds of Eta Carinae
The Inner Winds of Eta Carinae
A Cometary "Aurora" at Paranal
A Cometary "Aurora" at Paranal
VLT Auxiliary Telescope
VLT Auxiliary Telescope
Asymmetric Ashes (artist's impression)
Asymmetric Ashes (artist's impression)
The APEX Telescope
The APEX Telescope
New Brown Dwarf in the Solar Neighbourhood (Artist's Impression)
New Brown Dwarf in the Solar Neighbourhood (Artist's Impression)
Paranal Observing Platform with AT1 and AT2
Paranal Observing Platform with AT1 and AT2
Mare Humorum
Mare Humorum
East of Sinus Iridum
East of Sinus Iridum
Going Supernova
Going Supernova
Computer simulation of a Lyman-alpha Blob
Computer simulation of a Lyman-alpha Blob
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
Daytime Perspective of La Silla
Daytime Perspective of La Silla
Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid
Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid
Venus and the Moon strike a pose
Venus and the Moon strike a pose
The VLT four laser guide stars
The VLT four laser guide stars
Artist’s view of bright spots on Ceres imaged by the Dawn spacecraft
Artist’s view of bright spots on Ceres imaged by the Dawn spacecraft
A Sense of Scale
A Sense of Scale
High and Mighty
High and Mighty
The Flying Saucer protoplanetary disc around 2MASS J16281370-2431391
The Flying Saucer protoplanetary disc around 2MASS J16281370-2431391
The Vitacura Guesthouse
The Vitacura Guesthouse
X-ray image of the XXL-South Field
X-ray image of the XXL-South Field
VLT image of the surroundings of VY Canis Majoris seen with SPHERE
VLT image of the surroundings of VY Canis Majoris seen with SPHERE
ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxy in early Universe (annotated)
ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxy in early Universe (annotated)
ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxy in early Universe
ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxy in early Universe
Seeing into the Heart of Mira A and its Partner
Seeing into the Heart of Mira A and its Partner
Artist’s impression of the double-star system GG Tauri-A
Artist’s impression of the double-star system GG Tauri-A
The little planet of the ESO Headquarters
The little planet of the ESO Headquarters
A dwarf among giants
A dwarf among giants
The Geyser El Tatio
The Geyser El Tatio
Three little helpers
Three little helpers
A lonely Auxiliary Telescope
A lonely Auxiliary Telescope
VLT Tracks Rosetta's Comet
VLT Tracks Rosetta's Comet
VLT Silhouettes
VLT Silhouettes
Cosmic Fire Above Paranal
Cosmic Fire Above Paranal
Milky Way Hangs Above Paranal
Milky Way Hangs Above Paranal
The Milky Way over Cerro Paranal
The Milky Way over Cerro Paranal
Colourful VLT Panorama
Colourful VLT Panorama
Very large silhouette at sunset
Very large silhouette at sunset
A Site with a View
A Site with a View
Spot the Difference
Spot the Difference
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
Zodiacal Light over Paranal
Zodiacal Light over Paranal
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
Llullaillaco
Llullaillaco
dave-jones-18
dave-jones-18
Moonlight and Zodiacal Light Over La Silla
Moonlight and Zodiacal Light Over La Silla
Warehouses at Paranal
Warehouses at Paranal
View inside a VLT Unit Telescope
View inside a VLT Unit Telescope
Panoramic view inside the dome
Panoramic view inside the dome
Atacama Nights
Atacama Nights
Super-thin Mirror Under Test at ESO
Super-thin Mirror Under Test at ESO
Sunset at Paranal Observatory
Sunset at Paranal Observatory
The globular cluster NGC 6388 observed by the European Southern Observatory
The globular cluster NGC 6388 observed by the European Southern Observatory
Star trails over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Star trails over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Two Planet-hunters Snapped at La Silla
Two Planet-hunters Snapped at La Silla
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope
Getting the VLT Ready for Even Sharper Images
Getting the VLT Ready for Even Sharper Images
Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78
Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78
Artist’s impression of the expected dark matter distribution around the Milky Way
Artist’s impression of the expected dark matter distribution around the Milky Way
ALMA observes a ring around the bright star Fomalhaut
ALMA observes a ring around the bright star Fomalhaut
Architect’s rendering of the new ESO Headquarters Extension (nighttime)
Architect’s rendering of the new ESO Headquarters Extension (nighttime)
The VLT goes lion hunting
The VLT goes lion hunting
Alignment of the VLTI
Alignment of the VLTI
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Starry skies above La Silla
Starry skies above La Silla
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
Galactic Bridge between Kueyen and Melipal
Galactic Bridge between Kueyen and Melipal
Hiding in Plain Sight — the elusive Carina Dwarf Galaxy
Hiding in Plain Sight — the elusive Carina Dwarf Galaxy
A Blood Moon over ESO’s Headquarters
A Blood Moon over ESO’s Headquarters
By the Light of the Moon
By the Light of the Moon
OmegaCAM, the monster camera of the VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM, the monster camera of the VLT Survey Telescope
The VLT Survey Telescope observing on a moonlit night
The VLT Survey Telescope observing on a moonlit night
A New Era for Astronomy
A New Era for Astronomy
Monuments of Science*
Monuments of Science*
IRAS 13481-6124 and its cradle
IRAS 13481-6124 and its cradle
Planet around Beta Pictoris
Planet around Beta Pictoris
Moving ALMA antennas to the Atacama Compact Array pads
Moving ALMA antennas to the Atacama Compact Array pads
An infrared/visible comparison view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
An infrared/visible comparison view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
VLT Telescopes at Paranal
VLT Telescopes at Paranal
VLT Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal at Sunset
VLT Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal at Sunset
NTT at La Silla
NTT at La Silla
La Silla telescope ring
La Silla telescope ring
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
Moonlit panorama at La Silla
Moonlit panorama at La Silla
APEX Image Calendar, July 2010 — APEX Chajnantor Facilities seen from Cerro Chajnantor
APEX Image Calendar, July 2010 — APEX Chajnantor Facilities seen from Cerro Chajnantor
The Moon in Conjunction with Venus and Jupiter (artistic composition)
The Moon in Conjunction with Venus and Jupiter (artistic composition)
SEST and Control
SEST and Control
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
APEX
APEX
Paranal in Atacama desert
Paranal in Atacama desert
Mount Paranal
Mount Paranal
VLT Auxiliary Telescope *
VLT Auxiliary Telescope *
Very Large Telescope
Very Large Telescope
Wide angle view of APEX antenna
Wide angle view of APEX antenna
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Telescopes at La Silla
Telescopes at La Silla
VLT Platform
VLT Platform
Paranal Observatory – Instruments
Paranal Observatory – Instruments
VLT
VLT
Chajnantor plateau, APEX and ALMA AOS
Chajnantor plateau, APEX and ALMA AOS
A Trio of Super-Earths (artist's impression)
A Trio of Super-Earths (artist's impression)
SN 2006X, before and after the Type Ia Supernova explosion (artist's impression)
SN 2006X, before and after the Type Ia Supernova explosion (artist's impression)
The ALMA Prototype Antennas
The ALMA Prototype Antennas
The Be Star Alpha Arae (Artist's Impression)
The Be Star Alpha Arae (Artist's Impression)
The Alcatel Alenia Space/ European Industrial Engineering Prototype Antenna
The Alcatel Alenia Space/ European Industrial Engineering Prototype Antenna
ALMA Prototype Antenna VertexRSI on the ATF Test Site at VLA (New Mexico, USA)
ALMA Prototype Antenna VertexRSI on the ATF Test Site at VLA (New Mexico, USA)
In Tarantula Territory (c)
In Tarantula Territory (c)
Barred Galaxy NGC 1365
Barred Galaxy NGC 1365
The Swimming Moon
The Swimming Moon
Well on its Way: The ALMA Residencia
Well on its Way: The ALMA Residencia
Breathtaking Views
Breathtaking Views
ESO's circular pattern
ESO's circular pattern
1001 Stars
1001 Stars
Drones-eye view of the VLT
Drones-eye view of the VLT
Squaring up to the sky
Squaring up to the sky
All In A Spin
All In A Spin
Reflections of Paranal
Reflections of Paranal
Artist’s impression of the water snowline around the young star V883 Orionis
Artist’s impression of the water snowline around the young star V883 Orionis
Milky Way Arching Over La Silla
Milky Way Arching Over La Silla
Atacama panorama
Atacama panorama
Celestial Circles
Celestial Circles
King of the Cosmos
King of the Cosmos
VLT Snaps An Exotic Exoplanet “First”
VLT Snaps An Exotic Exoplanet “First”
ANTU,  KUEYEN, MELIPAL and YEPUN
ANTU, KUEYEN, MELIPAL and YEPUN
The Paranal family
The Paranal family
Petroglyphs and the galaxy
Petroglyphs and the galaxy
Atacama panorama
Atacama panorama
Panorama view of the Atacama Desert
Panorama view of the Atacama Desert
The NTT comes to life
The NTT comes to life
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
The Vicuña and the Antenna
The Vicuña and the Antenna
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
Star-roof lifted into place
Star-roof lifted into place
Paranal sky with comet
Paranal sky with comet
Beneath the Milky Way
Beneath the Milky Way
A Crescent Moon over the VLTI
A Crescent Moon over the VLTI
Our Nearest Star System Observed Live
Our Nearest Star System Observed Live
Centaurus over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Centaurus over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The Vitacura Guesthouse gardens
The Vitacura Guesthouse gardens
Three Pillars of Astronomy
Three Pillars of Astronomy
The Guanacos of Atacama
The Guanacos of Atacama
The Ascent of Man
The Ascent of Man
Season’s Greetings from the European Southern Observatory!
Season’s Greetings from the European Southern Observatory!
A Planetary Nebula Divided
A Planetary Nebula Divided
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope
Starbirth over ALMA
Starbirth over ALMA
Laser Vision
Laser Vision
The Martian-like Landscape of La Silla
The Martian-like Landscape of La Silla
Infant Star’s First Steps
Infant Star’s First Steps
Planet-hunting SPHERE Images First Circumbinary Planet System with Disc
Planet-hunting SPHERE Images First Circumbinary Planet System with Disc
Outbursts from a newborn star
Outbursts from a newborn star
Keeping cool at La Silla
Keeping cool at La Silla
A Taste of ESPRESSO
A Taste of ESPRESSO
Starry Spin-up
Starry Spin-up
Solace at Paranal
Solace at Paranal
White Dwarf Resurrection
White Dwarf Resurrection
The Road to the Stars
The Road to the Stars
The Sentinel
The Sentinel
Vitacura View
Vitacura View
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst and supernova powered by a magnetar
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst and supernova powered by a magnetar
Stars Circle La Silla
Stars Circle La Silla
Planetary nebulae in galaxy Messier 87
Planetary nebulae in galaxy Messier 87
Yepun and the Milky Way
Yepun and the Milky Way
VLT/SPHERE image of the star L2 Puppis and its surroundings
VLT/SPHERE image of the star L2 Puppis and its surroundings
Wide View of the Crab Nebula
Wide View of the Crab Nebula
Rise of the Milky Way
Rise of the Milky Way
ALMA from above
ALMA from above
Iridescent Nightscape over La Silla
Iridescent Nightscape over La Silla
A Hole in the Sky
A Hole in the Sky
Milky Way Emerges as Sun Sets over Paranal
Milky Way Emerges as Sun Sets over Paranal
ALMA’s OSF: An Oasis in the Desert
ALMA’s OSF: An Oasis in the Desert
Stars Rain over ALMA
Stars Rain over ALMA
Orion the Hunter Watches Over ALMA
Orion the Hunter Watches Over ALMA
A buzz of celestial activity
A buzz of celestial activity
A Starry Combination
A Starry Combination
Spatterings of Stars and Snow
Spatterings of Stars and Snow
Paranal and the Milky Way
Paranal and the Milky Way
Open House Day 2014
Open House Day 2014
Artist's impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe
Artist's impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe
ANTU,  KUEYEN, MELIPAL and YEPUN
ANTU, KUEYEN, MELIPAL and YEPUN
Auxiliary Telescopes
Auxiliary Telescopes
A family picture
A family picture
A family picture
A family picture
Galactic Chromodynamics
Galactic Chromodynamics
Children building an E-ELT mirror
Children building an E-ELT mirror
Dark ramp and bright sky
Dark ramp and bright sky
One of the best
One of the best
Our cosmic home
Our cosmic home
The Paranal family
The Paranal family
Moonrise behind an AT
Moonrise behind an AT
High-tech at work
High-tech at work
Morning Light Over La Silla
Morning Light Over La Silla
Sculpting La Silla’s Skies
Sculpting La Silla’s Skies
E-ELT Groundbreaking Crater
E-ELT Groundbreaking Crater
Full View of Atacama at Night
Full View of Atacama at Night
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