Paranal's shadow
Paranal's shadow
The ultimate viewing platform
The ultimate viewing platform
The peak of Cerro Armazones
The peak of Cerro Armazones
Dusty mountain
Dusty mountain
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Moon Eclipse
Moon Eclipse
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
The Star Track
The Star Track
Make your home in the desert
Make your home in the desert
OFS and the Milky Way
OFS and the Milky Way
The desert and the ocean
The desert and the ocean
Paranal basecamp
Paranal basecamp
Chajnantor Plateau
Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
ALMA sunset
ALMA sunset
The APEX control room
The APEX control room
Astronomers enjoying free time
Astronomers enjoying free time
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
Wrapped Up for the Cool Cosmos
Wrapped Up for the Cool Cosmos
Shining Light in ALMA
Shining Light in ALMA
Firing the Laser
Firing the Laser
Final Shot of the Ultra HD Expedition Team
Final Shot of the Ultra HD Expedition Team
ESO Photo Ambassadors at Chajnantor
ESO Photo Ambassadors at Chajnantor
ESO Photo Ambassadors watching the stars over the VLT
ESO Photo Ambassadors watching the stars over the VLT
Staff Celebrating 25 Years at ESO in 2013
Staff Celebrating 25 Years at ESO in 2013
Artist's impression of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Artist's impression of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Open Dome View of VISTA
Open Dome View of VISTA
Paranal from the Mountainside
Paranal from the Mountainside
Jewels In The Night Sky
Jewels In The Night Sky
Outdoor Time-Lapse Photography In Progress
Outdoor Time-Lapse Photography In Progress
Artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A
Artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A
ALMA Antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau in northern  Chile
ALMA Antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau in northern Chile
The distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211 from Hubble and ALMA
The distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211 from Hubble and ALMA
The nearby active galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble
The nearby active galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble
ALMA view of molecular gas in the centre of NGC1433
ALMA view of molecular gas in the centre of NGC1433
Wide-field view of NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Wide-field view of NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Swirling Stars
Swirling Stars
Artist’s impression of a galaxy accreting material from its surroundings
Artist’s impression of a galaxy accreting material from its surroundings
The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla
The TRAPPIST telescope at La Silla
Panorama outside APEX
Panorama outside APEX
ALMA antennas at the AEM hangar
ALMA antennas at the AEM hangar
VST at Paranal
VST at Paranal
Guesthouse gardens
Guesthouse gardens
Panorama of Paranal's gym
Panorama of Paranal's gym
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Artist’s impression of the pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion
Panorama of the entrance to La Residencia
Panorama of the entrance to La Residencia
Panoramic view outside the OSF
Panoramic view outside the OSF
Sunset with Paranal on the distance
Sunset with Paranal on the distance
Paranal basecamp at dawn
Paranal basecamp at dawn
Paranal in Paranal
Paranal in Paranal
Paranal power plant
Paranal power plant
Mechanical workshop at Paranal
Mechanical workshop at Paranal
Panorama at la Cafeteria
Panorama at la Cafeteria
Atacama oddity
Atacama oddity
Paranal in the distance
Paranal in the distance
Long shadow of science
Long shadow of science
Working on ALMA
Working on ALMA
Cleaning mirrors with CO2
Cleaning mirrors with CO2
Surveying VISTA from the VST
Surveying VISTA from the VST
Inside view of a VLT Unit Telescope
Inside view of a VLT Unit Telescope
VLT Unit Telescope from inside
VLT Unit Telescope from inside
VLT Unit Telescope
VLT Unit Telescope
Planet conjunction in the Atacama Desert
Planet conjunction in the Atacama Desert
Sun's light glinting over APEX
Sun's light glinting over APEX
Chajnantor plateau
Chajnantor plateau
Control room at night
Control room at night
PARLA Laser at the VLT
PARLA Laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
The nightshift
The nightshift
ALMA roadmap
ALMA roadmap
Artist’s view of how a planetary nebula’s wobbling jets are sculpted
Artist’s view of how a planetary nebula’s wobbling jets are sculpted
Ultravox visit ESO’s Headquarters
Ultravox visit ESO’s Headquarters
Building VISTA, the World’s Largest Survey Telescope (historical image)
Building VISTA, the World’s Largest Survey Telescope (historical image)
APEX antenna
APEX antenna
Cathedrals of science
Cathedrals of science
Part of a European ALMA antenna
Part of a European ALMA antenna
APEX antenna
APEX antenna
Aerial view of ESO Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO Headquarters
Testing ALMA antennas
Testing ALMA antennas
The ALMA transporter ready to go
The ALMA transporter ready to go
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (present-day image)
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (present-day image)
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (historical image)
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla (historical image)
Screenshot of the Back in Time iPad app
Screenshot of the Back in Time iPad app
Good Morning Paranal
Good Morning Paranal
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst shining through two young galaxies in the early Universe
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst shining through two young galaxies in the early Universe
The Auditorium at ESO Headquarters
The Auditorium at ESO Headquarters
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
Planetary Conjunction over Paranal
Two Japanese Antennas for ALMA
Two Japanese Antennas for ALMA
APEX at Night
APEX at Night
Opening NTT
Opening NTT
Paranal map and safety
Paranal map and safety
La Silla map and safety
La Silla map and safety
Inside the VLT Yepun Telescope
Inside the VLT Yepun Telescope
Winter starry landscape
Winter starry landscape
Martian landscape
Martian landscape
The first European antenna
The first European antenna
Sunset at Paranal
Sunset at Paranal
Antenna pad construction work on Chajnantor, in front of an ALMA antenna
Antenna pad construction work on Chajnantor, in front of an ALMA antenna
Solargraphy at La Silla
Solargraphy at La Silla
APEX Image Calendar, June 2010 — ...and then all the sky energy gathers in this little mirror...
APEX Image Calendar, June 2010 — ...and then all the sky energy gathers in this little mirror...
Snowy ESO Headquarters*
Snowy ESO Headquarters*
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones by night
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones by night
The system around HR 8799
The system around HR 8799
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Cosmic Bubble NGC 6781
Cosmic Bubble NGC 6781
ANTU Enclosure under construction
ANTU Enclosure under construction
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
NTT mirror being washed
NTT mirror being washed
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
A Kite in the Southern Sky
A Kite in the Southern Sky
The Aftermath of a Massive Star's Death in Vela
The Aftermath of a Massive Star's Death in Vela
ALMA Antennas at OSF
ALMA Antennas at OSF
Paranal Residencia
Paranal Residencia
Laser at Yepun
Laser at Yepun
The Carina Nebula
The Carina Nebula
ALMA Transporters
ALMA Transporters
The Gum 29 nebula
The Gum 29 nebula
The Gum 29 nebula
The Gum 29 nebula
A Dark Filament in Scattered Light
A Dark Filament in Scattered Light
Shooting a Laser at the Galactic Centre *
Shooting a Laser at the Galactic Centre *
The double asteroid Antiope
The double asteroid Antiope
The VISTA Camera
The VISTA Camera
 Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross
Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross
The Brown Dwarf Object 2M1207 and GPCC
The Brown Dwarf Object 2M1207 and GPCC
Chandra Deep Field South (Detail)
Chandra Deep Field South (Detail)
Io
Io
The VLT Array on the Paranal Mountain
The VLT Array on the Paranal Mountain
Messier 68
Messier 68
FORS Deep Field near Q0103-260
FORS Deep Field near Q0103-260
GRAVITY: A powerful new probe of black holes
GRAVITY: A powerful new probe of black holes
Auxiliary Telescopes at twilight
Auxiliary Telescopes at twilight
Art exhibit at ALMA
Art exhibit at ALMA
The Moon, Venus and Mars at Paranal
The Moon, Venus and Mars at Paranal
The Einstein Ring SDP.81 seen with ALMA
The Einstein Ring SDP.81 seen with ALMA
VLT sunset panorama
VLT sunset panorama
Night sky over La Residencia
Night sky over La Residencia
Comparison of the Trifid Nebula in visible and infrared light
Comparison of the Trifid Nebula in visible and infrared light
ALMA and APEX
ALMA and APEX
Spooky OSF
Spooky OSF
Stairway to the skies
Stairway to the skies
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
Ultra HD Expedition day 3 - Babak Tafreshi in action
Ultra HD Expedition day 3 - Babak Tafreshi in action
Comet McNaught over the Pacific Ocean
Comet McNaught over the Pacific Ocean
Night-time in Paranal
Night-time in Paranal
Road to Cerro Armazones
Road to Cerro Armazones
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA Laser at the VLT
PARLA Laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Wide-field view of the sky around the planetary nebula Fleming 1
Wide-field view of the sky around the planetary nebula Fleming 1
A rabbit
A rabbit
Atacama Desert in bloom
Atacama Desert in bloom
ALMA Operations Support Facility
ALMA Operations Support Facility
Working on the ALMA antennas
Working on the ALMA antennas
Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 253
Wide-field view of the sky around NGC 253
The GRAAL main assembly (detail)
The GRAAL main assembly (detail)
View of GRAAL as seen from the telescope.
View of GRAAL as seen from the telescope.
Flying over the ALMA Site: The Array Operations Site
Flying over the ALMA Site: The Array Operations Site
Working inside Kueyen
Working inside Kueyen
European ALMA antenna brings total on Chajnantor to 16
European ALMA antenna brings total on Chajnantor to 16
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The detectors of OmegaCAM
The detectors of OmegaCAM
Electric Supercar at Paranal
Electric Supercar at Paranal
Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform
Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform
ALMA Antennas at the OSF
ALMA Antennas at the OSF
ALMA Antennas at the OSF
ALMA Antennas at the OSF
Outreach Group of the Astronomy Institute at Universidad Católica del Norte
Outreach Group of the Astronomy Institute at Universidad Católica del Norte
An Auxiliary Telescope Waiting for Sunset
An Auxiliary Telescope Waiting for Sunset
Atoms-for-Peace: a galactic collision in action*
Atoms-for-Peace: a galactic collision in action*
Close-up view of the sky around the star HD 10180
Close-up view of the sky around the star HD 10180
Night at Paranal Observatory
Night at Paranal Observatory
Cerro Armazones at Sunset
Cerro Armazones at Sunset
VLT at Paranal
VLT at Paranal
The galaxy cluster MACS J2135-010217 lensing SMM J2135-0102
The galaxy cluster MACS J2135-010217 lensing SMM J2135-0102
NGC 300 X-1 in the spiral galaxy NGC 300
NGC 300 X-1 in the spiral galaxy NGC 300
Starry Night at ALMA
Starry Night at ALMA
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
Enclosures in moonlight
Enclosures in moonlight
Cosmic Birds: The Eagle and Swan Nebulae
Cosmic Birds: The Eagle and Swan Nebulae
KUEYEN Observing
KUEYEN Observing
The Rosette Nebula: A Cosmic Rose
The Rosette Nebula: A Cosmic Rose
ANTU Enclosure
ANTU Enclosure
ALMA Transporter Opening Ceremony
ALMA Transporter Opening Ceremony
La Silla
La Silla
Auxillary Telescopes
Auxillary Telescopes
Moving an ALMA Antenna
Moving an ALMA Antenna
Weather balloons on Paranal in support of the E-ELT
Weather balloons on Paranal in support of the E-ELT
Shell around V445 Puppis (October 2006)
Shell around V445 Puppis (October 2006)
Shell around V445 Puppis (December 2005)
Shell around V445 Puppis (December 2005)
Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2005)
Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2005)
Around the nova V445 Puppis
Around the nova V445 Puppis
Titan's surface
Titan's surface
Simultaneous Views of Titan's Surface and Atmosphere
Simultaneous Views of Titan's Surface and Atmosphere
NACO Images of Titan's Surface
NACO Images of Titan's Surface
Titan Surface Projections
Titan Surface Projections
Quasar (24.5 mag ;z~4) in MS 1008 Field
Quasar (24.5 mag ;z~4) in MS 1008 Field
White Dwarf Stars in Globular Cluster NGC 6397
White Dwarf Stars in Globular Cluster NGC 6397
VLT at Paranal
VLT at Paranal
Central Star Cluster in NGC3603
Central Star Cluster in NGC3603
Lensed Quasar MG0414+0534
Lensed Quasar MG0414+0534
Colour rendering of Tarantula Nebula in LMC
Colour rendering of Tarantula Nebula in LMC
Colour rendering of Orion Nebula area
Colour rendering of Orion Nebula area
Galaxy Cluster Abell 370
Galaxy Cluster Abell 370
Aerial View of the ESO Headquarters in Garching
Aerial View of the ESO Headquarters in Garching
Venus and Mars above the crescent Moon
Venus and Mars above the crescent Moon
Cerro Armazones and the shadow of Paranal
Cerro Armazones and the shadow of Paranal
VLT platform at sunset
VLT platform at sunset
Unit Telescope 1
Unit Telescope 1
ALMA Transporter with antenna
ALMA Transporter with antenna
A sign along the road
A sign along the road
An artificial star is born
An artificial star is born
Christoph tests UHD equipment at Paranal
Christoph tests UHD equipment at Paranal
Ultra HD Expedition day 5: starry night over the VLT
Ultra HD Expedition day 5: starry night over the VLT
Four of the Stunning ALMA Antennae
Four of the Stunning ALMA Antennae
ALMA antennas on display
ALMA antennas on display
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Japanese ALMA antenna
Japanese ALMA antenna
Annotated map of VISTA’s view of the centre of the Milky Way
Annotated map of VISTA’s view of the centre of the Milky Way
VLT Auxiliary Telescopes under the Orion Constellation
VLT Auxiliary Telescopes under the Orion Constellation
Auxiliary telescopes at ESO's Paranal Observatory
Auxiliary telescopes at ESO's Paranal Observatory
A 7-metre ALMA antenna on a transporter
A 7-metre ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna transported to Chajnantor
ALMA antenna transported to Chajnantor
Assembled E-ELT mirror segments undergoing testing
Assembled E-ELT mirror segments undergoing testing
One of the launch telescopes for the VLT Four Laser Guide Star Facility
One of the launch telescopes for the VLT Four Laser Guide Star Facility
Close-up view of the star HD 85512
Close-up view of the star HD 85512
Closing in on a giant space blob
Closing in on a giant space blob
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
ESO's New Compact Laser Guide Star Unit Tested
Opening NTT
Opening NTT
Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform
Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform
Cerro Armazones before the E-ELT
Cerro Armazones before the E-ELT
Around NGC 1788
Around NGC 1788
The Fornax dwarf galaxy
The Fornax dwarf galaxy
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