Snow Visits the ALMA Site*
Snow Visits the ALMA Site*
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Artist’s impression of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit (without additional graphics)
Artist’s impression of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit (without additional graphics)
Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
The CAT at La Silla
The CAT at La Silla
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
ALMA antenna at OSF backlit by the Sun
ALMA antenna at OSF backlit by the Sun
APEX Image Calendar, April 2010 — And we have the control room, our offices, a terrace, well everything you need to work...
APEX Image Calendar, April 2010 — And we have the control room, our offices, a terrace, well everything you need to work...
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
Around the Cat's Paw Nebula
Around the Cat's Paw Nebula
Spectrum of the planet around HR 8799
Spectrum of the planet around HR 8799
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
NTT Control Room
NTT Control Room
The Southern Cross
The Southern Cross
Interferometry Task Force December 2005
Interferometry Task Force December 2005
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Auxiliary Telescope
Auxiliary Telescope
Paranal
Paranal
A Cosmic Flame
A Cosmic Flame
The VLT Auxiliary Telescope
The VLT Auxiliary Telescope
Moon over the Andes
Moon over the Andes
The Auxiliary telescopes on the Paranal Platform
The Auxiliary telescopes on the Paranal Platform
Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF)
Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF)
Meeting at the RITZ
Meeting at the RITZ
NTT Control Room
NTT Control Room
The field around HD 87643
The field around HD 87643
The Star T Leporis to Scale
The Star T Leporis to Scale
NGC 3576
NGC 3576
The Region Around MWC 147
The Region Around MWC 147
Peering at Uranus's Rings as they Swing Edge-on to Earth for the First Time Since their Discovery in 1977
Peering at Uranus's Rings as they Swing Edge-on to Earth for the First Time Since their Discovery in 1977
The DPS Deep 3 Field (Detail)
The DPS Deep 3 Field (Detail)
Model Image of Cepheid L Carinae
Model Image of Cepheid L Carinae
Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559
Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559
Artist's impression of the triple asteroid system, 87 Sylvia
Artist's impression of the triple asteroid system, 87 Sylvia
Evolution of Comet Tempel 1
Evolution of Comet Tempel 1
Part of the LMC H II Region N214
Part of the LMC H II Region N214
NGC 2108 Stellar Cluster in the LMC
NGC 2108 Stellar Cluster in the LMC
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
The Milky Way above La Silla
The Milky Way above La Silla
Six Nightly Views of Titan's Surface
Six Nightly Views of Titan's Surface
Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies
Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies
BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula
BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula
Peering into a Star Factory
Peering into a Star Factory
The Birth of a Supernova Remnant
The Birth of a Supernova Remnant
Centre of Merging Galaxy System ESO202-G23
Centre of Merging Galaxy System ESO202-G23
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The most powerful telescope in the world
The most powerful telescope in the world
The future begins here
The future begins here
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Preparing for the Night Ahead
Preparing for the Night Ahead
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
The Hexacopter over ALMA
The Hexacopter over ALMA
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
Laser on UT4
Laser on UT4
Instruments of wonder
Instruments of wonder
 The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
VLT at twilight
VLT at twilight
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
The Very Large Telescope
The Very Large Telescope
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
Starry Night at Paranal*
Starry Night at Paranal*
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
ESO Flags
ESO Flags
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I
HAWK-I
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
The REM Telescope
The REM Telescope
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Field around Baade's Window
The Field around Baade's Window
 Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
The Orion Nebula (M42)
The Orion Nebula (M42)
 The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
ESO 1.52-m telescope
ESO 1.52-m telescope
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The volcano in the desert
The volcano in the desert
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
In View of Our Cosmos
In View of Our Cosmos
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Flamingo in the Desert
Flamingo in the Desert
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Silhouette portrait
Silhouette portrait
VST waiting for action
VST waiting for action
APEX with cars
APEX with cars
Creating an artificial star
Creating an artificial star
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
E-ELT mirror segments under test
E-ELT mirror segments under test
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
An Island in the Desert
An Island in the Desert
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
Starbursting Sculptor Galaxy
Starbursting Sculptor Galaxy
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
ESO Headquarters in Garching
ESO Headquarters in Garching
Young Asteroids Look Old
Young Asteroids Look Old
A virtual 100-metre telescope
A virtual 100-metre telescope
The Einstein Cross
The Einstein Cross
The Quiet Explosion
The Quiet Explosion
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Supernova Scenario
The Supernova Scenario
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
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
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
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
The Milky Way and the nova Centauri 2013
The Milky Way and the nova Centauri 2013
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
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