The Paranal-Armazones area
The Paranal-Armazones area
Artist’s impression of the magnetar in the star cluster Westerlund 1
Artist’s impression of the magnetar in the star cluster Westerlund 1
Star Trails over Atacama Desert Cacti
Star Trails over Atacama Desert Cacti
Cosmic Portal from the Atacama Desert
Cosmic Portal from the Atacama Desert
Atacama fish-eye
Atacama fish-eye
Atacama Sunset
Atacama Sunset
Golden Milky Way Hangs Brightly over the VLT
Golden Milky Way Hangs Brightly over the VLT
VLT Shows off the Night Sky
VLT Shows off the Night Sky
Beasts of burden
Beasts of burden
Atacama Moonset
Atacama Moonset
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe
Milky Way Points Down to Cerro Paranal
Milky Way Points Down to Cerro Paranal
Ultra HD Expedition day 3 - Small and Large Magellanic clouds above the VLT
Ultra HD Expedition day 3 - Small and Large Magellanic clouds above the VLT
Ultra HD Expedition day 3 - The skies above the Residencia
Ultra HD Expedition day 3 - The skies above the Residencia
On the road to Armazones
On the road to Armazones
VST Snaps Gaia en Route to a Billion Stars
VST Snaps Gaia en Route to a Billion Stars
Installation of VLT Instrument MUSE
Installation of VLT Instrument MUSE
Working on ALMA
Working on ALMA
VLT's Adaptive Optics at work
VLT's Adaptive Optics at work
Rosetta's Comet
Rosetta's Comet
The path of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in October 2013
The path of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in October 2013
VLT snap of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in October 2013
VLT snap of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in October 2013
Bright Night at Paranal
Bright Night at Paranal
ALMA Antenna and the Moon
ALMA Antenna and the Moon
Equine Visitors
Equine Visitors
Two naked-eye galaxies above the VLT
Two naked-eye galaxies above the VLT
Composite view of the galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble
Composite view of the galaxy NGC 1433 from ALMA and Hubble
Unveiling distant stars and galaxies
Unveiling distant stars and galaxies
Toconao Seen From Above
Toconao Seen From Above
Eyes over Cerro Armazones
Eyes over Cerro Armazones
Carved by Massive Stars
Carved by Massive Stars
Starry Night at La Silla
Starry Night at La Silla
One of an Array
One of an Array
Milky Way over La Silla
Milky Way over La Silla
ALMA antenna
ALMA antenna
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
A VLT Auxiliary Telescope watches the Milky Way
A VLT Auxiliary Telescope watches the Milky Way
Yepun and the Laser Guide Star
Yepun and the Laser Guide Star
The NTT Spinning like a Top
The NTT Spinning like a Top
Maëlle's New Toys
Maëlle's New Toys
European Antennas at ALMA’s Operations Support Facility
European Antennas at ALMA’s Operations Support Facility
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope in its dome at La Silla
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope in its dome at La Silla
The Rise and Fall of a Supernova
The Rise and Fall of a Supernova
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Three planets dance over La Silla (annotated)
Three planets dance over La Silla (annotated)
The globular star cluster NGC 6752
The globular star cluster NGC 6752
Ripples Across the Chilean Sky
Ripples Across the Chilean Sky
ACA at dawn
ACA at dawn
Screenshot of The ESO Media Newsletter as seen when received via email
Screenshot of The ESO Media Newsletter as seen when received via email
Panorama of VISTA and view
Panorama of VISTA and view
The Astronomical Observatory of the Aosta Valley
The Astronomical Observatory of the Aosta Valley
Mirror Maintenance Building at Dawn
Mirror Maintenance Building at Dawn
MMB and its surroundings
MMB and its surroundings
Panorama at La Residencia's reception
Panorama at La Residencia's reception
VLTi tunnel panorama
VLTi tunnel panorama
Inside the VST
Inside the VST
Lore on the Move
Lore on the Move
Guesthouse living room
Guesthouse living room
MMB from outside
MMB from outside
Panorama inside the MMB
Panorama inside the MMB
Panorama of Mirror Maintenance Building
Panorama of Mirror Maintenance Building
Panorama of the ALMA OSF
Panorama of the ALMA OSF
Panoramic view of Paranal
Panoramic view of Paranal
Panorama inside La Residencia
Panorama inside La Residencia
Panorama at the OSF
Panorama at the OSF
Panorama at the OSF
Panorama at the OSF
Panorama at the entrance of La Residencia
Panorama at the entrance of La Residencia
Silver and Blue at Paranal
Silver and Blue at Paranal
ALMA Pinpoints Early Galaxies
ALMA Pinpoints Early Galaxies
Under the Spell of the Magellanic Clouds
Under the Spell of the Magellanic Clouds
A Sparkling Ribbon of Stars — The Southern Milky Way over La Silla
A Sparkling Ribbon of Stars — The Southern Milky Way over La Silla
Stars Circle over the Residencia at Cerro Paranal
Stars Circle over the Residencia at Cerro Paranal
Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission, Anne Glover, visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission, Anne Glover, visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Catching Light
Catching Light
Paranal Observatory - Instruments (Period 89)
Paranal Observatory - Instruments (Period 89)
Paranal Observatory - Instruments (Period 92)
Paranal Observatory - Instruments (Period 92)
Comets and Shooting Stars Dance Over Paranal
Comets and Shooting Stars Dance Over Paranal
Snow Comes to the Atacama Desert
Snow Comes to the Atacama Desert
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Moon trail
Moon trail
Startrails over the VLT platform
Startrails over the VLT platform
Circumpolar startrails over the Atacama
Circumpolar startrails over the Atacama
Laser and Light Painting
Laser and Light Painting
An Intergalactic Heavyweight
An Intergalactic Heavyweight
APEX Under the Moon
APEX Under the Moon
ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
From Antu to Yepun (The present-day image)
From Antu to Yepun (The present-day image)
From Antu to Yepun (The historical image)
From Antu to Yepun (The historical image)
Pierre Cox
Pierre Cox
Artist’s impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
Artist’s impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
The free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9 (annotated)
The free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9 (annotated)
The free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
The free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
The free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
The free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
Building the Paranal Residencia — From Turbulence to Tranquility (present day image)
Building the Paranal Residencia — From Turbulence to Tranquility (present day image)
Building the Paranal Residencia — From Turbulence to Tranquility (historical image)
Building the Paranal Residencia — From Turbulence to Tranquility (historical image)
Comparison of views of the globular star cluster NGC 6362 from WFI and Hubble
Comparison of views of the globular star cluster NGC 6362 from WFI and Hubble
The globular star cluster NGC 6362
The globular star cluster NGC 6362
Hubble image of the globular star cluster NGC 6362
Hubble image of the globular star cluster NGC 6362
Wide-field view of the sky around the globular cluster NGC 6362
Wide-field view of the sky around the globular cluster NGC 6362
Tim de Zeeuw with ESO Students and Fellows at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw with ESO Students and Fellows at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Nadine Neumayer at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Nadine Neumayer at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Annette Schavan at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Annette Schavan at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Catherine Cesarsky at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Catherine Cesarsky at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Lodewijk Woltjer and Tim de Zeeuw
Lodewijk Woltjer and Tim de Zeeuw
Joe Liske and an E-ELT segment
Joe Liske and an E-ELT segment
The signed E-ELT segment
The signed E-ELT segment
Pat Roche and Adrian Russell at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Pat Roche and Adrian Russell at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Jan Palous at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Jan Palous at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Lars Lindberg Christensen at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Lars Lindberg Christensen at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Pierre Cox and Thijs de Graauw at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Pierre Cox and Thijs de Graauw at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Richard Hook and Eric Emsellem at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Richard Hook and Eric Emsellem at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Jorge Melnick and Roberto Gilmozzi at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Jorge Melnick and Roberto Gilmozzi at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Bruno Leibundgut at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Bruno Leibundgut at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Bruno Leibundgut at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Bruno Leibundgut at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Mark Casali and Joana Correia at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Mark Casali and Joana Correia at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Didier Queloz at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Didier Queloz at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Anaëlle Maury and Laurent Vigroux at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Anaëlle Maury and Laurent Vigroux at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt and Michel Mayor at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt and Michel Mayor at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt and Michel Mayor at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt and Michel Mayor at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt and Michel Mayor at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt and Michel Mayor at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Tim de Zeeuw at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
The Milky Way and Alpha and Beta Centauri behind the 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
The Milky Way and Alpha and Beta Centauri behind the 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
Lodewijk Woltjer at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Lodewijk Woltjer at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Brian Schmidt at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Wolfgang Heubisch at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Wolfgang Heubisch at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Annette Schavan at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Annette Schavan at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons and the Orion Nebula at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons and the Orion Nebula at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons and the Eagle Nebula at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Xavier Barcons and the Eagle Nebula at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
John Womersley at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
John Womersley at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
The ceiling of the Kaisersaal
The ceiling of the Kaisersaal
Just before the dinner at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Just before the dinner at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event
Winner of the ESO anniversary competition — the Thor’s Helmet Nebula
Winner of the ESO anniversary competition — the Thor’s Helmet Nebula
A Timeless Sanctuary in Santiago (historical image)
A Timeless Sanctuary in Santiago (historical image)
A Timeless Sanctuary in Santiago (present-day image)
A Timeless Sanctuary in Santiago (present-day image)
NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the centre of Messier 4
NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the centre of Messier 4
The globular star cluster Messier 4: and the location of a curious star
The globular star cluster Messier 4: and the location of a curious star
The globular star cluster Messier 4
The globular star cluster Messier 4
Wide-field view of the sky around the globular star cluster Messier 4
Wide-field view of the sky around the globular star cluster Messier 4
A Surprising Superbubble
A Surprising Superbubble
Laser Guide Star Sweeps Across a Starry Sky
Laser Guide Star Sweeps Across a Starry Sky
From a Dirt Track to the World’s Leading Observatory (Present)
From a Dirt Track to the World’s Leading Observatory (Present)
From a Dirt Track to the World’s Leading Observatory (Historical)
From a Dirt Track to the World’s Leading Observatory (Historical)
From a Dirt Track to the World’s Leading Observatory (side-by-side composite)
From a Dirt Track to the World’s Leading Observatory (side-by-side composite)
Red Cocoon Harbours Young Stars
Red Cocoon Harbours Young Stars
Computing at ESO Through the Ages
Computing at ESO Through the Ages
Computing at ESO Through the Ages
Computing at ESO Through the Ages
La Silla
La Silla
La Silla, the First Home for ESO’s Telescopes (side-by-side composite)
La Silla, the First Home for ESO’s Telescopes (side-by-side composite)
La Silla, the First Home for ESO’s Telescopes (present-day image)
La Silla, the First Home for ESO’s Telescopes (present-day image)
La Silla, the First Home for ESO’s Telescopes (historical image)
La Silla, the First Home for ESO’s Telescopes (historical image)
APEX site
APEX site
Artist’s impression of sunset on the super-Earth world Gliese 667 Cc
Artist’s impression of sunset on the super-Earth world Gliese 667 Cc
Wish You Were Here?
Wish You Were Here?
Melipal — the VLT Unit Telescope 3
Melipal — the VLT Unit Telescope 3
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
ALMA 7-metre antenna on a transporter
ALMA 7-metre antenna on a transporter
Boldly going up Cerro Paranal
Boldly going up Cerro Paranal
The Heart of the Milky Way, for Valentine’s Day
The Heart of the Milky Way, for Valentine’s Day
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla
A Drive Through Time — How telescopes, and cars, have changed at La Silla
Barred Spiral Galaxy Swirls in the Night Sky
Barred Spiral Galaxy Swirls in the Night Sky
Infrared/visible light comparison view of  the Helix Nebula
Infrared/visible light comparison view of the Helix Nebula
ALMA’s Grand Antennas
ALMA’s Grand Antennas
The Milky Way over the 1.54-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla
The Milky Way over the 1.54-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla
El Gordo: a massive distant merging galaxy cluster
El Gordo: a massive distant merging galaxy cluster
El Gordo: a massive distant merging galaxy cluster
El Gordo: a massive distant merging galaxy cluster
Mapping Dark Matter in Galaxies
Mapping Dark Matter in Galaxies
A Glimpse into the Past — Then and Now at La Silla Observatory
A Glimpse into the Past — Then and Now at La Silla Observatory
Inside Euler's Head — Or how to see a telescope through the walls of its dome
Inside Euler's Head — Or how to see a telescope through the walls of its dome
Llullaillaco, Clear as Day
Llullaillaco, Clear as Day
The VLT’s Next-generation Laser Launch Telescope
The VLT’s Next-generation Laser Launch Telescope
A Double Green Flash
A Double Green Flash
Working at ALMA, Day and Night
Working at ALMA, Day and Night
Portrait of an Imperfect but Beautiful Spiral
Portrait of an Imperfect but Beautiful Spiral
Flying above the ALMA Site: The Operations Support Facility
Flying above the ALMA Site: The Operations Support Facility
All Four VLT Unit Telescopes Working as One
All Four VLT Unit Telescopes Working as One
Santiago Guesthouse Panorama
Santiago Guesthouse Panorama
Red Moon Rising
Red Moon Rising
A star that should not exist
A star that should not exist
VISTA Finds Star Clusters Galore
VISTA Finds Star Clusters Galore
European ALMA antenna brings total on Chajnantor to 16
European ALMA antenna brings total on Chajnantor to 16
Very Large Telescope Ready for Action
Very Large Telescope Ready for Action
Flying above the ALMA OSF
Flying above the ALMA OSF
Highlights from the VST image of Omega Centauri
Highlights from the VST image of Omega Centauri
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Observatory
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Observatory
ALMA Antennas Reach Double Digits at Chajnantor
ALMA Antennas Reach Double Digits at Chajnantor
A Quartet of ALMA Antennas Placed Close Together
A Quartet of ALMA Antennas Placed Close Together
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain
Up Close and Personal with the Very Large Telescope
Up Close and Personal with the Very Large Telescope
A gallery of spiral galaxies pictured in infrared light by HAWK-I (unannotated version)
A gallery of spiral galaxies pictured in infrared light by HAWK-I (unannotated version)
HAWK-I image of Messier 100
HAWK-I image of Messier 100
A gallery of spiral galaxies pictured in infrared light by HAWK-I (annotated version)
A gallery of spiral galaxies pictured in infrared light by HAWK-I (annotated version)
HAWK-I image of NGC 1232
HAWK-I image of NGC 1232
HAWK-I image of NGC 4030
HAWK-I image of NGC 4030
HAWK-I image of NGC 5247
HAWK-I image of NGC 5247
HAWK-I image of NGC 2997
HAWK-I image of NGC 2997
HAWK-I image of NGC 1300
HAWK-I image of NGC 1300
Arp 271 — Galaxies Drawn Together*
Arp 271 — Galaxies Drawn Together*
The star cluster Westerlund 1
The star cluster Westerlund 1
The 2010 Perseids over the VLT
The 2010 Perseids over the VLT
Building Connections with EVALSO
Building Connections with EVALSO
An ALMA antenna at the OSF
An ALMA antenna at the OSF
Paranal’s Telescopes in the Distance
Paranal’s Telescopes in the Distance
Starbursting Sculptor Galaxy
Starbursting Sculptor Galaxy
Highlights from VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
Highlights from VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
Antennas at the ALMA Operations Support Facility*
Antennas at the ALMA Operations Support Facility*
Star-forming region Gum 19
Star-forming region Gum 19
A view of Paranal at sunset from Armazones
A view of Paranal at sunset from Armazones
APEX Image Calendar, August 2010 — APEX before sunset
APEX Image Calendar, August 2010 — APEX before sunset
A VLT Unit
A VLT Unit
Comet McNaught over Paranal
Comet McNaught over Paranal
La Silla
La Silla
Dinner for Centaurus A
Dinner for Centaurus A
The GigaGalaxy Zoom composite
The GigaGalaxy Zoom composite
The NTT Enclosure
The NTT Enclosure
The Planetary System in Gliese 581 (artist's impression)
The Planetary System in Gliese 581 (artist's impression)
The Inner Part of an Active Galactic Nucleus (artist's Impression)
The Inner Part of an Active Galactic Nucleus (artist's Impression)
Centaurus A (NGC 5128)
Centaurus A (NGC 5128)
"Walking on the Moon" with the VLT
"Walking on the Moon" with the VLT
In Tarantula Territory (e)
In Tarantula Territory (e)
In Tarantula Territory (d)
In Tarantula Territory (d)
NGC 2613
NGC 2613
A Supernova in progress!
A Supernova in progress!
Star-roof takes its position
Star-roof takes its position
Star Trails over La Silla
Star Trails over La Silla
Sunset palette in the skies above La Silla
Sunset palette in the skies above La Silla
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
Perfect pairs
Perfect pairs
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
A sundog in tke sky
A sundog in tke sky
Night Sky View over Licancabur
Night Sky View over Licancabur
Moonrise over Cerro Armazones
Moonrise over Cerro Armazones
Glistening Band of the Milky Way over Paranal
Glistening Band of the Milky Way over Paranal
Mars above the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope
Mars above the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Lightning over Paranal
Lightning over Paranal
Antennae in the Night
Antennae in the Night
Milky Way at La Silla
Milky Way at La Silla
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