ESOcast 8: Behind every great astronomer stands a great engineer

At observatories worldwide most of the glory goes to the astronomers who provide us with new vistas of the heavens, but this is only possible thanks to the many experienced technicians and engineers who accomplish amazing work behind the scenes. They work against the clock to ensure that the telescopes function optimally to deliver outstanding results. But what does an engineer at ESO’s Very Large Telescope actually do?

More episodes of the ESOcast are also available.

Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on dotSUB.

Credit:

Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Karin Ranero, Herbert Zodet and Lars Lindberg Christensen. Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo and John Dyson from the CD darklight. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

 

ESOcast HD (High Definition - 1280 x 720)
ESOcast SD (Standard Definition - 640 x 480)

ESOcast HD (High Definition) in iTunes
ESOcast SD (Standard Definition) in iTunes

About the Video

Id:esocast8
Release date:18 June 2009, 13:00
Duration:05m 24s

About the Object

Type:• X - ESOcast

HD


Large

Large QT
86.5 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
62.8 MB
Medium MPEG-1
127.8 MB
Medium Flash
73.1 MB

Small

Small Flash
31.8 MB
Small QT
21.0 MB

For Broadcasters

Broadcast SD
1.6 GB

Script

Script
86.2 KB

Subtitles

Czech
7.1 KB
English
7.0 KB
Italian
7.4 KB
Portuguese
7.3 KB
Polish
7.1 KB
Turkish
7.2 KB
French
7.5 KB

Also see our