ESO Virtual Tours: 50th Anniversary Edition

20 December 2012

The fourth generation of ESO’s Virtual Tours is now available to view on the ESO website. The 50th anniversary edition of ESO’s virtual tours take you on all-inclusive journeys into and around some of ESO’s most breathtaking sites and groundbreaking instruments. This brand new version surpasses earlier tours by including more than double the original number of panoramic scenes.

Thanks to a user-friendly and interactive navigation system, these virtual tours allow everyone to visit and explore some of ESO’s most spectacular sites. Labels describing the locations and major landmarks are included throughout the tour as well as a google maps link-up that lets you to pinpoint exactly where each ESO site is in relation to the rest if the world, and allow you to jump across the globe to visit them in seconds. It is also possible to click on interactive squares throughout the tour that display short video clips revealing some of the typical activities that are undertaken in that particular area.

In addition to providing you with more detail in the Paranal/Armazones, La Silla, Chajnantor, ESO Headquarters and Milky Way tours, this new comprehensive collection of panoramas, include a tour of the Vitacura office and Guesthouse in Santiago, updated images of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) nearing completion at the Array Operations Site on Chajnantor as well as a closer look at some of the technology and mechanics behind ESO’s telescopes.

ESO Virtual Tours are all iOS compatible, making them accessible to iPod, iPhone and iPad users.



Lars Lindberg Christensen
Head, ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6761
Cell: +49 173 3872 621

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Screenshot of ESO Virtual Tour 4.0
Screenshot of ESO Virtual Tour 4.0