ann12063 — Announcement
Tribute to ESO's Unsung Heroes
24 September 2012
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is releasing a video named Tribute to ESO’s Unsung Heroes, dedicated to the people — past and present — that through their passion, dedication and professionalism have taken ESO from a bold dream back in 1962 to the reality of the most productive ground-based observatory today.
Although they often remain behind the scenes, these are the people who, through their everyday work, bring the organisation forward and contribute to achieving its ambitious programmes. From administrative staff and guides to cooks and drivers, from astronomers to engineers, everyone at ESO is an unsung hero. We invite you to meet some of them in this movie.
The video is composed of a set of images most of which were taken by award-winning editorial and commercial photographer Max Alexander, who was visiting the ESO sites for a project dedicated to ESO’s anniversary. The video was first shown during an anniversary staff party held on 11 September 2012 at ESO’s Headquarters in Germany. The music is composed by John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Lars Lindberg Christensen
Head, ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Garching bei München, Germany