The Paranal Foundation Ceremony

On 4 December 1996, the “Foundation Ceremony” for the Paranal Observatory took place on Cerro Paranal. Holding the time capsule in his hands before inserting it in a cavity at the Antu Telescope is the President of Chile, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle. To the left and applauding is Peter Creola, ESO Council President.

Credit:

ESO/H. Heyer

About the Image

Id:1996-paranal-inauguration2
Type:Photographic
Release date:18 March 2012, 21:22
Size:8275 x 5913 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility

Image Formats

Large JPEG
11.1 MB
Screensize JPEG
229.8 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
295.8 KB
1280x1024
468.4 KB
1600x1200
663.3 KB
1920x1200
788.6 KB
2048x1536
1.0 MB

 

Also see our