M1 Mirror: Home
M1 Mirror: Home
From Sea to Land
From Sea to Land
M1 Convoy: Almost There
M1 Convoy: Almost There
Bumps on the Road
Bumps on the Road
M2 Unit with the Beryllium Mirror
M2 Unit with the Beryllium Mirror
First VLT M2 Beryllium Mirror
First VLT M2 Beryllium Mirror
First VLT Mirror Touchdown
First VLT Mirror Touchdown
8.2-m Zerodur Mirror: From Ship to Land
8.2-m Zerodur Mirror: From Ship to Land
M1 Cell and Dummy Mirror Transportation
M1 Cell and Dummy Mirror Transportation
In the Atacama Desert
In the Atacama Desert
Paranal Mountain Platform
Paranal Mountain Platform
Inside the VLT control Building
Inside the VLT control Building
Dusty Panamericana Road
Dusty Panamericana Road
Paranal Power Plant
Paranal Power Plant
Coating Plant
Coating Plant
Removing the Vacuum Chamber
Removing the Vacuum Chamber
Arrival at Paranal
Arrival at Paranal
Installation of the Serrurier Struts
Installation of the Serrurier Struts
Lowering the Altitude Axis
Lowering the Altitude Axis
Serrurier Strut
Serrurier Strut
Entering the Enclosure
Entering the Enclosure
Lower Intermediate Structure of UT1
Lower Intermediate Structure of UT1
Close-up of the Paranal Platform
Close-up of the Paranal Platform
Southern View of the Paranal Platform
Southern View of the Paranal Platform
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
ISAAC and SOFI
ISAAC and SOFI
Paranal Observatory: Taking the Bus to the Mountain Top
Paranal Observatory: Taking the Bus to the Mountain Top
Paranal Observatory: Unit Telescope no. 1
Paranal Observatory: Unit Telescope no. 1
Installation of the UT2 Baseframe
Installation of the UT2 Baseframe
Aligning the UT1 Intermediate Structures
Aligning the UT1 Intermediate Structures
A Generating Set for VLT
A Generating Set for VLT
A Power-generating Set for VLT
A Power-generating Set for VLT
The Planetary Nebula around Sakurai's Object
The Planetary Nebula around Sakurai's Object
Extremely Distant Minor Planet 1992 QB1
Extremely Distant Minor Planet 1992 QB1
Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier visits Paranal Observatory
Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier visits Paranal Observatory
Hard work at the construction site
Hard work at the construction site
Armazones road construction site
Armazones road construction site
Wide-field view of part of the Taurus star formation region
Wide-field view of part of the Taurus star formation region
The dwarf galaxy UGC 5189A, site of the supernova SN 2010jl
The dwarf galaxy UGC 5189A, site of the supernova SN 2010jl
The MUSE instrument attached to the Very Large Telescope
The MUSE instrument attached to the Very Large Telescope
Second adaptive thin shell mirror delivered to ESO
Second adaptive thin shell mirror delivered to ESO
Harsh conditions at the APEX control building
Harsh conditions at the APEX control building
ALMA’s view of the outflow associated with the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47
ALMA’s view of the outflow associated with the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47
An Extraordinary Universe
An Extraordinary Universe
Annular Groove Phase Mask
Annular Groove Phase Mask
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dave-jones-3
Cover of The Messenger No. 152
Cover of The Messenger No. 152
ESA’s astronaut Pedro Duque addresses the audience at ESO
ESA’s astronaut Pedro Duque addresses the audience at ESO
Royal visit to Paranal
Royal visit to Paranal
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schmidt-plate-insp-pizz