The Innermost Region of the Active Galaxy NGC 1068
The Innermost Region of the Active Galaxy NGC 1068
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope with Wide Field Imager
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope with Wide Field Imager
Paranal VST Hexapod
Paranal VST Hexapod
Professor Tim de Zeeuw
Professor Tim de Zeeuw
MIDI
MIDI
Paranal power station
Paranal power station
UV preparation of a CCD detector
UV preparation of a CCD detector
The first journey of an ALMA antenna to the plateau of Chajnantor
The first journey of an ALMA antenna to the plateau of Chajnantor
AO Strehl Maps
AO Strehl Maps
The OSF Building
The OSF Building
Comet McNaught over the Pacific
Comet McNaught over the Pacific
Faint Red Galaxy in the UKIDSS Ultra-Deep Survey
Faint Red Galaxy in the UKIDSS Ultra-Deep Survey
 SN 2006X in Messier 100
SN 2006X in Messier 100
New Population of Distant Galaxies
New Population of Distant Galaxies
ULTRACAM mounted on Melipal
ULTRACAM mounted on Melipal
Evening at Paranal with AT1 and AT2
Evening at Paranal with AT1 and AT2
Cluster of Galaxies RXCJ1131.9-1955
Cluster of Galaxies RXCJ1131.9-1955
K-band Image of the Galactic Centre
K-band Image of the Galactic Centre
Invitation for VO first light
Invitation for VO first light
The centre of the Milky Way
The centre of the Milky Way
Infant Solar System in Ophiuchus
Infant Solar System in Ophiuchus
The VIMOS Instrument
The VIMOS Instrument
The GIRAFFE Spectrograph
The GIRAFFE Spectrograph
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter and Io
Jupiter's Auroral Ring and Polar Haze
Jupiter's Auroral Ring and Polar Haze
Tvashtor Hotspot on Io
Tvashtor Hotspot on Io
The Break-up of Comet LINEAR
The Break-up of Comet LINEAR
Three Nuclei of Comet LINEAR
Three Nuclei of Comet LINEAR
The VINCI instrument in the Interferometric Laboratory
The VINCI instrument in the Interferometric Laboratory
Delay line carriage in the VLTI tunnel
Delay line carriage in the VLTI tunnel
A test siderostat  in place for observations.
A test siderostat in place for observations.
The globular cluster NGC 6752
The globular cluster NGC 6752
View from Paranal
View from Paranal
Tuning the YEPUN Optical System
Tuning the YEPUN Optical System
"First Light": Mission Accomplished
"First Light": Mission Accomplished
MELIPAL "First Light"
MELIPAL "First Light"
ESO Team
ESO Team
Detail of N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detail of N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
ESO VLT Wins US Technology Prize
ESO VLT Wins US Technology Prize
ESO VLT Wins US Technology Prize
ESO VLT Wins US Technology Prize
The Paranal Site
The Paranal Site
Bavarian Prime Minister at La Silla
Bavarian Prime Minister at La Silla
The Bavarian Prime Minister Inspects the Telescope
The Bavarian Prime Minister Inspects the Telescope
The Bavarian Prime Minister and Mrs. Karin Stoiber
The Bavarian Prime Minister and Mrs. Karin Stoiber
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Bopp
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Bopp
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Bopp
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Bopp
Seven Jets in Comet Hale-Bopp
Seven Jets in Comet Hale-Bopp
Artist's Impression of the VLT Observatory at Paranal
Artist's Impression of the VLT Observatory at Paranal
A Spectrum of Comet Hale-Bopp
A Spectrum of Comet Hale-Bopp
An "International" Comet Hale-Bopp Image
An "International" Comet Hale-Bopp Image
Sunset at Chajnantor
Sunset at Chajnantor
APEX scratching the sky
APEX scratching the sky
Ongoing development
Ongoing development
Fauna in Chile
Fauna in Chile
Details of a dome
Details of a dome
The Signing Ceremony with Poland
The Signing Ceremony with Poland
UT4 in motion
UT4 in motion
Paranal Auxiliary Telescope
Paranal Auxiliary Telescope
Paranal at midday
Paranal at midday
Solar farm at the La Silla Observatory
Solar farm at the La Silla Observatory
ESO Paranal engineer in front of VIRCAM
ESO Paranal engineer in front of VIRCAM
Cool Transporting
Cool Transporting
TimeLapse Bot near Paranal
TimeLapse Bot near Paranal
Snowy APEX
Snowy APEX
Desert View on the Way to ALMA
Desert View on the Way to ALMA
VLT on Stage
VLT on Stage
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home
Prickly Points of Light
Prickly Points of Light
IC 2944 with FORS2
IC 2944 with FORS2
A raw spectrum obtained with FORS
A raw spectrum obtained with FORS
Paranal to ALMA
Paranal to ALMA
Visitor Centre Signing
Visitor Centre Signing
ESO Director General presenting at the visitor centre signing event
ESO Director General presenting at the visitor centre signing event
Klaus Tschira presentation at the ESO Supernova signing event
Klaus Tschira presentation at the ESO Supernova signing event
Architect of the Visitor Centre showing a model of the planned building
Architect of the Visitor Centre showing a model of the planned building
Lights Fantastic
Lights Fantastic
Deep Space LIVE
Deep Space LIVE
A Multitude of Colours
A Multitude of Colours
Director of Administration presenting at the Visitor Centre Signing Event
Director of Administration presenting at the Visitor Centre Signing Event
Donor of the Planetarium and Visitor centre presents
Donor of the Planetarium and Visitor centre presents
ESO Very Large Telescope
ESO Very Large Telescope
In Focus
In Focus
La Silla – ESO's first observatory
La Silla – ESO's first observatory
Alma Antenna Looks Upwards
Alma Antenna Looks Upwards
Awesome Universe exhibition
Awesome Universe exhibition
Herbert in the Atacama Desert
Herbert in the Atacama Desert
Chilean President visits Paranal to announce the transfer of the land for the E-ELT
Chilean President visits Paranal to announce the transfer of the land for the E-ELT
ALMA dwarfed by Licancabur
ALMA dwarfed by Licancabur
ESO Guesthouse
ESO Guesthouse
ESO Guesthouse
ESO Guesthouse
ESO Guesthouse
ESO Guesthouse
Deformable Secondary Mirror
Deformable Secondary Mirror
Basecamp Dormitories Panorama
Basecamp Dormitories Panorama
La Silla after a snow storm
La Silla after a snow storm
Snowy Licancabur and Jurique
Snowy Licancabur and Jurique
Giants in Chajnantor
Giants in Chajnantor
Looking at VISTA
Looking at VISTA
Leiden Meeting
Leiden Meeting
ESO Director General
ESO Director General
Atacama Paronama
Atacama Paronama
Startrails Over Paranal
Startrails Over Paranal
Speech Time
Speech Time
Transporting the Masses
Transporting the Masses
Filming ALMA's insides
Filming ALMA's insides
Filming the Inauguration
Filming the Inauguration
Massive Antennae
Massive Antennae
Demonstration
Demonstration
Giant Antennae
Giant Antennae
ALMA Dish
ALMA Dish
ALMA Inauguration
ALMA Inauguration
Posing by an Antenna
Posing by an Antenna
Inauguration Speech
Inauguration Speech
Inauguration Speech
Inauguration Speech
Snow and APEX
Snow and APEX
Filming Near ALMA
Filming Near ALMA
Road to the VLT
Road to the VLT
Pin-pricks in the sky
Pin-pricks in the sky
Adrift at sea
Adrift at sea
Exciting sodium
Exciting sodium
Paranal by day
Paranal by day
Streaks
Streaks
Sweeping vista over Paranal
Sweeping vista over Paranal
Best show in the world
Best show in the world
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Chajnantor landscape
Chajnantor landscape
VLT from Afar
VLT from Afar
Paranal observing preparatives
Paranal observing preparatives
Refilling liquid nitrogen
Refilling liquid nitrogen
VLT staff portrait
VLT staff portrait
ALMA antenna array
ALMA antenna array
ALMA assembly site and Andes
ALMA assembly site and Andes
Assembling an ALMA antenna reflector
Assembling an ALMA antenna reflector
Football matches at 2,900 metres
Football matches at 2,900 metres
ALMA from the Sky
ALMA from the Sky
VLT 360 degree view of VLT and Paranal
VLT 360 degree view of VLT and Paranal
APEX Seen from Above
APEX Seen from Above
Herd of antennas
Herd of antennas
Astronomer at Paranal
Astronomer at Paranal
Sunset at Valle de la Luna
Sunset at Valle de la Luna
Night time view of the ESO Very Large Telescope
Night time view of the ESO Very Large Telescope
Startrails over Cerro Paranal in 1987
Startrails over Cerro Paranal in 1987
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
President Barroso tours the VLT platform
President Barroso tours the VLT platform
Barroso at the VLT
Barroso at the VLT
The European Extremely Large Telescope
The European Extremely Large Telescope
Sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star
Sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star
Artist’s impression of glycolaldehyde molecules
Artist’s impression of glycolaldehyde molecules
Infrared view of the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region
Infrared view of the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region
Stripping aluminium
Stripping aluminium
Preparing glue for ALMA
Preparing glue for ALMA
VLT Survey Telescope
VLT Survey Telescope
Atacama Desert in bloom
Atacama Desert in bloom
Site testing for the VLT on Cerro Armazones
Site testing for the VLT on Cerro Armazones
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope construction
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope construction
Flying above La Silla in 1970
Flying above La Silla in 1970
The Prince and Princess of Asturias during their visit to ESO's Paranal Observatory
The Prince and Princess of Asturias during their visit to ESO's Paranal Observatory
Matta’s Universes
Matta’s Universes
Galaxy Clusters (artist's impression)
Galaxy Clusters (artist's impression)
The President of the Czech Republic at the MMB
The President of the Czech Republic at the MMB
Stars Trails over Armazones
Stars Trails over Armazones
Construction of the Grand Prisme Objectif telescope building at La Silla
Construction of the Grand Prisme Objectif telescope building at La Silla
ESO Observatories Topographic Route Map
ESO Observatories Topographic Route Map
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
Two ESO Directors General at Paranal
Two ESO Directors General at Paranal
Planet Beta Pictoris Seen with the NACO APP
Planet Beta Pictoris Seen with the NACO APP
The way to the Chajnantor plateau
The way to the Chajnantor plateau
Front of the Paranal Residencia
Front of the Paranal Residencia
Rainbow over the ALMA site
Rainbow over the ALMA site
Assembly of the first Backup Structure
Assembly of the first Backup Structure
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
NGC 2997
NGC 2997
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Drinking water delivery at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
Drinking water delivery at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
Solargraphy at Sunny Paranal
Solargraphy at Sunny Paranal
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
VLT Instrument MUSE
VLT Instrument MUSE
Working with a MUSE
Working with a MUSE
ESO Director General meets the President of Chile
ESO Director General meets the President of Chile
Residencia under sunlight
Residencia under sunlight
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
GalileoMobile Completes Exciting Journey
GalileoMobile Completes Exciting Journey
3D Glimpse into the Life of Two Astronomers
3D Glimpse into the Life of Two Astronomers
Distant view of APEX antenna
Distant view of APEX antenna
Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD)
Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD)
Paranal Residencia
Paranal Residencia
Vitacura
Vitacura
MMB-Coating-Chamber
MMB-Coating-Chamber
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
Paranal Residencia
Paranal Residencia
The North America Nebula and the Open Star Cluster Messier 39
The North America Nebula and the Open Star Cluster Messier 39
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
Preparing for PRIMA First Light
Preparing for PRIMA First Light
The CRIRES Instrument
The CRIRES Instrument
ESO Celebrates 10 years since First Light of the VLT
ESO Celebrates 10 years since First Light of the VLT
Gegenschein above the VLT *
Gegenschein above the VLT *
Blue Flash at Paranal
Blue Flash at Paranal
Installing the VISTA Mirror
Installing the VISTA Mirror
The VISTA Mirror at Paranal
The VISTA Mirror at Paranal
The VISTA Mirror
The VISTA Mirror
Coating the VISTA Mirror
Coating the VISTA Mirror
Arrival of the VISTA Mirror
Arrival of the VISTA Mirror
Installing the VISTA Mirror
Installing the VISTA Mirror
Installing the VISTA mirror
Installing the VISTA mirror
The VISTA Mirror Installed
The VISTA Mirror Installed
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The ALMA Transporter - Front View
The ALMA Transporter - Front View
Triple quasar QQQ 1429-008
Triple quasar QQQ 1429-008
GRB 060505
GRB 060505
Members of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South America and MERCOSUR
Members of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South America and MERCOSUR
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
ESA/ESO Astronomy Exercise Series
ESA/ESO Astronomy Exercise Series
The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory
The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory
The Central Star Cluster in 30 Doradus in the LMC
The Central Star Cluster in 30 Doradus in the LMC
The Potential of Adaptive Optics
The Potential of Adaptive Optics
"First Light" for NAOS-CONICA at VLT YEPUN
"First Light" for NAOS-CONICA at VLT YEPUN
Time Sequence of Fringes from Achernar
Time Sequence of Fringes from Achernar
The VLT Interferometer with ANTU and MELIPAL
The VLT Interferometer with ANTU and MELIPAL
Asteroid "2001 KX76"
Asteroid "2001 KX76"
Structural Components of a Double-Barred Spiral Galaxy
Structural Components of a Double-Barred Spiral Galaxy
Animated View of Sky Field and Distant Filament
Animated View of Sky Field and Distant Filament
Artist's Impression of the Very Distant Filament
Artist's Impression of the Very Distant Filament
The VLTI Control Room
The VLTI Control Room
ASTRO VIRTEL logo
ASTRO VIRTEL logo
Centre of the Crab Nebula
Centre of the Crab Nebula
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Boppg
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Boppg
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Bopp
Gas and Dust in Comet Hale Bopp
Comet Halley in February 1990
Comet Halley in February 1990
Newly discovered large jet in the HH-111 complex
Newly discovered large jet in the HH-111 complex
The "Southern Crab" Nebula (He2-104)
The "Southern Crab" Nebula (He2-104)
High-resolution photo of the E-ELT LEGO model
High-resolution photo of the E-ELT LEGO model
Wide-field view of the sky around the star cluster Westerlund 1
Wide-field view of the sky around the star cluster Westerlund 1
Camera Close-up at Paranal
Camera Close-up at Paranal
Scopes at Sunset
Scopes at Sunset
VLT Spotlight
VLT Spotlight
An Astronomer's Residence
An Astronomer's Residence
ALMA OSF Panorama
ALMA OSF Panorama
ESO's 1000th press release celebrated
ESO's 1000th press release celebrated
Paranal Sky
Paranal Sky
Portrait of the VLT's Control Room
Portrait of the VLT's Control Room
Marvel of engineering
Marvel of engineering
The Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory
The Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory
VLT Auxiliary Telescope
VLT Auxiliary Telescope
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