Transport of the components of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Transport of the components of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
Loading the mirror of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Loading the mirror of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
La Silla coating plant
La Silla coating plant
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
BMW’s 6 Series Gran Coupé and the Paranal Observatory
BMW’s 6 Series Gran Coupé and the Paranal Observatory
The Integration of a European Antenna
The Integration of a European Antenna
The VLTI Empty Tunnel
The VLTI Empty Tunnel
Planet with superstorm (artist's impression)
Planet with superstorm (artist's impression)
The Museum of the Atacama Desert
The Museum of the Atacama Desert
Licancabur and Jurique
Licancabur and Jurique
The AOS Technical Building
The AOS Technical Building
Assembling European antennas
Assembling European antennas
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
The VISTA telescope in its enclosure
The VISTA telescope in its enclosure
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
The Paranal Residencia at Night
The Paranal Residencia at Night
Norma and the Milky Way
Norma and the Milky Way
VISIR on UT3-MELIPAL
VISIR on UT3-MELIPAL
NTT enclosure
NTT enclosure
VISTA enclosure during construction
VISTA enclosure during construction
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
ALMA Transporter
ALMA Transporter
VISIR on UT3-MELIPAL
VISIR on UT3-MELIPAL
VISTA pillar
VISTA pillar
Scorpius in the Sky
Scorpius in the Sky
MIDI
MIDI
VISIR Handling Tool
VISIR Handling Tool
Low atmospheric pressure at Chajnantor
Low atmospheric pressure at Chajnantor
ALMA antenna from Melco at the OSF
ALMA antenna from Melco at the OSF
ESO 1-metre telescope
ESO 1-metre telescope
ALMA Antenna
ALMA Antenna
A Laser Comb for Astronomy
A Laser Comb for Astronomy
A Useful Tool for Schools
A Useful Tool for Schools
Presentation of the ALMA book
Presentation of the ALMA book
The Omega Centauri Globular Cluster and the Area Surveyed
The Omega Centauri Globular Cluster and the Area Surveyed
Auxiliary Telescopes observing
Auxiliary Telescopes observing
Stellar clusters in NGC 4365
Stellar clusters in NGC 4365
Total Eclipse of NN Ser
Total Eclipse of NN Ser
View of Northern Chile
View of Northern Chile
Spiral Galaxy IC 4248
Spiral Galaxy IC 4248
Irish Team Wins SEA & SPACE Super Prize
Irish Team Wins SEA & SPACE Super Prize
Portuguese Minister of Science at Paranal
Portuguese Minister of Science at Paranal
Portuguese Minister of Science at Paranal
Portuguese Minister of Science at Paranal
Portuguese Minister of Science at Paranal
Portuguese Minister of Science at Paranal
VLT UT1 First Light
VLT UT1 First Light
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
Science Writers' Symposium
NTT SUSI Deep Field
NTT SUSI Deep Field
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake Develops Two Tails
Comet Hyakutake Develops Two Tails
Comet Hyakutake Develops Two Tails
Comet Hyakutake Develops Two Tails
Asymmetries in the Coma of Comet Hyakutake
Asymmetries in the Coma of Comet Hyakutake
First Images of Split Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
First Images of Split Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Peculiar Coma Shape of Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Peculiar Coma Shape of Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Power Spectrum of Eta Bootis
Power Spectrum of Eta Bootis
VLT Unit Telescope (Artist's Impression)
VLT Unit Telescope (Artist's Impression)
Comet Levy on 12 September 1990
Comet Levy on 12 September 1990
An unusual view of Comet Austin
An unusual view of Comet Austin
Comet Austin develops an ion tail
Comet Austin develops an ion tail
The NTT windscreen
The NTT windscreen
Polishing of VLT mirrors: ESO and R.E.O.S.C. sign contract
Polishing of VLT mirrors: ESO and R.E.O.S.C. sign contract
Small field near centre of Omega Centauri (NTT)
Small field near centre of Omega Centauri (NTT)
Architect's view of the new NTT building on La Silla
Architect's view of the new NTT building on La Silla
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Drill work on Cerro Armazones
Drill work on Cerro Armazones
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
ALMA in perspective
ALMA in perspective
A worker and a drill
A worker and a drill
End of the line
End of the line
Work on Cerro Armazones
Work on Cerro Armazones
Drilling on Cerro Armazones
Drilling on Cerro Armazones
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Solar eclipse 2015 at ESO HQ
Where the land ends and the sea begins
Where the land ends and the sea begins
ESO Supernova groundbreaking ceremony
ESO Supernova groundbreaking ceremony
Work on Cerro Armazones makes good progress
Work on Cerro Armazones makes good progress
Distant view of work on Cerro Armazones
Distant view of work on Cerro Armazones
Removal of containers
Removal of containers
Members of the teams that won the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Members of the teams that won the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Making Way for Construction of the ESO Supernova
Making Way for Construction of the ESO Supernova
Zodiacal light at Paranal
Zodiacal light at Paranal
ESO Director General during the LEGO E-ELT Model Handover
ESO Director General during the LEGO E-ELT Model Handover
Calm after the storm
Calm after the storm
Set up for a night of shooting during the UHD Expedition
Set up for a night of shooting during the UHD Expedition
Smooth Shooting at La Silla
Smooth Shooting at La Silla
basecamp-canteen-pano2
basecamp-canteen-pano2
La Silla at sunrise
La Silla at sunrise
Crux
Crux
Mars & Paranal
Mars & Paranal
Getting Your Wires Crossed
Getting Your Wires Crossed
Inside the VLT
Inside the VLT
ALMA Antennae
ALMA Antennae
Nightime Guide Star
Nightime Guide Star
Laser guided stars
Laser guided stars
Very Large Telescope
Very Large Telescope
Moving ALMA antennas
Moving ALMA antennas
People talking at Paranal's Residencia
People talking at Paranal's Residencia
Cover of The Messenger No. 151
Cover of The Messenger No. 151
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
The remnant of the supernova SN 1006 seen at many different wavelengths
The remnant of the supernova SN 1006 seen at many different wavelengths
ALMA transporter
ALMA transporter
Inside UT2 at Paranal
Inside UT2 at Paranal
ALMA assembled cryostat
ALMA assembled cryostat
ALMA antennas at night
ALMA antennas at night
ALMA antenna on display
ALMA antenna on display
Milky Way
Milky Way
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Mirror
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Mirror
The Pelicano Camp
The Pelicano Camp
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
Cerro Armazones
Cerro Armazones
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Icy road
Icy road
Excerpts from VLT image of the Carina Nebula in infrared light
Excerpts from VLT image of the Carina Nebula in infrared light
A collage of images from NACO on the ESO Very Large Telescope
A collage of images from NACO on the ESO Very Large Telescope
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
Artist's impression of the development of the Solar System
Artist's impression of the development of the Solar System
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw
Prof. Blaauw at ESO Headquarters
Prof. Blaauw at ESO Headquarters
9 Antennas and 6 Vicuñas at ALMA AOS
9 Antennas and 6 Vicuñas at ALMA AOS
A Wide-field view of the sky around the young star T Cha
A Wide-field view of the sky around the young star T Cha
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
The New ALMA Santiago Central Office
The New ALMA Santiago Central Office
Screenshot from ESOcast 22
Screenshot from ESOcast 22
Oasis in the Desert
Oasis in the Desert
Residencia
Residencia
Wide-field view of part of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Wide-field view of part of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Front of the Paranal Residencia
Front of the Paranal Residencia
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
The Sculptor dwarf galaxy
The Sculptor dwarf galaxy
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
The VISTA telescope enclosure under construction
The VISTA telescope enclosure under construction
The Hubble Space Telescope Flies Over South America
The Hubble Space Telescope Flies Over South America
The Milky Way
The Milky Way
ESO helps school to get a bus
ESO helps school to get a bus
The Gum Nebula in the Milky Way
The Gum Nebula in the Milky Way
AT1
AT1
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
Cerro Armazones and the Atacama
Cerro Armazones and the Atacama
Drilling on Cerro Armazones
Drilling on Cerro Armazones
Dust rising off Cerro Armazones
Dust rising off Cerro Armazones
An alien vista
An alien vista
ALMA visitors
ALMA visitors
Digger on Cerro Armazones
Digger on Cerro Armazones
ESO’s New Technology Telescope Revisits NGC 6300
ESO’s New Technology Telescope Revisits NGC 6300
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
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
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
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