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
Passing by VISTA
Passing by VISTA
Very Large Telescope mirror cell and Auxiliary Telescope in the background
Very Large Telescope mirror cell and Auxiliary Telescope in the background
Marseille 0.36-metre Telescope
Marseille 0.36-metre Telescope
La Silla Hotel
La Silla Hotel
Star trails over Cerro Armazones summit
Star trails over Cerro Armazones summit
Shooting the Very Large Telescope
Shooting the Very Large Telescope
Telescope parts of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope arriving in Chile
Telescope parts of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope arriving in Chile
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
ESO was awarded with the highest Engineering Prize in Chile
ESO was awarded with the highest Engineering Prize in Chile
A galaxy seen when the Universe was only 820 million years old
A galaxy seen when the Universe was only 820 million years old
Stars Trails over Armazones
Stars Trails over Armazones
The Milky Way over Cerro Armazones
The Milky Way over Cerro Armazones
The Dish of a European Antenna takes shape
The Dish of a European Antenna takes shape
Postcards from the Edge of the Universe Book
Postcards from the Edge of the Universe Book
Japanese antennas at ALMA OSF
Japanese antennas at ALMA OSF
The AOS Technical Building
The AOS Technical Building
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Galactic Centre image
Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Galactic Centre image
ESO Guesthouse Lounge
ESO Guesthouse Lounge
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting La Silla Observatory
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw visiting La Silla Observatory
Vitacura Office: The Library
Vitacura Office: The Library
The Coalsack and the Southern Cross
The Coalsack and the Southern Cross
Vitacura
Vitacura
Santiago Guesthouse
Santiago Guesthouse
Santiago Guesthouse
Santiago Guesthouse
Early Days at Vitacura
Early Days at Vitacura
ESO Guesthouse in Santiago
ESO Guesthouse in Santiago
How Do Galaxies Grow?
How Do Galaxies Grow?
GRB 060505
GRB 060505
Alpha Centauri in the HR-System
Alpha Centauri in the HR-System
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
Proxima Centauri - the nearest star
Proxima Centauri - the nearest star
Image of a 17-mag Reference Star
Image of a 17-mag Reference Star
Schematic drawing of the GRS 1915+105 binary system
Schematic drawing of the GRS 1915+105 binary system
Kuiper Belt Objects
Kuiper Belt Objects
ISAAC Spectrum of the Central Region of NGC 1808
ISAAC Spectrum of the Central Region of NGC 1808
Oscillations in a Solar-like Star (artist’s impression)
Oscillations in a Solar-like Star (artist’s impression)
Cosmic Shear in Sky Field with Galaxy Cluster
Cosmic Shear in Sky Field with Galaxy Cluster
Sky Field Around GRB 000131
Sky Field Around GRB 000131
First Images from VLT Science Verification Programme
First Images from VLT Science Verification Programme
ISAAC at Paranal during the integration phase
ISAAC at Paranal during the integration phase
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotator
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotator
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Mirror Installed on First VLT Unit Telescope
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators
Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators
Mirror Installation Work at Paranal Observatory
Mirror Installation Work at Paranal Observatory
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation work for the Zerodur mirror
Installation work for the Zerodur mirror
One of the Nasmyth platforms on UT1
One of the Nasmyth platforms on UT1
Infrared image of giant planet Jupiter
Infrared image of giant planet Jupiter
Frozen street sign
Frozen street sign
Model Handover
Model Handover
The Next Generation of Instruments at the VLT
The Next Generation of Instruments at the VLT
Ultra HD Expedition Day 1
Ultra HD Expedition Day 1
Image of HIP 102152
Image of HIP 102152
The rolling hills of the Atacama
The rolling hills of the Atacama
Small but perfectly formed
Small but perfectly formed
Stargazing over Paranal
Stargazing over Paranal
vlt-seip_16
vlt-seip_16
Panoramic view of a sunset over APEX
Panoramic view of a sunset over APEX
Riccardo Giacconi
Riccardo Giacconi
Dome open and ready
Dome open and ready
Flowers in the desert
Flowers in the desert
The ESO 1.52-metre Telescope
The ESO 1.52-metre Telescope
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Under Construction
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Under Construction
E-ELT Mirror Testing
E-ELT Mirror Testing
Dome assembling operation of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Dome assembling operation of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
An early model of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
An early model of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Simulation of gas cloud approaching the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Simulation of gas cloud approaching the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Platform Lift at Paranal MMB
Platform Lift at Paranal MMB
McNeil's Nebula in Messier 78
McNeil's Nebula in Messier 78
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Gallery of exoplanets with retrograde orbits (artist's impression)
Gallery of exoplanets with retrograde orbits (artist's impression)
An ALMA antenna on the plateau of Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on the plateau of Chajnantor
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
APEX Site
APEX Site
APEX Sunset
APEX Sunset
APEX Sunset
APEX Sunset
ESO/ST-ECF Science Archive Facility
ESO/ST-ECF Science Archive Facility
ESO data center
ESO data center
The ESO/ST-ECF Science Achinve
The ESO/ST-ECF Science Achinve
Santiago Guesthouse
Santiago Guesthouse
VST telescope assembly
VST telescope assembly
ALMA antennas and OSF at sunset
ALMA antennas and OSF at sunset
Santiago de Chile: View towards the Centre
Santiago de Chile: View towards the Centre
The ESO Guesthouse in Santiago from the air
The ESO Guesthouse in Santiago from the air
ESO data center
ESO data center
VLT Site Test Cerro Amazones
VLT Site Test Cerro Amazones
ALMA transporter damping system
ALMA transporter damping system
Revisiting the quasar without a home
Revisiting the quasar without a home
The Circinus Galaxy
The Circinus Galaxy
Distribution of Galaxies
Distribution of Galaxies
Transport of an ALMA antenna
Transport of an ALMA antenna
The ALMA Transporter - Lateral View
The ALMA Transporter - Lateral View
The ALMA Transporter - Rear Lateral View
The ALMA Transporter - Rear Lateral View
The ALMA Transporter
The ALMA Transporter
The Irregular Galaxy NGC 1427A
The Irregular Galaxy NGC 1427A
Galaxy ESO 570-19 and Variable Star UW Crateris
Galaxy ESO 570-19 and Variable Star UW Crateris
Filamentary Structures in NGC 1097
Filamentary Structures in NGC 1097
Observed Fields in NGC 300
Observed Fields in NGC 300
Small Part of the K20 Field Showing the z=1.9 Elliptical Galaxy
Small Part of the K20 Field Showing the z=1.9 Elliptical Galaxy
The Starburst Galaxy He2-10 at 11.3μm
The Starburst Galaxy He2-10 at 11.3μm
Near-Infrared Flare from Galactic Centre (Lightcurve)
Near-Infrared Flare from Galactic Centre (Lightcurve)
3-D plot of HIC 69495  images (without and with AO correction)
3-D plot of HIC 69495 images (without and with AO correction)
ISAAC spectrum of the centre of Centaurus A
ISAAC spectrum of the centre of Centaurus A
The Heavily Obscured Centre of Centaurus A
The Heavily Obscured Centre of Centaurus A
Looking Through the Dark Cloud B68
Looking Through the Dark Cloud B68
GRB 990510
GRB 990510
MOS Observations of Distant Galaxies
MOS Observations of Distant Galaxies
FORS1 at Paranal at the end of the integration phase
FORS1 at Paranal at the end of the integration phase
First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated
First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated
First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated
First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated
First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated
First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the Beryllium secondary mirror
Installation of the Beryllium secondary mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M2 mirror
Installation of the M1 cell
Installation of the M1 cell
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M2 unit
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
Installation of the M1 cell and mirror
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