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
Chilling out at Santiago guesthouse
Chilling out at 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
Contract signed for final design and construction of largest adaptive mirror unit in the world
Contract signed for final design and construction of largest adaptive mirror unit in the world
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
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
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
ESO data center
ESO data center
VLT Site Test Cerro Armazones
VLT Site Test Cerro Armazones
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
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
"Future Astronomers of Europe"
"Future Astronomers of Europe"
A Magnitude Sequence in the NTT Picture
A Magnitude Sequence in the NTT Picture
The ESO New Technology Telescope (NTT) at INNSE
The ESO New Technology Telescope (NTT) at INNSE
Comet Halley's ion tails
Comet Halley's ion tails
The ESO Guesthouse in Santiago from the air
The ESO Guesthouse in Santiago from the air
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b
Extreme weather at ALMA 27.2.2015
Extreme weather at ALMA 27.2.2015
New High-speed Fibre Optic Data Link to ALMA
New High-speed Fibre Optic Data Link to ALMA
 ESO Council gives green light for E-ELT construction
ESO Council gives green light for E-ELT construction
Fauna in Chile
Fauna in Chile
Screenshot of the new homepage
Screenshot of the new homepage
X-shooter of the VLT
X-shooter of the VLT
Icy outcrops
Icy outcrops
Comet Over Paranal
Comet Over Paranal
Residencia and startrails
Residencia and startrails
AT domes
AT domes
Auxiliary Telescopes in action
Auxiliary Telescopes in action
Inside a Unit Telescope
Inside a Unit Telescope
The VLT at Paranal Observatory
The VLT at Paranal Observatory
Van Rompuy Visits
Van Rompuy Visits
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
Chile Chill 3 — a video podcast celebrating the beauty of ALMA and its surroundings
Chile Chill 3 — a video podcast celebrating the beauty of ALMA and its surroundings
Participants in the First Year of ALMA Science conference in Puerto Varas, Chile
Participants in the First Year of ALMA Science conference in Puerto Varas, Chile
Artist’s impression of the disc of dust and gas around a brown dwarf
Artist’s impression of the disc of dust and gas around a brown dwarf
Artist’s impression of grains in the disc around a brown dwarf
Artist’s impression of grains in the disc around a brown dwarf
Screenshot of Alan Parsons in an ESO 50th anniversary congratulatory video compilation
Screenshot of Alan Parsons in an ESO 50th anniversary congratulatory video compilation
Optical/infrared comparison of the central parts of the Milky Way
Optical/infrared comparison of the central parts of the Milky Way
Flags on the VLT platform
Flags on the VLT platform
UT4 cell being transported
UT4 cell being transported
VLT Auxiliary Telescope 3 being moved
VLT Auxiliary Telescope 3 being moved
Lodewijk Woljter with Karl Carstens
Lodewijk Woljter with Karl Carstens
VLTI tunnel
VLTI tunnel
Computing at ESO Through the Ages (side-by-side composite)
Computing at ESO Through the Ages (side-by-side composite)
Residencia exterior
Residencia exterior
Engineering drawing of the E-ELT adaptive M4 mirror assembly
Engineering drawing of the E-ELT adaptive M4 mirror assembly
La Silla Hotel
La Silla Hotel
ESO hotel at Cerro Paranal
ESO hotel at Cerro Paranal
Telescopes at La Silla
Telescopes at La Silla
Main structure of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Main structure of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope at La Silla
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope at La Silla
Building La Silla Observatory
Building La Silla Observatory
Cleaning the VLT's primary mirror
Cleaning the VLT's primary mirror
A View of La Silla Observatory
A View of La Silla Observatory
Building the VLT
Building the VLT
VLT First Light, 25 May 1998
VLT First Light, 25 May 1998
Assembling the ALMA antenna
Assembling the ALMA antenna
Atop La Silla
Atop La Silla
ESO’s Paranal Observatory portrayed worldwide by Land Rover
ESO’s Paranal Observatory portrayed worldwide by Land Rover
Reinhard Genzel, recipient of the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy
Reinhard Genzel, recipient of the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy
Artist's impression of the asteroid Lutetia making a close approach to a planet in the early Solar System
Artist's impression of the asteroid Lutetia making a close approach to a planet in the early Solar System
Artist’s impression of the dwarf planet Eris and its moon Dysnomia
Artist’s impression of the dwarf planet Eris and its moon Dysnomia
Signature of the agreement for the donation of land for the E-ELT
Signature of the agreement for the donation of land for the E-ELT
Land around E-ELT and VLT (artist’s impression)
Land around E-ELT and VLT (artist’s impression)
Supernova 2003cg in the galaxy NGC 3169
Supernova 2003cg in the galaxy NGC 3169
The New ALMA Santiago Central Office
The New ALMA Santiago Central Office
Working on the VST
Working on the VST
VLT Auxiliary Telescopes
VLT Auxiliary Telescopes
Construction of the ALMA Santiago Central Office building at Vitacura
Construction of the ALMA Santiago Central Office building at Vitacura
ESO Director General meets the President of Chile
ESO Director General meets the President of Chile
ESO Director General visits Vatican City
ESO Director General visits Vatican City
The palm-tree garden
The palm-tree garden
Around the ALMA OSF
Around the ALMA OSF
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of First European ALMA Antenna
Inside the VLT
Inside the VLT
ALMA antennas at OSF
ALMA antennas at OSF
Road to La Silla
Road to La Silla
VLT Mirror
VLT Mirror
Star factories in the distant Universe (artist’s impression)
Star factories in the distant Universe (artist’s impression)
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
The 4.1 m main VISTA mirror
The 4.1 m main VISTA mirror
APEX under Construction
APEX under Construction
The Optical Laboratory
The Optical Laboratory
APEX at night
APEX at night
A Team of APEX Staff
A Team of APEX Staff
Integration Laboratory
Integration Laboratory
The Pleiades
The Pleiades
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
E-ELT in its Enclosure
E-ELT in its Enclosure
Paranal's Very Large Telescopes
Paranal's Very Large Telescopes
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
APEX Antenna
Washing NTT M1 mirror
Washing NTT M1 mirror
Working on the APEX dish
Working on the APEX dish
The Orion Nebula — the Jewel in the Sword
The Orion Nebula — the Jewel in the Sword
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
APEX at Chajnantor
APEX at Chajnantor
APEX at Chajnantor
APEX at Chajnantor
ALMA Transporters on the Road
ALMA Transporters on the Road
Interior of ALMA Transporter
Interior of ALMA Transporter
Science DVD Archive
Science DVD Archive
ALMA Transporters
ALMA Transporters
An ALMA antenna arrives on the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
An ALMA antenna arrives on the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time
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