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
Lodewijk Woljter
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
How Do Galaxies Grow?
How Do Galaxies Grow?
The Quiet Explosion (annotated)
The Quiet Explosion (annotated)
The Quiet Explosion
The Quiet Explosion
Austrian Minister Johannes Hann
Austrian Minister Johannes Hann
Finding well-hidden galaxies
Finding well-hidden galaxies
Light Echoes in RS Pup
Light Echoes in RS Pup
The Galactic HII Region RCW 120
The Galactic HII Region RCW 120
GRB 060614
GRB 060614
 Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 050724
Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 050724
APEX telescope Sees First Light at Chajnantor
APEX telescope Sees First Light at Chajnantor
The HARPS Spectrograph and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The HARPS Spectrograph and the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Silhouette disc seen in M 17
Silhouette disc seen in M 17
High-Resolution Spectrum of G333.6-0.2 around 12.8μm
High-Resolution Spectrum of G333.6-0.2 around 12.8μm
Infrared Halo Frames a Newborn Star
Infrared Halo Frames a Newborn Star
Close-up images of Some of the Most Distant Galaxies Known
Close-up images of Some of the Most Distant Galaxies Known
The centre of the Milky Way (detail)
The centre of the Milky Way (detail)
First VIMOS Spectra of Faint Galaxies
First VIMOS Spectra of Faint Galaxies
First DVD Storage Robot for the VLT Data Archive
First DVD Storage Robot for the VLT Data Archive
Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57
Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57
Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57
Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57
Radio-Weak Quasar J2233-606 (Narrow Band)
Radio-Weak Quasar J2233-606 (Narrow Band)
Distant Radio Galaxy MRC0316-257
Distant Radio Galaxy MRC0316-257
Spiral galaxy NGC 1232
Spiral galaxy NGC 1232
FORS1 First Light - Spiral galaxy NGC 1288
FORS1 First Light - Spiral galaxy NGC 1288
Edge-on Galaxy  ESO 342-G017
Edge-on Galaxy ESO 342-G017
The VLT Records Faint Structures in Colliding Galaxies
The VLT Records Faint Structures in Colliding Galaxies
The VLT Records Faint Structures in Colliding Galaxies
The VLT Records Faint Structures in Colliding Galaxies
The VLT Looks Deep into a Spiral Galaxy
The VLT Looks Deep into a Spiral Galaxy
First VLT Colour Photo of a Strange Galaxy
First VLT Colour Photo of a Strange Galaxy
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
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
Final Phases of VLT UT1 installation
Final Phases of VLT UT1 installation
Final Phases of VLT UT1 installation
Final Phases of VLT UT1 installation
Final Phases of VLT UT1 installation
Final Phases of VLT UT1 installation
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
Radio Galaxy MRC 0406-244
Radio Galaxy MRC 0406-244
ESO Paranal Observatory
ESO Paranal Observatory
NTT SUSI Deep Field
NTT SUSI Deep Field
Violation of International Law on Paranal
Violation of International Law on Paranal
The ESO "Future Astronomers of Europe" Programme
The ESO "Future Astronomers of Europe" Programme
Possible planetary or protoplanetary disc around the star Beta Pictoris
Possible planetary or protoplanetary disc around the star Beta Pictoris
Tim de Zeeuw receives honorary degree from University of Padova
Tim de Zeeuw receives honorary degree from University of Padova
Modern technology
Modern technology
Night sky at Paranal
Night sky at Paranal
The universal relation between mass and rotation speed of planets
The universal relation between mass and rotation speed of planets
ALMA image of the carbon monoxide snow line
ALMA image of the carbon monoxide snow line
Gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Images of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the galaxy
Images of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the galaxy
OSF Control Room Panorama
OSF Control Room Panorama
Crescent Moon
Crescent Moon
Panorama of the road to Armazones
Panorama of the road to Armazones
Antenna on Chajnantor
Antenna on Chajnantor
Close view of the VISTA camera
Close view of the VISTA camera
Mirror polishing
Mirror polishing
VLT from Above
VLT from Above
ALMA from Above Ground
ALMA from Above Ground
ALMA from the air
ALMA from the air
ALMA from Above
ALMA from Above
Beginning of Construction of the New Headquarters Extension
Beginning of Construction of the New Headquarters Extension
Night time view of the ESO Very Large Telescope
Night time view of the ESO Very Large Telescope
Sunset over Paranal
Sunset over Paranal
The supernova 1999em in the galaxy NGC 1637 (annotated)
The supernova 1999em in the galaxy NGC 1637 (annotated)
Van Rompuy Visits
Van Rompuy Visits
Van Rompuy Visits
Van Rompuy Visits
ALMA OSF at night
ALMA OSF at night
Europe to the Stars — ESO’s first 50 years of exploring the southern sky
Europe to the Stars — ESO’s first 50 years of exploring the southern sky
Adjusting delay lines
Adjusting delay lines
Glue for ALMA
Glue for ALMA
ALMA high site
ALMA high site
President Sebastián Piñera of Chile and his wife, Cecilia Morel, in the Paranal Control Room
President Sebastián Piñera of Chile and his wife, Cecilia Morel, in the Paranal Control Room
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope and Chilicass
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope and Chilicass
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
E-ELT mirror segments being tested
A View of La Silla Observatory in the 70s
A View of La Silla Observatory in the 70s
Prince Philippe of Belgium visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Prince Philippe of Belgium visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
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 GJ 1214b in transit
Artist’s impression of GJ 1214b in transit
Infrared/visible light comparison of views of a stellar nursery in Monoceros
Infrared/visible light comparison of views of a stellar nursery in Monoceros
Wide-field view of the sky around the star HD 10180
Wide-field view of the sky around the star HD 10180
“Universe” Exhibition at the Mirador Interactive Museum
“Universe” Exhibition at the Mirador Interactive Museum
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw visits Paranal Observatory
Prof. Adriaan Blaauw visits Paranal Observatory
View of the Chajnantor plateau, the ALMA Array Operations Site
View of the Chajnantor plateau, the ALMA Array Operations Site
ALMA "El Golf" office building
ALMA "El Golf" office building
VLT Mirror
VLT Mirror
Spectrum of planet around HR 8799 (annotated)
Spectrum of planet around HR 8799 (annotated)
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
NGC 6188 Glows Crimson
NGC 6188 Glows Crimson
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