View towards the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
View towards the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
ALMA Santiago Central Office
ALMA Santiago Central Office
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Prince Philippe of Belgium visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Prince Philippe of Belgium visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Building the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Welcome to La Silla
Welcome to La Silla
Full-size mock-up of the E-ELT mirror
Full-size mock-up of the E-ELT mirror
Discovering new astronomical sites
Discovering new astronomical sites
Building the ESO 1-metre telescope
Building the ESO 1-metre telescope
Lore in Training
Lore in Training
The terrain at the ALMA site
The terrain at the ALMA site
Giant cacti at the ALMA site
Giant cacti at the ALMA site
The way to the Chajnantor plateau
The way to the Chajnantor plateau
ALMA OSF under construction
ALMA OSF under construction
Construction of the ALMA road
Construction of the ALMA road
Inside the VLT
Inside the VLT
CALTECH CBI Project
CALTECH CBI Project
Jupiter
Jupiter
E-ELT in its Enclosure (artist's impression)
E-ELT in its Enclosure (artist's impression)
Cerro Chascon
Cerro Chascon
Chajnantor at Late Morning
Chajnantor at Late Morning
Chajnantor General View
Chajnantor General View
Chajnantor at Sunrise
Chajnantor at Sunrise
Evolution of the Mira-type Star S Orionis
Evolution of the Mira-type Star S Orionis
Brown Dwarf Swallowed by Red Giant
Brown Dwarf Swallowed by Red Giant
Paranal Platform and VLTI Baselines Used
Paranal Platform and VLTI Baselines Used
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4254
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4254
Distant galaxies in NGC 300 field
Distant galaxies in NGC 300 field
Outskirts of NGC 300
Outskirts of NGC 300
The elliptical galaxy NGC 4365
The elliptical galaxy NGC 4365
Interacting Galaxies in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Interacting Galaxies in the Capodimonte Deep Field
Massive Spiral Galaxy ISOHDFS 27
Massive Spiral Galaxy ISOHDFS 27
Giant Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster
Giant Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1316 in Fornax Cluster
Galaxy in the Great Attractor Field
Galaxy in the Great Attractor Field
FORS at VLT UT1 Cassegrain focus
FORS at VLT UT1 Cassegrain focus
Radio-Weak Quasar J2233-606
Radio-Weak Quasar J2233-606
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
FORS at VLT UT1 Cassegrain focus
FORS at VLT UT1 Cassegrain focus
UVES Instrument Nearing Completion
UVES Instrument Nearing Completion
UVES Instrument Nearing Completion
UVES Instrument Nearing Completion
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
ISAAC Mounted on VLT UT1
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
Second 8.2-m VLT Mirror and its Cell Arrive at Paranal
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT
Preparations for VLT UT1 First Light
Preparations for VLT UT1 First Light
Preparations for VLT UT1 First Light
Preparations for VLT UT1 First Light
Young Astronomers Observe With ESO Telescopes
Young Astronomers Observe With ESO Telescopes
Young Astronomers Observe With ESO Telescopes
Young Astronomers Observe With ESO Telescopes
The galaxy NGC 6300
The galaxy NGC 6300
Comet Halley develops 15-degree tail
Comet Halley develops 15-degree tail
ALMA image of the gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81.
ALMA image of the gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81.
The bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46 in the constellation of Puppis
The bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46 in the constellation of Puppis
Open House Day 2014
Open House Day 2014
Herbert imaging at ALMA
Herbert imaging at ALMA
ESO and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias sign agreement on adaptive optics collaboration
ESO and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias sign agreement on adaptive optics collaboration
Screenshot of ESOcast 63: "Flexible Giants — The Evolution of Telescope Mirrors"
Screenshot of ESOcast 63: "Flexible Giants — The Evolution of Telescope Mirrors"
Screenshot of ESOcast 62: "Three Planets Found in Star Cluster"
Screenshot of ESOcast 62: "Three Planets Found in Star Cluster"
Wide-field view of the galaxy NGC1433
Wide-field view of the galaxy NGC1433
Wide-field view of the sky around the distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211
Wide-field view of the sky around the distant active galaxy PKS 1830-211
Building the Telescope of the Future
Building the Telescope of the Future
Screenshot of ESOcast60: A Polarised View of Exoplanets
Screenshot of ESOcast60: A Polarised View of Exoplanets
The planetary system around Gliese 667C
The planetary system around Gliese 667C
Wide-field view of the region around galaxy NGC 3783
Wide-field view of the region around galaxy NGC 3783
On the Road from Paranal to Armazones
On the Road from Paranal to Armazones
Sunset from Paranal
Sunset from Paranal
Road trip
Road trip
Star colours
Star colours
Chilean skies
Chilean skies
Shelter
Shelter
Desert landscape
Desert landscape
ALMA antennas at the OSF
ALMA antennas at the OSF
Chajnantor before ALMA
Chajnantor before ALMA
Icy Chajnantor
Icy Chajnantor
Chajnantor early buildings
Chajnantor early buildings
The VLT at Paranal Observatory
The VLT at Paranal Observatory
Shooting the science machines
Shooting the science machines
ESO 1-metre telescope
ESO 1-metre telescope
UT concrete structures
UT concrete structures
ALMA Array Center
ALMA Array Center
Stefan Seip
Stefan Seip
The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark during their visit to ESO’s Paranal Observatory
The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark during their visit to ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Van Rompuy Visit
Van Rompuy Visit
ESO Technology Division
ESO Technology Division
ESO Technology Division
ESO Technology Division
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
Still from Matrix Workshop
VLT under a Venus-Jupiter Conjunction
VLT under a Venus-Jupiter Conjunction
President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, during a visit to the Paranal Observatory
President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, during a visit to the Paranal Observatory
Artist’s impression of the disc and gas streams around HD 142527
Artist’s impression of the disc and gas streams around HD 142527
The AOS Technical Building
The AOS Technical Building
The brown dwarf ISO-Oph 102
The brown dwarf ISO-Oph 102
Wide-field view of the Milky Way, showing the extent of a new VISTA gigapixel image
Wide-field view of the Milky Way, showing the extent of a new VISTA gigapixel image
Arriving at the recoating plant
Arriving at the recoating plant
Transportation of UT4 cell
Transportation of UT4 cell
Removing the primary mirror of UT4
Removing the primary mirror of UT4
Recoating process in the vacuum chamber
Recoating process in the vacuum chamber
Patterns in the acid bath
Patterns in the acid bath
Recoating the tertiary mirror from UT4
Recoating the tertiary mirror from UT4
Recoating the tertiary mirror from UT4
Recoating the tertiary mirror from UT4
ESO's Paranal Residencia in 2012
ESO's Paranal Residencia in 2012
Harry van der Laan
Harry van der Laan
Alien landscape
Alien landscape
GRB Monitoring System
GRB Monitoring System
ESO 3.6-metre telescope under construction
ESO 3.6-metre telescope under construction
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Primary Mirror
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope Primary Mirror
The Taltal Airfield
The Taltal Airfield
UN-CEPAL Vitacura compounds
UN-CEPAL Vitacura compounds
ESO Vitacura Offices in 1969
ESO Vitacura Offices in 1969
La Silla
La Silla
Highlights of the VST image of the Hercules galaxy cluster
Highlights of the VST image of the Hercules galaxy cluster
Millimetre-range and visible-light views of a star-forming filament in Taurus
Millimetre-range and visible-light views of a star-forming filament in Taurus
Artist’s impression of the fastest rotating star (artist’s impression)
Artist’s impression of the fastest rotating star (artist’s impression)
The E-ELT’s mirror mock-up (artist's impression)
The E-ELT’s mirror mock-up (artist's impression)
Site testing in South Africa
Site testing in South Africa
Weather Station in South Africa
Weather Station in South Africa
Shooting a "Perfect Place"
Shooting a "Perfect Place"
From the Dark Side of the Moon to Paranal
From the Dark Side of the Moon to Paranal
Rain in the driest place on Earth
Rain in the driest place on Earth
Flags at ESO Headquarters
Flags at ESO Headquarters
ESO Science Coffee at Vitacura
ESO Science Coffee at Vitacura
Visualisation of galaxies from the ESO GOODS spectroscopic campaign
Visualisation of galaxies from the ESO GOODS spectroscopic campaign
The young cluster RMC 136a
The young cluster RMC 136a
ESO Hour at the IAU General Assembly 2009
ESO Hour at the IAU General Assembly 2009
Museum of the Atacama Desert, Antofagasta, Chile
Museum of the Atacama Desert, Antofagasta, Chile
ALMA Fibre Optic Amplifier/Demultiplexer module
ALMA Fibre Optic Amplifier/Demultiplexer module
Vertex Assembly Hangar Construction
Vertex Assembly Hangar Construction
Flora at the ALMA site
Flora at the ALMA site
A journey to Cerro Chico
A journey to Cerro Chico
OSF Construction
OSF Construction
Comet McNaught over the Atacama salt-lake
Comet McNaught over the Atacama salt-lake
Comet McNaught seen from the ALMA site
Comet McNaught seen from the ALMA site
OSF Construction
OSF Construction
Planet around Beta Pictoris (annotated)
Planet around Beta Pictoris (annotated)
View of the Chajnantor plateau, the ALMA Array Operations Site
View of the Chajnantor plateau, the ALMA Array Operations Site
Road from OSF to AOS
Road from OSF to AOS
The ALMA Transporter Shelter at the Operations Support Facility (OSF)
The ALMA Transporter Shelter at the Operations Support Facility (OSF)
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
The ALMA Operations Support Facility
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky
Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna
The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla
The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla
E-ELT site — La Chira / Chile
E-ELT site — La Chira / Chile
The system around HR 8799 (annotated)
The system around HR 8799 (annotated)
VISTA's primary mirror
VISTA's primary mirror
Chajnantor Panorama
Chajnantor Panorama
Chajnantor
Chajnantor
Chajnantor from Cerro Chico
Chajnantor from Cerro Chico
San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama
ESO 0.5m Telescope on La Silla
ESO 0.5m Telescope on La Silla
E-ELT vs. Airbus A340
E-ELT vs. Airbus A340
San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama
ALMA access
ALMA access
La Silla Small Telescopes
La Silla Small Telescopes
AOS and APEX on Chajnantor
AOS and APEX on Chajnantor
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
E-ELT Closeup
E-ELT Closeup
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
E-ELT vs. the Atomium (artist's impression)
E-ELT vs. the Atomium (artist's impression)
E-ELT PLC
E-ELT PLC
Danish 0.5-metre telescope
Danish 0.5-metre telescope
E-ELT vs. Big Ben (artist's impression)
E-ELT vs. Big Ben (artist's impression)
E-ELT and VLT vs Giza Pyramids (artist's impression)
E-ELT and VLT vs Giza Pyramids (artist's impression)
E-ELT in its Enclosure (Portrait)
E-ELT in its Enclosure (Portrait)
The Small Telescopes at La Silla
The Small Telescopes at La Silla
Laser at VLT
Laser at VLT
A  Typical Plant near Cerro Chajnantor
A Typical Plant near Cerro Chajnantor
Vicuna Herd
Vicuna Herd
VLT M1 Mirror
VLT M1 Mirror
ALMA AOS construction on Chajnantor
ALMA AOS construction on Chajnantor
An X-shooter spectrum
An X-shooter spectrum
The Signing Ceremony with Austria
The Signing Ceremony with Austria
After the fire in the SEST secondary
After the fire in the SEST secondary
The Uranus System (VLT)
The Uranus System (VLT)
Spectrum of Comet McNaught
Spectrum of Comet McNaught
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw
The Field around SN2006aj
The Field around SN2006aj
The System Oph 1622
The System Oph 1622
Broken Fragments of Comet SW-3
Broken Fragments of Comet SW-3
The Distant Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 050904
The Distant Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 050904
 Image of Afterglow of GRB 030329
Image of Afterglow of GRB 030329
Near- and Mid-Infrared Images of NGC 3603 IRS 9
Near- and Mid-Infrared Images of NGC 3603 IRS 9
Epsilon Indi B
Epsilon Indi B
SIMBA image of the infrared source IRAS 18434-0242
SIMBA image of the infrared source IRAS 18434-0242
Methane Brown Dwarf
Methane Brown Dwarf
Panoramic View of the Proposed Site for ALMA at Chajnantor
Panoramic View of the Proposed Site for ALMA at Chajnantor
VLT KUEYEN
VLT KUEYEN
8.2-m  Mirror in its Cell
8.2-m Mirror in its Cell
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Intermediate Tower in Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Intermediate Tower in Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
Careful Removal of the Protective Cover
Careful Removal of the Protective Cover
The Concrete Mirror is Removed
The Concrete Mirror is Removed
Leaving the Coating Chamber
Leaving the Coating Chamber
The 8.2-m Mirror
The 8.2-m Mirror
Removing the Cover of the 8.2-m Mirror
Removing the Cover of the 8.2-m Mirror
Central Part of UT1
Central Part of UT1
Vertical View of UT1
Vertical View of UT1
Wide-angle View of VLT UT1
Wide-angle View of VLT UT1
Arriving in Antofagasta Harbour
Arriving in Antofagasta Harbour
VLT Mirrors 1 and 2 in Storage
VLT Mirrors 1 and 2 in Storage
Southern Light shines on the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Southern Light shines on the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Lifting the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Lifting the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
8.2-m VLT Mirror Rests on Chilean Ground
8.2-m VLT Mirror Rests on Chilean Ground
Landing of the Mirror
Landing of the Mirror
The Mirror is Moved
The Mirror is Moved
Journey to Paranal
Journey to Paranal
VLT Control Room
VLT Control Room
VLT Unit Telescope 2
VLT Unit Telescope 2
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
VLT Control Building
VLT Control Building
Paranal Platform
Paranal Platform
A Gravitational Einstein Ring
A Gravitational Einstein Ring
The VLTI Delay Line
The VLTI Delay Line
Is there a black hole in this galaxy ?
Is there a black hole in this galaxy ?
A day at Chajnantor
A day at Chajnantor
Wide-field view of the bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46
Wide-field view of the bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46
Sunset in the desert
Sunset in the desert
ESO Open House Day 2011
ESO Open House Day 2011
Heart transplant on ALMA Correlator
Heart transplant on ALMA Correlator
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
Smiles from Christoph during the UHD Expedition
Smiles from Christoph during the UHD Expedition
Northern Chile
Northern Chile
Chilean landscape in a new light
Chilean landscape in a new light
Close-up of Babak testing a UHD Camera
Close-up of Babak testing a UHD Camera
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
The sky around the star Gliese 667C
The sky around the star Gliese 667C
Blue SEST
Blue SEST
Panorama of the Road to Amazones
Panorama of the Road to Amazones
On the Road to Armazones
On the Road to Armazones
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