ESOcast 19: Photographers of the Night

The Sun sets behind Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert. While astronomers get ready to observe with ESO's Very Large Telescope, Nature prepares for her own grand display. As night falls over the desert, the southern sky reveals its nocturnal beauty, leaving the spectator in silent amazement. Some people, however, don’t just stare at the spectacle. With great skill, they record these unique moments for everyone to see - they are the photographers of the night.

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ESO. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Herbert Zodet, Henri Boffin and Eric Hal Schwartz. Narration: Dr. J. Music:John Dyson (from the albums "Darklight" and "Moonwind"). Footage and photos: ESO, Yuri Beletsky, Stéphane Guisard (, Gerhard Hüdepohl ( and José Francisco Salgado ( Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Release date:15 July 2010, 11:00
Related announcements:ann1040
Duration:10m 19s

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