ESOcast 66: A Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT

On 19 June 2014, a major milestone on the road to the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step towards levelling the summit. This paves the way for the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world.

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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet. 
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. 
Written by: Ryan Laird and Herbert Zodet.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. 
Music: Johan B. Monell (
Footage and photos: ESO, Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calçada, A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski and INAF-VST/OmegaCAM.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet. 
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.


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Release date:2 July 2014, 15:00
Related announcements:ann14054
Duration:05m 36s

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