Adjusting a LEGO® Unit Telescope

Careful adjustments are made to one of the Unit Telescopes (UTs) of a LEGO® model of ESO's Paranal Observatory. The model was designed by Dutch astronomer Frans Snik, and was assembled by a team of students and helpers of all ages. Each 8.2-metre UT on the VLT platform comprises exactly 3104 parts, and the telescopes rotate and all the dome shutters and vents open and close.

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F. Snik/Leiden University/ESO

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Release date:29 June 2017, 17:00
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Duration:19 s
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