Excerpts from E-ELT groundbreaking event

Today a groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark the next major milestone towards ESO’s European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step towards levelling the summit in preparation for the construction of the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world.

Images from the ceremony at Paranal Observatory are seen. Subsecretario de Bienes Nacionales Jorge Maldonado is holding the radio as he is giving the final command for the blast.

Credit:

ESO

About the Video

Id:eso1419b
Release date:19 June 2014, 23:20
Related releases:eso1419
Duration:01m 15s

About the Object

Name:Cerro Paranal, European Extremely Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal
• X - E-ELT

HD


Large

Large QT
18.7 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
14.2 MB
Medium MPEG-1
31.7 MB
Medium Flash
15.3 MB

Small

Small Flash
6.3 MB
Small QT
4.5 MB

For Broadcasters

Broadcast SD
383.1 MB

Also see our