Video News Release 43: E-ELT Groundbreaking event (B-roll)

Yesterday, on 19 June 2014, a major milestone towards construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted, as a step towards levelling the summit, paving the way for the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world.

The groundbreaking event was marked at Paranal Observatory, 20 kilometres away from the blasting, and was attended by VIPs from both Chile and the ESO Member States as well as representatives of the local communities, senior officials from the project and ESO staff.

This Video News Release for broadcasters provides a closer look at the event. Note that only natural sound is provided.



About the Video

Release date:19 June 2014, 23:20
Related releases:eso1419
Related announcements:ann14050
Duration:03 m 31 s

About the Object

Name:Cerro Armazones, European Extremely Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• Unspecified : People : Other/General



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