Video News Release 43: E-ELT Groundbreaking event
20 June 2014
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. More information in press release eso1419.
- E-ELT Groundbreaking Event
- Information about the E-ELT
- Artist’s impressions of the E-ELT
- E-ELT design
- E-ELT Programme
- Virtual Tour of Paranal and Armazones
Lars Lindberg Christensen
Head of ESO ePOD
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6761
Cellular: +49 173 3872 621
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