ann16077 — Announcement

ESOcast 88: Fulldome Specialists visit Chile

27 October 2016

In March 2016, the “Fulldome Expedition” gathered breathtaking visuals for the forthcoming ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, which will open in late 2017 in Garching near Munich, Germany.

The team, composed of photographer Yuri Beletsky, ESO photo ambassadors Petr Horalek and Babak Tafreshi — accompanied by the pioneer of ultrafast planetarium cinematography, Theofanis Matsopoulos — ventured out to ESO’s world-leading observatories in Chile’s Atacama desert. This ESOcast tells the story of their visit and shares some of the remarkable images they brought back.

The Fulldome Expedition brought back a wide range of beautiful visuals, having captured thousands of stills and videos of the crystal clear Chilean night sky. Members of the public who come to ESO’s Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre will be able to enjoy the spoils of this venture for years to come.

As the world’s first open-source planetarium, all of the visuals obtained on this Expedition, along with many more materials from the ESO Supernova, are available to the public and fellow planetariums completely free.

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Screenshot of ESOcast 88
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ESOcast 88: Fulldome Specialists visit Chile
ESOcast 88: Fulldome Specialists visit Chile