The Paranal foundation ceremony

On 4 December 1996, the “Foundation Ceremony” for the Paranal Observatory took place on Cerro Paranal. Holding the time capsule in his hands before inserting it in a cavity at the Antu Telescope is the President of Chile, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle. To the left and applauding is Peter Creola, ESO Council President.

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ESO/H. Heyer

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Id:1996-paranal-inauguration2
Type:Photographic
Release date:18 March 2012, 21:22
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Name:Paranal
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Category:Paranal
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