All of the VLT telescopes are now modelled in LEGO®

Frans Snik’s LEGO® model of ESO’s Paranal platform reproduces each of the 8-metre Unit Telescopes in remarkable detail. It also includes the smaller Auxiliary Telescopes that can combine with the Unit Telescopes to form the VLT Interferometer. A laser underneath the model platform even mimics the optical system of the interferometer.

Credit:

ESO/Frans Snik

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Id:ann17038d
Type:Photographic
Release date:29 June 2017, 17:00
Related announcements:ann17038
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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology
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