Careful Removal of the Protective Cover
Careful Removal of the Protective Cover
The Concrete Mirror is Removed
The Concrete Mirror is Removed
Leaving the Coating Chamber
Leaving the Coating Chamber
8.2-m  Mirror in its Cell
8.2-m Mirror in its Cell
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
UT4 Azimuth Baseframe
Wide-angle View of VLT UT1
Wide-angle View of VLT UT1
Central Part of UT1
Central Part of UT1
Vertical View of UT1
Vertical View of UT1
Landing of the Mirror
Landing of the Mirror
Southern Light shines on the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Southern Light shines on the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Lifting the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Lifting the 8.2-m VLT Mirror
Arriving in Antofagasta Harbour
Arriving in Antofagasta Harbour
8.2-m VLT Mirror Rests on Chilean Ground
8.2-m VLT Mirror Rests on Chilean Ground
Journey to Paranal
Journey to Paranal
The Mirror is Moved
The Mirror is Moved
VLT Mirrors 1 and 2 in Storage
VLT Mirrors 1 and 2 in Storage
VLT Control Building
VLT Control Building
VLT Unit Telescope 2
VLT Unit Telescope 2
VLT Control Room
VLT Control Room
Paranal Platform
Paranal Platform
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
A Gravitational Einstein Ring
A Gravitational Einstein Ring
The VLTI Delay Line
The VLTI Delay Line
An insider's view from Garching HQ
An insider's view from Garching HQ
Mercury's transit at Garching
Mercury's transit at Garching
Different shades of shadow
Different shades of shadow
Different shades of shadow
Different shades of shadow
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
The most powerful laser guide star system in the world sees first light at the Paranal Observatory
Preparing for a night of photography
Preparing for a night of photography
 #MeetESO, ESO’s first social media gathering in Chile
#MeetESO, ESO’s first social media gathering in Chile
Pale Red Dot
Pale Red Dot
Artist’s impression comparing the disc of material around SDSS J1228+1040 and Saturn
Artist’s impression comparing the disc of material around SDSS J1228+1040 and Saturn
Sunrise at Cerro Armazones
Sunrise at Cerro Armazones
Italian Prime Minister visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Italian Prime Minister visits ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Agreement signed to build HARMONI spectrograph for the E-ELT
Agreement signed to build HARMONI spectrograph for the E-ELT
ALMA on a sunny day
ALMA on a sunny day
A day at Chajnantor
A day at Chajnantor
Wide-field view of the bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46
Wide-field view of the bright star clusters Messier 47 and Messier 46
Sunset in the desert
Sunset in the desert
Heart transplant on ALMA Correlator
Heart transplant on ALMA Correlator
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
ESO DG with IAC Director at Teide Observatory (Tenerife)
Smiles from Christoph during the UHD Expedition
Smiles from Christoph during the UHD Expedition
Northern Chile
Northern Chile
Chilean landscape in a new light
Chilean landscape in a new light
Close-up of Babak testing a UHD Camera
Close-up of Babak testing a UHD Camera
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
ALMA about to be imaged from a hexacopter
The sky around the star Gliese 667C
The sky around the star Gliese 667C