On the Way to Paranal
On the Way to Paranal
The VLT Mirror Convoy Moves along the Seafront
The VLT Mirror Convoy Moves along the Seafront
The Convoy Drives through the Desert
The Convoy Drives through the Desert
The 8.2-m VLT Mirror: Finally in Paranal
The 8.2-m VLT Mirror: Finally in Paranal
The Convoy Arrives at the Base Camp
The Convoy Arrives at the Base Camp
The Dummy Mirror is Uncovered
The Dummy Mirror is Uncovered
Testing the UT1 Mechanical Structure
Testing the UT1 Mechanical Structure
The View form the Unit Telescope 1 Enclosure
The View form the Unit Telescope 1 Enclosure
Unit Telescope 1 Altitude Bearings
Unit Telescope 1 Altitude Bearings
Flora
Flora
Unit Telescope 1 in its Enclosure
Unit Telescope 1 in its Enclosure
Paranal Base Camp
Paranal Base Camp
Paranal Access Road
Paranal Access Road
Old Panamericana Road and ESO Paranal Surroundings
Old Panamericana Road and ESO Paranal Surroundings
Unit Telescope 1 Structure
Unit Telescope 1 Structure
Telescope Foundations
Telescope Foundations
The Coating Plant for the VLT
The Coating Plant for the VLT
The Coating Plant for the ESO VLT
The Coating Plant for the ESO VLT
Testing the VLT Power Generators
Testing the VLT Power Generators
Strange Comet Discovered at ESO
Strange Comet Discovered at ESO
Comet Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake
First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
First Infrared ESO Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
Planetary Nebulae in NGC 1399
Planetary Nebulae in NGC 1399
Saturn and the Giant White Spot
Saturn and the Giant White Spot
Most distant "normal'' galaxy known, G 0102 190
Most distant "normal'' galaxy known, G 0102 190
The ESO 16-m Very Large Telescope
The ESO 16-m Very Large Telescope
The distant dusty galaxy  A1689-zD1 behind the galaxy cluster Abell 1689
The distant dusty galaxy A1689-zD1 behind the galaxy cluster Abell 1689
Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier visits Paranal Observatory
Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier visits Paranal Observatory
Wide-field view of the sky around the dark nebula LDN 483
Wide-field view of the sky around the dark nebula LDN 483
Paths in the desert
Paths in the desert
The long shadows of ALMA
The long shadows of ALMA
The first 22-watt sodium laser of the Adaptive Optics Facility
The first 22-watt sodium laser of the Adaptive Optics Facility
The MUSE instrument at night
The MUSE instrument at night
The MUSE instrument during installation at ESO’s Paranal Observatory
The MUSE instrument during installation at ESO’s Paranal Observatory
French actress Juliette Binoche and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne in the VLT control room
French actress Juliette Binoche and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne in the VLT control room
ESO's premises in Santiago
ESO's premises in Santiago
Combining the light of four VLTs for the ESPRESSO instrument
Combining the light of four VLTs for the ESPRESSO instrument
ALMA Santiago Central Office
ALMA Santiago Central Office
SPHERE instrument in assembly laboratory
SPHERE instrument in assembly laboratory
KMOS on a test rig
KMOS on a test rig
Harvard Observatory Boyden Station
Harvard Observatory Boyden Station
ESO Fellows Days
ESO Fellows Days
ALMA Santiago Central Office building
ALMA Santiago Central Office building
ALMA image of comet factory around Oph-IRS 48
ALMA image of comet factory around Oph-IRS 48
VLT at Forschungsforum 97 fair
VLT at Forschungsforum 97 fair
Support tech
Support tech
Sky Atlas Laboratory
Sky Atlas Laboratory
Sky Atlas Laboratory
Sky Atlas Laboratory
Assembly of the ESO 1-metre telescope
Assembly of the ESO 1-metre telescope
Assembly of the ESO 1-metre telescope
Assembly of the ESO 1-metre telescope