ESO Supernova at sunset

All of ESO’s observatories are based in Chile, but the organisation’s headquarters, and the newest exciting addition sits in Garching, a small city near Munich in Germany. This image shows a striking and unusual view of this new member of the ESO family — the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre.

The ESO Supernova has its official inauguration event on 26 April and will open for the public on 28 April. At its heart, the Supernova is a truly state-of-the-art planetarium that will visualise and project accurate, awe-inspiring, and fully immersive views of the Universe for audiences to enjoy. The building also houses a cutting-edge astronomy centre and exhibition space. To make things even more appealing, attendance and all activities will be free throughout 2018!

This image was taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Petr Horálek, reveals the curved arms of ESO headquarters reaching out toward the unique Supernova building, below a sky painted in beautiful, dusky oranges and pinks. Our Photo Ambassadors make the very most of the dark skies over ESO’s observatories to provide stunning views of the cosmos, which we then share with the public via outreach activities such as our Pictures of the Week.


About the Image

Release date:5 March 2018, 06:00
Size:15899 x 6492 px

About the Object

Name:ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Category:ESO Supernova

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