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11 January 2019

Since it opened in April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre has shared the wonders of the Universe with more than 55 000 visitors and captured the attention of audiences from around the globe. Now, the ESO Supernova’s extensive library of high-resolution images, stunning videos, educational texts and planetarium resources, as well as a digital version of its state-of-the-art astronomical exhibition, have been made freely available online.

The release, images and videos are available on:

Kind regards,
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
11 January 2019

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ESOcast 190: Chile Chill 12 — Fire in the Heavens

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