Virtual Reality tour of ALMA and the VLT (without text overlays)

Take a journey through the Atacama desert and take in the sites of ESO's telescopes in this virtual reality short film (without text overlays). Travel by the antannae and transport vehicles of ALMA, all the way to the residencia and VLT located at Paranal.


Direction and cinematography: Nico Jolliet (DEEP)
Sound Recording: Brandon Smith (DEEP)
Music Composition: Nico Jolliet (DEEP)
Editor: Ian Dunbar (DEEP)
VR Application Developer: Dorotea Dudas (HITS)
Idea: Kai Polsterer (HITS) , Volker Gaibler (HITS)
ESO support and supervision: Lars Lindberg Christensen (ESO)
Local Guide: Paranal Francisco Rodríguez (ESO)
Local Guide: ALMA Laura Ventura (ESO)
Visit Coordinator: Karen Diaz (ESO)
Night time lapse: ESO/B.Tafreshi (
Production Coordinator: Ashley Brook (DEEP)
Producers: Volker Gaibler (HITS) , Irene Vandertop (DEEP) , Thomas Wallner (DEEP)
Executive Producer: Gesa Schönberger (HITS)
Created by: DEEP Inc.
Produced by: Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH (HITS)
Supported by: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Funded by: Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH (KTS) and ESO

About the Video

Release date:23 August 2018, 11:48
Duration:07 m 23 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Paranal
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility


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