Time capsule buried at ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope

A time capsule was buried in a ceremony at the construction site of ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), on Cerro Armazones in the Chilean Atacama Desert.

The capsule was sealed at the first stone ceremony in 2017, when construction on the soon-to-be “world’s biggest eye on the sky” began. It serves as a symbolic message to future generations.

As the largest optical and infrared telescope in the world, ESO's ELT will shift our understanding of the Universe. Find out more about it at elt.eso.org

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Directed by: Angelos Tsaousis 
Editing: Angelos Tsaousis
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida 
Written by: Bárbara Ferreira, Martin Wallner
Consultants: Michele Cirasuolo
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, J. Porte, H. Zodet
Consultants: R. Tamai, M. Cirasuolo 
Music: Jon Kennedy – The Melt
Acknowledgement: Cimolai, René Fuentes Morales, Maritxu Santos Riveros,  Máximo Gómez Cortés, Amaro Almendares Cortés, Adriano Marín Berrios, Benjamín González Yáñez 

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Release date:14 September 2023, 15:00
Related announcements:ann23017
Duration:01 m 00 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Name:Extremely Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope

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