ESOcast 198 Light: La Silla Observatory turns 50!

Since its inauguration in 1969, ESO’s La Silla Observatory has been at the forefront of astronomy. Its suite of state-of-the-art instruments has allowed astronomers to make ground-breaking discoveries and paved the way for future generations of telescopes.

Even after 50 years of observations, ESO’s telescopes at La Silla continue to push the boundaries of astronomy, discovering alien worlds and unveiling the cosmos in breathtaking detail.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

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ESO.

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Laura Hiscott and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford — The Edge (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com), L. Calçada, J. Pérez, Liam Young/Unknown Fields.
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1906a
Release date:29 March 2019, 15:00
Related releases:eso1906
Duration:01 m 27 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:ESOcast
La Silla

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