ESOcast 29: Running a Desert Town
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile -- one of the driest and most hostile environments in the world. Under the blazing Sun, only a few species of animals and plants have evolved to survive. Yet, this is where the European Southern Observatory operates its Very Large Telescope. Running this technological oasis in the barren desert, and making it a comfortable place for people to live, poses many challenges.
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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada
Editing: Herbert Zodet
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Herbert Zodet and Sarah Reed
Narration: Dr. J and Gaitee Hussain.
Music: Werner Schill and Movetwo
Footage and photos: ESO
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
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|12 May 2011, 17:00
|07 m 11 s
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