Europe to the Stars — ESO’s first 50 years of exploring the southern sky (Full movie)

The official movie for ESO's 50th anniversary, Europe to the Stars, takes the viewer on a 58-minute journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory of the world. Science, history, technology, people...

The movie captures the story of its epic adventure — a story of cosmic curiosity, courage and perseverance. The story of discovering a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets. The story of designing, building and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.

The movie consists of eight chapters each focusing on an essential aspect of an observatory, while putting things in perspective and offering a broader view on how astronomy is made. From site testing and explaining the best conditions for observing the sky to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.

The material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

German version is also available.

Credit:

Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Art Direction, Production Design: Martin Kornmesser
Producer: Herbert Zodet
Written by: Govert Schilling
3D animations and graphics: Martin Kornmesser & Luis Calçada
Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Cinematography: Herbert Zodet & Peter Rixner
Sound engineer: Cristian Larrea
Audio Mastering: Peter Rixner
Host & Lead Scientist: Dr J (Dr Joe Liske, ESO)
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
Soundtrack & Sound Effects: movetwo — Axel Kornmesser & Markus Löffler (movetwo.de)
Additional music: John Stanford & zero-project (zero-project.gr)
Proof reading: Anne Rhodes
Subtitles: Mathieu Isidro
Technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen, Raquel Yumi Shida & Mathias Andre
DVD Authoring: Andre Roquette
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Footage and photos: ESO, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com), Babak Tafreshi/TWAN, Stéphane Guisard (eso.org/~sguisard), José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), Alexandre Santerne, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Martin Kornmesser, Herbert Zodet, J. Dommaget/J. Boulon/J. Doornenbal/W. Schlosser/F.K. Edmondson/A. Blaauw/Rademakers/R. Holder, Mineworks, Daniel Crouch/Rare Books (crouchrarebooks.com), Getty Images, Royal Astronomical Society/Science Photo Library, Jay M. Pasachoff, Chris de Coning/South African Library/Warner-Madear, Africana Museum/Warner, Leiden University, G. Brammer, Mauricio Anton/Science Library, NASA/Spitzer Science Center/R. Hurt, VISTA/J. Emerson, Digitized Sky Survey 2, MPE/S. Gillessen/M. Schartmann, PIONIER/IPAG, Rainer Lenzen/MPIA Heidelberg, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Berlin by KolBerlin, Davide De Martin, Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit, IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler and C. Thöne, Mario Nonino, Piero Rosati and the ESO GOODS Team, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Matthias Maercker, Igor Chekalin, Hans-Hermann Heyer, Edmund Janssen, Luis Calçada, Graeme Lufkin, Scott Kardel, Tom Jarrett, Kevin Govender, Sergey Stepanenko, ESA, NASA, IAU/IYA2009, T. Preibisch, R. Fosbury (ST-ECF), INAF-VST/OmegaCAM, OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute, A. Fujii, J.-B. Le Bouquin et al., D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna), Gemini Observatory/NRC/AURA/Christian Marois et al., M. Janson, Jean-Luc Beuzit, IAC (SMM) and ESPRESSO consortium, T.M. Brown (STScI), UltraVISTA team, TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU, World Wide Telescope.

Ukrainian version:
Produced by: Belka&Strelka team (http://belkastrelka.club)
Narration: Vladimir Zlatsky and Maria Yarotska
Translation: Alek Legosteva
Scientific consultant: Oleksandr Bazey

About the Video

Id:europe_stars_full
Release date:3 December 2015, 15:00
Duration:1 h 01 m 10 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Name:Europe to the Stars
Type:Unspecified
Category:About ESO
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Finnish
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French
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German
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Greek
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Icelandic
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Italian
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Polish
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Portuguese
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Russian
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Slovenian
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Ukrainian
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672.1 MB
Ukrainian
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Czech
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Danish
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Dutch; Flemish
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English
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Finnish
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French
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German
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Greek
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Hindi
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Icelandic
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Italian
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Polish
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Portuguese
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Russian
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