ESO welcome video (English)

The ESO Welcome video is shown to visitors to the observatories at Paranal and La Silla. It introduces ESO and provides important safety information to visitors.


The video is based on a shortened version of ESO's 50th anniversary movie.

This video may be shown and used in its entirety, also for commercial purposes. The video is however only released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License as part of this material is third-party and not licensed for other uses.



Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen and Herbert Zodet.
Art Direction, Production Design: Martin Kornmesser.
Written by: Govert Schilling, Laura Ventura, Francisco Rodríguez and Herbert Zodet. 
3D animations and graphics: Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calçada and Lorenzo Benassi.
Editing: Martin Kornmesser and Herbert Zodet.
Narration: Javier Argomedo.
Soundtrack & Sound Effects: movetwo (, John Stanford and zero-project (
Technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
Footage and photos: ESO, Christoph Malin (, Babak.Tafreshi/TWAN,
Y. Beletsky (LCO), Stéphane Guisard (, Alexandre Santerne, Nick Risinger, (, Martin Kornmesser, Mineworks, G. Brammer, Farid Char, NASA/Spitzer Science Center/R. Hurt, VISTA/J. Emerson, Digitized Sky Survey 2, MPE/S. Gillessen/M. Schartmann, PIONIER/IPAG, Rainer Lenzen/MPIA Heidelberg, 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, Luis Calçada, 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, World Wide Telescope, IAC (SMM) and ESPRESSO consortium T.M. Brown (STScI), UltraVISTA team, TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU.

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Release date:27 July 2015, 14:02
Duration:11 m 04 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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