This is a type of ESOcast designed to offer a calm experience of the Chilean night sky and ESO’s observing sites, undisturbed by facts or narration. In this episode we are treated to stunning views of the Atacama Desert, including the conical volcano Licancabur and slow moonrises over the Andes.
Cutting-edge science and life behind the scenes at ESO, the European Southern Observatory.Tourists will know Chile as a land of natural wonders and dry deserts.Few know that one of Chile’s most precious assets is its pristine night sky.In an almost unworldly location in the Chilean Andes,
ALMA is nearing completion.The Chajnantor Plateau at 5000 metres altitude.
The largest ground-based astronomical project in existence.
The single-dish APEX telescope is also on the Chajnantor Plateau.
ALMA studies the building blocks of stars,planetary systems, galaxies and life itself.
ESO, the European Southern Observatory,is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organization in astronomy.
Among both ground and space-based observatories, ESO is the most productive observatory in the world.
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