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ESOcast 78: what is airglow and why do we see so much of it in the Paranal, Chile area?

The ESOcast 78 is here. ESO has a series of video podcasts in which they explain a ton of things from what a telescope if, to how a black hole works. In this newest ESOcast we learn about the airglow, the coloured light which can be seen at night. In the last decades the airglow […]

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ALMA ESO Ultra HD Timelapse Compilation

The timelapse from above is from ALMA radiotelescope of ESO, that is located in Chile, in Paranal Desert, at about 5000 m altitude. The weather is almost the same throughout the entire year and the sky is clear all the time, making it the best spot for optic and radio telescopes. ESO is at the […]

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Cosmic crimes: galaxy clusters pillaging travelling galaxies of their gas reserves

Dr. J, aka Joe Liske, a cool science guy working at ESO in several projects and among then as a science liaison for E-ELT and collaborating with ESA/Hubble, takes us through a journey into cosmic crimes. Somehow somewhere big guys like to bully galaxies and the NASA animation shows clearly how that works out for […]

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Hot right now: the ESO song #esosong

The great guys from ESO, you know, the ones that run the VLT and will build the E-ELT, the greatest telescope humanity has even seen, have created a song called: ESO song. ESOs ground telescopes from Chile, Paranal dessert, have helped hundreds of astronomers chart and analyze the Universe. ESO was also the first to […]

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ESO 2014 Calendar is here

As 2013 is ending ESO has already prepared the ESO 2014 calendar and has, as always, breathtaking pictures of stars, sky, galaxies, and of the observatories that it manages. 14 pages of awesomeness await you in this PDF here. Print it, copy it, share it, love it. On the cover image you can see the […]

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Happy birthday ESO: 50 years of European awesomeness

Loading player… ESO, the European Southern Observatory, celebrates today 50 years of existence. During this time it has amazed the entire world with awesome pictures of the deep sky, it has observed the first exoplanet and showed that the Universe is, indeed, expanding. It has also found the oldest star in our Milky Way. See […]

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ESO@50 – what questions would you like me to ask?

With some careful planification I got to ESO@50, the bigger astronomical event of the year. ESO is celebrating 50 years of existence and has invited dozens of scientists to show off their work and the advancements of astronomy in these years with the help of ESO. The above streaming will be just fine for the […]

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Gone to ESO@50, in Germany

Although I am not even an amateur astronomer I cannot help but wonder what knowledge have supernovas, black holes, gravity, superclusters of galaxies to offer. I will be attending the workshop at ESO@50 and hopefully I will learn something new and grad some interviews 😀 Until I get some time to post anoter article here […]

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Breathtaking ISS time lapse [Bonus: ESO offers prises]

Earth {ISS-Timelapse} – Rise from Joan is absolutely amazing. I was a bit disapointed at first with that overwhelming speed in the video, but then it got really interesting. Could not help it and needed to post it here. This new time lapse of ISS reminds me why we need to go over any boundaries […]

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Amazing time lapse video at European South Observatory

Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I from Babak Tafreshi on Vimeo. This amazing time lapse video was featured on National Geographic and I couldn’t miss it. The pictures were taken in Chile, in the Atacama Desert. Babak Tafreshi and Christoph Malin made 7500 pictures of the surrounding area of the telescopes from European South Obrservatory and […]

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