1. Zooming into the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

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    This video sequence starts with a view of the spectacular Milky Way. As we zoom in towards the centre we see a huge cloud of faint stars, this is the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. On top of this cloud there is a much smaller dark feature called Barnard 86 and in the final view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile we see not only the gecko-shaped dark cloud but also its neighbouring star cluster NGC 6520. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1307a/ Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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    • ESOcast 61: Chile Chill 5 - Impressions from La Silla

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      In this episode of Chile Chill we take a closer look at the telescopes and instruments of ESO's first observatory at La Silla in northern Chile. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast61a/ Credit: ESO Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Phillip Keane. Music: John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com). Footage and photos: ESO, Alexandre Santerne, José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), H. Dahle, Y. Beletsky, Dave Jones, F. Comeron, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Digitized Sky Survey 2. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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      • Video News Release 40: Austrian and Portuguese Ministers for Science visit Paranal (B-roll)

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        The Federal Minister for Science and Research of Austria, Karlheinz Töchterle, and the Minister for Science and Education of Portugal, Nuno Crato, visited ESO's Paranal Observatory on 15 March 2013, as part of their official visits to Chile. The ministers and their delegations were hosted by ESO's Director General, Tim de Zeeuw. Ministers Töchterle and Crato visited the summit of Cerro Paranal where the telescopes are located, at an altitude of 2635 metres. This provided great views of the desert area, the observatory, nearby Cerro Armazones and the Pacific Ocean. The ministers watched the opening of the telescopes before the start of the night's observations and enjoyed a spectacular view of the sunset from the platform. Later in the evening both ministers visited the control room and interacted with the astronomers observing with the Very Large Telescope. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/ann13028a/ Credit: ESO

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        • Zooming in on the Oph-IRS 48 system

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          This video zooms in on the Oph-IRS 48 system where a dust trap allowing dust particles to grow and spawn bigger bodies has been observed for the first time. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1325c/ Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard). Music: movetwo

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          • Zoom into NGC 2366

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            This video zooms from a view of the night sky into NGC 2366, a dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Camelopardalis (the Giraffe). The galaxy contains a bright region of star formation called NGC 2363, visible at the end of the zoom. Credit: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind). More information and download-options: http://spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1207a/

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            • Panning across the globular star cluster NGC 6362

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              This video gives a close-up view of the globular cluster NGC 6362 in a picture that was captured by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This brilliant ball of ancient stars lies in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar). More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1243b/ Credit: ESO Music: delmo "acoustic"

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              • La Silla Observatory Video Compilation

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                The ESO Ultra HD Expedition team visit La Silla, ESO's first observatory — home to the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope. Captured in this day-time video compilation. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/VwDJIT8Ucpo More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_comp_lasilla_2014/ Credit: ESO

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                • Zooming in on the birth of a monster star

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                  This video starts with a view of the Milky Way and closes in on the constellation of Norma and one of the richest parts of the sky. We see many star clusters and glowing nebulae, but many objects of great interest are hidden by thick clouds of dust and can only be seen at longer wavelengths. The final part of the video shows a new view of the dark cloud SDC 335.579-0.292 using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA). These observations have given astronomers the best view yet of a monster star in the process of forming. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1331a/ Credit: ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), DSS, ALMA(ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA/JPL-Caltech/GLIMPSE. Music: movetwo

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                  • Zooming in on the planetary nebula IC 1295

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                    This video sequence starts with a broad panorama of the Milky Way and closes in on the small constellation of Scutum (The Shield), home to many star clusters. The final detailed view shows the strange green planetary nebula IC 1295 in a new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. This faint object lies close to the brighter globular star cluster NGC 6712. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1317a/ Credit: ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Chuck Kimball. Music: movetwo

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                    • Hubblecast 55: Crash of the Titans

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                      In this episode of the Hubblecast, scientists Jay Anderson and Roeland van der Marel show how they have used Hubble observations to predict the future of the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way. Projecting the motion of Andromeda’s stars over the next 8 billion years, the astronomers now know the path that galaxy is taking through space. And it’s heading straight for us! Computer simulations based on Hubble observations show how the two galaxies will crash together in around 4 billion years’ time. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA/STScI Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser Web and technical support: Raquel Yumi Shida and Mathias André Written by: Oli Usher Interviews: Mary Estacion (NASA/STScI) Animations: Frank Summers (NASA/STScI), Greg Bacon (NASA/STScI) Narration: Dr J (Joe Liske) Images: NASA & ESA Music: John Stanford from Deep Space Directed by: Oli Usher Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen More information and download-options: http://spacetelescope.org/videos/hubblecast55a/

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