in June 2011 I was very lucky to attend the inaugural STARMUS festival on Tenerife and observe with the largest single-mirror optical telescope on the planet - 10-metre GranTeCan. After spending five days at STARMUS listening to and chatting with the great astrophysicists and space legends I decided to dedicate more time to astronomy science and film the observatories around the world.

This video, which was selected as the winner of the 2014 STARMUS astrophotography competition (press announcement:, is the result of over three years of work and includes the images of the following observatories:
* Roque De Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma;
* Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, Murchison, Australia;
* Australia Telescope Compact Array, Narrarbri, Australia;
* Parkes Radio Observatory, Australia;
* Siding Spring Observatory, Australia;
* Mount John Observatory, New Zealand

Many thanks to Dermot Tutty for composing the original score for this video!

Alex Cherney

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