A collection of night timelapses captured at the Atacama desert and at the ALMA Observatory (www.http://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/alma/). Music: "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan", by Chris Zabriskie. If you enjoy my video, please feel free to share! I'd appreciate that! DO NOT COPY MY WORK. EMBED IT TO YOUR SITE, OK?+ More details
Timelapses from ESO (The European Southern Observatory in Chile - La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor). footage: José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org) Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard) music: Brian Eno - Light Legs (from the album Making Space, 2010) edited by: FroschYankee+ More details
A space mission to create the largest, most-accurate, map of the Milky Way in three dimensions will revolutionise our understanding of the galaxy and the universe beyond. On 19th December 2013, a rocket blasted into the sky from a launch site in French Guiana and travelled 1.5 million km to reach its destination in orbit around the Sun. The spacecraft is called Gaia. Its mission, funded by the European Space Agency and involving scientists from across Europe, is to make the largest, most precise, three-dimensional map of the Milky Way ever attempted. It will be a census of a billion stars spread across our galaxy. The results, says Professor Gerry Gilmore from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy and the Principal Investigator for UK involvement in the mission, "will revolutionise our understanding of the cosmos as never before." http://www.gaia.ac.uk http://sci.esa.int/gaia/+ More details
A team of astronomers has found molecules of glycolaldehyde — a simple form of sugar — in the gas surrounding a young binary star, with similar mass to the Sun, called IRAS 16293-2422. This is the first time sugar been found in space around such a star, and the discovery shows that the building blocks of life are in the right place, at the right time, to be included in planets forming around the star. The astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to detect the molecules. This video shows an artist’s impression of glycolaldehyde molecules, showing glycolaldehyde’s molecular structure (C2H4O2). Carbon atoms are shown as grey, oxygen atoms as red, and hydrogen atoms as white. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1234b/+ More details
Astronomers using ESO facilities have been advancing astronomical studies for decades. Along the way, there have been many truly significant findings that have had a major impact on our understanding of the Universe. This ESOcast takes a look at what have been ranked as the top 10 discoveries made using ESO telescopes. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast75a/ Subscribe to ESOcast in iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/esocast-hd/id295471183?mt=2 Receive future episodes on Vimeo by pressing the Follow button above or subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ESOobservatory/featured Watch more ESOcast episodes: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/archive/category/esocast/ Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on dotSUB: http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/partnerships/translators/ Credit: ESO Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Christopher Marshall, Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: Toomas Erm. Footage and photos: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, F. Char, A. Santerne, Y. Beletsky (LCO), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), AURA, A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski, D. Juncher, José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), NASA, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), R.Genzel and S. Gillessen. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.+ More details
This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes you on a journey to the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor Plateau, where ALMA stands, in the unique environment of the Atacama Desert of Chile. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1312a/ Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen. Art Direction, Production Design: Martin Kornmesser. Producer: Herbert Zodet. Written by: Nicola Guttridge, Gara Mora-Carillo, Douglas Pierce-Price and Herbert Zodet. 3D Animations and Graphics: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Martin Kornmesser. Cinematography: Herbert Zodet Music: Toomas Erm. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Proof Reading: Anne Rhodes. Visuals: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), C. Malin (cristophmalin.com), José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), NRAO/General Dynamics C4 Systems, NRAO/AUI/NSF, Al Wootten, Y. Beletsky, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard), NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team, M. Maercker et al, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.+ More details
This video shows an artist’s impression of an eclipsing binary star system. As the two stars orbit each other they pass in front of one another and their combined brightness, seen from a distance, decreases. By studying how the light changes, and other properties of the system, astronomers can measure the distances to eclipsing binaries very accurately. A long series of observations of very rare cool eclipsing binaries has now led to the most accurate determination so far of the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring galaxy to the Milky Way and crucial step in the determination of distances across the Universe. More information and downlaod-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1311b/ Credit: ESO/L. Calçada+ More details
A compilation of timelapses taken from each of ESO's three unique observing sites during the ESO Ultra HD Expedition. Watch this video in 4K here: http://youtu.be/mfBxBSHPaME More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/uhd_timelapse_compil/ Credit: ESO. Music: John Dyson+ More details
This is the third installment of Chile Chill, 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. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast53a/ Credit: ESO. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Music: John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com). Footage and photos: ESO, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com), Babak Tafreshi (twanight.org), Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard), José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org), ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Digitized Sky Survey 2. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.+ More details
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