1. 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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    • 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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      • Pan across NGC 2366

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        The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made detailed observations of the dwarf galaxy NGC 2366. While it lacks the elegant spiral arms of many larger galaxies, NGC 2366 is home to a bright, star-forming nebula and is close enough for astronomers to discern its individual stars. This video pans across Hubble’s observations of this galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind). More information and download-options: http://spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1207b/

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        • ESOcast 55: The ALMA Inauguration

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          The ALMA inauguration ESOcast. Share the excitement of the inauguration ceremony and contemplate the breathtaking images from ALMA itself and views of its unique environment in the Atacama Desert. This event marks the completion of all the major systems of the giant telescope and the formal transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory. ALMA is a partnership between Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. More information and downlaod-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1312b/ Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Editing: Martin Kornmesser and Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Javier Perez Barbuzano and Herbert Zodet. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com). Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/NRAO/General Dynamics C4 Systems, ESO, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com), L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.)

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          • ESOcast 56: Gentle Giants in the Desert

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            For our newest ESOcast, we pose this puzzle: how do you move a 100-tonne giant ALMA antenna 30 kilometres up onto the oxygen-starved Chajnantor Plateau, 5000 metres above sea level and finish the job with millimetre precision? Credits, download options and more information on http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast56a/

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            • MUSE views the unusual galaxy NGC 4650A

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              This view shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of a distant galaxy. For each part of the galaxy the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing not only the motions of different parts of the galaxy but also clues to its chemical composition and other properties. At certain wavelengths the emission from the rotating disc around the galaxy is clearly seen, as well as the different velocities of different parts of the disc. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407a/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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              • Scenes from the ALMA Inauguration day

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                This video clip shows the distinguished guests, including the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, arriving at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF), located at an altitude of 2900 metres in the Atacama Desert in Chile for the inauguration of the giant telescope. The guests are shown with one of the giant ALMA transporters as well as other components. The inauguration took place at an official ceremony in the Chilean Andes, and marked the completion of all the major systems of the giant telescope and the formal transition from a construction project to a fully fledged observatory. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1312d/ Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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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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                  • The star cluster NGC 3766

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                    This pan video gives a close-up look at a spectacular group of young stars — the open star cluster NGC 3766 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). Very careful observations of these stars by a group from the Geneva Observatory using the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have shown that 36 of the stars are members of a new and unknown class of variable star. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1326b/ Credit: ESO Music: movetwo

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                    • MUSE views the Orion Nebula

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                      This video sequence shows how the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of the Orion Nebula. For each part of this spectacular star formation region the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each pixel. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1407c/ Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon/L. Calçada

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