Esocast 61: Chile Chill5 - Impressions from La Silla
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This is the ESOcast! Cutting-edge science and life behind the scenes at ESO, the European Southern Observatory. ESO's La Silla observatory sits high above the breathtaking wilderness of the Atacama Desert La Silla is the site of several large optical telescopes with mirrors up to 3.6 metres in diameter It is one of the most scientifically productive observatories in the world The Atacama Desert has the darkest skies in the world with over 300 clear nights per year La Silla is home to the ESO 3.6-metre telescope This telescope is equipped with HARPS –the world's foremost exoplanet hunter La Silla was home to SEST– the first submillimetre wavelength telescope in the south TAROT is a fast-moving robotic telescope used to monitor Gamma Ray Bursts The 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope has a field of view the size of the full moon The starlight from the Milky Way is so bright that it casts a shadow on the ground The New Technology Telescope was the first in the world to have a computer controlled main mirror La Silla continues to remain at the forefront of astronomical research ESOcast is produced by ESO, the European Southern Observatory ESO, the European Southern Observatory Is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. Among both ground and space-based observatories, ESO is the most productive observatory in the world. Transcription by Phillip Keane; translation by –
Duration: 7 minutes and 27 seconds
Genre: Video Podcast
Posted by: esoastronomy on Sep 17, 2013
More information and download options are available on: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast61a/
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