Saturday, February 4, 2012

An Astronomer's Paradise video

From The World at Night comes this great timelapse video:

An Astronomer's Paradise from Babak Tafreshi on Vimeo.

Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady, and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO ) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are essential elements of the VLT interferometer. The music is composed by Thomas Nordwest and provided by the Ars Electronica (AEC). Babak Tafreshi

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