Site Overlay

ESOcast 198 Light: La Silla Observatory turns 50!

Since its inauguration in 1969, ESO’s La Silla Observatory has been at the forefront of astronomy. Its suite of state-of-the-art instruments has allowed astronomers to make ground-breaking discoveries and paved the way for future generations of telescopes.

Even after 50 years of observations, ESO’s telescopes at La Silla continue to push the boundaries of astronomy, discovering alien worlds and unveiling the cosmos in breathtaking detail.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

More information and download options:

Subscribe to ESOcast in iTunes!

Receive future episodes on YouTube by pressing the Subscribe button above or follow us on Vimeo:

Watch more ESOcast episodes:

Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on YouTube:


Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Laura Hiscott and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford — The Edge (
Footage and photos: ESO, G. Hüdepohl (, L. Calçada, J. Pérez, Liam Young/Unknown Fields.
Scientific consultant: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.


Xem thêm các bài viết về Công Nghệ:

10 thoughts on “ESOcast 198 Light: La Silla Observatory turns 50!

  1. Meio século ao serviço da astronomia e da descoberta do universo…E um sobrevivente de tempestades, terramotos uma robustez à prova de intempéries …cheio de memórias e que nos faz ver a evolução do homem no conhecinento!! O universo do outro lado do espelho onde o homem se revê no grande feito revolucionário!!

  2. I'll be in Chile in July. I just wanted to see the Eclipse at La Silla observatory, but there is no more tickets available…
    Is there anything I can do to watch the 2019 solar eclipse at this observatory?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *