paranal observatory

paranal observatory

ESOcast 26: Life and Leisure at Paranal

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The barren landscape surrounding the Paranal Observatory in Chile is stunning, but for the ESO staff who work there, on-site recreational activities are important for entertainment and general wellbeing. In this episode of the ESOcast, we follow three staff members in a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Paranal Residencia at the observatory's base camp -- a remarkable hotel that has won architectural design awards -- to see some of their leisure activities. ________________________________________________________________ Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Herbert Zodet. Narration: Dr. J and Gaitee Hussain. Music: zero-project (http://zero-project.gr/) and movetwo (http://movetwo.de/). Footage and photos: ESO, Mineworks, Stéphane Guisard (http://www.eso.org/~sguisard) and José Francisco Salgado (http://josefrancisco.org/). Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.