At observatories worldwide most of the glory goes to the astronomers who provide us with new vistas of the heavens, but this is only possible thanks to the many experienced technicians and engineers who accomplish amazing work behind the scenes. They work against the clock to ensure that the telescopes function optimally to deliver outstanding results. But what does an engineer at ESO’s Very Large Telescope actually do?
Credits: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Karin Ranero, Herbert Zodet and Lars Lindberg Christensen. Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo and John Dyson from the CD darklight. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
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