ESOcast 27: An ESO Astronomer at Work
The astronomy podcast featuring news and cutting edge science from ESO
18 March 2011
Life as an ESO astronomer is demanding, but working on one of the world’s most powerful telescopes is also immensely rewarding. In this episode of the ESOcast, come with us as we follow ESO astronomer Henri Boffin through his day-to-day life. Learn all about what it takes to be a professional astronomer producing top-notch science, and see what it’s like working in exotic locations and collaborating with astronomers from around the world. Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the Very Large Telescope at Cerro Paranal, and see the site’s famous Residencia, a home-from-home for staff on duty at the observatory.
More episodes of the ESOcast are also available.
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 and Sarah Reed.
Narration: Dr. J and Gaitee Hussain.
Music: zero-project (zero-project.gr) and John Dyson (from the album Moonwind).
Footage and photos: ESO, Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)
and José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org).
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
- ESOcast 27 for download (various formats available)
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