ESOcast 26: Life at the Paranal Observatory

The astronomy podcast featuring news and cutting edge science from ESO

01 Febbraio 2011

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.

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.
Narration: Dr. J and Gaitee Hussain.
Music: zero-project ( and movetwo.
Footage and photos: ESO, Mineworks, Stéphane Guisard ( and José Francisco Salgado (
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.


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ESOcast 26: Life and Leisure at Paranal
ESOcast 26: Life and Leisure at Paranal