High and dry – Astronomy in the Atacama

IN THE PURSUIT OF PRISTINE SKIES, ESO—the European Southern Observatory organisation—operates its telescopes far beyond Europe, in the remote and arid landscape of the Atacama Desert in Chile. This ESOcast episode explains why astronomers like to get high and dry.

Adapted from information issued by ESO. Still image courtesy G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com) / ESO.

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