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ESOcast 37: Full-size Mock-up of World's Largest Telescope Mirror Built at ESO's Open House Day

(PresseBox) (Garching bei München, ) On Saturday 15 October 2011 ESO opened the doors of its headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany, to the public. Throughout the day, thousands of visitors had the chance to help build a full-size mock-up mirror of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) - the largest planned telescope in the world - and to experience many other aspects of ESO's work.

In this episode of the ESOcast, we look at how the giant mock-up was built by enthusiastic members of the public, and at the many other activities such as exhibitions, talks, and live video links to the Paranal Observatory in Chile, which were offered by ESO during the Open House Day.


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: Mathieu Isidro and Luis Calçada.
Narration: Dr. J.
Music: Movetwo.
Footage and photos: ESO, Luis Calçada, Hans-Hermann Heyer and Martin Kornmesser.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.