October 14, 2013
ESO Calendar 2014 Available Now
The calendar’s cover features a spectacular image of the Carina Nebula captured by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. The calendar itself is packed full of images of the cosmos as well as pictures of the ESO telescopes in the desolate landscapes of the Atacama Desert.
Highlights include a landscape picture for the month of May that shows the beautiful pastel colors of the sky seen from Paranal as the Sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. October shows the deep darkness of the Chilean sky shattered by the brilliant beam of the VLT’s Laser Guide Star — part of the VLT’s adaptive optics system that allows the observatory to take exceptionally crisp images of the heavens.
Each month also marks the dates of the lunar phases. The individual pages of the calendar can be viewed here.
The calendar measures 42 x 42 centimeters and has 14 pages, with a cardboard back. The calendar is sold for 9.99 euros in the ESOshop, but stock is limited.
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