GigaGalaxies and the Nebula Tango – Episode 2 of Astronomy: Secrets of the Universe Revealed

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GigaGalaxies and the Nebula Tango – Episode 2 of Astronomy: Secrets of the Universe Revealed

Segment 1: Behind the scenes of “Around the World in 80 Telescopes” [6:06]

Is it possible to visit all major observatories in the world, covering every continent, in the space of just 24 hours? “Around the World in 80 Telescopes” during a live 24-hour webcast.

Credit: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Catherine Moloney, Herbert Zodet, Lars Lindberg Christensen and Douglas Pierce-Price. Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo [http://www.movetwo.de/]. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet.

http://eso.org/public/videos/esocast7/

Segment 2: GigaGalaxy Zoom: The Sky, from the Eye to the Telescope [7:21]

The GigaGalaxy Zoom project reveals three amazing, ultra-high-resolution images of the night sky that online stargazers can zoom in on and explore in an incredible level of detail.

Credit: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Henri Boffin and Adam Hadhazy. Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: John Dyson [http://www.johndysonmusic.com/] from the CD darklight [http://eso.org/archives/images/darklight_cover_small.jpg]. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

http://eso.org/public/videos/eso0936c/

Segment 3: Celestial Tango Makes for a Gorgeous Nebula [4:25]

Astronomers have discovered that this star has a companion. Interactions in this double star system, surrounded by a dusty disc, may fuel the star’s remarkable nebula.

Credit: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Herbert Zodet. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Henri Boffin, Lars Lindberg Christensen and Adam Hadhazy. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo [http://www.movetwo.de/]. Footage and photos: ESO Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen

http://eso.org/public/videos/eso0928b/

Segment 4: Lightest Exoplanet Found [5:01]

Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor announced on 21 April 2009 the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far: The planet, “e”, in the famous system Gliese 581..

Credit: Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calçada and Andre Roquette. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Henri Boffin and Colleen Sharkey Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo [http://www.movetwo.de/]. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet and Colleen Sharkey. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

http://eso.org/public/videos/eso0915a/

Segment 5: Behind every great astronomer stands a great engineer [5:25]

Observatories are only possible thanks to the many experienced technicians and engineers who accomplish amazing work behind the scenes. They work against the clock to ensure that the telescopes function optimally to deliver outstanding results. But what does an engineer at ESO’s Very Large Telescope actually do?

Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Cinematography: Peter Rixner. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Karin Ranero, Herbert Zodet and Lars Lindberg Christensen. Host: Dr. J. Narration: Gaitee Hussain. Music: movetwo [http://www.movetwo.de/] and John Dyson [http://wavestar.groove.nl/] from the CD darklight [http://eso.org/archives/images/darklight_cover_small.jpg]. Footage and photos: ESO. Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

http://eso.org/public/videos/esocast8/

Thumbnail Image: The Horsehead Nebula. Credit: ESO. http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0202a/

ESO images and videos, along with the texts of press releases, announcements, pictures of the week and captions, are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/] and may on a non-exclusive basis be reproduced without fee provided they are clearly and visibly credited. ESO-supplied video is presented by Astronomy – Secrets of the Universe Revealed on YouTube in episodes of 5 segments each displaying the original ESOCast footage in complete, unaltered, original forms.

Astronomy: Secrets of the Universe Revealed is a Sullivan Media Properties production.

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