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Published on Feb 20, 2014
More space news and info at: http://www.coconutsciencelab.com - to peer deep into the night sky astronomers must use telescopes with enormous primary mirrors. Creating such mirrors involves many challenges. Please rate and comment, thanks!
Credits: ESO Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Phillip Keane and Herbert Zodet. Presented by: Joe Liske (Dr. J). Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Music: Schmitz & Niebuhr-Orgelqualität (derkleinegruenewuerfel.de), CC-BY-NC. Footage and photos: ESO, Luis Calçada, Martin Kornmesser, Simon Lowery, Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com), Gerd Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com), Dave Jones and José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org). Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.