he starry skies are reflected in one of the many telescopes hosted at La Silla, ESO’s first observatory. The Milky Way can be seen as a bright band crossing the top right corner. This picture demonstrates one of the clear skies that astronomers here enjoy on more than 300 nights per year. As the home of such advanced instruments as the New Technology Telescope (NTT) and the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), La Silla remains among the most scientifically productive observatories in the world.
G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)/ESO