A screenshot from "The Observatories", a video of mainly Australian astronomical observatories. Credit: Alex Cherney/Vimeo

Australian Astronomy Envy: This Video Is Like A Telescope Brochure

Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

Performing observations in Australia is on many astronomers’ bucket lists, and this video timelapse shows you precisely why. Famous, world-class observatories, dark sky and the beautiful desolation of the desert combine in this award-winning sequence shot by Alex Cherney and posted on Vimeo.

Cherney writes that the video “is the result of over three years of work” and was the winner of the 2014 STARMUS astrophotography competition. Here are the observatories that are featured:

  • Roque De Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma;
  • Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, Murchison, Australia;
  • Australia Telescope Compact Array, Narrarbri, Australia;
  • Parkes Radio Observatory, Australia;
  • Siding Spring Observatory, Australia;
  • Mount John Observatory, New Zealand


1 Response

  1. robbinewman says:

    jealous…well done

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