Europe to the Stars

Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people. 

Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage, and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building, and operating the msot powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.

The movie focuses on the essential aspects of an astronomical observatory, while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done. From site-testing to locate the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.

Run Time: 32 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and under


2022 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.