In the film we explore the different ways that astronomers can find out more about the Universe and the challenges they face. The Very Large Telescope (Yes that is it’s real name!) or VLT is one of the most advanced optical telescopes in the world and we visit it in We Are Astronomers.
Below is a work-in-progress excerpt from the VLT sequence that we have created with computer graphics. It is circular so that when it is projected onto a dome it surrounds you and you feel like you are there!
More info about the VLT here: http://www.eso.org/public/
We will blog more about why we chose to include the VLT in the film and some of the other amazing earth based telescopes that astronomers use later.