Impressions from trip to Japan

Here come the long-awaited pictures, panoramas and movies from our three-week trip to Japan in March and April this year. We travelled from Tokyo via Kyōto and Hiroshima to Kagoshima and spent the last days on the remote island of Yakushima. In each area we visited many of the local attractions and collected interesting and […]

Happy New Year 2017

We wish you all the best for a Happy New Year! We spent the time between the years with another trip to the Atacama Desert, this time visiting ESO‘s La Silla, Paranal, and APEX Observatories. In-between we enjoyed whale watching from Chañaral de Aceituno and the Laguna Santa Rosa, the Salar de Maricunga, the Laguna […]

Roundtrip through the Scottish Highlands

This picture gallery is a selection of pictures from a ten-day and 1450-miles roundtrip through northern Scotland starting and ending in Edinburgh. The SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation was held in Edinburgh this year – a can’t miss opportunity for us to visit Scotland for the first time. After the week of the conference in the City we rented a […]

New Pictures from Aysén Patagonia

This picture gallery is a selection from our ten-day trip to the Aysén region of the Northern Chilean Patagonia between Christmas and New Year. Taking the overnight ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén allowed us to drive down the Carretera Austral until Puerto Puyuhuapy on the same day. After visiting the Queulat National Park including its Hanging Glacier and […]

Happy New Year 2016

We wish you all the best for a Happy New Year! We spent great 10 days with perfect sunny weather in the Chilean Patagonia – this time mostly in the Aysén Region. We started with the ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén and traveled down the Carretera Austral. We passed through Puerto Puyuhuapi and the Queulat National Park, […]

Photospheres of the ESO Paranal Observatory

Have a look at some recent photospheres (360 degree x 180 degree panoramas) of the ESO Paranal Observatory featuring the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at day and night. In particular, don’t miss to have a look around the winter sky with the Milkyway stretching across the firmament at the beginning of the night. The heart of […]

Hike to the top of Cerro El Roble

Last weekend we did a beautiful hike to the top of Cerro El Roble, with 2222m the highest peak in the coastal mountains near Santiago de Chile. We started our hike at 1650m – just above the clouds with the first spectacular panoramic views to the West to the Pacific ocean and to Cerro La Campana sticking its […]

New gallery from Laguna del Laja added

End of March we visited together with our friend Guido from Switzerland the Laguna del Laja National Park near Antuco in the Bío-Bío Region some 500 km south of Santiago. We spent the long weekend at the Antucalhue Cottage right at the entrance to the park. On our first day we explored the park along the main […]