Janson Media today announced an agreement with the European Southern Observatory (ESO/Hubble) to distribute the organization's proprietary scientific documentary films to digital, broadcast and educational markets worldwide. The initial film released in the package is the riveting scientific documentary Eyes on the Skies. Produced in Germany by ESO/Hubble, Eyes on the Skies is now available on the Amazon Prime global streaming platforms. Science and history converge in this one-hour documentary exploring one of the most revolutionary inventions of all time — the telescope. An engineering marvel, the telescope has transformed the world of astronomy and completely changed the way we think of the cosmos. Watch and listen as some of the scientific community's top minds guide viewers through 400 years of telescopic discoveries, from Galileo to the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Released on the occasion of the European Southern Observatory's 50th anniversary, the documentary Europe to the Stars (1 x 60'), tells the story of the design and construction of one of the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet. Other long-form documentaries in the package include ESO's First 50 Years of Exploring the Southern Sky and Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery, produced to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble telescope into earth orbit.
ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organization in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. ESO provides state-of-the-art research facilities to astronomers and is supported by Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, along with the host state of Chile. ESO's main mission, laid down in the 1962 Convention, is to provide state-of-the-art research facilities to astronomers and astrophysicists, allowing them to conduct front-line science in the best conditions. The annual Member State contributions to ESO are approximately 198 million euros and ESO employs a staff of 700. By building and operating a suite of the world's most powerful ground-based astronomical telescopes, ESO offers numerous possibilities for technology spin-off and transfer, together with high technology contract opportunities and is a dramatic showcase for European industry.
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