As a science communication intern in ESO’s Education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD), I am involved at the heart of the outreach activities for this revolutionary ESO Ultra HD Expedition into the “Ultra High Definition Universe”. It has been great to be a small part of the expedition from the very start, throughout the expedition itself and now, the huge amount of UHD content being worked on currently. The first results from the expedition have now been released (see announcement for further details).
A huge amount of content (over 120GB!) has been released freely to the public for usage under a very liberal licensing model. ESO is perhaps the first scientific organisation to deliver free Ultra HD content which it aims to now do on a regular basis. This includes UHD footage suitable for planetarium shows — footage which will be used in the ESO Supernova facility from 2017.
You can follow the ESO Ultra HD expedition on the ESOultraHD blog and on Twitter at #ESOultraHD.
Featured image credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi