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Europe to the Stars
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
2400 W. Bradley Ave.
Champaign, Illinois 61821
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 most 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.