ESO 50th Anniversary events near you

ESO 50th Anniversary events, whether on the official date of 5 October 2012 or on other dates, will appear on this list. Please also see the venues for the anniversary exhibition: Awesome Universe — the Cosmos through the eyes of the European Southern Observatory.

You can also find out about the live stream we broadcast on 5 October 2012, "A Day in the Life of ESO".

More information at the 5 October 2012 Webcast page.

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Keele Observatory Keele, United Kingdom United Kingdom 19/05/2012 19/05/2012   A talk by Claus Madsen on ESO's 50 years history.
Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium, Technical University of Ostrava 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba Czech Republic 26/05/2012 09:30 26/05/2012 15:00

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ESO's 50th anniversary will be the main theme.
Gradina Baroca (Habitus Gallery) 4 Piata Mica, Sibiu Romania 06/08/2012 12/08/2012   The event is organized with the support of UNAWE Romania, as part of the ARTmania Festival.
Campus Party Europe Berlin Tempelhof Airport Germany 21/08/2012 26/08/2012 Link Campus Party Europe is the largest global technology conference. Fernando Patat will talk about the fascination of astronomy and his journey at ESO.
Campus Party Europe Berlin Tempelhof Airport Germany 21/08/2012 26/08/2012 Link Campus Party Europe is the largest global technology conference. Gero Rupprecht will talk about ESO's leading role in the search for exoplanets.
Ars Electronica Festival Ars Electronica, Linz Austria 30/08/2012 03/09/2012 Link Dietmar Hager meets Dr. Yuri Beletsky while he is located in one of ESO's observatories in Chile (La Silla) while it is still operative and researching with HARPS, the world's foremost extrasolar planet hunter.
Museumpark and Pleinbioscoop in Rotterdam Plein, Museumpark Rotterdam, Netherlands Netherlands 15/09/2012 22:00 (Pleinbioscoop) 15/09/2012 24:00 (Museumpark)   ESO pictures & videos on big screen, explanation/lecture by Govert Schilling, Stargazing in the Museumpark.
Hamburg Planetarium Hamburg Planetarium, Hindenburgstr. 1b. D-22303 Hamburg Germany 25/09/2012 25/09/2012
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Premiere: Der Stoff, der von den Sternen kam. A talk about ESO at the opening night of Water — A Cosmic Adventure by Lars Lindberg Christensen.
Colegio OLOF PALME, La Cisterna, Santiago Julio Covarrubias Nº 9370 Par. 27 Gran Avenida, La Cisterna, Santiago Chile 28/09/2012 28/09/2012 Link  
Casa de la Cultura and Universidad de Antofagasta Almirante Juan José Latorre 2535, Antofagasta Chile 01/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +56-55-637596
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Organized by the Unidad de Astronomía of the Universidad de Antofagasta, in association with the National Science Week (EXPLORA Región de Antofagasta).
Tycho Brahe Planetarium Gl. Kongevej 10, 1610 Copenhagen V Denmark 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +45 33 181 997
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As part of Copenhagen Culture Night 2012
Exposição "ESO - 50 anos" Avenida marginal, S. Pedro do Estoril, Portugal Portugal 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +351 96 035 69 09
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Exposição desenvolvida pelo NUCLIO em colaboração com a Câmara Municipal de Cascais
Universität Bern Sidlerstr.5 - Bern Switzerland 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +41 223792200
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Planetarium of Brussels 10, Avenue de Bouchout, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium Belgium 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +32 24747050
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As part of an Awesome Universe ESO exhibition. More information in Dutch and French is available.
Planetarium Osnabrück Klaus-Strick-Weg 10, D-45082 Osnabrück Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 541 5600326
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50 Jahre Südsternwarte
CSIC Calle Serrano, 117 Spain 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: (+34) 9 1813 1196
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50 Aniversario de ESO
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova Vicolo dell'osservatorio 5 - 35122 Padova Italy 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +39 34 9810 3522
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Sede Sociale UAN Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Via Moiariello 16, Napoli, Italy Italy 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +39 08133 8303 3304
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Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Via San Vittore, 21 Milano Italy 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +3902 4855 5324
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As a part of "Settimana dell'Astronomia" a week of events organized in association with INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland Ireland 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +353 21 435 7917
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Join us at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory as we celebrate both ESO50 and World Space Week.
Sternwarte Bad Kreuznach / Haus des Gastes - Cultural Center Bad Kreuznach, Kurhausstrasse 22-24 Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 6385 92 55 92
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As part of a one week exhibition about ESO and Astronomy in the Cultural Center, Bad Kreuznach and the Autum Star Party of the public observatory (Sternwarte Bad Kreuznach)
De Priool Dorpsstraat 2, Bocholt, Belgium Belgium 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +32 46811 2261
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As part of an Awesome Universe ESO exhibition.
Fundación Planetario (Chile) Alameda 3349. Estación Central. Santiago. Región Metropolitana Chile 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +56 2 7182903
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Planetarium will make an outreach day with activities to students and general public, as exhibitions of audiovisual programs, educational workshops and public talks with an ESO representative.
Tuorla Observatory / Planetarium Väisäläntie 20, FI-21500 Piikkiö, Finland Finland 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +358 40 704 7765
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As part of an Awesome Universe ESO exhibition.
La France et l'ESO, 50 ans de coopération scientifique en astronomie et d'innovations technologiques Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris 98 bis boulevard Arago 75014 Paris France 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +33 14496 4336
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This event is co-organized by CNRS, Académie des Sciences, CEA and Observatoire de Paris. By invitation only.
Cité de l'Espace Av. Jean Gonord 31500 Toulouse France 05/10/2012 05/10/2012
Tel: +33 6 87 77 63 40
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50 Jahre Europäische Südsternwarte at Schul- und Volkssternwarte Suhl Hoheloh 1, 98527 Suhl, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 368172 3556
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Haus der Astronomie Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 6221 528 226
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Haus der Begenung Ulm together with the Astronomische Arbeitsgruppe Ulm Haus der Begegnung, Grüner Hof 7, D-89073 Ulm, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 731 26 7592
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Organised by the Astronomische Arbeitsgruppe Ulm.
Planetarium Hamburg Hindenburgstraße 1 b, 22303 Hamburg, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 404 2886 5251
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50 years of ESO Awesome Universe exhibition in the Hafencity of Hamburg.
Zeiss Planetarium Bochum Castroper Straße 67, 44791 Bochum, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +49 234 516 0641
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The event will be part of the Awesome Universe ESO exhibition, and part of the celebration opening this exhibition, which will be on display at least till the end of 2012.
Gurudev Observatory & Planetarium Shri Gayatri Pragnypaith, 31, Sanjaypark, Karelibag, India India 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +91 992 529 4836
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Astronomy Fair Venues Roxas City, Passi City, Calamba City, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Philippines 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +63 928 520 2850
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Astronomy Fair will be composed of 5 major Stations: (1) Digital Planetarium; (2) Travelling Astronomy Museum, which has three Galleries namely (a) Filipino Astrophoto Gallery, (b) Awesome Universe Gallery, and (c) Space Relics Gallery; (3) Solar Anatomy Station; (4) Astronomy Film Showing; (5) Young Astronomers' Forum.
50 anos do ESO em Aveiro | FISUA Campus Universitário de Santiago, Departamento de Física da Universidade de Aveiro Portugal 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +351 91630 3654
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Sessão de Observação Noturna
Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa Tapada da Ajuda - 1349-018 LISBOA Portugal 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +351 91977 9616
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As part of an Awesome Universe ESO exhibition.
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto Rua das estrelas, 4150-762 Porto Portugal 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +351 22608 9836
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As part of the Awesome Universe ESO exhibition
The Central Astronomical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences St.-Petersburg, Pulkovo, 65, Russia Russia 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +7 911 212 2130
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Opening Awesome Universe ESO Exhibition.
Awesome Universe at Maximilián Hell Regional Observatory and Planetarium Krajská hvezdáreň a planetárium Maximiliána Hella, Duklianskych hrdinov 21, 96501 Žiar nad Hronom, Slovakia Slovakia 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +421 45 760 0815
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Department of Physics, State University of New York 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, USA USA 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +1 518 442 4501
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Presentation on "Europe to the Stars: Fifty Years of ESO" at Department of Physics.
Bayfordbury Observatory Bayfordbury Observatory, Bayfordbury, SG13 8LD, United Kingdom United Kingdom 05/10/2012 05/10/2012 Tel: +44 781 115 2531
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Bayfordbury Open Night — ESO Universe special event.
Royal Observatory Greenwich Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom United Kingdom 05/10/2012 30/11/2012 Tel: +44 208312 6683
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A segment of all the Royal Observatory's live 'Sky Tonight' planetarium shows from 5 October to 30 November will be devoted to ESO's 50th anniversary.
Sternwarte am Wallgarten 38518 Gifhorn, Wallgarten 7, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 10:00 05/10/2012 12:30 Tel: +49 5371 17922
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The anniversary event in Gifhorn will be on 5 October 10:00-12:30 CEST in our city hall.
Argelander-Institut für Astronomie Auf dem Hügel 71 D-53121 Bonn, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 15:00 05/10/2012   Invitation to the movie event "Europe to the Stars" on October 5th (Friday) at 15:00, HS Astronomie, AIfA
Main Astronomical Observatory (MAO) 27 Akademika Zabolotnoho St. 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine Ukraine 05/10/2012 11:00 05/10/2012 Tel: +38 050 973 2412
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Audience will be mainly professional astronomers of Kiev.
The Belgian (Flemish) association of amateur astronomers "Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde" Deinze (near the city of Ghent), Belgium Belgium 07/10/2012 07/10/2012 Link A talk about ESO and its 50th anniversary.
Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique Av. Arturo Prat 2120 Iquique Chile 12/10/2012 10:30 12/10/2012 10:30 Link  
Eugenides Foundation 387 Syngrou Avenue, 17564 P. Faliro, Greece Greece 15/10/2012 15/10/2012 Link  
Fondazione Clément Fillietroz-ONLUS Osservatorio Astronomico della Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta e Planetario di Lignan Frazione Lignan, 39, 11020 Nus Aosta, Italy Italy 04/10/2012 06/10/2012 Tel: +39 36 6604 6950
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In cooperation with the Regional Board of Education of the Aosta Valley and ESO Science Outreach Network — Italy.

ESO/Festival della Scienza Genova, Italy Italy 25/10/2012 04/11/2012 Link ESO Outreach ambassador Elena Valenti will give several talks in the exhibition area.
The Space Night Ostend, Belgium Belgium 27/10/2012 18:30 27/10/2012 22:30 Link A talk by Prof. Christoffel Waelkens on unique space discoveries and ESO's 50th anniversary.
Haus der Astronomie Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany Germany 30/10/2012 19:00 30/10/2012 21:00 Tel: +49 6221 528 226
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Observatory and planetarium Ceske Budejovice Hvězdárna a planetárium České Budějovice s pobočkou na Kleti Zátkovo nabřeží 4 370 01 České Budějovice Czech Republic 24/11/2012 24/11/2012 Tel: ++420-386-352-239
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STARRY BIRTHDAY IN AWESOME UNIVERSE: planetarium shows, new ESO movie "Europe to the stars" with Czech subtitles, movies for children, lantern parade and children contest.
Brorfelde Observatory Brorfelde Observatory, Obs. Gyldekernesvej 3, DK4340 Denmark 08/12/2012 08/12/2012 Tel: +45 5943 6709
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Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) and Argelander-Institute for Astronomy of the University Bonn (AIfA) Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn Germany 14/12/2012 11:00 14/12/2012   Michael Hilker will talk about ESO's 50th anniversary
Planetarium am Insulaner, Berlin Planetarium am Insulaner / Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte e.V. Munsterdamm 90 12169 Berlin Germany 09/01/2013 or 27/02/2013   Tel: +49 30 790093 13
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A talk by Claus Madsen
Museo del Desierto, Antofagasta Av. Angamos 01606 Antofagasta Chile TBA TBA Link  

Note: all events are subject to confirmation.

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