eso9816 — Organisation Release
Photos from Science Writers' Symposium
13 May 1998
In December 1987, the ESO Council decided to embark upon the Very Large Telescope (VLT), Europe's astronomical flagship facility for the early 21st century.
Now, just over ten years later, the first of the four giant VLT Unit Telescopes is about to open its eye towards the Universe. This moment of celebration is known among astronomers as the VLT UT1 First Light Event and is accompanied by various media events at ESO and in the ESO member countries.
On this occasion, a Science Writers' Symposium took place on Monday, April 27, and Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the ESO Headquarters (Garching, Germany) with a complete briefing for media representatives about the VLT Project (technology, science) and its continuation after the UT1 First Light.
The presentations were mostly made by ESO technical and scientific staff. About 40 media representatives participated, from all ESO member countries and beyond.
The present series of five photos show some scenes from the meeting.
More information about the Very Large Telescope (VLT) project is available on the ESO Web.