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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter May 2012
Dear Fellow Communicators, If you’re looking for ideas for new, exciting activities to organise at your science centre or other venue in order to attract more visitors, we have some great suggestions for you! Transform your venue into an out-of-this-world ...

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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter
May 2012

Dear Fellow Communicators,

If you’re looking for ideas for new, exciting activities to organise at your science centre or other venue in order to attract more visitors, we have some great suggestions for you!

  1. Transform your venue into an out-of-this-world location, thanks to the 50 stunning ESO images from our exhibition Awesome Universe — the Cosmos through the eyes of the European Southern Observatory. We are also offering grants of 1000 Euros for a limited number of organisers so remember to register before the deadline of 1 June.
  2. You can also place a few computer screens among these gallery images to offer a more dynamic experience to your visitors. Download the special anniversary ESOcasts from here and leave a remote control at hand so that people can watch them at their pace and possibly also in their language. Our ESOcasts have subtitles in several languages so be sure to look for yours, or help us with translations.
  3. Intrigue your visitors with this moon bounced image and take the opportunity to tell them more about radio astronomy and the ALMA project! By the way, did you know that ALMA recently marked a half-way point, with 33 antennas on the Chajnantor plateau?
  4. Your visitors will want to leave your centre with a souvenir so check our recently updated bulk price offers in the ESOshop and the Hubbleshop. Order products at cost price and resell them at the price that suits you best.
  5. Host one of our ESO 50th Anniversary events on 5 October, and invite your guests to a live connection with ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile! We will be releasing a never-before-seen astronomical image during the event, so be sure to invite media representatives, too. And if you want to raise the profile of your organisation in your local community, invite local decision-makers and VIPs. An ESO representative will visit your event to talk with your visitors about our state-of-the-art observatories, and the latest scientific and technological achievements.
  6. If you have an event taking place on a date other than 5 October, you can still ask us if we can send an ESO Outreach Ambassador to give a public talk about ESO.
  7. Connect with a local ESO Science Outreach Network representative to get more support. You can now also find them on Twitter and Facebook, sharing news in your own language. Check if we have local accounts in your country on our social media webpage.
  8. Tell us all about it, preferably in advance, by emailing us at information@eso.org so that we can further promote your activities on our website and other channels, to help bring even more people to you!


Let’s reach new heights in astronomy together,

Lars Lindberg Christensen (lars@eso.org)
Head ESO education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD)




  ESO Announcements


Halfway There: 33 ALMA Antennas on Chajnantor

15 May 2012: On the Chajnantor plateau in northern Chile, construction of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the most complex ground-based astronomy observatory in the world, continues apace. On 12 May 2012, ...

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ESO 50th Anniversary Events

27 April 2012: Event organisers are invited to join an international series of coordinated public events on 5 October 2012 marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the European Southern Observatory. The ...

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ESO Travels to the Moon and Back During its 50th Anniversary Year — ESO anniversary logo Moonbounced

27 April 2012: On 21 April 2012, amateur radio operator Jan van Muijlwijk pointed the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in the Netherlands at the Moon. Radio waves carrying a digital version of the ESO’s ...

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Awesome Universe — the Cosmos through the Eyes of the European Southern Observatory — Invitation to join exhibition campaign marking 50 years of Europe's quest to explore the southern sky

26 April 2012: The European Southern Observatory (ESO) invites venues such as public observatories, planetariums, science centres, museums, art galleries, and other public spaces, as well as organisers working with these venues, to ...

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  ESOcasts


ESOcast 43 Special: Seeing Sharp -- Special 50th anniversary episode #3

10 May 2012: The third special episode of this series -- ESOcast 43 overall -- presents ESO’s flagship facility: the Very Large Telescope (VLT). In this episode we discover the state-of-the-art technology behind ...

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ESOcast 42 Special: Looking Up -- Special 50th anniversary episode #2

19 April 2012: "Looking Up" is the second special episode of this series and ESOcast 42 overall. In it we look at how, over the past fifty years, ESO has helped to unravel ...

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