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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter December 2012
Dear Fellow Communicators, Time flies when you are having fun.... It's already December and time for some outreach updates. What a year it has been! Thank you to everyone who contributed to celebrating ESO’s 50th anniversary this year. You can ...

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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter
December 2012

Dear Fellow Communicators,

Time flies when you are having fun.... It's already December and time for some outreach updates.

What a year it has been! Thank you to everyone who contributed to celebrating ESO’s 50th anniversary this year. You can find an overview of all the events and products dedicated to our anniversary here, as well as viewing the anniversary webcast here. We do intend to continue the celebrations, as it is ESO’s 50th Anniversary in Chile in 2013!

Joining us this month is ESO Photo Ambassador Alexandre Santerne. Born in 1986 in the north of France, Alexandre did his PhD at the Aix-Marseille University (France) studying transiting extrasolar planets using the CoRoT and Kepler spacecraft. Read more about him here.

We have also welcomed a new ESO Outreach Partner Organisation — Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, a pioneer in science outreach in Portugal, running several public programmes promoting scientific culture.

It is the end of the year, and if you are on the lookout for holiday gifts, you might find some good ideas in our ESOshop:


We end this last edition of the Outreach Newsletter in 2012 by wishing you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Let’s reach new heights in astronomy together,

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




  ESO Announcements


President of Austria Visits ESO in Santiago

7 December 2012: On 6 December 2012 the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr Heinz Fischer and his wife Margit Fischer, visited ESO’s premises in Santiago, Chile. The President was accompanied ...

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ESO E-ELT Programme Confirmed — Additional commitments bring giant telescope closer

4 December 2012: At the 126th meeting of ESO’s governing body, the Council, this week at the ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany, the start of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) programme received ...

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Science in School Issue 25: Out Now!

3 December 2012: The latest issue of the free magazine Science in School is now available online and in print. The European journal, dedicated to science teachers and educators, offers numerous science articles ...

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Bite-Size "Europe to the Stars" Movie Available Now

3 December 2012: ESO’s stunning new movie Europe to the Stars, which celebrates ESO’s first 50 years of exploring the southern sky, is now available in a shortened form, covering the main themes ...

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New Video Compilation Released: Relocation of an ALMA Antenna

3 December 2012: A fresh video compilation of an ALMA transporter in action is now available. Under construction on the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes, ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is ...

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Media Advisory: Apply Now to Attend the ALMA Observatory Inauguration

3 December 2012: On 13 March 2013 the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest ground-based astronomical project in the world, will be inaugurated, celebrating ALMA’s transition from a construction project to a ...

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New Book Showcases ESO Images — Publication of German astronomy book Universum für Alle

30 November 2012: Springer Spektrum has just published a compilation of astronomical lectures featuring many images provided by ESO and ESA/Hubble. The book, entitled Universum für Alle: 70 spannende Fragen und kurzweilige Antworten ...

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ESO Goes IMAX 3D

29 November 2012: ESO is excited to announce the commencement of a new collaboration with Australian production company December Media and Swinburne 3D Productions to produce the IMAX film Hidden Universe. This venture ...

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Terra Mater: The Eyes of the Atacama Premieres in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland — New ALMA documentary at 20:15 on 28 November 2012 on Servus TV

27 November 2012: The Eyes of the Atacama, an exciting and lavishly produced new documentary about ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) will have its German-language premiere at 20:15 CET on 28 November ...

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Major European Intergovernmental Research Organisations Urge EU to Sustain Investment in Science — Open Letter sent by Directors General of EIROforum to President of the European Commission

22 November 2012: The Directors General of eight of Europe’s largest intergovernmental scientific research organisations — the EIROforum, of which ESO is a member — have urged the institutions and Member States of ...

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ESO Anniversary Greetings — Top musicians send congratulations to ESO on its 50th anniversary

16 November 2012: This year, ESO is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To mark this occasion the organisation has produced several books and multimedia releases and hosted public events and workshops, culminating in a ...

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