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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter February 2013
Dear Fellow Communicators, We are fast approaching one of the biggest milestones in astronomy this year! On 13 March 2013 the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest ground-based astronomical project in the world, will be inaugurated. More than 50 ...

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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter
February 2013

Dear Fellow Communicators,

We are fast approaching one of the biggest milestones in astronomy this year! On 13 March 2013 the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest ground-based astronomical project in the world, will be inaugurated. More than 50 of ALMA’s antennas will be in operation, and all 66 will be fully assembled. The inauguration ceremony will take place at ALMA’s Operations Support Facility (OSF), 34 kilometres from San Pedro de Atacama, in Chile. We are currently preparing the media event and we invite you to stay close for updates!

The year began with an impressive VIP presence at our sites in Chile. On the occasion of the biggest summit Chile has ever organised, the CELAC-EU summit, ESO was present with an exhibition at the venue where 61 heads of state and of governments from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union, along with ministers and other officials, were invited. We also welcomed several high-level European delegations to our site in Paranal. Should you wish to catch a glimpse of how we organised ESO’s presence at such a high-level event, we invite you to view our Facebook album. We’ve also given our information on visiting the ESO sites a major overhaul. Take a look here.

Other newsbites that might interest you:

  • The full planetarium show Water — A Cosmic Adventure is now available on our website
  • Our ESO Virtual Tours have been upgraded to give a better experience of our sites! Click on one of these, go full screen and immerse yourself fully in the Chilean atmosphere.

Finally, if you had the opportunity to watch our anniversary documentary Europe to the Stars, we invite you to rate it on the International Movie Database IMDb.

Let’s reach new heights in astronomy together,

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




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