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Outreach activities are carried out by the ESO education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD). A wide range of programs and activities are used to meet the specific requirements of television, print and online media, such as press releases and broadcast material for the media. ePOD embraces a multimedia approach to public outreach, as seen in e.g., the ESOcast, the Hubblecast, Facebook and social media pages etc. ePOD produces high-quality printed material such as brochures, books, annual reports, newsletters (Messenger, CAPjournal) posters, etc.
In the past some impressive events have come out of the Department, such VLT First Light, Astronomy On-line, and the S-L 9 impact. Also famous educational campaigns such as Venus Transit, Science on Stage and Science in School have come out of the Department. ePOD also organises exhibitions.
A large collection of nice photos can be found in the ESO Public Image Gallery.
As part of the Department, European outreach for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides comprehensive information about this telescope and its scientific discoveries. Also the IAU Press Office is hosted as part of the Department.