La Silla Site Information and Logistics

This section provides important site and logistics information relevant for La Silla Staff and for users and visitors of the La Silla Facilities.

Always carry your torch with you and flash it while walking during the night on La Silla. Be cautious, because cars are driven with very low illumination. If you did not find a torch in your room, please request one immediately at the Reception (phone 4192).

Read the Important Facts Sheet!

Other Important Information

Information about Cerro La Silla, the history of the La Silla Observatory, its telescopes, and much more can be found in the page About La Silla.

Special for ESO Staff. Please Read.

Other safety issues:

  • Report any trace of mouse or rat to the safety engineer (Beeper 10)
  • Report vinchucas immediately to First aid station.