Messenger No. 1 (May 1974)

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A. Reiz
Preparations tor ESO/SRC Conterence

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....2R
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Reiz, A.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
Preparations are under way for the ESO / SRC conference on "Research Programmes for the New Large Telescopes", to be held at CERN on May 27-31, 1974.
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ESO
TP Division Extends Premises

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1Q...3.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
At the TP Division, Geneva, an assembly hall, mechanical workshop and optical laboratory are under construction and will be completed probably in July, 1974. The new buildings will be occupied mainly by W. Richter's group on the design and assembly of the 3.6 m telescope.
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ESO
Exhibition on Role of ESO

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1R...3.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
A historical picture exhibition on the role of ESO was held at CERN in the first half of November, 1973. This show is still available and can be placed at the disposal of any agency wishing to use it. It will probably be dlsplayed at the Palais des Decouvertes in Paris within the near future.
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N. Rodgers
ESO/Chile and CERN SB Division Make Agreement

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....3R
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Rodgers, N.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
In January, the Technical Department of ESO / Chile concluded an agreement in principle with the CERN Sites and Buildings Division for a number of projects, including road improvement at Pelfcano and La Silla, the central heating system, the low tension electrical distribution network and the water softening plant.
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W. Bauersachs
The Big Telescope Building Shows Up at La Silla

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....3B
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Bauersachs, W.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
From its inception in March, 1973, it took just nine months for the first visible bit of our building to appear over the rocky soil of La Silla's highest mountain top. Now it has only to rise and grow.
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R. West
ESO Pioneers with S-3000 Measuring Machine

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....4W
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
West, R.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
An OPTRONICS S-3000 SPECSCAN measuring machine has recently been installed at the ESO Sky Atlas Laboratory in Geneva where it is undergoing installation tests.
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ESO
Wilson Completes Optics Study

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....4.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
ESO recently was able to make some return for the technical aid given by CERN when Dr. Raymond Wilson, towards the end of 1973, completed a study on the optics of scintillator counters for the 300 GeV experimental area.
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P. H. Huijmans
ESO/Hamburg Goes Over to Computer

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....4H
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Huijmans, P. H.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
At the Director-General's Office, the Finance Service switched over to computer on the first day of 1974. The firm selected to carry out the work was Treuarbeit AG, Hamburg, and it used a Honeywell Bull 415 computer. The first tryout, in December, 1973, lasted one week and gave satisfactory results.
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W. Richter
3.6 m Telescope Headed for Testing and Erection

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....4R
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Richter, W.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
The big telescope moves on towards its big day in 1976. In the Creusot-Loire plant at Saint-Chamond, near Grenoble, where a large part of the work has been done, all the major components have now been welded and stress released. Machining and the manufacture of all the smaller parts will be completed by the summer of 1974. Then, after testing of some 20 sub-assemblies, the assembly of the whole telescope will begin and it will be completed by January, 1975. A six-month period is allotted for the telescope tests and adjustment of the drives. The alignment procedures will also be determined during this time.
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ESO
Letters Department

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....5.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
LeUers on subjects of ESO interest are invited. They should be relatively brief and addressed formally to The Editor, ESO MESSENGER, Hamburg.
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N. Rodgers
Filming the 3.6 m Telescope

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1Q...5R
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Rodgers, N.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
The Rodgers-Pillet film unit at Geneva is keeping weil up with construction work on the 3.6 m telescope. Footage recently taken at the REOSC plant at Ballainvillers and Creusot-Loire at Saint-Chamond, also in France, has included some larger sections of the telescope, such as the horseshoe and the fork. The film, 16 mm soundtrack and in colour, follows the progress of the telescope, its aim being to provide a visual documentary record of the whole project.
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J. Rouel
New Electric Power Plant at La Silla

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1R...5R
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Rouel, J.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
On March 7, news was received that all three diesel motor generator sets had just become operational. Within the following days they were taken fully into service for the supply of power to the Observatory.
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ESO
Resumenes de algunos articulos

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1Q...6.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
Preparativos para la Conferencia ESO / SRC; Tratado ESO / CERN; ESO / Hamburgo utiliza computador; Progreso dei gran telescopio; Pelicula; La base aparecel
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ESO
Mr. Johan Bloemkolk

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1S...6.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
Mr. Johan Bloemkolk News of the death of Mr. Johan Bloemkolk, former Manager of ESO, on April 3 was received with deep regret by his friends and colleagues in the Organization.
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ESO
Quick Blue Survey Forges Ahead

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1R...6.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
Production of film copies of the ESO (S) Atlas started in February, 1974, Dr. R. West reports from the Sky Atlas Laboratory in Geneva.
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S. Labarca
Christmas Party

ADS BibCode:
1974Msngr...1....6L
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Labarca, S.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
Production of film copies of the ESO (S) Atlas started in February, 1974, Dr. R. West reports from the Sky Atlas Laboratory in Geneva.