Girls' Day Event at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany

Inspiring the next generation of women to make careers in science and technology

31 January 2014

On 27 March 2014, ESO will participate in Germany’s nationwide Girls’ Day activities. The annual event sees technical enterprises, universities and research organisations open their doors to female school students, in order to provide an insight into science and technology professions. Such open days help girls to make well-informed decisions about their future and encourage them to choose careers in science and technology.

The ESO Girls’ Day, An Introduction to the Work of the European Southern Observatory, comprises a series of talks in German and question-and-answer sessions with ESO staff and students. Many aspects of astronomy and engineering (optics, mechanical engineering, construction, software engineering etc) will be covered.

To conclude this introduction to the world’s most productive astronomical observatory, there will be a live video link to ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). Located 2600 metres above sea level on Cerro Paranal, the VLT is the world’s most advanced optical instrument — and a formidable science machine. The Girls’ Day visitors will be able to talk to an ESO astronomer working 11 000 kilometres away in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Places are limited for this event. To register, please visit the Girls’ Day website. The talks at the event will be in German.

When: 10:00-16:30, Thursday 27 March 2014
Where: ESO Headquarters, Karl-Schwarzschild-Straße 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany



Angela Arndt
Human Resources ESO
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6265

Richard Hook
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6655
Cell: +49 151 1537 3591

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