Media Advisory: Invitation to attend La Silla Solar Eclipse 2019

10 August 2018

On 2 July 2019, the Moon will cover the face of the Sun, turning day to night in a total solar eclipse covering a 100 km-wide swathe of northern Chile, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory. Thousands of visitors from around the globe will travel to the region to experience this phenomenon against the beautiful backdrop of the dramatic Chilean landscape. As part of a wider campaign in Chile, ESO is organising a 2019 Total Solar Eclipse event at the La Silla Observatory on the day of the eclipse.

ESO is now inviting members of the press from around the world to attend the event, which will offer an unparalleled view of the solar eclipse in unique surroundings. As the solar eclipse will occur during the late afternoon, the rest of the day will be devoted to many different activities, including interviews, tours of the La Silla telescopes, talks and workshops. Viewing the eclipse itself will depend on weather conditions, which cannot be guaranteed.

All applications will be considered, but space at the event for media participants is limited. Applications can be submitted here.

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Calum Turner
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6670

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