Awesome Universe — the Cosmos through the eyes of the European Southern Observatory

"Awesome Universe" venues in Europe and around the world will appear on this list.

More information at the 5 October 2012 Webcast page and at the live stream (from 5 October 2012) page

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VenueAddressCountryStart date/timeEnd date/timeLocal websiteMore information
Novotel Sheremetyevo Aeroport 20 Years Mezhdunarodnoye shosse, Ownership 3 Khimki District, Moscow, Russia Russia 24/05/2012 15:00 01/06/2012 18:00 Exhibit of ESO images of space will take place in Moscow, Russia, during the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the company Accor Novotel in Russia. The exhibit will take place in the hotel Novotel-Sheremetyevo-2 from 24 to 30 May 2012. It is organised in Russia by the firm Boutique of Ideas.
Various UK Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) sites and other venues Various United Kingdom 06/2012 07/2013 We intend to use these materials at a number of the STFC sites within the UK and various conferences and events within the STFC remit, for example if there is a ground-based telescope theme to any STFC event. We would also like to exhibit them at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for the tours we provide.
Astronomy exhibition Avenida 12 No 12-18 Funza-Centro, Colombia Colombia 01/06/2012 01/06/2012 Link National Science Week
Physics Lecture Theatre University of The West indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica Jamaica 22/06/2012 10:30 30/06/2012 18:00 Lectures, Power point and Photo Presentations. Slide shows.
Observatory and planetarium Ceske Budejovice Hvězdárna a planetárium České Budějovice s pobočkou na Kleti Zátkovo nabřeží 4 370 01 České Budějovice, Czech Republic Czech Republic 01/07/2012 02/2013 TRIUMPHS OF ASTRONOMY-ESO 50-STARRY BIRTHDAY including series of public events (lectures, observations, weekends and weekly broadcasting+competition).
ScopeX 2012 at the Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 Erlswold Rd Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa 21/07/2012 09:00 21/07/2012 21:00 Link The Awesome Universe gallery will be presented as a rolling HD video presentation during the ScopeX 2012 event, with exhibition panels about ESO. ScopeX is hosted annually by the Astronomical Society.
Raman Convention Hall, Anand Engineering College Anand Engineering College Agra-Delhi Highway (NH2), Keetham, Agra. Uttar Pradesh - 282007, India India 10/08/2012 10:30 18/08/2012 17:00 Under The District Science Initiative, Including Discussions, Public Talks and Film Shows.
AROMA Ukkunagram Vishakhapatnam 530032 India India 14/08/2012 19/08/2012 Space exploration.
Museu de Ciencias Naturais PUC Minas Avenida Dom José Gaspar, 290, Bairro Coração Eucarístico, Campus PUC Minas, CEP: 30535-901, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Brazil 15/08/2012 15/11/2012 In association with Ceamig and ETUC. Including public talks, planetarium sessions and public observations.
Itinerant exhibition Various Spain 09/2012 12/2012 An itinerant exhibition visiting various museums and planetariums.
Espaço TIM UFMG do Conhecimento Espaço TIM UFMG do Conhecimento, Alameda da Educação, s/nº Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30140-010, Brazil Brazil 01/09/2012 15/10/2012 In association with Ceamig and Museu de Ciencia Naturais PUC Minas.
Astronomy Fair Venues Venues: Cagayan de Oro, Roxas City, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Bayugan City, Butuan City, Surigao City, Tandag City, and Bislig City. Philippines 01/09/2012 30/03/2013 Link Astronomy Fair is a whole-day activity that consists of five (5) stations: (1) Digital Planetarium; (2) Travelling Astronomy Museum (Galleries: Awesome Universe Gallery; Filipino Astrophoto Gallery; and Space Relics Gallery); (3) Solar Anatomy Station; (4) Astronomy Film Station; (5) Young Astronomers’ Forum.It aims to broaden the awareness, interests, knowledge, and understanding of astronomy and space science among students and teachers, as well as, to provide a unique learning experience that will hopefully inspire more students to become scientists in the future.
Wunder des Weltalls Karlstraße 40, 72764 Reutlingen, Germany Germany mid-September (precise date to be confirmed) 31/12/2013
The Lund Observatory Sölvegatan 27, Lund, Sweden Sweden 15/09/2012 12:00 15/09/2012 For Lund City's Culture Night, selected "Awesome Universe" images will be shown at Lund Observatory, which will be open to the public free of charge.
The Lund Observatory Planetarium Vattenhallen Science Center LTH, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund, Sverige Sweden 15/09/2012 12:00 End of 2012 The "Awesome Universe" gallery will be presented as a Planetarium Show, which will be free of charge all day during its opening at Lund City's Culture Night event on 15 September. The show will also be given now and then for a paying public.
Médiacité Boulevard Raymond Poincaré 7, 4020 Liège, Belgium Belgium 20/09/2012 31/10/2012 In association with European Researchers' Night, and the Belgian Space Days/Space Week. Will include activities for schools and a public talk.
Hafencity Hamburg Hafencity Hamburg, Germany Germany 24/09/2012 31/12/2012 Link Exhibition of 50 years of ESO in cooperation with Hafencity Hamburg; AG Tagung Hamburg, Klimawoche Hamburg, öffentliche Vorträge, mobiles Planetarium, public observations.
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova Vicolo dell'Osservatorio, 5, 35122 Padova, Italy Italy 28/09/2012 28/11/2012
Planetário do Porto Rua Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal Portugal 28/09/2012 24/11/2012


Will start during "Researchers Night in Europe" 2012, will be displayed at least until the National Science and Technology day (24th November).
Conference and gallery opens at University named by Grynchenko Several Ukraine 28/09/2012 15:00 30/09/2012 16:00 Link Audience would be mainly educators in physics/astronomy.
The Central Astronomical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences St.-Petersburg, Pulkovo, 65, Russia Russia 01/10/2012 31/10/2012
Casa de la Cultura and Universidad de Antofagasta Almirante Juan José Latorre 2535, Antofagasta Chile 01/10/2012 09:00 05/10/2012 21:00 Link Organized by the Unidad de Astronomía of the Universidad de Antofagasta, in association with the National Science Week (EXPLORA Región de Antofagasta). Includes a series of public talks and workshops for the general public.
Tuorla Planetarium Väisäläntie 20, FI-21500 Piikkiö, Finland Finland 01/10/2012 30/09/2013 Including an exhibition at EWASS 2013 in Turku.
Planetarium of Brussels Avenue de Bouchout 10, 1020 Brussels, Belgium Belgium 01/10/2012 31/03/2013 The Awesome Universe images will be presented in a gallery and also as part of a planetarium show.
Zeiss Planetarium Bochum Castroper Straße 67, 44791 Bochum, Germany Germany Around 01/10/2012 (to be confirmed) 15/01/2013 or later In cooperation with the "Astronomieknoten Rhein-Ruhr".
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland Ireland 01/10/2012 31/10/2012
Sternwarte am Wallgarten 38518 Gifhorn, Wallgarten 7, Germany Germany 05/10/2012 27/10/2012 Link 1) Awesome Universe Gallery 2) Astronomy Film Showing 3) Public Stargazing 4) Activities for students and general public 5) Public talks
Turku Main Library Linnankatu 2, Turku, Finland Finland 05/10/2012 01/11/2012 Link With an additional programme by local collaborators.
Leiden Old Observatory Sterrenwacht laan 6, 2311 Leiden, The Netherlands Netherlands 05/10/2012 06/04/2013
Royal Observatory Greenwich Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom United Kingdom 05/10/2012 30/11/2012 Link A changing gallery of Awesome Universe images will form part of each 'Sky Tonight' planetarium show from October 5th to November 12th 2012.
Main Astronomical Observatory (MAO) 27 Akademika Zabolotnoho St. 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine Ukraine 05/10/2012 11:00 05/10/2012 Link Audience will be mainly professional astronomers of Kiev.
Fundación Planetario Avda. libertador Bernanrdo O'higgins 3349. Estación Central,. Santiago. Región Metropolitana, Chile Chile 05/10/2012 11:00 05/10/2012 21:00 Link Planetarium will make an outreach day with activities to students and general public, as exhibitions of audiovisual programs, educational workshops and public talks with an ESO invited.
The Astronomical Society of Malta, Civic Centre Pjazza A De Paule Paola, Malta Malta 05/10/2012 18:00 12/10/2012 18:00 Included in our monthly talks on astronomy.
Bayfordbury Observatory SG13 8LD, United Kingdom United Kingdom 05/10/2012 18:00 05/10/2012 22:00 Awesome ESO Universe at Bayfordbury.
De Priool Dorpsstraat 2, Bocholt, Belgium Belgium 05/10/2012 20:00 31/10/2012 Link In association with "Een maand onder de sterren" ("A month under the stars").
Labo in the Sky Cité de l'espace Avenue Jean Gonord Toulouse, France France 05/10/2012 20:30 05/10/2012 23:45 Meet the astronomers!
Eugenides Foundation 387 Syngrou Avenue, 17564 P. Faliro, Greece Greece 15/10/2012 20:00 28/10/2012 20:00 Exhibition is organised by the Eugenides Foundation (an ESO Outreach Partner Organisation) in association with the Academy of Athens. On the 15th of October there will be a public lecture by Jason Spyromilios, a senior astronomer at ESO.
Awesome Universe at Maximilián Hell Regional Observatory and Planetarium Krajská hvezdáreň a planetárium Maximiliána Hella, Duklianskych hrdinov 21, 96501 Žiar nad Hronom, Slovakia Slovakia 24/10/2012 Ongoing
Kiev Planetarium Planetarium, Kiev Planetarium (Kiev) 57/3 Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street, Kiev Ukraine 29/10/2012 31/10/2012
Rencontres du ciel et de l'espace Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - Paris, France France 01/11/2012 03/11/2012 18:00 In association with the National Science Week and including also a series of public talks.
Brorfelde Astronomiske Center Observator Gyldenkernes Vej 3, Tølløse, Denmark Denmark 01/12/2012 30/12/2012 In collaboration with the Christmas Calender (Christmas Stars) from Brorfelde Observatory.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE UAE 01/01/2013 30/03/2013 Astronomy Festival in Dubai, associated with Dubai Shopping Festival.
Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, Portugal Portugal 08/02/2013 05/05/2013 The exhibition in Lisbon will be on display from February 8 to May 5, 2013 at the National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon.
The exhibition will then be circulating to other Outreach Institutions throughout the country. Includes a series of public talks.
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba Obispo 61, Plaza de Armas, La Habana Vieja, Cuba Cuba 15/02/2013 26/05/2013 Semana Mundial del Espacio / Día Internacional de la Astronomía
Tercera Feria Internacional del Libro Zicosur Antofagasta Simón Bolivar 255, Antofagasta, Chile Chile 25/04/2013 10:00 05/05/2013 20:15 Link Digital exhibition designed by the Unidad de Astronomía of the U. de Antofagasta.
20th National Encounter of Astronomy Village of Viñales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba Cuba 05/05/2013 30/08/2013
Unidad de Astronomía at Universidad de Antofagasta and Biblioteca Viva Mall Plaza Antofagasta, Balmaceda 2355, Antofagasta, Chile Chile 01/07/2013 31/07/2013 Link Organized by the Unidad de Astronomía of the Universidad de Antofagasta. Includes a series of public talks for the general public.
The Great North Museum, Newcastle Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT United Kingdom 09/2013
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera Brera Astronomical Observatory, Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano, Italy Italy 15/09/2013 10/10/2013 In association with the Varenna Science Festival.
Universo Fascinante Biblioteca Central (Antigua Tabacalera) en Santander, Calle Ruíz de Alda, 19, Santander, Spain Spain 23/09/2013 18/10/2013 Link
Universo Fascinante Valladolid, Spian Spain TBC TBC
Armagh Planetarium Armagh Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland TBC TBC Link Including public talks and events.