eso9408 — Organisation Release

ESO Delegation to Visit Chile


6 May 1994

The ESO Council, in its extraordinary session on 28 April 1994, among other matters discussed the relations with the Republic of Chile and the situation around Paranal mountain [1], the designated site for the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Council decided to send a high ranking delegation to Santiago de Chile to discuss with Chilean authorities the pending problems, including the finalisation of the new Treaty between the Republic of Chile and ESO and the legal aspects of the Paranal location.

The ESO delegation will consist of Dr. Peter Creola (President of ESO Council), Dr. Catherine Cesarsky (Vice-President of ESO Council), Dr. Henrik Grage (Former Vice-President of ESO Council) and Professor Riccardo Giacconi (ESO Director General), the latter accompanied by his advisers. The delegation will arrive in Chile during the second half of May 1994.

The ESO delegation will meet with the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carlos Figueroa, and the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jose Miguel Insulza. Other meetings at high level are being planned.

The delegation will report about these discussions to the ESO Council during its ordinary session on 7 - 8 June 1994.


A series of four photos which show the current status of the work at Paranal has been prepared.

Photographic colour prints for use by the media can be requested from the ESO Information and Photographic Service (please remember to indicate the identification numbers).

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About the Release

Release No.:eso9408
Legacy ID:PR 08/94
Name:Atacama Desert, Cerro Paranal, Meeting, Paranal
Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface : Mountain
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Facility:Very Large Telescope


Aerial photo of Cerro Paranal
Aerial photo of Cerro Paranal
Aerial photo of Cerro Paranal
Aerial photo of Cerro Paranal
Aerial photo of Cerro Paranal
Aerial photo of Cerro Paranal
Paranal ESO Basecamp
Paranal ESO Basecamp