ESO — Reaching New Heights in Astronomy
Unsubscribe | Subscription preferences | View in browser
ESO News
21 December 2016

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile has begun observing in a new range of the electromagnetic spectrum. This has been made possible thanks to new receivers installed at the telescope’s antennas, which can detect radio waves with wavelengths from 1.4 to 1.8 millimetres — a range previously untapped by ALMA. This upgrade allows astronomers to detect faint signals of water in the nearby Universe.

The release, images and videos are available on:

Kind regards,
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
21 December 2016

  ESO Announcements

Space Scoop Selected as Great Website for Kids — Accolade from the American Library Association

19 December 2016: The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Great Websites for Kids (GWS) has selected Space Scoop as one of the ten best websites for young children up to 14 ...

Read more

3D Map of Distant Galaxies Completed — VLT survey shows distribution in space of 90 000 galaxies

15 December 2016: For nearly eight years, the VIsible MultiObject Spectrograph (VIMOS) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has been piecing together a three-dimensional map of galaxies in two patches ...

Read more

CAPjournal Issue 21 Now Available — The IAU’s Journal on Communicating Astronomy with the Public

15 December 2016: The 21st issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! In this issue our contributors outline a summer programme in astronomy for high-school students; evaluate a ...

Read more

Share this newsletter on:


Receive our News in your preferred language

Start receiving this newsletter in your language

 Picture of the Week

New on

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Exhibitions

19 October 2016 - 1 May 2017: Wie alles begann. Von Galaxien, Quarks und Kollisionen, Naturhistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.

26 - 30 June 2017: EWASS 2017. Prague, Czech Republic.

20 - 31 August 2018: IAU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.

Rolling Hills  Fingerprint of the early Universe  The Swimming Moon  Twilight Rays at La Silla  Well on its Way: The ALMA Residencia 

You are receiving this newsletter because you subscribed to ESO News.

Unsubscribe | Subscription preferences | View in browser

Follow us on:

Facebook Twitter Vimeo Flickr YouTube LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Itunes Scribd Issuu Livestream

European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany