Reaching New Heights in Astronomy

Published: 03 Jul 2017
ESO Facilities

Celebrating ESO's achievements and perspectives from 10 years of Tim de Zeeuw as Director General
ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany, 28–30 August 2017

The last decade has witnessed a great expansion in the footprint of ESO on the world astronomical landscape, with many developments at Paranal and La Silla, the construction and start of operations of ALMA, the continuing success of APEX, and the arrival of new Member States. The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has advanced conclusively, funding has been secured, and construction has started. The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) has recently selected its southern site to be on the ESO area that also contains Paranal, with ESO as a partner.

At the conclusion of Tim de Zeeuw's ten years at ESO, it is timely to celebrate these advances. The conference will cover the development of the Organisation and its activities over the last decade, focusing mostly, but not exclusively, on scientific advances, and will outline the prospects which these developments open for the future. More information, including the programme, is available on the conference website. Please register online; there is no registration fee. Registration deadline is 28 July 2017.