Friday, February 16, 2018

ESO — ESO Astronomer Selected for Astronaut Training Programme — Science Release eso1807

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16 February 2018

ESO astronomer Suzanna Randall is one step closer to her dream of becoming the first German woman to travel into space. She has been selected as a new trainee of the initiative Astronautin, which aims to train the first female German astronaut and send her on a research mission to the International Space Station. The announcement was made today at a press conference at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany.

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16 February 2018




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How to Install a Planetarium — A conversation with engineer Max Rößner about his work on the ESO Supernova

Interview with: Max Rößner

16 February 2018: Part of ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany, is currently in a frenzy of activity as we prepare to open the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre in April 2018. This ...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ESO — ESO’s VLT Working as 16-metre Telescope for First Time — Organisation Release eso1806

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The ESPRESSO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area.

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13 February 2018




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ESOcast 151: Chile Chill 11– ALMA from the Air

9 February 2018: Sprawling across the Atacama Desert, 66 antennas work in unison with extraordinary precision to make the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Together, these antennas capture images similar to what ...

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Starmus V — Star-studded Line Up for 2019

9 February 2018: Since the very first people looked up at a star-filled sky we have been awestruck by the vastness of the cosmos. Even today we remain humbled by the immensity of ...

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CAPjournal Issue 23 Now Available

9 February 2018: The 23rd issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! In this issue you will find papers on the methodology of applying experimental psychology to astronomy ...

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Understanding How Stars Die — Markus Wittkowski on using a team of telescopes to image dying stars

Interview with: Markus Wittkowski

9 February 2018: Over the centuries, astronomers have learned that stars are not just static pinpricks of light in the sky — they are dynamic and evolving objects that go through life cycles. ...

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