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3 July 2019

On 2 July, the path of totality of a solar eclipse passed across ESO’s La Silla Observatory. This rare astronomical event falls in the fiftieth year of operation of ESO’s first observatory. Inaugurated in 1969, La Silla Observatory led Europe to the front line of astronomical research and continues to deliver remarkable science. 1000 visitors, including the President of the Republic of Chile, journeyed to the remote observatory to witness the unique conjunction.

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Former ESO Astronomer and Head of Instrumentation Division Guy Monnet wins 2019 Tycho Brahe Medal

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Winner of Summer AstroCamp 2019 ESO Bursary Announced

20 June 2019: The winner of the AstroCamp 2019 bursary offered by ESO has now been selected. Overall the camp received nearly 100 applications from 18 countries, most of these applications being from ...

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ESO and Irish Research Council sign studentship programme agreement

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ESO Annual Report 2018 Now Available

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Interview with: Marc Sarazin and Julio Navarrete

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Interview with: Paola Amico

14 June 2019: The ESO Supernova is the gateway to space for the European public. It provides an immersive experience that leaves visitors in awe of the Universe in which they live and ...

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