Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« ESO: Status and Perspectives »

Tim de Zeeuw
Director General - European Southern Observatory (ESO) (Garching, Allemagne)

The European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, commonly known as the European Southern Observatory or simply ESO, is an intergovernmental organization for astronomy founded in 1962. It currently has fourteen European Member States with Brazil poised to join as soon as the Accession Agreement has been ratified. ESO's mission is to enable scientific discoveries by constructing and operating powerful observational facilities and to organize collaborations in astronomy. To this end ESO operates a suite of facilities in Northern Chile: optical/infrared telescopes on La Silla and Paranal, notably the Very Large Telescope, the Interferometer and the survey telescopes VISTA and VST, as well as the sub-millimeter radio observatories APEX and ALMA in partnerships on Chajnantor. Later this year will see the start of construction of the 39m Extremely Large Telescope on Armazones as part of the Paranal system. The talk will summarize the current program, include some recent scientific highlights and will briefly consider future perspectives.
vendredi 31 mai 2013 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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