Historical Milestones
1-NTT First Light (02-1989)
2-NTT Inauguration (02-1990)
3-Choice of Paranal as VLT site (12-1990)
4-Start levelling Paranal mountain, then 2664m asl (07-91)
5-La Silla DIMM destroyed by thunderstorm (05-92)
6-End levelling Paranal mountain, now 2636m asl (12-92)
7-Start planning NTT upgrade (09-1993)
8-Paranal DIMM tower (6m) completed (04-1994)
9-VLT Infrastructure Construction starts (08-1994)
10-NTT 'last light' (07-96)
11-NTT Big Bang (07-97)
12-Paranal DIMM Upgrade (03-98)
13-VLT/UT1 first light (05-98)
14-VLT/UT1 Science Verification (08-98)
15-La Silla DIMM decommissioning (11-98)
16-La Silla DIMM recommissioning (03-99)
17-VLT/UT2 first light (03-99)
18-VLT/UT3 first light (01-00)
19-VLT/UT4 first light (09-00)
20-VLTI first fringe (03-01)
21-NAOS-CONICA first light (12-01)
22-New M1 for Paranal DIMM (03-03)
22a-VST enclosure erection (10-02 to 04-03)
23-MACAO-VLTI first light (05-03)
24-VLT/AT1 first light (01-04)
25-New M1 for La Silla DIMM (06-04)