International Year of Astronomy 2009 Opening Event

Paris, France, 15-23 January 2009

ESO held an exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters as part of the opening ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy. The exhibition presented information about the International Year of Astronomy as well as panels about ESO's role in astronomy and the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimetre Array (ALMA) projects. A small model of the E-ELT complemented the exhibition. The official IYA brochure, E-ELT brochure, and "Eyes on the Skies" DVDs were available for the visitors.

External website for the Opening Event: http://ama09.obspm.fr/ama09/open.php
Further information on the participation of ESO in the IYA2009 is on: http://www.eso.org/public/events/iya2009/