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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter September 2011
Dear Friends, In September our outreach department is busy preparing for ESO’s Open House Day, which takes place on 15 October, from 11:00 to 18:00 at our Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany. We have lots of exciting activities lined ...

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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter
September 2011

Dear Friends,

In September our outreach department is busy preparing for ESO’s Open House Day, which takes place on 15 October, from 11:00 to 18:00 at our Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany. We have lots of exciting activities lined up — if you happen to be nearby, drop by for a visit!

The highlight of ESO’s Open House Day 2011 — weather conditions permitting — will be the outdoor construction of a full-sized model of what will be the biggest telescope mirror ever built. Using 798 cardboard hexagons, each roughly 1.4 metres across, visitors will assemble a mock-up of the 39.3-metre diameter main mirror of the European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Read more details about the event here.

Don’t forget that ePOD occasionally distributes outreach products via postal mail. If you would like to be on our distribution list please consider providing a complete postal address and other information via this form.

Let’s reach new heights in astronomy together,

Lars Lindberg Christensen (lars@eso.org)
Head ESO education and Public Outreach Department




  ESO Announcements


Science In School Issue 20 Out Now!

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Café & Kosmos 13 September 2011 — From Ghostly Neutrinos to Active Galactic Nuclei: Latest Results in the Field of Astroparticles

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Open House at ESO 2011: Help build a full-size model of the E-ELT mirror

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ESO Introduces the Cosmic Gems Programme — Using ESO telescopes to make new astronomical images

24 August 2011: ESO is announcing a new initiative to produce spectacular astronomical images using small amounts of time on the organisation’s telescopes for the purposes of education and public outreach. This will ...

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Stars@ESO


VLT Laser Guide Star poses for "Traveller" Magazine

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  ESOcasts

ESOcast 35: Fifty New Exoplanets

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ESOcast 34: How To Stop a Star's Twinkle - The astronomy podcast exploring the cosmic frontier with Dr J

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17 - 19 November 2011: XIV International Conference of Amateur astronomers (CIAA 2011). Antofagasta, Chile.

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