Pressemitteilungen 1993

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eso9313 — Pressemitteilung Wissenschaft
Recent Developments Around the ESO Very Large Telescope
20. Dezember 1993: The ESO Council [1] took a number of important decisions in its December 1993 meeting. In particular, it unanimously agreed to proceed with the modified plan for the construction of the ESO Very Large Telescope at the Paranal mountain in Chile.
eso9312de-ch — Organisatorische Pressemitteilung
Achtzehn "junge Astronomen" als Beobachter an ESO-Teleskopen!
5. November 1993: Eine Gruppe Jugendlicher im Alter von 16 bis 18 Jahren mit einem besonderen Interesse für die Astronomie sind im Begriff, zwei aufregende und informative Wochen bei der Europäischen Südsternwarte (ESO) zu verbringen, zuerst am Hauptsitz in Garching, dann auf der ESO-Sternwarte auf dem Berg La Silla in Chile.
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Weitwinkelaufnahme in Cassiopeia
20. August 1993: Dieses Bild wurde von einer Original-Photoplatte des Palomar/ESO-Atlas des nördlichen Himmels vergrößert und zeigt die Regionen um die IC 1795 (rechte, obere Ecke) und IC 1805 (Bildmitte) Strukturen im Sternbild Cassiopeia. Um die immense Bildinformation der Originalplatte wiederzugeben, wurde die photographische Technik der "unscharfen Maskierung" bei anschließender "Bildverstärkung" angewendet.
eso9310de-ch — Bildveröffentlichung
Das ESO Schmidt-Teleskop
20. August 1993: Diese Aufnahme zeigt das 1-m Schmidt-Teleskop der ESO Sternwarte auf dem Berg La Silla in der chilenischen Atacama-Wüste. Es wurde 1972 im Betrieb genommen und ist eines der größten Instrumente seiner Art in der Welt
eso9309 — Organisatorische Pressemitteilung
Schott Delivers First 8.2 Metre VLT Mirror Blank to ESO
29. Juni 1993: On June 25, 1993, Schott Glaswerke (Mainz, Germany) officially handed over to ESO the largest mirror blank ever made. Weighing 22,000 kilograms and with a diameter of 8.2 metres, the blank has a thickness of only 177 millimetres.
eso9308 — Organisatorische Pressemitteilung
Supplementary and Modifying Agreement Regarding the 1963 Convention Between The Government of Chile and The European Southern Observatory (ESO)
24. Juni 1993: The delegations of the Government of Chile and of the International Organisation ESO [1] report on the outcome of their discussions regarding the installation of the largest telescope in the world "The Very Large Telescope" and "Very Large Telescope Interferometer" (VLT /VLTI) at Cerro Paranal (in the Chilean region II — Antofagasta) and the clarification of the future relations between ESO and Chile. The object of these discussions was a closer cooperation between ESO and Chile to the mutual benefit of this country and the eight European member countries of ESO.
eso9307 — Organisatorische Pressemitteilung
"Future Astronomers of Europe"
22. Juni 1993: ESO's Contribution to the European Week for Scientific Culture The European Southern Observatory is pleased to announce the launch of its new programme "Future Astronomers of Europe". It is organised in conjunction with the European Week for Scientific Culture (November 22 -27, 1993), with support from the Commission of the European Communities.
eso9306 — Pressemitteilung Wissenschaft
First Optical Identification of an Extragalactic Pulsar
3. Juni 1993: The recent identification of the optical image of a pulsar in the Large Magellanic Cloud is a fine illustration of astronomy as a high-tech international science. It is the first extragalactic pulsar to be so identified and only the third radio pulsar, after those in the Crab and Vela nebulae in the Milky Way, for which this has been possible.
eso9304 — Pressemitteilung Wissenschaft
Brightest Known Double Quasar Discovered
3. Juni 1993: Although astronomy is an exact natural science, chance sometimes plays an important role. The recent discovery during an otherwise routine observation of the hitherto brightest known double quasar [1] would not have been possible without some luck.
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Another Trans-plutonian Minor Planet: 1993 FW
1. Juni 1993: On March 28, 1993, American astronomers David Jewitt and Jane Luu on Hawaii discovered a slow-moving minor planet of magnitude 23. More observations were made the following night, confirming the unusual motion and indicating that it is located at a very large distance from the Sun, possibly far beyond Pluto, the outermost known, major planet. It was given the preliminary designation 1993 FW (IAU Circular 5730)
eso9303 — Organisatorische Pressemitteilung
Relations Between the Republic of Chile and ESO
14. Mai 1993: ESO, the European Southern Observatory, in reply to questions raised by the media would like to clarify its position with regard to recent events which concern the relations between ESO and the Republic of Chile, the host state for the ESO observatories in the southern hemisphere.
eso9302 — Pressemitteilung Wissenschaft
Frontiers of Astronomy
27. März 1993: The past decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in our knowledge of the Universe we live in. New instruments for astronomical observations and analysis are unveiling the secrets of deep space at an ever-increasing pace. Detailed studies of planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and strange, exotic celestial objects have provided us with new insights into the formation, structure and evolution of our Universe.
eso9301 — Bildveröffentlichung
"Toutatis" Observed with the ESO New Technology Telescope
29. Januar 1993: This photo is a composite of five exposures of Minor Planet no.~4179, also known as Toutatis, obtained with the 3.5-m ESO New Technology Telescope on December 21, 1992, by ESO-astronomer Jesper Storm. At this time, Toutatis was about 13 million km from the Earth, i.e. 33 times more distant than the Moon. On December 8, this Minor Planet passed within 3.6 million km from the Earth, but at that time it was not possible to observe it with ground-based optical telescopes, because it was situated between the Earth and the Sun. However, very good radar images were obtained which showed thecratered surface of the object.
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