ann12097-en-gb — Announcement

President of Austria Visits ESO in Santiago

7 December 2012

On 6 December 2012 the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr Heinz Fischer and his wife Margit Fischer, visited ESO’s premises in Santiago, Chile. The President was accompanied by Dorothea Auer, Austrian Ambassador to Chile and Friedrich Faulhammer, Secretary General of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. They were joined by several other Austrian government officials as well as a scientific and cultural delegation.

The President and his entourage were met by ESO’s Representative in Chile, Massimo Tarenghi, and ESO staff including an Austrian astronomer at ESO, Christoph Saulder, who introduced them to the organisation and its activities.

During his visit the President was given a short presentation about the 50-year history of ESO as well as the plans for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

Austria joined ESO in June 2008 (eso0820) and since then Austrian astronomers have made extensive use of ESO facilities, including ALMA. In addition many ESO industrial contracts and subcontracts have been awarded to Austrian companies, including major involvement with the construction of the new ESO Headquarters Extension (eso1215, ann12044, ann12090).

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Massimo Tarenghi
ESO Representative in Chile
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2 463 3143
Email: mtarengh@eso.org

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The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer is welcomed to ESO’s premises in Santiago
The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer is welcomed to ESO’s premises in Santiago
The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer is presented with the book Europe to the Stars
The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer is presented with the book Europe to the Stars
The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer and his wife Margit Fischer are shown the book "Voices from the Universe"
The President of Austria, Heinz Fischer and his wife Margit Fischer are shown the book "Voices from the Universe"
The President of Austria on the occasion of a visit to ESO’s premises in Chile
The President of Austria on the occasion of a visit to ESO’s premises in Chile