ESO Annual Report 2018

Published: 11 Jun 2019
NAOMI at first light

The ESO Annual Report 2018 is now available. It presents a summary of ESO’s activities throughout the year, outlining progress on the design, construction and operation of ground-based astronomical facilities, as well as various initiatives to promote and organise astronomical research.

The 2018 Annual Report includes the following:


  • Research highlights from ESO facilities, including: imaging planets as they form around their host stars; tracing the chemistry of stars and their environments, probing the dynamics in the environments around supermassive black holes; and star formation in a galaxy only 250 million years after the Big Bang.
  • A summary of activities at ESO’s front-line observatories in Chile.
  • The latest news from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
  • News about ESO staff and infrastructure — including the opening of the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre.



Download the ESO Annual Report 2018 here.