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The Messenger 117
September 2004


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C. Cesarsky
ESO Welcomes Finland as Eleventh Member State

2

K. Mattila et al.

Astronomy in Finland

3

ESO Press Release 23/04

Is this Speck of Light an Exoplanet?

11


Telescopes and Instrumentation


P.O. Lagage et al.

Successful Commissioning of VISIR: the Mid-Infrared VLT Instrument

12

H. Bonnet et al.

First Light of SINFONI at the VLT

17

R. Arsenault et al.

Third MACAO-VLTI Curvature AO System Now Installed

25
J.P. Emerson et al.
VISTA: The Visible & Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy

27

T. Wilson

ALMA News

32

L. Germany

News From La Silla

32

C. Izzo et al.
Gasgano & ESO Vimos Pipeline released 33

ESO Press Photo 27/04
The Milky Way above La Silla 35


Reports from Observers


R. Chini et al.
The Birth of a Massive Star
36

N. Christlieb, D. Reimers & L. Wisotzki
The Stellar Content of the Hamburg/ESO Survey
40

C. Cacciari, A. Bragaglia & E. Carretta
Flames Spectroscopy of RGB stars in the Globular Cluster NGC 2808
47

L. Pasquini et al.
VLT Observations of Beryllium in a Globular Cluster
50

P. Kervella et al.
Cepheid Pulsations Resolved by the VLTI
53

P. Padovani et al.
First Science for the Virtual Observatory
58


Other Astronomical News (in PDF format)


D. Alloin

Students at ESO/Santiago: The Period 1999-2004

61

A. Merloni & S. Nayakshin

Report on the joint MPA/MPE/ESO/USM Workshop
on "Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context"

62

H. Boffin & R. West

Report on a Brainstorming Meeting about the
"ALMA Interdisciplinary Teaching Project"

63

D.H. Lorenzen

Obituary: Jürgen Stock 1923–2004

65
C. Madsen Report on the EuroScience Open Forum 2004

66

Fellows at ESO

C. De Breuck, P. Kervella, C. Peroux

67


Announcements (in PDF format)


A. Renzini

A New Start for Public Surveys

68

Personnel Movements
 
69

ESO Vacancy

Desktop Publishing/Graphics Specialist

70

ESO Fellowship Programme


71

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