New ESO Science Outreach Network countries

1.5 billion people can now read about ESO in their own language

22 January 2013

ESO has extended its Science Outreach Network (ESON) further, by appointing national representatives for Russia, Romania and Latvia. The network now covers 27 countries, including the 15 member states. The core of the ESO website is now available in 19 different languages. This means that over one and half billion people can now access information about ESO and read about astronomical discoveries in their native language. Press releases are translated into 17 different languages, and many of the Pictures of the Week and announcements are made available in more and more languages.

The nodes of the ESO Science Outreach Network act as ESO’s local media and outreach contacts with the general aim of promoting ESO's mission and demonstrating the many inspirational aspects of astronomy. They also serve as contacts between the media and scientists in their local area and can also be approached in connection with ESO’s projects and other science outreach initiatives.

The 27 countries in the ESO Science Outreach Network are the 15 ESO member states: Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as 11 non-member states: Chile (host nation), Albania, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the USA.

ESO welcomes applications for ESON memberships from experienced astronomy communicators. Please contact the ESON Coordinator Olivier Hainaut if you are interested in collaborating on translating ESO web pages and press releases, as well as serving as a local contact for the media.



Olivier Hainaut
ESO Science Outreach Network
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6752

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