Chilean Science Minister visits ESO’s ELT construction site on July 28, 2021

On July 28, 2021, Andrés Couve, Chile's Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, visited the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) works at Cerro Armazones, as well as ESO's Paranal Observatory, from where the future ELT will be operated. Jean-Michel Bonneau, Interim Representative ESO in Chile, and Andreas Kaufer, ESO Director of Operations, accompanied Minister Couve and his entourage on a tour of the ESO facilities. 

During his visit, Minister Couve was able to see the progress in the construction of the ELT, as shown in this image taken from the site, and tour the Very Large Telescope (VLT) platform at ESO's Paranal Observatory, 20km from the ELT. When the ELT begins its observations in the coming decade it will become the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world. 

From left to right: ELT engineer Georges Saint-Martory, Regional Relations Officer Bárbara Núñez, Chilean Science Minister Andrés Couve, SEREMI Daniela Barría and ESO Representative in Chile, Jean-Michel Bonneau.

More information is available in Spanish in this announcement.


H. Millar / Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación

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