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ESO Outreach Community Newsletter
November 2016

Dear Fellow Communicators,

You can now spy on us 24/7 thanks to new webcams installed at our Paranal and ALMA sites. Also operating at night, they provide a live 360-degree view of the activities at the observatories throughout the year and can be used interactively to explore the sites in all directions in exquisite detail.

If you have a PhD in astronomy with at least 5 years of experience at Post-Doc level or higher, we invite you to have a look at our job opening for an Outreach Astronomer, based at our Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany. It is a great opportunity to work with the latest scientific results from ESO and communicate them to the public, alongside a series of other exciting responsibilities. Have a look and if you qualify and are interested in the position, please apply by 20 November 2016.

We would like to congratulate the 16 bursary winners of the ESO Astronomy Camp and also our partners, Sterrenlab, the ESO Science Outreach Network and the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, as well as our local partners, without whom this life-changing event would not be possible.

Last, but not least, have a look at our new Music Ambassadors, Toomas Erm and Konstantino Polizois, who are donating their musical compositions for our educational video productions.

Let’s reach new heights in astronomy together!

Lars Lindberg Christensen (
Head, ESO education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD)

  ESO Announcements

Winners of 2016 Photo Nightscape Awards Announced

14 November 2016: The awards ceremony for the 2016 Photo Nightscape Awards — organised by Association Française d'Astronomie — was held on 12 November, at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in ...

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ESO Hosts Workshop on Communicating Science to Society

9 November 2016: On 29 and 30 May 2017, ESO will host a workshop entitled Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures II — Communicating the Importance of Science to Society. The workshop, organised jointly by ...

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Winners of Fourth ESO Astronomy Camp Bursaries Announced

4 November 2016: More than 180 video applications from 25 countries were submitted for the 2016 ESO Astronomy Camp and the winners of the bursaries offered by ESO and the national partners have ...

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New Webcams for ALMA and Paranal

20 October 2016: New high-definition cameras have been installed at ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). They will provide improved 24/7 interactive views ...

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ESOcast 88: Fulldome Specialists visit Chile

27 October 2016: A team of photographers, including some ESO Photo Ambassadors, is visiting the observatory sites in Chile to obtain images for use in planetarium presentations. This is ESO's Fulldome Expedition ...

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