Update on La Silla Paranal Observatory

Published: 03 Aug 2020

Due to the evolving situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Chile, all ESO observatories continue in a  safe state with no science operations taking place. Visitor mode runs until September 10 have been cancelled. Users have been informed individually by ESO.

The La Silla Paranal Observatory News webpage is updated bi-weekly with the outcome of the regular review to assess whether the conditions in Chile allow to initiate the ramp-up plan of the Observatories towards restricted science operations. Once the ramp-up plan is initiated, it is estimated that a minimum of three weeks will be necessary until first scientific data can be taken again, and about two more weeks until 'steady state' restricted operations will be reached.

A webpage containing answers to frequently asked questions regarding ESO observations in the context of Covid-19 is available here