ESO astronomer Suzanna Randall has been selected as a new trainee of the initiative Astronautin, which aims to train the first female German astronaut and send her on a research mission to the International Space Station. The announcement was made at a press conference at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany on 16 February 2018.
Andrew Levan, professor at the University of Warwick, speaks to the crowd about the implications of the first observations of a neutron star merger during the press conference at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on 16 October 2017 in Garching bed München, Germany. Levan's team, along with teams from around Europe, used ESO telescopes in Chile to observe the aftermath of a neutron star merger, known as a kilonova.
Samaya Nissanke, assistant professor at Radboud University and representative of the Virgo Interferometer, answers a question during the European Southern Observatory (ESO) press conference announcing the first discovery of a neutron star merger in Garching bei München on 16 October 2017. Next to her is Marina Rejkuba, head of the User Support Department at ESO.
Stephen Smartt, professor at the Queen's University Belfast, speaks during the ESO press conference announcing the discovery of a neutron star merger and its electromagnetic counterpart on 16 October 2017.
Xavier Barcons talks in ESOcast 125 about his aspirations for ESO and astronomy research just a few days before starting as ESO's eighth Director General.
Following the star trails... Visitors to the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre enjoy a show in the planetarium, which is 14 metres in diameter and uses state-of-the-art projection technology.