Category: VLT

The E-ELT will be in Chile at the Cerro Armazones?

Hello, An interesting news was released today by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the international organization where I used to work in Chile. The E-ELT Site Selection Advisory Committee recommended the the Cerro Armazones in Chile as the future site of ...

Students are back… Binary Asteroid projects

Dear readers, I realized that I did not post anything on my blog for a week. What was going on? Well I got caught in one we called a never-ending deadline series. Last week, I started my UC-Berkeley week giving a lecture-class ...

Post-observing report of the VLT Paranal and Pictures

  Hello, This morning when I woke up I had a post-observing report from Herve Bouy, the observer for our run (see my previous post), summarizing the night of observation at Paranal. It went very smoothly and the weather got better during ...

One night of observations at Paranal, Chile

Hello readers, Today I am going to describe using an example how astronomers work and collaborate. I am part of an observing project aimed at calibrating with an excellent accuracy the distortion of the near-infrared detector called CONICA mounted on the Adaptive Optics system ...