October 5, 2012

ESO 50th anniversary web-stream live now!

A Day in the Life of ESO is live now! Watch it at: http://new.livestream.com/ESOAstronomy/ESO50 I will be giving a talk at 14:17 CEST. See you there.    
August 23, 2012

At the Campus Party Europe in Berlin

I am in Berlin, at the Campus Party Europe in Berlin, a geek meeting gathering about 20,000 participants. An unusual thing, I must say. I was invited as an ESO ambassador, to give a talk about astronomy. And here I […]
July 24, 2012

Meeting Alan Parsons

In many occasions I wrote in this blog that my passion for astronomy was accompanied by a deep passion for music. It was around 1978, or 1979, when a strong link between the skies and the music of the Alan […]
March 15, 2012

Astronomy and wonderful people

Today was the last day of the ESO annual review. I am just back from the closing party, and I cannot wait. I need to write something about it. During these days we got a full overview of the activities […]
February 10, 2012

Stephane Udry gives a talk at ESO on exo-planets

Long time no see… Many things happened in between. For instance, my boss Bruno Leibundgut joined the team led by Brian Schmidt in Stockholm, for the Nobel Prize ceremony. I already expressed my feeling related to Brian’s visit to ESO […]
October 18, 2011

Rock Star Paul Young encounters the Stars @ ESO

I am sick, at home. Stomach not working as originally designed. Therefore I find some time to blog. These last days have been very busy with the organization of the ESO Observing Programmes Committee, the board that selects the scientific […]
October 4, 2011

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 goes to Supernovae!

Great news! The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 goes to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess,“for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae”. This was somehow in the air since 2007, when […]
August 31, 2011

Lost a chance, maybe forever

Yesterday, while digging into more than 800 emails (already excluding spam) received during my summer vacation, I realized I have lost one of THE chances of my life. Scrolling down the list, searching for the most urgent things, I stumbled […]
August 29, 2011

Una serata assurda – An absurd evening

Just back from holidays. Many things happened, and maybe I’ll find the time to report about a few of them. But the funniest, and at the same time the most frustrating one was a public talk I gave together with […]