Just a quick one. I will be giving a public lecture on the search for life in the universe. Being an astronomer I will mainly focus on the astrophysical aspects, but I will also touch upon related subjects. The lecture […]
Working at ESO gives great professional and social opportunities. Being at the center of European experimental astronomy, is the place where many new and exciting things take place. For this reason it attracts scientists and engineers from all over the […]
A [very] quick one. ESA’s Herschel and Planck will be launched on May 14 from French Guiana. See this press release for more details. Keep checking the ESA website for updates, this is going to be exciting.
As I had announced in my previous post, last Tuesday there were great expectations here at ESO for the arrival of Prof. Sergio Bertolucci, CERN‘s Director for Science, who had accepted to give a talk on the Large Hadron Collider. […]
When I was ten or so, I was already a science enthusiast, even though I certainly did not know what science actually meant (to be honest I cannot say I fully understand it even now). But I remember I was […]
It is Monday morning and I am sitting in the control room of the VLT, at the console of UT3-Melipal, with Elena, Joel and Duncan. It is half past three, Chilean time, and we still have a couple of hours […]
As we get out of the residencia (probably better known to the public as la perla de las dunas after the last 007 movie) I can feel the excitement in the team. There are a number of technical things we […]