Combining the freedom of a CubeSat with the power of an ESO telescope
How ESO’s HARPS will help PicSat the CubeSat to unravel the mysteries of the Beta Pictoris star system
Protecting the Extremely Large Telescope from Earthquakes
ESO engineer Max Kraus tell us about newly-developed seismic technology
Brown Dwarf Formation Hints at Billions of New Neighbours
Astronomer Koraljka Muzic tells her story of discovery
Discovering the First Interstellar Asteroid
Olivier Hainaut tells us about a visitor from outside our Solar System
Rocking Out With A Heavy Metal Planet
Eike Guenther on the evolving study of planetary origins
Creating the First Open-Source Planetarium in the World
A conversation with ESO Supernova Coordinator Tania Johnston
Contacts and Bio
Dr. Paola Rebusco
ESO Science Outreach Network
MIT - Experimental Study Group
Massachusetts Avenue 77
Cambridge, MA 02139
Paola is currently working as a research scientist and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT in Cambridge, MA). She was born in Italy, near Lake Garda. She earned her master's degree in theoretical physics from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2003. She received her PhD in astronomy from the Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich, Germany) and the International Max Planck Research School for Astrophysics in 2007. She then crossed the Atlantic, along with her dog Balù, and spent three years as a Pappalardo Postdoctoral fellow in Physics at MIT. Dr Rebusco is not only interested in theoretical astrophysics and teaching, but also in how specialised knowledge is made publicly accessible. During the last six months of her PhD she was a science-writing intern at ESO. Today, apart from being the ESON representative in the United States, Paola comments on scientific news for the Italian radio programme Moebius, and contributes to the Italian science magazine Newton. Paola loves travelling (especially to warm places), sailing, writing and reading, cooking and eating, and playing basketball with her husband. Although she is not an observer, she travels to Chile to visit her friends and ESO’s observatories whenever she can.
Read Paola’s webpage here.
About the ESO Science Outreach Network
The ESO education and Public Outreach Department has established a network of contacts in the ESO Member states and other countries. The goal of this ESO Science Outreach Network (ESON) is to act locally as ESO's media and outreach representative, in order to promote ESO's mission and achievements, and demonstrate the many inspirational aspects of astronomy.
More information about ESON is available on: https://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eson.html