Hot Off the Press: ESO and Industry

New flyer shows how industrial partners help ESO to deliver its mission

5 April 2011

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) operates some of the most powerful ground-based telescopes in the world. Building and maintaining such grand instruments requires external help, and ESO has forged many strong working relationships with industry to secure the necessary technical expertise. Since 2005, ESO has awarded contracts worldwide totalling more than 600 million euros, the vast majority of which have been placed with companies in the ESO Member States and Chile.

You can find out more about ESO’s relationship with industry, as well as the opportunities that are available for the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), for which construction is due to begin by the end of this year, in the new printed flyer, ESO and Industry.

To download a copy of the flyer, please go to



Rowena Sirey
Head of External Relations
ESO, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6843

Lars Lindberg Christensen
Head of ESO ePOD
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6761
Cellular: +49-173-3872-621

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ESO and Industry flyer
ESO and Industry flyer