ESOcast 194: Cutting Edge of Contemporary Astronomy

18 février 2019

ESO’s observatories operate a suite of the most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes in the world, providing researchers with state-of-the-art facilities to study the Universe. Observing time on the telescopes is highly sought-after due to the remarkable detail in which they can capture the sky.

Every year, ESO receives thousands of observing proposals from researchers across the globe – up to ten times more hours of observations than are actually available. ESO therefore has to decide which cutting-edge astronomical questions should be awarded valuable telescope time .

In this ESOcast, six of the astronomers who help to make these decisions tell us about the hottest topics in contemporary astronomy. Covering topics ranging from dark matter to exoplanets, these astronomers make the case for why these cutting-edge fields deserve time at ESO’s telescopes.

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Calum Turner
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6670

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Screenshot of ESOcast 194
Screenshot of ESOcast 194


ESOcast 194: Cutting Edge of Contemporary Astronomy
ESOcast 194: Cutting Edge of Contemporary Astronomy