Pitch your Research to ESO Communications to Reach a Broad Audience

Published: 22 Jan 2021
Artist’s impression of star being tidally disrupted by a supermassive black hole

Are you an author on an upcoming scientific study based on ESO data? If you think your study could be relevant for the wider public or journalists, please consider pitching it to ESO’s Department of Communication by sending your paper to ESO's Media Manager Bárbara Ferreira at press@eso.org.

ESO is always searching for interesting, curious or impactful studies to highlight to the media and the public, be it through press releases or other communication products, such as ESO blog posts or pictures of the week. Papers are welcome that present new (not yet published) scientific results that are obtained with data from ESO telescopes and instruments, including those in which ESO is a partner or hosted at ESO observatories. Submissions of studies with a diverse author team with regards to gender, career stage, and country of affiliation are especially encouraged.

Since the process of evaluating and preparing a press release (or an ESO blog post) can be lengthy, please send us your paper as soon as it has been submitted to a journal. ESO will then ask you a few questions about your research so that the various factors that influence the impact of a press release can be properly evaluated. While it is not possible to produce press releases for all the exciting discoveries made with ESO telescopes, the reward is high: if your science does make it into a press release, it will make the news, reaching people all around the world.