ann18010 — Announcement

Reaching New Heights at the ESO Supernova

23 April 2018

On Friday 4 May, a live planetarium show — Reaching New Heights — will be presented at the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. This show will take the audience on a journey around ESO’s state-of-the-art facilities, immersing them in Chile’s stunning scenery and wonderful dark skies.

As the world’s leading ground-based astronomy organisation, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) builds and operates some of the best telescopes in the world, enabling exciting astronomical discoveries and the further understanding of our fascinating Universe. Reaching New Heights provides an overview of ESO, including amazing footage of the telescopes in the Atacama Desert, scientific simulations of discoveries made with these facilities, and a peek into the future as ESO sets out to build the world’s largest optical telescope, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).

The event is free of charge and is aimed at the general public including children over 8 years old. The show will be presented in German by ESO Supernova coordinator Tania Johnston, who will also present an English version on 15 June. More information about the show, as well as the link to book tickets for both the German and the English screenings, can be found here. Seats should be reserved before arrival.

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre will open its doors to the public on 28 April 2018. To see the full range of activities on offer and to book a place at any forthcoming events, please use the following link.

More Information

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The building is a donation from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation, and ESO runs the facility.



Tania Johnston
ESO Supernova Coordinator
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 320 061 30

Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator & Communication Strategy Officer
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65

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"Reaching New Heights" poster
"Reaching New Heights" poster
"Reaching New Heights" poster
"Reaching New Heights" poster