ann23004 — Announcement

Girls’ Day Event at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany

7 February 2023

On 27 April 2023, ESO will participate in Germany’s Girls’ Day activities, in which technology companies, universities and research organisations open their doors to female school students to give them an insight into scientific and technological professions — encouraging more of them to choose careers in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Places for the event are limited. To register, please visit the Girls’ Day website.

The ESO Girls’ Day will introduce the work of ESO and highlight many of our daily activities, such as astrophysical research, mechanical and optomechanical design and integration, operations, and much more. The programme includes introductory talks as well as hands-on workshops on astronomy and engineering.

The students will learn how astronomical instruments are built, tested and operated. They will also learn how data are collected and used in astronomical research to answer the big questions about the Universe. This will provide the students with an insight into the kinds of work done by engineers and astronomers at ESO.

Rounding off this introduction to the world’s most productive astronomical observatory, there will be a live video link to Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The students will be able to talk to ESO astronomers and engineers working 11 000 kilometres away on this remote mountain top in Chile’s Atacama Desert, 2600 metres above sea level.

The talks and workshops at the event will be in German.

When: 08:30, 27 April 2023

Where: ESO Supernova, Karl-Schwarzschild-Straße 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany

Who: Girls in 8th grade or higher.



Wolfgang Vieser
ESO Education Coordinator

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