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ESO Supernova Public Newsletter
23 August 2021

Dear visitor and supporters,

It has been lovely to welcome so many of you again through our doors these past months. We write to you today, to let you know about further measures we are introducing to help keep everyone safe. Across Germany the 3G rule is being implemented. You can read more about how this will affect your visit to the ESO Supernova here.

During the school summer holidays, you have your final chance to see the fantastic planetarium show “The Secrets of Gravity” from our local partners Softmachine. Don’t miss your chance!

Also, we are currently looking to hire an education specialist to strengthen our team. The position has been created thanks to a collaboration with Forscherstation Heidelberg and the person will be responsible for expanding the education offer at the ESO Supernova, both for children aged 3-12 years and their educators. The position is made possible thanks to support from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. The full job description can be found here: We would be very grateful if you could pass this advert on to anyone you know who might be interested.

We hope you are enjoying the summer and look forward to welcoming you here in the ESO Supernova soon.

Tania Johnston
Head of ESO Supernova

  ESO Supernova Press Releases

Germany’s new 3G rules implemented at the ESO Supernova from 25 August 2021

20 August 2021: In order to continue protecting our visitors and our community, additional COVID-19 measures will be implemented at the ESO Supernova from 25 August 2021, in line with the national recommendations.

The ESO Supernova Planetarium re-opens its doors, offering an improved visual experience — The new programme includes a fresh production and familiar favourites

11 June 2021: Starting Saturday, 12 June 2021, we are happy to welcome our visitors again in the ESO Supernova Planetarium. Due to recent upgrades of our technology, the audience will enjoy an ...

New planetarium show: Unseen Universe — look at the sky with superhuman eyes — Produced in association with ESO, the show brings you a spectacular look into new telescope technology

14 October 2020: How do astronomers explore the Universe beyond the human senses? The newest show included in the ESO Supernova programme offers an insight into the greatest revolution in astronomy since the ...

New at the ESO Supernova: “Beyond the Sun” Planetarium Show — The story of a little girl who explores the Universe to find exoplanets, now available in German

24 April 2020: The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre programme will feature a new show called “Beyond the Sun”, focused on the delights and mysteries of exoplanet hunting.

  ESO Supernova Announcements

Virtual guide now available for exhibition visitors

30 July 2021: While guided tours are temporarily suspended, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre has created a new, virtually guided experience, to facilitate the self-exploration and deeper understanding of The Living ...

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