European Southern Observatory

European Southern Observatory

Förkortning

ESO

Beskrivning av infrastrukturen

ESO is a European astronomical research and technology organization with 15 member states, covering ca. 30% of all astronomers in the world. ESO's headquarters are in Germany and its telescopes are situated in Chile. ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organization in Europe and the leading ground-based observatory in the world. In Chile. ESO operates four optical/infrared 8m Very Large Telescopes (VLT) and it is the European partner of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) the largest astronomical research infrastructure in the world. ESO is also constructing the 39m European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which when completed in 2024 will be the largest telescope in the world revolutionizing optical and infrared astronomical research. E-ELT will allow a more detailed study of for example extrasolar planets and the earliest Universe. FINCA practises and co-ordinates Finnish ESO-related research in astronomy and promotes ESO-related technological development work. It participates in research training and promotes co-operation of Finnish universities in astronomy.

Verksamheten har inletts

1962

Ansvarig organisation

Åbo universitet

Nyckelord

ESO, FINCA, astronomy, ion

Forskningsinfrastrukturens tjänster

ESO and FINCA

Övriga uppgifter

Vetenskapsområden

NATURVETENSKAPER

Klassifikationer

På Finlands Akademis vägvisare

Nej

Kontakt

Namn

Suomen ESO-keskus

Besöksadress

Quantum, Vesilinnantie 5, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto

Taggar

urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016111643