ESO

Plats

HQ Munich, Germany and telescopes in Chile

Webpage

To do business with ESO

ESO (The European Southern Observatory) consists of telescopes at three sites in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The Very Large Telescope can view objects at the edge of our universe and help answer fundamental questions, such as whether we are alone. A new Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with a 39-m mirror is under construction, with a budget of EUR 1.2 billion. It will be the world’s largest telescope and will address some of the most pressing unresolved issues in astronomy.