Prime Minister of Italy Visits Paranal Observatory

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On 24 Oct 2015, a Prime Minister of Italy, His Excellency Matteo Renzi, visited ESO’s Paranal Observatory in a Atacama Desert of northern Chile. He was taken on a debate of ESO’s world-leading astronomical comforts by ESO’s Director General, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, and a Programme Manager of a European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), Roberto Tamai.

On 24 Oct 2015, a Prime Minister of Italy, His Excellency Matteo Renzi, visited ESO’s Paranal Observatory in a Atacama Desert of northern Chile. He was taken on a debate of ESO’s world-leading astronomical comforts by ESO’s Director General, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, and a Programme Manager of a European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), Roberto Tamai.

The Italian Prime Minister was accompanied by the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mario Giro, and a Ambassador of Italy in Chile, His Excellency Marco Ricci, as good as other Italian Government officials and Mr Francesco Starace, CEO of a Italian multinational appetite association ENEL. Also benefaction were Her Excellency Gloria Navarrete, Director of Protocol during a Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Senator Guido Girardi and a Ambassador of Chile to Italy, His Excellency Fernando Ayala.

On attainment Prime Minister Renzi and his commission were welcomed by ESO’s Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, and a E-ELT Programme Manager, Roberto Tamai, who afterwards acted as hosts and accompanied them on a debate of a site.

“I am gay to acquire Prime Minister Renzi to a Paranal Observatory,” said Tim de Zeeuw. “Italy has been an ESO Member State for 33 years and Italian attention has done outrageous contributions to a organization — a VLT enclosures we see here were built in Italy. The really active astronomical village in Italy is also during a forefront of exploiting ESO’s comforts to lift out world-leading science.”

The renowned guest noticed a opening of a domes of a 4 VLT Unit Telescopes as they were prepared for night observations. They were also shown a VLT Survey Telescope, that was designed and built in Italy, and afterwards dined during Paranal’s award-winning Residencia, a observatory’s accommodation and bureau building.

Italian engineers and astronomers are also now heavily concerned in a pattern and construction of a European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), that will turn a world’s largest optical/infrared telescope. The Programme Manager of a E-ELT, Roberto Tamai, is also an Italian national. The Prime Minister and his commission were shown where a E-ELT is now being built on Cerro Armazones, only 20 kilometres from Paranal.

Plans for a Prime Minister to revisit a look-out were initial announced in Jun 2015 in Milan, during Expo Milano — a World Exposition attended by over 140 countries and dozens of organisations during that ESO upheld astronomy-themed activities and exhibited ESO Ultra HD videos display a fantastic night skies of Chile.

ESO’s Paranal Observatory is located 130 kilometres south of Antofagasta, in a heart of Chile’s Atacama Desert. At a tallness of 2635 metres above sea level, Paranal is one of a best places on Earth to control systematic observations of a Universe. With a 4 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes and 4 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes of a Very Large Telescope (VLT) — a world’s many modernized visual instrument dedicated to astronomical investigate — as good as a VISTA and VST consult telescopes, Paranal is a many prolific ground-based astronomical look-out in a world.

Source: ESO