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20 Years of Science at Paranal

6 Jul 2018, 10:00 UTC
20 Years of Science at Paranal John Colosimo (colosimophotography.com)/ESO

Since the Paranal Observatory opened in May 1998, it has become one of the most productive observatories in the world. The observatory houses the Very Large Telescope (VLT), ESO’s premier observatory consisting of four large telescopes and four smaller partner telescopes. For its 20th year in operation, we caught up with Steffen Mieske, Head of Science Operations at Paranal, to learn more about the past, present, and future of the observatory.

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