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Cooling Down Astronomy

24 Aug 2018, 10:00 UTC
Cooling Down Astronomy ESO/M. Zamani

Over the last six decades, ESO has risen to its prominence in ground-based astronomy mainly due to its smart, dedicated, and hard-working staff. One such staff member is Jean Louis Lizon, former head of the Cryo-Vacuum Integration group. He’s been at ESO for more than 37 years — and in that time he’s seen six Director Generals, installed more than 40 different instruments and instrument sub-systems, travelled to Chile 132 times, and spent more than 2000 days on top of La Silla and Paranal. We chatted with him about his long career.

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