Astronomy as a framework of cooperation between the European Union, Latin American and the Caribbean

Xavier Barcons is the European Southern Observatory (ESO) General Director.

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) along with Chile have implemented successful instruments in the field of science and technology, such as the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Cerro Paranal observatory - the most productive terrestrial astronomical installation, currently. Likewise, after more than 50 years of bi-regional collaboration, the largest terrestrial astronomical project that exists has been brought to life: the Great Atacama Millimeter / Submillimeter Array (ALMA). Read more