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European Southern Observatory

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The European Southern Observatory (ESO, formally: European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere) is a 16-nation intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy. Created in 1962, ESO has provided astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky. The organisation employs about 730 staff members and receives annual member state contributions of approximately 131 million. Its observatories are located in northern Chile.

Link: ESO

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Members, Observers and other participations

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Austria   Chile
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