Eso.org. In ESOcast 124 ESO’s outgoing Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, gives us his thoughts and reflections on a decade at ESO.
Over the last ten years ESO has consolidated its position as the world’s foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation. In this period of growth the organisation has seen the accession of two new member states and also the construction of new telescopes, instruments and facilities, leading to astonishing new discoveries. As Director General, Tim de Zeeuw has played an extremely important role in the evolution of ESO, an evolution which continues to take the organisation into new territory. Perhaps most significant is that under his leadership, the ESO Council has agreed to proceed with the construction of the Extremely Large Telescope, which is set to usher in a new era of astronomy.
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