Ireland’s excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), access to research, and our chance to search the cosmos will all benefit from joining ESO.

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) on the 2600-metre-high Cerro Paranal is ESOs premier site for observations in the visible and infrared light. It is located in the Chilean Atacama desert. All four unit telescopes of 8.2-metre diameter are individually in operation with a large collection of instruments and have already made amazing scientific discoveries.