ESO Annual Report 2019 Now Available

18 June 2020

The ESO Annual Report 2019 is now available. It presents a summary of ESO’s many activities throughout the year. The contents include:

  • Research highlights from ESO facilities, including the first image of the shadow of a supermassive black hole, groundbreaking investigations of exoplanets and how the shapes and characteristics of asteroids are being uncovered in unprecedented detail from the ground.
  • A summary of activities at ESO’s front-line observatories in Chile: 2019 was a very special year for the La Silla Observatory, marking 50 years since its inauguration. The celebrations of this anniversary were further distinguished by the opportunity to witness a rare total solar eclipse at the observatory.
  • The latest news from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
  • News about ESO staff and infrastructure, and recommendations from the ESO Visiting Committee.

This product is available to download for free and will soon be available to buy in the ESOshop.


  • Download the ESO Annual Report 2019 here
  • Find the ESO Annual Report 2019 in the ESOshop here from the end of June 2020


Oana Sandu
ESO Community Coordinator & Communication Strategy Officer
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65

About the Announcement



Cover of the Annual Report 2019
Cover of the Annual Report 2019