ESO Supernova opening — a new supernova over Munich. On 26 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre was officially inaugurated, and its doors are open to the public from 28 April 2018. The centre, located at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany, is a magnificent showcase of astronomy. It provides visitors with an immersive experience of astronomy in general, along with ESO-specific scientific results, projects, and technological breakthroughs.
This picture shows the ribbon being cut in front of the entrance to the centre by Beate Spiegel, Managing Director of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, and ESO’s Director General, Xavier Barcons.
From left to right those present are Gesa Schönberger, Managing Director of HITS, Tania Johnston, ESO Supernova Coordinator, Xavier Barcons, Beate Spiegel and Axel Müller, from the architects Bernhardt + Partner.