Fw: Man-made Star Shines in the Southern Sky / ESA TV Exchanges / 28-02-2006

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Date: Mon Feb 27 2006 - 10:20:45 EST

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    From: <claus.habfast@esa.int>
    To: <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk>
    Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 1:51 PM
    Subject: Man-made Star Shines in the Southern Sky / ESA TV Exchanges / 
    28-02-2006
    
    
    > ESA BROADCAST CENTRE
    >
    > Dear John ,
    >
    > The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
    > 28-Feb-06 10:15 - 10:30 GMT
    > Man-made Star Shines in the Southern Sky
    > ESA TV Exchanges
    >
    > Background information on the transmission:
    >
    > Replay 1: 28 February 2006, 16:00-16:15 GMT
    >
    > Replay 2: 4 March 2006, 11:30-11:45 GMT
    >
    > Today's transmission is a Video News Release by the European Southern 
    > Observatory, ESO.
    >
    > ESO astronomers have been able to create an "artificial star", 90 km high 
    > in the atmosphere, using a laser beam. This "star" can be put at any point 
    > in the sky, and it enables the adaptive optics of the VLT telescope to be 
    > used throughout the visible sky. Until now, adaptive optics required the 
    > light of a strong natural star as a reference - as of now, the artificial 
    > star will take this over.
    >
    > The new technology therefore enlarges the field of vision of the most 
    > powerful telescope on Earth, to hitherto inaccessible regions.
    >
    > The script is online as a PDF file under 
    > http://television.esa.int/photos/EbS44693.pdf
    >
    > This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission's 
    > "Europe by Satellite" (EbS) service. You can find the complete 
    > transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV 
    > items, from the EbS Web site at http://europa.eu.int/comm/ebs/schedule.cfm
    >
    > More background information can be found on www.eso.org.
    >
    >
    >
    > Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13 East (DVB/MPEG-2)
    > Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)
    > SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4
    >
    >
    > For further information, visit our website at http://television.esa.int. 
    > For other enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 
    > 565 6340, e-mail claus.habfast@esa.int.
    >
    > With kind regards
    >
    > ESA TV Service
    >
    >
    > 
    
    
    
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