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visit-by-eso-director-general-prof-tim-de-zeeuwOn Tuesday, 24 November 2015, the Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Prof. Tim de Zeeuw, will be visiting Hamburg Observatory for the first time. Hamburg Observatory is arguably the cradle of ESO, and its former director Otto Heckmann (1942 - 1962) became the first Director General of ESO in 1962. There is hence a strong historical link between Hamburg Observatory and ESO. Prof. de Zeeuw will give a seminar entitled "Building the World's Largest Telescopes at ESO" at 16:00 in the library, followed by an extensive Q&A session.   ESO is an intergovernmental organisation for astronomy founded in 1962 by five countries. It currently has 15 Member States in Europe with Brazil poised to join in the near future....