Media Advisory: Press Conference in Brazil to
Announce Discovery in Outer Solar System
25 March 2014
An international team of astronomers, led by Felipe Braga-Ribas (Observatório Nacional/MCTI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), has used telescopes at seven locations in South America, including the 1.54-metre Danish and TRAPPIST telescopes at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, to make a surprise discovery in the outer Solar System.
This unexpected result raises several unanswered questions and is expected to provoke much debate. A press conference will be held in Brazil to present the new results and allow opportunities for questions.
Note that all information regarding these findings is under strict embargo until 19:00 CET (15:00 BRT) on Wednesday 26 March 2014.
When: The conference will be held on 26 March 2014 at 14:30 local time (BRT) and will take place in Portuguese with a summary in English.
Who: The conference presenters are:
- Felipe Braga-Ribas, Observatório Nacional/MCTI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Bruno Sicardy, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Paris, France
- Prof. Roberto Martins, Observatório Nacional/MCTI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Prof. Julio Camargo, Observatório Nacional/MCTI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Where: The event takes place in Observatório Nacional, Auditório do Grupo de Pesquisas em Astronomia (GPA), in the GPA/LINEA Building in Rua General José Cristino, 77, Bairro de São Cristovão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20921-400, Brazil.
How: To participate in the conference and receive additional material, bona fide members of the media must get accredited by sending an email to Dr. Gustavo Rojas (ESON Brazil) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the media may also request the feed URL from the contacts below. Questions can be sent by email to email@example.com in Portuguese or English. A limited number of journalists can participate via GoToMeeting online (please request access from firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gustavo Rojas ESON Brazil, Universidade Federal de São Carlos São Carlos, Brazil Tel.: +55 1633519795 Cell.: +55 16991554847 Email: email@example.com
Richard Hook ESO, Public Information Officer Garching bei München, Germany Tel: +49 89 3200 6655 Cell: +49 151 1537 3591 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org