Austrian Space Forum (OeWF)

we are a network of space experts in collaboration with national and international institutions from science and industry working at the cutting edge of scientific research

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The OeWF conducts interdisciplinary research \ with international partners on exploration strategies for future human Mars expeditions.

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Upcoming Events

May 2019
23.05.2019 - 01.09.2019: Exhibition: Austria in Space – a country takes off!
Sep 2019
26.09.2019 - 27.09.2019: Deutsche Astrobiologie Gesellschaft - 4th annual workshop
Nov 2019
04.11.2019 - 06.11.2019: European Mars Conference
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Recent OeWF blog entries
ALMA – ground-breaking science in high altitudes

ALMA – ground-breaking science in high altitudes

On Friday, 05th July, we went to ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array), our last stop on our #MeetESO tour. ALMA is located close to San Pedro de Atacama at about 3,000 m and over 5,000 m altitude. A visit of […]
#MeetESO – the biggest telescopes on Earth

#MeetESO – the biggest telescopes on Earth

After an exciting day on La Silla and an amazing & beautiful solar eclipse we left the mountain to drive per bus through the night to Paranal. We arrived there in the early morning, in the middle of the Atacama […]
#MeetESO – a solar eclipse over La Silla

#MeetESO – a solar eclipse over La Silla

La Silla is located at the outskirts of the Atacama Desert and is the first ESO location inaugurated 50 years ago in 1969. Several telescopes including also non ESO-telescopes are distributed at 2,400 m altitude. ESO is currently operating the […]
#MeetESO – Einstein, relativity & exciting experiments

#MeetESO – Einstein, relativity & exciting experiments

The Moon will start to cover the Sun tomorrow on 2nd July 2019 at 15:23:51 local time La Silla/Chile ( 21:23:51 CEST). About an hour later at 16:39:24 (22:39:34 CEST) the short totality phase will follow. This is an unique […]
Becoming an (analog) astronaut

Becoming an (analog) astronaut

A very passionate presentation about the most recent OeWF analogue mission in Oman had inspired me. Since the moment I could think about career options, I wanted to become an astronaut. A dream cherished by many children but which may […]
#MeetESO – how does a solar eclipse occur?

#MeetESO – how does a solar eclipse occur?

Tomorrow, my trip to Chile starts. A plane will take me from Rome in about 16 hours to Santiago de Chile, were I will meet my MeetESO buddies. On Monday, 1st July we will then travel by bus to our […]

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