HESSIIEine Information für alle, die zu dem Zeitpunkt in Namibia sind von der Namibia Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft:

"Hiermit die Bekanntmachung zum Tag der Offenen Tür und der Einweihung bei H.E.S.S. Es lohnt sich, den Link unten an zu klicken.

Herewith notice of Open Day and Inauguration at H.E.S.S. Look at the link at the bottom and open the attachments.

Inauguration of the
H.E.S.S. II Telescope

The institutes participating in theHigh Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.)represented by
Prof. Werner Hofmann (Spokesperson) and
Dr. Gerard Fontaine (Chair of the Board)
have the pleasure of announcing

The inauguration of the new H.E.S.S. II telescope in September 2012 in Namibia, with the sequence of events
September 27: Open Inauguration Workshop on Heja Lodge
This workshop is open to the interested public

September 28: Inauguration of the H.E.S.S. II telescope on the H.E.S.S. site
Participation in the inauguration event is by invitation

September 30: Open day at H.E.S.S.
Open to the general public, with tours of the telescopes and control room, exhibition with posters and hands-on displays. A bus transfer from and to Windhoek will be provided.

For more information about the H.E.S.S. II telescope, see the First Light press release.
Leave your message in the Inauguration guestbook
Shortcut to: http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/hfm/HESS/pages/home/hess2inaug/
H.E.S.S. Open Day

September 30, 2012

Public visit to the H.E.S.S. Telescopes on Farm Goellschau, 100 km south-west of Windhoek (10h00 - 16h00).


The H.E.S.S. site can be reached by car in about 1 1/2 hours, via the C26 (details see below), or using the transportation offered by the H.E.S.S. Collaboration (details to be announced).

Gamma-Ray Astronomers working on the telescopes will in attendance for the whole day to show visitors around.

Please bring hats, suncream, sunglasses, closed shoes, as most of the tour will be in the sun.

Bring your cameras along.

Cold drinks and food will be available.

The tour of the telescopes is free of charge.

Booking in advance not necessary.

See H.E.S.S web pages for background on the H.E.S.S. telescope system, on the technique and on the astronomy and astrophysics with H.E.S.S..

How to reach the H.E.S.S. site

The distance from Windhoek to the H.E.S.S. site on Farm Goellschau is 104 km, on a gravel road in a southwesterly direction. The road is maintained in regular intervals, and road quality varies with time since the last maintenance. The drive takes about 1 1/2 hours from the city center. Leave the city on Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, passing the University of Namibia, and take road no. C26 to Walvis Bay. After 32 km, turn left to continue on C26 for another 72 km. The access to the H.E.S.S. site is through a gate about 0.5 km before the entrance to the farm Goellschau, on the right hand side, indicated by a sign. Follow the farm road for about 5 km, until you reach the telescopes.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen – kind regards"