I have since 1989 worked as a hardware development engineer at ESO, La Silla, Chile developing electronics for telescope control systems but I also worked a lot with software development using mostly C and vxWorks which is a realtime operating system. I have earlier worked with design and approvals of radio equipment like CBs and mobile phones, design of electronics, PCBs and mechanics for graphical machines plus software in Forth and Assembler. In the mid eighties, I was involved in the design of the electronics for one of the world's fastest laser printers, 245 pages B size (A3)/minute. I did also a great part of the software, in fact mostly the firmware, for that printer in Assembly language.
I am a Swedish citizen but I also speak quite good English, acceptable French and Spanish plus some German. Sorry about the quality of the photo but it was the only one I had available in electronic format, so I zoomed it up. Both the camera and me were highly sensitive to the UV at 8500 feet, therefore the strange colors and eyes.
European Southern Observatory, ESO, is an international organization consisting of eight member countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
It operates the La Silla observatory in the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile, at 2400 m altitude, where fourteen optical telescopes with diameters up to 3.6 m and a 15-m submillimeter radio telescope (SEST) are now in operation. The 3.5-m New Technology Telescope (NTT) became operational in 1990, and a giant telescope (VLT = Very Large Telescope), consisting of four 8-m telescopes (equivalent aperture = 16 m) is under construction. It will be erected on Paranal, a 2600 m high mountain in northern Chile, approximately 130 km south of the city of Antofagasta.
For more informationon about ESO see: http://www.eso.org
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