In the context of the SPIE conference on Astronomical Instrumentation (Marseilles, 23-28 June 2008):
- A poster entitled “EVALSO: Enabling Virtual Access to Latin-America Southern Observatories” has been presented at the conference “Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy”. This poster presented the EVALSO project, paying special attention to the virtual/remote presence system to be installed at ESO/VLT.
- A poster entitled “A fast link with Paranal: new operational opportunities” has been accepted by the organizers of the conference “”Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems”. This poster presents EVALSO with special emphasis on the new observing possibilities that it will enable at the ESO Very Large Telescope.
Both the EVALSO infrastructure ant the advanced concepts of Virtual Presence and new observing modes have prompted interest in the scientific community, as several people approached with questions during the poster exhibit.