On Saturday 21 February 2015, EO made press conference with national media's about the handovering of two 1m-diameter telescopes.
During the press conference
It has been remembered that Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) was engaged in building a two one-meter diameter telescopes project for the past five years which was primarily aimed and targeted to establish Entoto Observatory and Research center (EO). The contract for building of the telescope was given to ASTELCO company by ESSS. ASTELCO is a German based Company who have ample experience in building and installing Astronomical telescope in the world.
The installation of the telescopes were completed couples of months ago and waiting for commissioning to its full operation. The final commissioning was carried out for a week by group of external commissioners &international Scientists who have ample years of experiences in the field and came from South Africa and Russia.
On Friday 12 Dec 2014,the Entoto Observatory and Research Center Council visited the center and made a one day Council meeting at the center.
During their visit ,the EO Director, Dr. Solomon Belay and his staff members, explained for the Council members about the activities of the center in general and the scientific & technical support divisions in particular.
On 25 Nov 2014, the International Science Program (ISP) physical Science director Prof. Ernest van Groningen Visited EORC.
During his visit to EO, Prof Ernest meet EO Director, Staffs, & Students (MSC & PHD) at the center and visited the observatories.
EO director Dr. Solomon, introduced Prof. Ernest to students and staffs about his professional background and his current duties and purpose of visit to EO.
Addis Ababa 10 November 2014 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Major General Charles F. BOLDEN appreciated the impressive development Ethiopia has been registering, Speaking while visiting Entoto Observatory and Research center, he said many countries are exploring for partnering in knowledge and technology transfer with Ethiopia.
As part of the endeavors to broaden, encourage and support Ethiopia’s development and bring the nation into a Global stage as model of contemporary leader in rapid and inclusive sustainable development, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Major General Charles F. BOLDEN visited Entoto Observatory and Research center and made Public Talk at the Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology Conference Hall organized by EORC, AAiT, ESSS and USA embassy.