4MOST - 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope
4-m Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope

4MOST All Hands Meeting 2016

by Joe Liske on 2016-09-16

The 4MOST All Hands Meeting 2016 will take place in Heidelberg on 19 – 23 September 2016. The meeting is hosted by the 4MOST team at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg.

The 4MOST facility, providing a massively multiplexed optical spectroscopy capability for the European Southern Observatory's VISTA telescope, is now in the final design phase, with on-sky surveys planned to commence in 2021. 4MOST will carry out a number of significant and transformational spectroscopic surveys which will enable significant advances in our understanding of our cosmos, from the evolution and structure of our Milky Way, to the growth of structure and evolution of the distant Universe.

The second annual 'All Hands Meeting' of the 4MOST consortium will bring together those working to define, construct, operate and scientifically exploit the 4MOST Facility. This includes the scientists from the large number of institutes involved in defining the ground breaking consortium science surveys, the applications specialists involved in the infrastructure groups, and the engineers, managers and scientists responsible for the delivery of the 4MOST Facility. All consortium members and prospective consortium members are invited to attend.

In addition to discussing ideas on the development of the 4MOST instrument and science, participants also get to visit Heidelberg with its many historic and cultural attractions, such as the romantic ruins of the castle towering above the Neckar river, Germany’s oldest university and the historic Old Town. With one of the leading universities in the world and numerous major international research institutions Heidelberg is also a city of science.

Please see http://wiki.4most.eu/all-hands-meeting-2016 for the meeting programme.