ESO Period 106 Call for Proposals released

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)
ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) observatory at Paranal, with the Moon, Venus and Jupiter glowing brightly overhead. Image credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky

AAL is pleased to announce that the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a Call for Proposals for Period 106 (for observations between 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021). Under the terms of the Strategic Partnership between ESO and Australia, Australian-based astronomers have access to the facilities of the La Silla and Paranal Observatories, specifically the:

  • 3.6-m telescope (3.6);
  • New Technology Telescope (NTT);
  • Very Large Telescope (VLT);
  • Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI);
  • Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA); and
  • VLT Survey Telescope (VST).

Proposals for ESO time (in late August, Oct and Dec 2020) to use the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) antenna on Chajnantor will also be considered on the same basis as those from any ESO member state.

The proposal deadline is Thursday 26 March 2020 at noon Central European Time (10pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, 7pm Australian Western Standard Time).

For a summary of how to apply, and to see what is new in Period 106, please see AAL’s Applying for ESO Time page.

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