The creation of Working Group on Alternative Sites was decided by Council during its April 19, 1995 meeting, with the task of proposing alternatives for the possible placement of one VLT telescope or the entire VLT/VLTI (ESO/Cou-549).
During its June Meeting, Council reiterated the resolution to pursue, until further notice, and through the ad-hoc Working Group set up in response to the decision by Council in its meeting on 19 April 1995, the ongoing comparative study of first-class astronomical site in the world (Annex 2 to ESO-Cou-559).
In the minutes of the same meeting, it is stated that
the Working Group will report to the Director General. The ESO executive
will then prepare a document based on the report of that committee,
to be discussed by Council.
M. Sarazin, A. Renzini, August 25, 1995
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