The 92nd Observing Programmes Committee met on 21–24 May 2013 and recommended six new Large Programmes (two at the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, one at NTT + VLT UT1, one on VLT UT3 and two at APEX). A total of 1092 (8-hour equivalent) nights of visitor and service mode observations on VLT, VISTA and VST, the 3.6-metre, NTT and APEX have been allocated.

On the VLT the balance of visitor and service in Period 92 was 26.5% and 70.7% (2.8% fillers). New and on-going Large Programmes on the VLT occupy 22% of the allocation, while the equivalent numbers on the 3.6-metre and NTT are 65% and 48% respectively.

A new query form for the approved runs of Period 92, and earlier periods, is now available and enables a variety of queries by telescope, instrument, PI/CoI, title words, etc. Access to the abstracts, raw files resulting from the observations and links to any publications are optionally available. Note that abstracts of ESO proposals are only made public once the proprietary period of the associated data has expired. Wider browsing options for allocated proposals, such as by Large Proposals, Directors Discretionary Time, GTO, etc., are available here.

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