Science Activities

In this section you will find information about research activities at ESO and science related activities such as Science Verification Programmes and Instrument Comissioning as well as about ESO's Scientific Staff and the various programmes for Fellows, Students & Visitors.

Information about ESO Research activities can be found via the Science in Garching and the Science in Santiago webpages. A separate page provides information about the Scientific Staff at the Garching and Santiago Offices, including Fellows, Students, and Visitors.

ESO runs a number of attractive programmes for young and senior scientists to support doing astronomical research using ESO facilities. These programmes include studentships, postdoctoral fellowships, as well as programmes for visitors in Garching and in Santiago.

The ESO Very Large Array
Photo S. Deiries

The webpages on the VLT/VLTI, VISTA and APEX instruments provide comprehensive information about the Science Verification Programmes to verify and demonstrate their capabilities and links to the available science verifications data sets.