VLT/VLTI Instruments Science Verification

An integral part of the commissioning of a new instrument at the VLT is the Science Verification phase. SV programmes will include a set of typical scientific observations that should verify and demonstrate to the community the capabilities of the new instrument in the operational framework of the VLT Observatory. Please refer to the VLT Science Verification Policy and Procedures document for details.

Upcoming VLT/VLTI Science Verifications

  • The GRAVITY Science Verification will start in June 2016. The deadline for GRAVITY SV proposals is March 25 2016. All the information is available here.
  • MUSE Science Verification has finished. The raw data are available here.
  • The call for proposals for SPHERE Science Verification has been issued on 20 September 2014 with a proposal deadline of 15 October 2014.

Science Verification Data