Period 101 Changes in ESO Scientific Categories A and B

Published: 30 Aug 2017
WFI images of galaxies in Chandra Deep Field South

Astronomers applying for time in Period 101 should note that the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) scientific subcategories belonging to Categories A and B have been redefined. In addition, Category A is now called "Cosmology and the Intergalactic Medium" (previously "Cosmology") while Category B has been renamed "Galaxies" from "Galaxies and Galactic Nuclei". The full updated list of A and B subcategories is available on the OPC Categories page and in the ESOFORM User Manual.

These changes have been made in response to recommendations from the OPC, and aim to: (i) reflect the demand from the community; (ii) minimise the overlap between A and B subcategories; and (iii) rebalance the load for the referees serving in the OPC A and B panels.