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.
Period 101 Changes in ESO Scientific Categories A and B
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.