Call for Letters of Intent for 4MOST surveys

Published: 20 Oct 2019

4MOST is a state-of-the-art, high-multiplex, fibre-fed, optical spectroscopic survey facility currently under construction for ESO’s 4-metre VISTA telescope. During the first five years of operations, 4MOST will be used to execute a comprehensive, integrated programme of both Galactic and extragalactic Public Surveys. In addition, the ESO community will also be asked to propose for surveys with 4MOST. The process of selecting the Community Surveys will be initiated by a "Call for Letters of Intent for Public Spectroscopic Surveys" which will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Science Newsletter later this year.

The GTO surveys have been presented at the 4MOST workshop and a dedicated issue of the ESO Messenger; guaranteed time for the instrument consortium will be 70%. Interested teams can familiarise themselves with the facility, its operations, and selection process using information available via the links below.

  • The 4MOST workshop held at ESO headquarters in May this year;
  • The 4MOST issue of The Messenger (March 2019);
  • The 4MOST website.