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

  • ERIS in 2022
  • GRAVITY Wide: proposal deadline 25 March 2022

Science Verification Data

Science Demonstrations

  • NEAR - Successful observations in September and December 2019 (raw data available)