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

  • HAWK-I/GRAAL Science Verification has been issued on 2 Octobber 2017 with a proposal deadline of 31 October 2017.
  • We expect to issue a call for ESPRESSO Science Verification for observation in Q2 2018 near the end of 2017
  • MUSE/NFM Science Verification is planned for Q3 2018
  • CRIRES Science Verification is planned for Q4 2018

Science Verification Data