Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation

Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation

11-15 June 2001


ESO, Garching, Germany


Second Announcement


Detailed local and practical information is now available.

Workshop proceedings:
The deadline for submission of contributions is 31 July 2001. Please see the Instructions for Authors.

ESO has a long-term commitment to offer to its community a fully competitive range of VLT/VLTI instruments. The goals of this workshop are: 1) to obtain input from the ESO community on the VLT scientific results and the competitiveness of the current VLT/VLTI instrumentation, and 2) to identify the scientific drivers and the required characteristics of future instruments.

Following this workshop and after consultation of its advisory committees, ESO will issue a letter of intent for VLT/VLTI future instrumentation.

The workshop will take place in the auditorium of the ESO HQ in Garching and will last for 4 days, from 11 June (afternoon) to 15 June (morning).

ESO has solicited contributions from the ESO community and received over 60 replies.

A nearly final programme of the workshop is now available, as well as abstracts of the oral and poster contributions. For each of the oral contributions, the full list of co-authors may be viewed by clicking on the title of the contribution in the programme.

For further information about the scientific programme, please contact G. Monnet ( or J. Bergeron (


Registration and Accommodation:

Registration for the workshop is now closed. Please note that, due to the limited capacity of the ESO auditorium, we have been obliged to restrict the number of participants.

If you have registered but have not yet indicated your accommodation requirements, please submit the accommodation form immediately.

The registration fee is 150 DM (to be paid upon arrival in DM-cash, travellers cheques, or Eurocheques. Credit cards are not accepted.)


Local and Practical Information:

Around the middle of May we will inform you about your hotel reservation and what the cost will be. Expected daily rates, including breakfast, are DM 125-150 for a single room, and DM 160-200 for a double room. All rooms are with shower/WC. All the hotels are in Garching, and are within walking distance of each other. Bus transportation between the hotels and ESO will be provided on the days of the workshop.

There is easy access to downtown Munich by bus and U-bahn. General information concerning Garching and ESO can be retrieved following the link Travel and local information.

In case you have a question about the local arrangements, please send an e-mail to