The Messenger 190 is Now Available Online-only, Subscribe to Receive it into your Inbox

Published: 15 May 2023
An ESO conference in Garching

As previously announced, after nearly half a century in publication, ESO’s journal for science and technology, The Messenger, is making a jump into the digital world by becoming an online-only publication. As reader habits have continued to shift online along with journal publication practices, and with sustainability an ever greater focus at ESO, The Messenger has evolved accordingly. Readers will now be able to find both new and old issues of the historic journal at a new redesigned webpage, making the published articles in The Messenger more accessible, usable and traceable than before. 

The new issue 190 features a special collection of articles describing the various community surveys that will be conducted with 4MOST -the 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope, which is a new high-multiplex, wide-field spectroscopic survey facility under construction for the four-metre-class Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal Observatory. Further, the readers can get familiar with the first outcomes of the Distributed Peer Review process for observing proposals introduced at ESO last year, as well as the ongoing effects that the eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha‘apai volcano had on observations at Paranal Observatory, among other astronomical news and technology updates.

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