Wide Area Vista
Extragalactic Survey

WAVES is a massively multiplexed spectroscopic survey of 2 million galaxies planned to be carried out on the VISTA telescope as part of the 4MOST Consortium's suite of surveys.





Survey Design

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AESOP

Watch 4MOST's fibre positioner unit in action

People

Meet the Team

Timeline

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Key Announcements

  • WAVES Survey Management Plan v1.0 released

    The Survey Management Plan (SMP) for WAVES provides a brief summary of the survey science, scientific requirements for the 4MOST instrument, a detailed breakdown of the expected work packages and involvement with the 4MOST Infrastructure Working Groups (IWGs), and team structure.

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  • WAVES-PI led ARC LIEF bids plus University partners provide a total of $1.8million towards construction of AESOP

    Funding from two successful ARC LIEF awards ($640k in 2014 and $430k in 2015), University partners contributions and AAO development costs provides a total of $1.8Million cash towards development of the 4MOST fibre positioner AESOP.

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  • WAVES presentation at WFIRST meeting

    Australian P.I Simon Driver attends the international meeting "Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science" in Pasadena from 29 Feb through to 2 March 2016.

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  • Simulations Group Update

    The N-body simulation programme supporting WAVES and more broadly 4MOST galaxy formation and cosmology projects is well under way.

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WAVES simulated light cones
WAVES-Wide WAVES-Deep WAVES-UltraDeep SDSS GAMA