The AAO’s 4MOST/AEOSOP team started building the AESOP spines and actuators in early May. You can view photos of the construction process on the AESOP timeline here.
Australian P.I. (Driver), both PSs (Davies & Robotham) and PM (Mannering) attended the Astronomical Society of Australia AGM at the University of Sydney. WAVES-Deep PS L. Davies presented an introduction to 4MOST, AESOP, the WAVES key science goals, team structure and current progress, inviting members of the Australian community to join the WAVES team.
The 4MOST All-Hands meeting 2016 will take place in the week of 19-23 September 2016 at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The meeting will start around noon on Monday, and end at ~14:00 on Friday. The 4MOST All-Hands is a mixture of science, engineering, and management meetings, spread over plenary sessions and splinter meetings. Details on the agenda and logistics will follow.
WAVES team members Simon Driver, Luke Davies, Matt Owers, Elaine Sadler, Andrew Hopkins and Nick Seymour will be attending the eROSITA/CAASTRO/4MOST workshop "Follow-up of wide-area X-ray surveys: Science, Facilities, Programs." at the Ringberg Castle, Bavaria.
Version 2 of the WAVES Survey Management Plan (SMP) and Survey Science Plan (SSP) released.
The SMP for WAVES provides a brief summary of the survey science, a detailed breakdown of the expected work packages and involvement with the 4MOST Infrastructure Working Groups (IWGs), the team structure and the schedule. The SMP is accompanied by the SSP, which contains the preliminary science case and survey strategy, as well as the Science and User Requirements scientific requirements for the 4MOST instrument.
Visit the Documentation page or download here:
SMP v2.0 SSP v2.0
Simon Driver and Aaron Robotham (WAVES co-PI and WAVES-Wide PS) successfully led a second ARC LIEF bid for additional funding for the Australian–European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP). Combined with University contributions, a total of $880k new funds have been added.
Further information on the current design and progress of AESOP can be found here.
Chris Power is appointed Chair of the 4MOST Science Simulations working group (IWG5) following the Cambridge 4MOST All-hands meeting.
First 4MOST All-Hands meeting to be held at Cambridge. WAVES PO (Driver, Liske, Mannering, Robotham, Davies) to attend.
September meeting in Oxford. WAVES PIs (Driver, Liske) to attend, 4MOST PI (de Jong), 4MOST PS (Feltzing, McMahon) and key UK astronomers to discuss possible UK membership.
WAVES PO attending MSE meeting to discuss future spectroscopic surveys.
Davies (WAVES-Deep PS) and Croom appointed Co-Chairs of the 4MOST Extragalactic Analysis Pipelines working group (IWG8).
Modification to WAVES design following SKA rebaseline and 4MOST survey simulations. Introduction of 6 Ultra-Deep fields.
WAVES design concept paper accepted and available online.
WAVES PO established at UWA and funded by ICRAR:
|Simon Driver||WAVES co-PI|
|Jochen Liske||WAVES co-PI|
|Liz Mannering||appointed as interim project Manager|
|Aaron Robotham||appointed as WAVE-Wide Project Scientist|
|Luke Davies||appointed as WAVE-Deep Project Scientist|
Joe Liske appointed as co-PI following successful University of Hamburg funding request.
Second LIEF bid submitted.Download
4MOST and WAVES presentation at the international conference; `Multi-Object Spectroscopy in the Next Decade: Big Questions, Large Surveys and Wide Fields' in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands between 2nd and 6th March 2015.
Joe Liske is appointed as chair of the Science Coordination Board.
First complete set of mocks delivered to 4MOST.
First public presentations of WAVES at Naples conference by PI Simon Driver.
Science Team preliminary design kick-off meeting in Potsdam.
LIEF Award accepted: WAVES: (Western Australian) Wide Area VISTA Extra‑galactic Survey.
WAVES adopted as a 4MOST Consortium Survey - Driver appointed to 4MOST Scientific and Technical Steering Committee.
LINKAGE INFRASTRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES (LIEF) grant submitted to fund construction of AESOP.
Visit to Australia by 4MOST PI and Australian Astronomical Observatory Town Hall.
PI Simon Driver invited speaker to the 4MOST workshop.