AESOP construction begins

In May 2017 the AAO team started building the AESOP spines and actuators. [caption id="attachment_246" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fibre work in progress for the first AESOP module[/caption]

4MOST/AESOP success!

The AAO’s 4MOST/AEOSOP team passed with flying colours the Long Lead Item Final Design Review (LLI FDR) that took place at the AIP in Potsdam this week. The feedback received at the end of the…

4MOST All-Hands 2016

The 4MOST All-Hands meeting 2016 took place in the week of 19-23 September 2016 at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The 4MOST All-Hands is a mixture of science, engineering, and management meetings, spread over plenary…

Agreement Signed to Build 4MOST

ESO has signed an agreement with a consortium led by the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) to build 4MOST, a unique, next-generation spectroscopic instrument which will be mounted on the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope…

eRosita Workshop; synergy with WAVES

WAVES PI (Driver) and WAVES-Deep PS (Davies) attended eROSITA MPI Ringberg workshop in Germany to discuss synergy between WAVES and eROSITA. Specific emphasis was placed on the combination of the WAVES-deep groups/clusters and eROSITA, with…

Version 2 of the WAVES Survey Management Plan…

Version 2 of the WAVES Survey Management Plan (SMP) and Survey Science Plan (SSP) have been released. The SMP for WAVES provides a brief summary of the survey science, a detailed breakdown of the expected…

Simulations Group Update [Chris Power]

The N-body simulation programme supporting WAVES and more broadly 4MOST galaxy formation and cosmology projects is well under way. We have 1.5 million CPU hours on the Pawsey supercomputing centre in Perth, WA, to run…