Science with the VLT in the ELT Era

  • Alan Moorwood
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. VLT Science Highlights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alvio Renzini
      Pages 3-14
    3. Martin G. Haehnelt, Michael Rauch, Andrew Bunker, George Becker, Francine Marleau, James Graham et al.
      Pages 23-26
    4. E. V. Held, M. Gullieuszik, I. Saviane, F. Sabbadin, Y. Momany, L. Rizzi et al.
      Pages 27-28
    5. L. Vanzi, G. Cresci, J. Melnick, E. Telles
      Pages 29-30
    6. P. Bonifacio, J. Andersen, S. M. Andrievsky, B. Barbuy, T. C. Beers, E. Caffau et al.
      Pages 31-35
    7. Valentina D’Odorico, Miroslava Dessauges-Zavadsky
      Pages 37-42
    8. M. Puech, F. Hammer, H. Flores, Y. Yang, B. Neichel
      Pages 43-47
    9. R. Maiolino, T. Nagao, A. Grazian, F. Cocchia, the Amaze Team
      Pages 49-53
    10. N. Przybilla, A. Seifahrt, K. Butler, M. F. Nieva, H.-U. Käufl, A. Kaufer
      Pages 55-60
    11. Y. G. Tsamis, J. R. Walsh, D. Péquignot
      Pages 61-65
    12. G. Bono, A. Calamida, C. E. Corsi, P. B. Stetson, E. Marchetti, P. Amico et al.
      Pages 67-71
  3. VLTI Science Highlights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Guy Perrin
      Pages 81-87
    3. W. Jaffe, D. Raban, K. Meisenheimer, K. Tristram, Ch. Leinert, H. Röttgering
      Pages 89-93
    4. Th. Ratzka, Ch. Leinert, R. van Boekel, A. A. Schegerer
      Pages 101-105
    5. G. Weigelt, S. Kraus, T. Driebe, K.-H. Hofmann, F. Millour, R. Petrov et al.
      Pages 107-111
    6. K. Ohnaka, T. Driebe, G. Weigelt, M. Wittkowski
      Pages 119-123
    7. T. Driebe, K. Ohnaka, K. Murakawa, K.-H. Hofmann, D. Schertl, G. Weigelt et al.
      Pages 125-126
    8. I. C. Leão, P. de Laverny, O. Chesneau, D. Mékarnia, J. R. De Medeiros
      Pages 127-129
  4. Future VLT and VLTI Science Priorities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Guy Monnet, Tim de Zeeuw
      Pages 133-139
    3. Gavin Dalton
      Pages 141-145
    4. J. Bergeron
      Pages 147-153
    5. S. Udry, F. Pepe, C. Lovis, M. Mayor, the HARPS, ESPRESSO/CODEX Teams
      Pages 155-162
    6. Olivier Le Fèvre
      Pages 163-168
    7. J. Gallego, N. Cardiel, S. Pascual, M. C. Eliche-Moral, A. Castillo-Morales, R. Guzmán et al.
      Pages 169-170
    8. Will Sutherland
      Pages 171-175
    9. L. Guzzo, the VVDS Consortium
      Pages 177-181
    10. Eelco van Kampen
      Pages 183-185
    11. B. P. Venemans, R. G. McMahon, I. R. Parry, D. J. King, J. Bland-Hawthorn, A. J. Horton
      Pages 187-191
    12. Steffen Mieske, Helmut Jerjen
      Pages 199-203
    13. Gražina Tautvaišienė, Doug Geisler, George Wallerstein
      Pages 205-209
    14. K. Shabun, A. Richichi, U. Munari, A. Siviero, B. Paczynski
      Pages 211-213
  5. VLT and VLTI Synergy with ELTs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Roberto Gilmozzi, Jason Spyromilio
      Pages 217-223
    3. Isobel Hook
      Pages 225-232
    4. David Alexander Kann, Sylvio Klose
      Pages 233-234
    5. Sandro D’Odorico, Mark Casali, Vincenzo Mainieri
      Pages 235-242
    6. J. Liske, L. Pasquini, P. Bonifacio, F. Bouchy, R. F. Carswell, S. Cristiani et al.
      Pages 243-247
    7. C. Barbieri, G. Naletto, E. Verroi, C. Facchinetti, T. Occhipinti, A. Di Paola et al.
      Pages 249-253
    8. K. G. Strassmeier, I. V. Ilyin
      Pages 255-259
    9. E. Pantin, R. Siebenmorgen, H. U. Käufl, M. Sterzik
      Pages 261-265
    10. Matthias Tecza, Niranjan Thatte, Fraser Clarke, David Freeman
      Pages 267-271

About these proceedings


The Workshop “Science with the VLT in the ELT Era” held in Garching from 8th to 12th October 2007 was organised by ESO, with support from its Scienti c and Technical Committee, to provide a forum for the astronomical community to debate the long term future of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and its interferometric mode (VLTI). In particular it was considered useful for future planning to evaluate how its science use may evolve over the next decade due to competition and/or synergy with new facilities such as ALMA, JWST and, hopefully, at least one next generation 30–40 m extremely large telescope whose acronym appears in the title to symbolise this wider context. These discussions were also held in the fresh light of the Science Vision recently developed within ASTRONET as the rst step towards a 20 year plan for implementing astronomical facilities—the rst such attempt within Europe. Speci c ideas and proposals for new, second generation VLT/I instruments were also solicited following a tradition set by several earlier Workshops held since the start of the VLT development. The programme consisted of invited talks and reviews and contributed talks and posters. Almost all those given are included here although, unfortunately not the several lively but constructive discussion sessions.


ALMA Astronomical instrumentation Extremely Large telescope JWST Telescopes VLT instruments interferometry

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  • Alan Moorwood
    • 1
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany

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