Science with the VLT in the ELT Era

  • Alan Moorwood

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

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

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9189-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9190-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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