Science Users Information

These pages are aimed at the ESO community astronomers; they contain all the information required in order to prepare, execute, process and exploit observations with the ESO facilities. They also contain information on the scientific activities taking place at ESO.

The side menu will take you directly to the relevant pages:

  • Observing Facilities links to the technical pages for the instruments and telescopes offered on ESO's observatories. You will find there their characteristics and capabilities, and the detailed documentation you will need to prepare or process observations.
  • Observing Information points to the pages needed at every stage of a proposal for observing time, from the proposal preparation and submission, and observation preparation in Visitor or Service Modes. You will also find here all the tools needed at every stage.
  • Data Processing and Tools assists you dealing with the data acquired with the ESO instruments. This includes the data processing tools, the information required to properly calibrate the instruments and the process to control the data quality.
  • Science Archive Facility provides information and access to the ESO/ST-ECF Science Archive Facility and the European Virtual Observatory.
  • Science Activities provides information about research done at ESO, including science verification programmes of ESO instruments.

Further you will find details about Scientific Meetings, IT Services, the ESO Library, Publications and Job Opportunities.

The ESO Electronic Newsletter

Number 12 (March 2009)
is available.
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