The Messenger 4MOST

4MOST: Project overview and information for the First Call for Proposals

Authors
  • de Jong, Roelof S. [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Agertz, Oscar [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Berbel, Alex Agudo [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Aird, James [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Alexander, David A. [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Amarsi, Anish [Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia]
  • Anders, Friedrich [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Andrae, Rene [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Ansarinejad, Behzad [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Ansorge, Wolfgang [RAMS-CON, Assling, Germany]
  • Antilogus, Pierre [Laboratoire de physique nucléaire et de hautes énergies, Paris, France]
  • Anwand-Heerwart, Heiko [Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany]
  • Arentsen, Anke [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Arnadottir, Anna [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Asplund, Martin [Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia]
  • Auger, Matt [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Azais, Nicolas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany; IRIDESCENCE, Paris, France]
  • Baade, Dietrich [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Baker, Gabriella [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Baker, Sufyan [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Balbinot, Eduardo [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Baldry, Ivan K. [Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK]
  • Banerji, Manda [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Barden, Samuel [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Barklem, Paul [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Barthélémy-Mazot, Eléonore [Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, Lyon, France]
  • Battistini, Chiara [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Bauer, Svend [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Bell, Cameron P. M. [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Bellido-Tirado, Olga [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Bellstedt, Sabine [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Belokurov, Vasily [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Bensby, Thomas [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Bergemann, Maria [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Bestenlehner, Joachim M. [Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, UK]
  • Bielby, Richard [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Bilicki, Maciej [Sterrewacht Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands]
  • Blake, Chris [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia]
  • Bland-Hawthorn, Joss [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney, Australia]
  • Boeche, Corrado [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Germany]
  • Boland, Wilfried [Sterrewacht Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands; Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie (NOVA), Leiden, The Netherlands]
  • Boller, Thomas [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Bongard, Sebastien [Laboratoire de physique nucléaire et de hautes énergies, Paris, France]
  • Bongiorno, Angela [Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, INAF, Italy]
  • Bonifacio, Piercarlo [GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, Université PSL, CNRS, France]
  • Boudon, Didier [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Brooks, David [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK]
  • Brown, Michael J. I. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia]
  • Brown, Rebecca [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Brüggen, Marcus [Hamburger Sternwarte, Universität Hamburg, Germany]
  • Brynnel, Joar [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Brzeski, Jurek [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Buchert, Thomas [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Buschkamp, Peter [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Caffau, Elisabetta [GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, Université PSL, CNRS, France]
  • Caillier, Patrick [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Carrick, Jonathan [Physics Department, Lancaster University, UK]
  • Casagrande, Luca [Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia]
  • Case, Scott [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Casey, Andrew [School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia]
  • Cesarini, Isabella [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Cescutti, Gabriele [Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, INAF, Italy]
  • Chapuis, Diane [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Chiappini, Cristina [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Childress, Michael [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK]
  • Christlieb, Norbert [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Church, Ross [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Cioni, Maria-Rosa L. [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Cluver, Michelle [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia]
  • Colless, Matthew [Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia]
  • Collett, Thomas [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK]
  • Comparat, Johan [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Cooper, Andrew [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Couch, Warrick [Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney, Australia; Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia]
  • Courbin, Frederic [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Croom, Scott [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney, Australia]
  • Croton, Darren [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia]
  • Daguisé, Eric [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Dalton, Gavin [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK]
  • Davies, Luke J. M. [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Davis, Tamara [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia]
  • de Laverny, Patrick [Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France]
  • Deason, Alis [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Dionies, Frank [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Disseau, Karen [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Doel, Peter [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK]
  • Döscher, Daniel [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Driver, Simon P. [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Dwelly, Tom [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Eckert, Dominique [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Edge, Alastair [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Edvardsson, Bengt [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Youssoufi, Dalal El [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Elhaddad, Ahmed [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Enke, Harry [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Erfanianfar, Ghazaleh [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Farrell, Tony [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Fechner, Thomas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Feiz, Carmen [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Feltzing, Sofia [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Ferreras, Ignacio [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK]
  • Feuerstein, Dietrich [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Feuillet, Diane [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Finoguenov, Alexis [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; University of Helsinki, Finland]
  • Ford, Dominic [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Fotopoulou, Sotiria [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Fouesneau, Morgan [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Frenk, Carlos [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Frey, Steffen [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Gaessler, Wolfgang [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Geier, Stephan [Institut für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Potsdam, Germany]
  • Fusillo, Nicola Gentile [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK]
  • Gerhard, Ortwin [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Giannantonio, Tommaso [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Giannone, Domenico [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Gibson, Brad [E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, University of Hull, UK]
  • Gillingham, Peter [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • González-Fernández, Carlos [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Gonzalez-Solares, Eduardo [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Gottloeber, Stefan [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Gould, Andrew [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany; Ohio State University, Columbus, USA]
  • Grebel, Eva K. [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Germany]
  • Gueguen, Alain [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Guiglion, Guillaume [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Haehnelt, Martin [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Hahn, Thomas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Hansen, Camilla J. [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany; Dark Cosmology Centre, Københavns Universitet, Denmark]
  • Hartman, Henrik [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Hauptner, Katja [Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany]
  • Hawkins, Keith [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Haynes, Dionne [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Haynes, Roger [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Heiter, Ulrike [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Helmi, Amina [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Aguayo, Cesar Hernandez [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Hewett, Paul [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Hinton, Samuel [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia]
  • Hobbs, David [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Hoenig, Sebastian [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK]
  • Hofman, David [Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, Lyon, France]
  • Hook, Isobel [Physics Department, Lancaster University, UK]
  • Hopgood, Joshua [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Hopkins, Andrew [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Hourihane, Anna [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Howes, Louise [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Howlett, Cullan [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Huet, Tristan [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Irwin, Mike [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Iwert, Olaf [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Jablonka, Pascale [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Jahn, Thomas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Jahnke, Knud [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Jarno, Aurélien [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Jin, Shoko [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Jofre, Paula [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Johl, Diana [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Jones, Damien [Prime Optics, Eumundi, Queensland, Australia]
  • Jönsson, Henrik [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Jordan, Carola [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Karovicova, Iva [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Khalatyan, Arman [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Kelz, Andreas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Kennicutt, Robert [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • King, David [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Kitaura, Francisco [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain]
  • Klar, Jochen [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Klauser, Urs [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Kneib, Jean-Paul [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Koch, Andreas [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Germany]
  • Koposov, Sergey [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Kordopatis, Georges [Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France]
  • Korn, Andreas [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Kosmalski, Johan [European Southern Observatory (ESO); CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Kotak, Rubina [School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; University of Turku, Finland]
  • Kovalev, Mikhail [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Kreckel, Kathryn [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Kripak, Yevgen [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Krumpe, Mirko [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Kuijken, Koen [Sterrewacht Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands]
  • Kunder, Andrea [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Kushniruk, Iryna [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Lam, Man I [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Lamer, Georg [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Laurent, Florence [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Lawrence, Jon [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Lehmitz, Michael [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Lemasle, Bertrand [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Germany]
  • Lewis, James [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Li, Baojiu [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Lidman, Chris [Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney, Australia; Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia]
  • Lind, Karin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Liske, Jochen [Hamburger Sternwarte, Universität Hamburg, Germany]
  • Lizon, Jean-Louis [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Loveday, Jon [University of Sussex, Brighton, UK]
  • Ludwig, Hans-Günter [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • McDermid, Richard M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia]
  • Maguire, Kate [School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK]
  • Mainieri, Vincenzo [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Mali, Slavko [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Mandel, Holger [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Mandel, Kaisey [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Mannering, Liz [Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney, Australia; International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Martell, Sarah [School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia]
  • Delgado, David Martinez [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Germany]
  • Matijevic, Gal [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • McGregor, Helen [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • McMahon, Richard [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • McMillan, Paul [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Mena, Olga [Instituto de Física Corpuscular, Universidad de Valencia, Spain]
  • Merloni, Andrea [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Meyer, Martin J. [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Michel, Christophe [Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, Lyon, France]
  • Micheva, Genoveva [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Migniau, Jean-Emmanuel [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Minchev, Ivan [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Monari, Giacomo [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Muller, Rolf [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Murphy, David [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Muthukrishna, Daniel [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Nandra, Kirpal [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Navarro, Ramon [Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie (NOVA), Dwingeloo, The Netherlands]
  • Ness, Melissa [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Nichani, Vijay [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Nichol, Robert [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK]
  • Nicklas, Harald [Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany]
  • Niederhofer, Florian [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Norberg, Peder [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Obreschkow, Danail [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Oliver, Seb [University of Sussex, Brighton, UK]
  • Owers, Matt [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia]
  • Pai, Naveen [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Pankratow, Sergei [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Parkinson, David [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia]
  • Paschke, Jens [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Paterson, Robert [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Pecontal, Arlette [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Parry, Ian [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Phillips, Dan [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Pillepich, Annalisa [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Pinard, Laurent [Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, Lyon, France]
  • Pirard, Jeff [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Piskunov, Nikolai [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Plank, Volker [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Plüschke, Dennis [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Pons, Estelle [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Popesso, Paola [Physics Department, Technische Universität München, Germany]
  • Power, Chris [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Pragt, Johan [Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie (NOVA), Dwingeloo, The Netherlands]
  • Pramskiy, Alexander [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Pryer, Dan [University of Sussex, Brighton, UK]
  • Quattri, Marco [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Queiroz, Anna Barbara de Andrade [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Quirrenbach, Andreas [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Rahurkar, Swara [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Raichoor, Anand [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Ramstedt, Sofia [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Rau, Arne [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Recio-Blanco, Alejandra [Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France]
  • Reiss, Roland [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Renaud, Florent [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Revaz, Yves [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Rhode, Petra [Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany]
  • Richard, Johan [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Richter, Amon David [Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany]
  • Rix, Hans-Walter [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Robotham, Aaron S. G. [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research/University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Roelfsema, Ronald [Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie (NOVA), Dwingeloo, The Netherlands; Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Romaniello, Martino [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Rosario, David [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Rothmaier, Florian [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Roukema, Boudewijn [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Torun Centre for Astronomy (TCfA), Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland]
  • Ruchti, Gregory [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Rupprecht, Gero [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Rybizki, Jan [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Ryde, Nils [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Saar, Andre [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Sadler, Elaine [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney, Australia]
  • Sahlén, Martin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala universitet, Sweden]
  • Salvato, Mara [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Sassolas, Benoit [Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, Lyon, France]
  • Saunders, Will [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Saviauk, Allar [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Sbordone, Luca [Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile]
  • Schmidt, Thomas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Schnurr, Olivier [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany; Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory, Bologna, Italy]
  • Scholz, Ralf-Dieter [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Schwope, Axel [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Seifert, Walter [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Shanks, Tom [Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Sheinis, Andrew [Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney, Australia; CFHT, Kamuela, Hawaii, USA]
  • Sivov, Tihomir [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Skúladóttir, Ása [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Smartt, Stephen [School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK]
  • Smedley, Scott [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Smith, Greg [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Smith, Robert [University of Sussex, Brighton, UK]
  • Sorce, Jenny [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany; CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Spitler, Lee [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia]
  • Starkenburg, Else [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Steinmetz, Matthias [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Stilz, Ingo [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Storm, Jesper [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Sullivan, Mark [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK]
  • Sutherland, William [School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, UK]
  • Swann, Elizabeth [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK]
  • Tamone, Amélie [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Taylor, Edward N. [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia]
  • Teillon, Julien [Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, Lyon, France]
  • Tempel, Elmo [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany; Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu, Estonia]
  • ter Horst, Rik [Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie (NOVA), Dwingeloo, The Netherlands]
  • Thi, Wing-Fai [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Tolstoy, Eline [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Trager, Scott [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Traven, Gregor [Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden]
  • Tremblay, Pier-Emmanuel [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK]
  • Tresse, Laurence [CRAL, Observatoire de Lyon, Saint-Genis-Laval, France]
  • Valentini, Marica [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • van de Weygaert, Rien [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • van den Ancker, Mario [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Veljanoski, Jovan [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Venkatesan, Sudharshan [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Wagner, Lukas [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Wagner, Karl [Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg/Landessternwarte, Germany]
  • Walcher, C. Jakob [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Waller, Lew [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Walton, Nicholas [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Wang, Lingyu [Kapteyn Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands; Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), Groningen, The Netherlands]
  • Winkler, Roland [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Wisotzki, Lutz [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Worley, C. Clare [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK]
  • Worseck, Gabor [Institut für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Potsdam, Germany]
  • Xiang, Maosheng [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Xu, Wenli [XU-OSE, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Yong, David [Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia]
  • Zhao, Cheng [Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland]
  • Zheng, Jessica [Australian Astronomical Optics — Macquarie, Sydney, Australia]
  • Zscheyge, Florian [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Germany]
  • Zucker, Daniel [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia]

Section
4MOST
Abstract

We introduce the 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope (4MOST), a new high-multiplex, wide-field spectroscopic survey facility under development for the four-metre-class Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal. Its key specifications are: a large field of view (FoV) of 4.2 square degrees and a high multiplex capability, with 1624 fibres feeding two low-resolution spectrographs (R = λ/Δλ ~ 6500), and 812 fibres transferring light to the high-resolution spectrograph (R ~ 20 000). After a description of the instrument and its expected performance, a short overview is given of its operational scheme and planned 4MOST Consortium science; these aspects are covered in more detail in other articles in this edition of The Messenger. Finally, the processes, schedules, and policies concerning the selection of ESO Community Surveys are presented, commencing with a singular opportunity to submit Letters of Intent for Public Surveys during the first five years of 4MOST operations.


Dates
Created: 2019-03-01/2019-03-31
Length
9 pages

Cite this article:

R. de Jong, O. Agertz, A. Berbel, J. Aird, D. Alexander, A. Amarsi, F. Anders, R. Andrae, B. Ansarinejad, W. Ansorge, P. Antilogus, H. Anwand-Heerwart, A. Arentsen, A. Arnadottir, M. Asplund, M. Auger, N. Azais, D. Baade, G. Baker, S. Baker, E. Balbinot, I. Baldry, M. Banerji, S. Barden, P. Barklem, E. Barthélémy-Mazot, C. Battistini, S. Bauer, C. Bell, O. Bellido-Tirado, S. Bellstedt, V. Belokurov, T. Bensby, M. Bergemann, J. Bestenlehner, R. Bielby, M. Bilicki, C. Blake, J. Bland-Hawthorn, C. Boeche, W. Boland, T. Boller, S. Bongard, A. Bongiorno, P. Bonifacio, D. Boudon, D. Brooks, M. Brown, R. Brown, M. Brüggen, J. Brynnel, J. Brzeski, T. Buchert, P. Buschkamp, E. Caffau, P. Caillier, J. Carrick, L. Casagrande, S. Case, A. Casey, I. Cesarini, G. Cescutti, D. Chapuis, C. Chiappini, M. Childress, N. Christlieb, R. Church, M. Cioni, M. Cluver, M. Colless, T. Collett, J. Comparat, A. Cooper, W. Couch, F. Courbin, S. Croom, D. Croton, E. Daguisé, G. Dalton, L. Davies, T. Davis, P. de Laverny, A. Deason, F. Dionies, K. Disseau, P. Doel, D. Döscher, S. Driver, T. Dwelly, D. Eckert, A. Edge, B. Edvardsson, D. Youssoufi, A. Elhaddad, H. Enke, G. Erfanianfar, T. Farrell, T. Fechner, C. Feiz, S. Feltzing, I. Ferreras, D. Feuerstein, D. Feuillet, A. Finoguenov, D. Ford, S. Fotopoulou, M. Fouesneau, C. Frenk, S. Frey, W. Gaessler, S. Geier, N. Fusillo, O. Gerhard, T. Giannantonio, D. Giannone, B. Gibson, P. Gillingham, C. González-Fernández, E. Gonzalez-Solares, S. Gottloeber, A. Gould, E. Grebel, A. Gueguen, G. Guiglion, M. Haehnelt, T. Hahn, C. Hansen, H. Hartman, K. Hauptner, K. Hawkins, D. Haynes, R. Haynes, U. Heiter, A. Helmi, C. Aguayo, P. Hewett, S. Hinton, D. Hobbs, S. Hoenig, D. Hofman, I. Hook, J. Hopgood, A. Hopkins, A. Hourihane, L. Howes, C. Howlett, T. Huet, M. Irwin, O. Iwert, P. Jablonka, T. Jahn, K. Jahnke, A. Jarno, S. Jin, P. Jofre, D. Johl, D. Jones, H. Jönsson, C. Jordan, I. Karovicova, A. Khalatyan, A. Kelz, R. Kennicutt, D. King, F. Kitaura, J. Klar, U. Klauser, J. Kneib, A. Koch, S. Koposov, G. Kordopatis, A. Korn, J. Kosmalski, R. Kotak, M. Kovalev, K. Kreckel, Y. Kripak, M. Krumpe, K. Kuijken, A. Kunder, I. Kushniruk, M. Lam, G. Lamer, F. Laurent, J. Lawrence, M. Lehmitz, B. Lemasle, J. Lewis, B. Li, C. Lidman, K. Lind, J. Liske, J. Lizon, J. Loveday, H. Ludwig, R. McDermid, K. Maguire, V. Mainieri, S. Mali, H. Mandel, K. Mandel, L. Mannering, S. Martell, D. Delgado, G. Matijevic, H. McGregor, R. McMahon, P. McMillan, O. Mena, A. Merloni, M. Meyer, C. Michel, G. Micheva, J. Migniau, I. Minchev, G. Monari, R. Muller, D. Murphy, D. Muthukrishna, K. Nandra, R. Navarro, M. Ness, V. Nichani, R. Nichol, H. Nicklas, F. Niederhofer, P. Norberg, D. Obreschkow, S. Oliver, M. Owers, N. Pai, S. Pankratow, D. Parkinson, J. Paschke, R. Paterson, A. Pecontal, I. Parry, D. Phillips, A. Pillepich, L. Pinard, J. Pirard, N. Piskunov, V. Plank, D. Plüschke, E. Pons, P. Popesso, C. Power, J. Pragt, A. Pramskiy, D. Pryer, M. Quattri, A. Queiroz, A. Quirrenbach, S. Rahurkar, A. Raichoor, S. Ramstedt, A. Rau, A. Recio-Blanco, R. Reiss, F. Renaud, Y. Revaz, P. Rhode, J. Richard, A. Richter, H. Rix, A. Robotham, R. Roelfsema, M. Romaniello, D. Rosario, F. Rothmaier, B. Roukema, G. Ruchti, G. Rupprecht, J. Rybizki, N. Ryde, A. Saar, E. Sadler, M. Sahlén, M. Salvato, B. Sassolas, W. Saunders, A. Saviauk, L. Sbordone, T. Schmidt, O. Schnurr, R. Scholz, A. Schwope, W. Seifert, T. Shanks, A. Sheinis, T. Sivov, Á. Skúladóttir, S. Smartt, S. Smedley, G. Smith, R. Smith, J. Sorce, L. Spitler, E. Starkenburg, M. Steinmetz, I. Stilz, J. Storm, M. Sullivan, W. Sutherland, E. Swann, A. Tamone, E. Taylor, J. Teillon, E. Tempel, R. ter Horst, W. Thi, E. Tolstoy, S. Trager, G. Traven, P. Tremblay, L. Tresse, M. Valentini, R. van de Weygaert, M. van den Ancker, J. Veljanoski, S. Venkatesan, L. Wagner, K. Wagner, C. Walcher, L. Waller, N. Walton, L. Wang, R. Winkler, L. Wisotzki, C. Worley, G. Worseck, M. Xiang, W. Xu, D. Yong, C. Zhao, J. Zheng, F. Zscheyge, D. Zucker; 4MOST: Project overview and information for the First Call for Proposals. The Messenger 175 (March 2019): 3–11. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5117