The Messenger Telescopes and Instrumentation

The ESO Science Archive Facility: Status, Impact, and Prospects

  • Romaniello, Martino [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Arnaboldi, Magda [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Barbieri, Mauro [Terma GmbH]
  • Delmotte, Nausicaa [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Dobrzycki, Adam [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Fourniol, Nathalie [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Freudling, Wolfram [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Grave, Jorge [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Mascetti, Laura [Terma GmbH]
  • Micol, Alberto [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Retzlaff, Jörg [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Rosse, Nicolas [Terma GmbH]
  • Tax, Tomas [Terma GmbH]
  • Vuong, Myha [Terma GmbH]
  • Hainaut, Olivier [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Rejkuba, Marina [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Sterzik, Michael [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

Telescopes and Instrumentation

Scientific data collected at ESO’s observatories are freely and openly accessible online through the ESO Science Archive Facility. In addition to the raw data straight out of the instruments, the ESO Science Archive also contains four million processed science files available for use by scientists and astronomy enthusiasts worldwide. ESO subscribes to the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) guiding principles for scientific data management and stewardship. All data in the ESO Science Archive are distributed according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).

Created: 2023-09-01/2023-09-30
5 pages

Cite this article:

Romaniello, M., Arnaboldi, M., Barbieri, M., Delmotte, N., Dobrzycki, A., Fourniol, N., Freudling, W., Grave, J., Mascetti, L., Micol, A., Retzlaff, J., Rosse, N., Tax, T., Vuong, M., Hainaut, O., Rejkuba, M., Sterzik, M.; The ESO Science Archive Facility: Status, Impact, and Prospects. The Messenger 191 (September 2023): 29–33.