- Last ESO and ESO-ALMA Users Committee meeting number 42 took place at ESO headquarters in Garching, April 26-27, 2018.
- All ESO users are kindly invited to read the recommendations made by the designated Time Allocation Working Group. These recommendations will be implemented by ESO in a step-by-step deployment. Also read the report made by Spain’s representative in the ESO UC to learn about the first of those recommendations to be implemented.
- All astronomers are kindly requested to check the new procedure for recruiting Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) and Panel members, and are kindly asked to contact María Rosa Zapatero Osorio or Esther Calle (RIA, calle at ifca.unican.es) for registering as eligible OPC and Panel members.
During 2014-2019, the Spanish representative is María Rosa Zapatero Osorio (CAB, INTA-CSIC). You may contact her for any inquiry related to the ESO UC. Other national representatives of the ESO UC in 2018 are listed here.
Role of the ESO UC.
The ESO Users Committee (UC) is established as an advisory body to the ESO Director General (DG) in representation of the communities of users of the ESO Member States and Chile. The UC shall advise the DG on matters pertaining to the performance, scientific access, operations and data management facilities of the La Silla Paranal Observatory and ALMA. The complete list of the ESO UC’s competencies is provided in this pdf document approved by the ESO Council in December 10, 2010. One new task is the creation of the list of OPC and Panels members nominees (see OPC and Panel members recruitment page).