In 2018 the director of Hubble Space Telescope announced his decision to devote 1000 orbits to exploit the observatory’s unique UV capabilities before it shuts down. Since then, a team of scientist and technicians are working hard to assemble a list of targets of interest to the scientific community and to design the observations, in a project named ULLYSES.
In May 2019 MGG joined ULLYSES’s science advisory committee, a group of experts that is guiding the decisions of the core implementation team.
ULLYSES will ensure high-quality UV spectroscopy of more than 200 hot massive stars in the Magellanic Cloud and other Local Group metal-poor galaxies. Not only will it devote an impressive number of orbits to new observations, but also archival data will be reprocessed to a unified standard. Learn more about ULLYSES.