10-12 June 2020
INAF - Virtual Workshop
Europe/Rome timezone


Please check the new timetable. Due to the #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia initiative we decided to move all talks scheduled for Wednesday, 10 June to the next days.


After October 2021 the VST operations, currently managed by ESO, will evolve into a different INAF-ESO agreement, which is still to be discussed. This means that in the near future the INAF community can in principle have access to up to 100% of the telescope time. In view of this approaching deadline, INAF has recently appointed the "VST beyond 2021" working group to study the possible science cases and options for the VST future. As a first step of this process, the working group “VST beyond 2021” has issued a call for ideas (deadline: 2020 March 2), aimed at surveying the INAF community interest in the use of VST for the next decade. 

During this workshop the results of the call for ideas will be presented and discussed. The outcome of this two-step survey (the call for ideas and the workshop) will be used by the “VST beyond 2021” working group to prepare the final report that will be presented to the INAF management.






INAF - Virtual Workshop