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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge

 

MOONS

MOONS is the next generation near-IR multi-object spectrograph for the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). The instrument is currently entering its construction phase. MOONS will provide spectra of over a million galaxies in a spectral range and with a sensitivity that will enable us to constrain the cosmic evolution of the key physical properties of galaxies, also as a function of environment. KICC researchers are heavily involved in MOONS, both for the development of hardware subsystems and for the definition of the scientific requirements and observing strategies. In particular, we are co-leading the definition of the extensive extragalactic GTO programme MOONRISE.

MOONS