Australian membership of the European 4MOST Consortium

  • Driver, Simon P (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Robotham, Aaron S G (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Couch, Warrick John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hopkins, Andrew Mark (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Asplund, Martin B. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Colless, Matthew Malcolm (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Croom, Scott Martin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Blake, Christopher Adam (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Glazebrook, Karl (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Parkinson, David Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Seymour, Nicholas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zucker, Daniel B. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • trenti, michele (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Martell, Sarah L, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brown, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Other

Project Details

Project Description

The 4MOST Consortium is modifying one of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) telescopes for a ten
year campaign of dedicated wide-field astronomy programs. A key component of this upgrade will be the Australian built fibre-positioning system. In exchange for covering the labour costs associated with this instrument Australian astronomers are being provided with the opportunity to lead one of the 8 design reference missions and to participate in the other seven. The funds requested here would cover the labour costs of building the positioner at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. The benefits are therefore two-fold: showcasing Australian technologies, and a leadership role for Australian scientists on one of ESOs key facilities.
StatusNot started


  • University of Western Australia: A$100,000.00
  • Australian National University : A$45,000.00
  • University of Sydney: A$45,000.00
  • Swinburne University of Technology: A$35,000.00
  • University of Queensland : A$30,000.00
  • Curtin University: A$30,000.00
  • Macquarie University: A$40,000.00
  • University of Melbourne: A$30,000.00
  • Monash University: A$12,500.00
  • University of New South Wales: A$30,000.00
  • Australian Astronomical Observatory: A$40,000.00