Scientific and Instrumental Perspectives for the E-ELT

Splinter of the Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, jointly organized with the Nederlandse Astronomenclub.

(Image credit: ESO)

The splinter programme can be found here.


Tuesday, 13.09.2016, 14:00 - 17:30

Wednesday, 14.09.2016, 14:30 - 18:00


A. Kelz, M. M. Roth (Potsdam),

A. Quirrenbach (Heidelberg),

R. Navarro (ASTRON),

R. Peletier (Groningen)


For the years to come, the E-ELT will be the major project in European ground-based astronomy. The E‐ELT will be the largest visible and infrared telescope in the world, and its science will cover and enhance all facets of Astrophysics. The interest and involvement of the Dutch and German communities in the E-ELT is significant already.

In this splinter meeting, the scientific opportunities offered by the E-ELT will be discussed. Given that 5 instruments have been (pre-)selected by ESO, the focus will be on the science cases and the technological concepts for these proposed new facilities.

Both experts and students are invited to present their relevant work and proposed future explorations. Therefore, the splinter meeting covers many aspects, where astronomical research benefits from the proposed instrumentation developments.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

Abstract submission

Deadline for abstracts: 1.9.2016
Poster presenters (for the splinter) can give a short summary during the splinter session.

Please note: Abstract submission for all splinters is done centrally through the Abstract Submission at the website. Please do not send your abstracts directly to the convenors of the splinter meetings!


If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the convenors.

ag2016-elt [at] aip [dot] de