KMOS. Why? What? Who? How?

The KMOS Consortium

KMOS was developed and built by a balanced consortium of UK and German institutes in partnership with the European Southern Observatory. Principal Investigators are Ray Sharples (University of Durham) and Ralf Bender (Universitätssternwarte/Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik).

University of Durham University of Oxford UK Astronomy Technology Centre Edinburgh (ATC) Universitätssternwarte München Max Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik European Southern Observatory (ESO) Shared work: British and German institutes participating in the KMOS project together with ESO.


In detail the participating institutes and their main responsibilities are:


Preliminary Design Review (PDR) May 2006
Final Design Review (FDR) July 2007
Test Readiness Review (TRR) December 2011
Preliminary Acceptance Europe (PAE) July 2012
First Light at the VLT November 2012
Science Verification 1 (SV1) June 2013
Science Verification 2 (SV2) September 2013
Preliminary Acceptance Chile (PAC) January 2015

Last modified: 2022-07-06 (Michael Wegner)