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New facilities, new challenges: the telescope and instrument operators evolution at ESO
Author(s): Andres Pino Pavez; Stéphane Brillant; Susana Cerda; Antoine Mérand; Steffen Mieske; Alain Smette; Cristian M. Romero
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Paper Abstract

Observatories and operational strategies are evolving in connection with the facilities that will be built. For those new facilities, the strategy for dealing with the telescopes, instrumentation, data-flow, reduction process and relationship with the community is more or less handled from its conception. However, for those Observatories already in place, the challenge is to adapt the processes and prepare the existing people for these changes. This talk will show detailed information about current activities, the implemented training plan, the definition of the current operational model, the involvement of the group in projects towards improving operational processes and efficiency, and what new challenges will be involved during the definition of the strategies for the new generation instruments and facilities to be installed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99101K (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231058
Show Author Affiliations
Andres Pino Pavez, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stéphane Brillant, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Susana Cerda, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Antoine Mérand, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Steffen Mieske, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Alain Smette, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Cristian M. Romero, European Southern Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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