ESO/MPG 2.2m telescope (La Silla)

 Call for Proposals (CfP)

There is currently no active call for proposals for the 2.2m telescope. The next CfP is expected to be released by October 1, 2019.

General information

General information about the MPG 2.2m telescope on La Silla is available via the ESO/MPG 2.2m webpage. Queries about the telescope/instruments should be sent to Roland Gredel at the email address gredel at

The 2.2m-telescope on La Silla is a twin of the 2.2m-telescope on Calar Alto. A new agreement between MPIA and ESO is in place, and regulates access to the telescope during the April 1, 2016 - September 30, 2019, period. The GROND group can trigger up to 15% of the time with over-write status during this time. The instruments available are

Users of GROND please see GROND description and preparation of GROND OBs.

MPIA observers and PIs please see information for PIs and service observers from MPIA.

Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) is available during MPIA observing blocks.

Observing programmes scheduled during MPIA may be interrupted by GROND/ToO triggers from the GROND group at the MPE, unless otherwise flagged in the observing schedule. Please see rules for ToO interrupts at the 2.2m telescope. 

Observing schedules

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