29th June – 3rd July 2015 at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford UK.

This workshop will explore some of the first science that will emerge from the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in the next decade. With a 39m diameter primary mirror, E-ELT will be the largest visible and infrared telescope in the world, and its science will be transformational. The primary spectroscopic capability of E-ELT at first light will be provided by the HARMONI instrument, a visible and near-infrared integral field spectrograph that will be capable of working close to the diffraction limit of the telescope (when fed by adaptive optics) or in natural seeing mode.

The meeting will bring together experts spanning a wide range of observational programmes, from planetary science to cosmology.

Abstract submission deadline for talks – 27th March

Early registration payment deadline – 24th April

For further information on the draft programme, key dates and local information, please visit the conference web site:


For any queries about the workshop, please email eelt@astro.ox.ac.uk