MOONS. This is a NIR fibre-fed multi-object spectrograph for the VLT. It will have 1024 fibres, a FOV of 25 arcmins diameter, spectral resolutions
between R=4000 and R=20000 and a wavelength coverage of 0.8 to 1.8 microns.
Currently the project has just completed its conceptual design phase and the next steps are detailed design and construction.
This project is led by the UKATC (PI: Michele Cirasuolo). My collaborators in Cambridge are Roberto Maiolino, Martin Haehnelt, George Becker,
Max Pettini, Chris Haniff, David Buscher, Martin Fisher and David Sun. Science drivers for MOONS include
galactic archaeology (especially the obscured bulge), Galaxy evolution at z>1, reionisation z>~7 and cosmology via RSD at z>1.