Participants in the VISTA Consortium

VISTA is supported by a grant from the UK Joint Infrastructure Fund, through the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, the UK’s strategic science investment agency, to Queen Mary, University of London as lead institution on behalf of the 18 University members of the VISTA Consortium, and will cost more than £32 million (€46.7 million). The UK Astronomy Technology Centre manages design and production. VISTA is a part of the UK’s entrance ticket for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and thus entitles British astronomers to use ESO’s telescopes. At present, ten European countries are members of the ESO.