Call for Observing Proposals for 2007A
- CALL FOR PROPOSALS for UAO Jan-Apr 2007, for long-term
at UAO telescopes (not Magellan) for 2007A, and for Magellan 2007A
- People at LPL, Physics, ASU, NAU, Virginia, Minnesota, Montreal,
and Carthage, please send out your equivalents of allsteward.
Virginia, Minnesota, Montreal, and Carthage people: send
your favorite contact person if we have it wrong.
- PROPOSAL DEADLINE is Tues, Oct 24, at NOON, in the box in the
Director's office. Ten (10) copies are required.
c/o Laura Forsyth
Director's Office, Room N205
The University of Arizona
933 N Cherry
Tucson, AZ 85721
tel: (520) 621-6524
- People to contact with problems or questions:
- Useful websites:
- Short set of comments
- We revised the form again! But, all that changed was that the
"past/present/future" lines on the bottom of page 1 are gone,
and replaced with a narrative near the "past use" area.
- For long-term, select "long-term" as proposal type.
There's plenty of room to list all runs for semesters I,II,III,
on the first page (12 lines possible).
- Short-term props are limited to 2 pages of text and 1 page of
figures. Long-term are limited to 3 pages of text, including
why the project would benefit substantially from long-term status;
and 2 pages of figures. If you run into any problems with
page limits on the form, contact edo or Paul asap.
- PI INSTRUMENTS: there's a list here.
Most PI instruments require a signature.
The instruments may be unavailable at the time you need, may be in a state of change, and you will benefit by consulting with the PI.
If a signature is required, it MUST be obtained.
- Note that the natural guide star system requires a pre-proposal to the AO group a week in advance of our deadline; contact Matt Kenworthy or Phil Hinz.
Please also note that we are awaiting the dates of availability of Hectospec,
Hectochelle, Megacam, and SWIRC, all of which are CFA PI instruments that
do not require a signature. Consultation with the PI is still a good idea.
- Longer and more detailed comments
- We are accepting long-term proposals for the MMT (NOT Magellan)
and smaller telescopes THIS TIME ONLY for the calendar year 2007.
Note that long-term status at the MMT
will be given ONLY to VERY highly rated proposals; all long-term
proposals will also be considered for short-term time as if
they were a normal proposal.
- There is an opportunity to use a new instrumental capability
at Magellan in a shared-risk mode:
"A limited number of nights will be available for block scheduling
of the IMACS tunable filter using only the H-alpha blocking
filter. These nights will be for shared risk observing together
with the MMTF instrument group. A summary of the MMTF and contact
information for the MMTF group can be found at
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~bjw/mmtf/. These constraints will
apply to any successful Steward proposal for this capability.
Clearly, you should talk to the MMTF people if you are interested
on applying for this capability. Put "Imacs/MMTF" as the instrument
on the form.
- There is an opportunity to propose for the occultation of a fairly
bright star by Pluto, this occultation occurs in March 2006.
If you plan to propose for this night for the occultation, and
have not done so already, please contact Faith Vilas at the MMTO
(email@example.com). Normal proposals will be submitted, but
will be read by a small second TAC composed of people from
Steward, SAO, and MMTO, AFTER our TAC tentatively grants time.
You might be competing against MMTO, SAO and NOAO (through TSIP time).
- New past/present/future narrative near end of proposal, replacing
the bottom lines on cover page from last time.
"The TAC needs to understand the scope of this project. First, tell us
how many UAO nights you've already had for this project, how many
you're asking for this time, and give a good guess for how many you'll
need to complete the project. Second, if substantial amounts of the
observing for this project are coming from non-UAO telescopes, tell us
about that observing, and tell us how the UAO part fits in. Third, if
you are collaborating with people who have telescopes, and especially
if you are part of a very large collaboration, tell us who is leading
the project, and how UAO time and your participation fit into the
- You MUST use the new template proposal form available at
We DO NOT support a WORD (Bill Gates) version.
- As of this moment (noon, Sept 24), the massive HTML document that
describes more than you want to know about filling out the forms is being
revised to incorporate all of the above. If you see any seeming
discrepancies, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
This document is only available in the on-line HTML version.