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AOT30 Call for proposals


CALL FOR PROPOSAL TNG & REM
also featuring HAN-GTO, GIANO-GTO and NOTTIME

AOT 30 (2014B) is now open for proposals
Applications for observing time for the period

September 1st, 2014 - February 28th, 2015

are solicited and should be submitted by
Friday 16th May, 2014, 12:00 UT



NOTICE: TNG
DUE TO THE SITUATION OF THIS SEMESTER, TNG TIME IS (ALMOST COMPLETELY) ALREADY AWARDED TO GUARANTEED OBSERVERS AND LONG TERM, ONGOING PROGRAMS.
DURING THIS SEMESTER 9 NIGHTS WILL BE RESERVED FOR THE SCIENCE VERIFICATION OF THE GIANO INSTRUMENT.
(SEE THE LETTER BY THE INAF SCIENCE DIRECTORATE AT
link.
THEREFORE WE ARE OFFERING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF NIGHTS, STARTING WITH 10 AVAILABLE NIGHTS, TO WHICH FEW MORE CAN BE ADDED DEPENDING ON NON ASSIGNED NIGHTS FROM EXTERNAL TACS OR SCHEDULING CONSTRAINTS.
THE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MODE IS SERVICE, WHERE TNG STAFF ASTRONOMERS WILL PERFORM THE OBSERVATIONS IN THE SCHEDULED NIGHTS. THE QUEING MODE IS NOT OFFERED.

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING (FEW) DDT-LIKE PROPOSAL DURING THE WHOLE SEMESTER, WHICH WILL BE JUDGED IN FEW DAYS BY TNG STAFF AND INAF-TAC. SERVICE MODE WILL BE THE ONLY MODALITY FOR THESE OBSERVATIONS.

NOTICE: REM
DUE TO MAJOR DAMAGES BY A THUNDERSTORM IN JANUARY 2014 AND STILL NOT FULLY RECOVERED, REM WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR AOT30.
DDT PROPOSAL WILL BE COLLECTED AFTER OPERATIONS WILL RESTART, PLEASE REFER TO REM WEB PAGE.

TNG is a 3.58m optical/infrared telescope located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory in the island of La Palma (Canary Island). Its primary mirror is corrected by Active Optics and it is equipped with instruments for imaging and spectroscopy, spanning the optical and near infrared wavelengths range.
Visit http://www.tng.iac.es

REM is a 60 cm robotic telescope located at La Silla ESO site (Chile) which can observe simultaneously with a visible and an infrared camera. The observations will be carried out in unmanned, queuing mode. INAF-TAC will allocate 1000 hours of observations.
Visit http://www.rem.inaf.it

Application forms and detailed instructions can be downloaded from
the TNG web pages ( http://www.tng.iac.es/submit.html).

TNG and REM LONG TERM PROGRAMS: PIs of ongoing long term programs shall not send a new proposal.
Instead, they should send to the TAC (via an e-mail to director@tng.iac.es) a conveniently detailed progress report.


All proposals will be judged strictly on their scientific merit.

NOTICE FOR AOT 30