Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF Telescopio Nazionale Galileo 28°45'14.4N 17°53'20.6W 2387.2m A.S.L.

AOT33 (2016A) Call for proposals. Deadline 16.11.2015


AOT 33 (2016A) is now open for proposals
Applications for observing time for the period

March 1st, 2016 - August 31st, 2016

are solicited and should be submitted by
Monday 16th Nov, 2015, 12:00 UT

This semester the available time offered via INAF-TAC is 52 nights. See at the bottom for a detailed schedule breakdown. See below for the additional 20 nights available at NOT telescope. REM telescope is not offered for this semester.

Recommended mode is service, where TNG staff astronomers will perform the observations in the scheduled nights. The queuing mode is not offered. We will be accepting (few) DDT-like proposals 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.

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.
Four instruments are now offered: Giano, Harps-N, NICS and Dolores.

REM is undergoing a major maintenance upgrade and is not offered for this semester.


Application forms and detailed instructions can be downloaded from
the TNG web pages (

This semester long term programs can be submitted.

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 a conveniently detailed progress report.

All proposals will be judged strictly on their scientific merit.