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The NEW Multi-Facility Call For Proposals OPTICON-RadioNet PILOT in Semester 2024B is OPEN and will close on April 9th, 2024


We are pleased to announce that the 2024B call for observing time at OPTICAL/IR AND RADIO telescopes supported via OPTICON-Radionet Pilot project is now open.

This call is an opportunity to request observing time on multiple radio and/or optical facilities via a single science proposal and single review process. Access is provided to over eighteen individual facilities.

The call will close on April, 9th, 2024 at 14:00 UT. The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo has allocated a total of 10 nights for the ORP program from October 1st, 2024 to March 31st, 2025. These nights will be distributed between the previous Optical/IR call and this one, Optical/Radio, and the submitted proposals will be reviewed together with the ones received during the previous Optical/IR Call.

Monitoring mode at TNG is subjected to severe limitations. The schedule is dominated by long blocks of full-nights belonging to Large Programs dedicated to Exoplanetary Science. Proposals requesting high frequency monitoring of exoplanets or other targets (more than 1 point per week) should clearly specify the ideal and the minimum rate needed to get the expected scientific results. To optimize telescope observing time and scientific return in exoplanets observations, time sharing with Large Programs is necessary. A time sharing agreement will be requested after the proposals are accepted. Queuing mode is not offered at all. Service time is scheduled on fixed nights so, e.g., seeing requirements do not apply. Objects included in the TNG Protected Target List cannot be requested. Please contact the TNG staff if you have specific time constraints.

A Long-Term program on the optical counterparts of gravitational wave events is already running at TNG. Therefore, proposals on this topic will not be accepted anymore.

Technical details and submission rules at this link. In particular note that 'The PI and the majority of the proposing team must work at an institute in an EU or EU-associated country other than the country(ies) where the facilities are located'.