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Semester 2009A Important Dates

Key dates and events in the proposal process are shown below. The Phase I and Phase II deadlines are highlighted.

Date Event Comments
30 September 2008 Proposal deadline Proposals received by National Gemini Offices (NGOs) - see partner-specific pages
Set by partner NTAC meetings Separate scientific and technical assessments by each Gemini partner ("National TACs")
No later than 13 November 2008
E-transmission Electronic transmission of proposals to Gemini from NTACs
18-23 November 2008
Draft queue and classical schedule E-mail iterations with ITAC members of preliminary allocations
24-25 November 2008
ITAC International Time Allocation Committee meets to resolve issues and recommend programs
5 December 2008
Final queue/schedule, and ITAC & Gemini feedback to NGOs After approval by Gemini Director
10 December 2008
Queue and classical schedule on web Phase II programs ("skeletons") available in Observing Database; 2009A OT released
16 January 2009
Phase II deadline Final PI deadline for submission of completed Phase II Science Programs to National Offices (earlier submission is encouraged)
30 January 2009
Phase II review complete Goal for electronic transfer of checked Phase II programs from National Offices to Gemini
01 February 2009 Start of semester 2009A 2009A programs may be observed earlier to fill queue nights
16 February 2009 Queue fully loaded Goal for activation of all Phase II programs