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Semester 2007A Call For Proposals
Semester 2007A Call For Proposals
Gemini Observatory invites its community to propose scientific investigations for the 2007A semester, 1 February - 31 July 2007.
Applications should be submitted via your
national Gemini proposal
process. The submission deadlines vary by partner and are shown in the table below. Please consult your National
Gemini Office pages
for submission details specific to each partner. Joint proposals
must adhere to the deadline (and other requirements) applicable to the institution to which the
Principal Investigator is affiliated.
||Proposal Deadline (times are local, or as indicated)
||Friday, 29 September, 24:00
||Saturday, 30 September, 24:00
||Saturday, 30 September
||Saturday, 30 September, 16:00 PDT
||Monday, 2 October, 12:00
||Monday, 2 October, 24:00 HST
|Univ. of Hawaii
||Monday, 2 October, 10:00 HST|
||Saturday, 30 September, 15:00
||Monday, 2 October, 23:59 MST
This page has changed significantly from previous semesters. The bulk of the information that may already be familiar to many of our users has been moved to supporting pages; we encourage you to follow the links for more detailed information. If hardcopy is preferred, all of the relevant information (excluding instrument pages and PIT help) is available in a single 15 page printable pdf document.
Highlights for 2007A
|There is a new Phase I Tool (PIT) for 2007A. [more information and download]
|Relevant dates for 2007A can be found in the 2007A Phase I/Phase II schedule.
|Target of Opportunity (ToO) programs must be identified as such in the PIT. ToO is defined as any
program with targets that can not be specified in advance. ToO
programs fall in two categories, selectable in the PIT: Rapid response
(immediate or less than 24 hours) and Standard response (not time-critical and greater than 24 hours)
triggers. [more information]
weather proposals are again
invited on both Gemini North and Gemini South. To qualify as poor
observing condition constraints must be Cloud Cover = 70% or worse with
Image Quality = "Any" or Cloud Cover = 90% or "Any". [more information]
|Expect 90% of the semester to be available for science, or 163 nights distributed across the partnership. A list of offered instruments and capabilities is given below.
Guide System (LGS) is expected to be available for Altair observations (NIRI
and NIFS) approximately 7-14 nights per month in queue mode. LGS
programs must be ranked in bands 1 and 2 and have significant restrictions on target accessibility. [more information]
|The visitor instrument TEXES will not be available in 2007A.
|Expect 70% of the semester to be available for science, or 127 nights; 109 nights are distributed across the partnership with the remaining nights reserved for system verification (NICI and Flamingos-2) and NICI campaign science. A list of offered instruments and capabilities is given below.
will be available through March 2007 only. This is expected to be
the last semester that Phoenix will be offered on Gemini.
|The Acquisition Camera is not being offered for science use in 2007A.
and Flamingos-2 are not being offered for community use at this
time. Separate calls for system verification for one or both
instruments will be made at a later date.
Up to 7 nights of classical time is available with the HIRES optical
spectrograph on Keck. The requested nights must fall in the
following windows: two nights each between March 6-12, June 2-7 and July
20-26 and a single night between April 22-27. Requests must be full nights with a minimum of 1
night. Proposals should be submitted via the normal process. [more information]
|Subaru: Up to 50 hours of service observing is again being
offered on Subaru for Suprime-Cam (wide field optical imaging) and MOIRCS (near-infrared imaging and multi-object spectroscopy-- new in
2007A). A minimum request of 5 hours is recommended;
larger programs are encouraged. Proposals should be submitted
using the Phase I Tool. There is no restriction on available dates
or conditions; service observations will be scheduled to meet demand
as much as possible. [more information]
Details of the capabilities available at each telescope are given below. Please see the page of supporting information for additional general Phase I information (not specific to 2007A).
Questions and Answers
All questions concerning proposals, or any other subject, should be
made using the Gemini
HelpDesk. This web-based
system will send the request to your National Gemini Office staff in
the first instance
who will then escalate it to Gemini staff if necessary.
Comments and suggestions on the format
and content of this page and supporting pages are welcome, and should be sent
to Bernadette Rodgers.
Last update August 30, 2006; B. Rodgers