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The PDF Attachment
The Science Justification, Technical Description and other text is included as a PDF attachment to the Phase I Tool. Tables and Figures can be included, subject to space limitations described below. Latex templates and style files, and Word templates, are available for download and should be used. Proposals requesting time via the NOAO with a US PI should use the US latex template or US word template and style file, others should use the Gemini default latex template or Gemini default word template and style file. Do not change the margins or font sizes, if you do you run the risk of annoying the TAC members!
Scientific Justification: Limited to one page excluding references. Up to two additional pages can be used for references, tables, figures (no more than three), and captions. This can be a high-level description of the observations and the fundamental problem that they will address. Make sure to include the overall significance to astronomy. The Technical Case can include details such as sample selection, data analysis, etc.
Limited to one page with no additional figures.
This should be a description of how the observations contribute toward the accomplishment of the goals outlined in the science justification. Include information such as why the specific targets were selected, the sample size,
the analysis, etc. Also justify the
configuration, the exposure times and the
constraints requested. Give the input to and the results from the
Gemini Integration Time Calculator here. Justify the total and minimum time requested.
Band 3 Plan: If applying for queue time and it is acceptable for the proposal to be scheduled in Band 3, describe the changes to be made to allow it to be successful in Band 3 (limit text to half a page).
Classical Backup Program: If applying for classically scheduled time, describe the program you will pursue should the weather be worse than the requested observing conditions (limit text to half a page).
Justify Target Duplication: If your targets have been previously observed by Gemini using similar setups to those proposed here, the Observations section of the PIT will indicate this using a red stoplight icon. A list of the possible duplicates can be accessed by highlighting the observation, then clicking on the the icon to the lower right. Duplicate observations must be justified in this section.
Publications: Enter a list of publications written by the PI and Co-Is that support this proposal.
Use of Other Facilities or Resources: List any applications to non-Gemini facilities that are related to this proposal.
Previous Use of Gemini: List allocations of telescope time on Gemini to the PI during the last 2 years, together with the current status of the data. You can locate the Gemini proposal ID and percentage completion for queue programs using the Queue and Schedules Queue Summary or Classical Schedule pages, where you can use your browser to search for the PI name or the proposal title.