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Semester 2007A Important Dates

Semester 2007A Important Dates

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

caution Individual partner countries may have slightly different dates for the nationally-managed elements of the process such as the Phase I proposal deadline and NTAC meeting. Follow the links to the partner-specific pages for more information.

Date Event Comments
29 September - 2 October 2006 Proposal deadlines For receipt of proposals by National Gemini Offices (NGOs) - see caution above
various NTAC meetings Separate scientific and technical assessments by each Gemini partner ("National TACs")
No later than 16 Nov
E-transmission Electronic transmission of proposals to Gemini from NTACs
27 November
Draft queue and classical schedule Drafts generated by operations staff and distributed to ITAC members
29-30 November
ITAC International Time Allocation Committee (ITAC) meets to resolve issues and recommend 2007A programs
8 December
Final schedule/queue plus ITAC & Gemini feedback to NGOs After approval by Gemini Director
13 December
Issue queue and classical schedule on web Phase II programs ("skeletons") available in Observing Database; 2007A OT released
10 January and 31 January 2007
Phase II deadlines PI Deadlines for return of completed Phase II Science Programs to National Offices
22 January and 12 February 2007
E-transmission Deadline for electronic transfer of checked Phase II programs from National Offices to Gemini
1 February 2007 Start of semester 2007A  


Last update August 30, 2006; B. Rodgers