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Semester 2003A Important Dates

Key dates and events in the proposal process are shown below.

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

Date Event Comments
30 September - 21 October 2002 Proposal deadline For receipt of proposals by National Time Allocation Committees (NTACs) or National Gemini Offices (NGOs) - see caution above
various NTAC meetings Separate scientific and technical assessment in each Gemini partner
No later than 21 November E-transmission Electronic transmission of proposals to Gemini from NTACs/NGOs
2 December Draft queue and classical schedule Drafts generated by operations staff and distributed to ITAC members
9 December ITAC International Time Allocation Committee (ITAC) meets to resolve issues
16 December Final schedule/queue plus ITAC & Gemini feedback to NGOs After approval by Gemini Director
19 December Issue queue and classical schedule on web  
TBD Phase II deadline Deadline for return of completed Phase II Science Programs using Observing Tool
1 February 2002 Start of semester 2003A  

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Last update August 26, 2002; Phil Puxley