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Director's Discretionary Time Summary : Semester 2020B GN

The data shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Director's Discretionary Time" (DDT) on GN. DDT proposals are typically for time-critical observations which cannot wait for the normal proposal cycle (e.g. unexpected astronomical events) or for testing the feasibility of a technique or of a program. See the DDT web page for more information. DDT proposals may be submitted at any time by any astronomer world-wide.

In other respects - contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution - DDT programs are similar to other Gemini queue programs.

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Execution Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.


The columns in the table for Gemini North are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GN Director's Discretionary Time Queue Band 1
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
allocated
GN-2020B-DD-101 Catelan Spectroscopic Follow-Up of Fast Transient ZTF20abpgnos GMOS 0.50
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20200812 20200814 20200815
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-DD-102 Meech Characterization of Activity for new PanSTARRS Comet GMOS 2.20
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20200813 20200814 20200822 20200922
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-DD-103 Prochaska Seearching for Optical Counterparts to the Repeating FRB 180916 Visitor 1.20
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20201023
Completion Status:
53%
GN-2020B-DD-104 Singer Collapsar or Merger? Searching for the Supernova Bump in the Unusual Short-Soft GRB 200826A GMOS 6.00
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20200919 20200923 20201011 20201114
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-DD-105 Andrews Early Dust formation in the Ibn SN 2020nxt GNIRS 1.30
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20200927
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-DD-106 Meech Characterization of a New Intriguing Fresh Centaur GMOS 0.70
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20201011
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-DD-107 Jiang Unveiling the Nature of Type Ia Supernovae with the Gemini-Subaru Synergistic Observation GMOS 4.10
Execution Status: complete / RToO Dates Taken:
20201222 20201223 20201226
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-DD-108 Holler Time Critical Observations of a Stellar Occultation by the TNO Varuna Visitor 1.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%
GN Director's Discretionary Time Queue Band 2
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
allocated
GN-2020B-DD-109 Bolin Time-resolved NIR spectroscopy of episodically active asteroid (6478) Gault GNIRS 3.20
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20210121 20210122 20210125 20210129
Completion Status:
100%

 

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Last updated on: 24 Feb 2021 17:29:22 GMT