[ASA] Call for Magellan Proposals in Semester 2016B

International Telescopes Support Office itso at aao.gov.au
Mon Mar 21 11:24:40 AEDT 2016

      2016B Call for Magellan Proposals

Proposals for Australian access to the Magellan telescopes for Semester 
2016B (mid-Jul 2016 to mid-Jan 2017) are due by:

*5:00pm AEST on Thursday 7 April 2016**
A separate call for Gemini proposals in Semester 2016B with a 31 March 
2016 deadline was issued earlier - please see 
https://www.aao.gov.au/itso/gemini/apply. A reminder too that Keck 
proposals for 2016B are due *tomorrow* (i.e. 22 March) - see 

There will likely be a single MegaCam f/5 block in Oct/Nov 2016 
(depending on the RA range of accepted proposals). Due to upgrade work 
the MagAO adaptive optics system will *not* be offered for science in 2016B.

In recent semesters demand for instruments mounted on the Clay telescope 
has significantly exceeded that for instruments on the Baade telescope. 
In order to help address this issue the MagE instrument has been moved 
from Clay to Baade. Applicants are encouraged to consider whether their 
science might also be possible using the instruments on Baade (IMACS, 
FourStar, FIRE, MagE), should their preferred instrument on Clay not be 
available due to scheduling constraints.

Complete information about all Magellan instrumentation on offer, travel 
funding, and the application procedure is available at 
https://www.aao.gov.au/itso/magellan. For any enquiries about Australian 
usage of Magellan please contact the AAO's International Telescopes 
Support Office (itso at aao.gov.au).

Stuart Ryder
Head of International Telescopes Support
Australian Astronomical Observatory

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