[ASA] First Announcement of Opportunity for time allocation on the Murchison Widefield Array released

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Thu Dec 20 19:50:10 AEDT 2012

Dear ASA members,

I'm pleased to be able to advise you that the first Announcement of
Opportunity (AO) for time allocation on the Murchison Widefield Array
(MWA) is ready for release.  The MWA is a next-generation low
frequency radio telescope, located on the pristine site of CSIRO's
Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia.

You will find the AO prominent on the front page of:


The AO describes the steps to be taken over the next ~6 months to
allocate observing time on the MWA, the level of observing time
available, and restrictions/conditions that prospective users need to
be aware of.  The AO covers the first period of MWA Early Operations,
from July 2013 to June 2014.  Both Guaranteed Time (GT: available to
MWA members) and Open Access (OA: available to non-members)
allocations are available in this initial 12 month period.

Any researchers interested in proposing for observing time on the MWA
should familiarise themselves with the AO and documents referred to in
the AO, and plan for some key events in the next 6 months (described
in the AO).

Steven Tingay

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Professor Steven Tingay

Premier's Fellow

Director, MWA

Director, Science and Operations
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy

Deputy Director, ICRAR

Department of Imaging and Applied Physics
Curtin University of Technology
Bentley, Western Australia

Street address:
Brodie Hall building
1 Turner Ave
Technology Park
Bentley 6102
Western Australia

Email:  s.tingay at ivec.org OR s.tingay at curtin.edu.au

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