[ASA] Call for Magellan Proposals in Semester 2015A

Australian Gemini Office ausgo at aao.gov.au
Thu Sep 18 15:08:15 AEST 2014

    2015A Call for Magellan Proposals

Proposals for Australian access to the Magellan telescopes for Semester 2015A
(mid-Jan to mid-Jul 2015) are due by:

*5:00pm AEST, Tuesday 7 October 2014
(A separate call for Gemini and Subaru proposals in Semester 2015A with a
30 Sep 2014 deadline was issued earlier - please see http://ausgo.aao.gov.au/cfp.html)

What's new for Semester 2015A?


    Applicants must use the AAO's new Lens proposal submission system
    <https://www.aao.gov.au/lens/home> for Magellan proposals, similar
    to the AAT proposal submission system. Lens is an account-based
    system with user registration. *All investigators on an ATAC
    proposal for Magellan must be registered with the system*. Users who
    have applied for AAT or Magellan time as PI in the past four
    semesters (i.e. starting from 2013A) have had accounts
    pre-configured, and should already have received an email with their
    login details. Please ask your collaborators to register well in
    advance <https://www.aao.gov.au/lens/register> of the proposal deadline.

  * There will be a single f/5 (Megacam/MMIRS) block, most likely in
    February 2015, as well as a single adaptive optics MagAO run in
    May/June 2015.

  * A new CCD camera with much-improved red sensitivity has recently
    been commissioned and is now the default detector for LDSS3,
    although programs focusing on bluer wavelengths will have the option
    to use the original CCD in certain blocks. Interested PIs should
    contact Jacob Bean (jbean at cfa.harvard.edu) about the new CCD before

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

Stuart Ryder
Head of International Telescopes Support
Australian Astronomical Observatory

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