[ASA] Call for Magellan Proposals in Semester 2016A

International Telescopes Support Office itso at aao.gov.au
Tue Sep 22 19:23:34 AEST 2015

      2016A Call for Magellan Proposals

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

*5:00pm AEST on Friday 9 October 2015**
(A separate call for Gemini proposals in Semester 2016A with a 30 
September 2015 deadline was issued earlier - please see 

There will likely be a single MegaCam f/5 block in Mar/Apr 2016 
(depending on the RA range of accepted proposals), as well as a single 
adaptive optics MagAO run of about 25 nights in Feb/Mar 2016.

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 
http://ausgo.aao.gov.au/magellan.html. 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


*As of 1 July 2015, the Australian Gemini Office is now the 
International Telescopes Support Office. Please update your e-mail 
address book to use "itso at aao.gov.au" in place of "ausgo at aao.gov.au".*

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