[ASA] Special call for CTIO (DECam, COSMOS, ISPI) proposals

AAT Tech Secretary aatts at aao.gov.au
Fri Sep 25 16:39:35 AEST 2015

Due to low demand from the initial call, the AAO making a special call for proposals to use DECam, the COSMOS spectrograph and/or the ISPI IR imager on the NOAO/CTIO Blanco 4m telescope in semester 2016A.

Information about the available instruments can be found at this link:

Proposals should follow the standard guidelines for content and formatting as outlined in the web link above, and must be submitted through the new AAO proposal system, Lens: https://www.aao.gov.au/lens/

There is a minimum time request of 1 night, but no maximum. Observations will be carried out in visitor mode. The International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO) at the AAO has secured funding via Astronomy Australia Ltd to reimburse the costs of Australian CTIO PI observer travel to Chile in Semester 2016A, on a similar basis to the way Australian Magellan observers are funded.

Applications requiring bright or grey time are encouraged.

Observers who applied for CTIO time at the recent AAO call for proposals may apply for more time.

The deadline is 5:00pm AEDT Friday 9th October.


Lee Spitler

AAT Technical Secretary

Australian Astronomical Observatory &
Macquarie University

Sydney, Australia
P:  +61 (2) 9850 4161

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