This Announcement solicits proposals for observations to be carried out in the period from January to December 2012. Following a recommendation by the IUG it is possible to submit Key Programme proposals with observations spanning two AO cycles of observation; for details please see the Mission Overview document.
Observing proposals selected for AO-9 will subsequently be open for so-called "data right proposals" via a second Call for Proposals. These associated proposals allow the possibility to obtain data rights on point-like, extended sources or emission features contained in the field of view of accepted observing proposals.
|Release of AO-9: Call for observing time proposals||07 March 2011
|Deadline for submission of observing time proposals||15 April 2011 (15:00 CEST)
|Meeting of the Time Allocation Committee (TAC)||June 2011|
|Release of AO-9: Call for data rights||05 September 2011|
|Deadline for submission of data rights proposals|| 14 October 2011 (15:00 CEST)
|Meeting of the Time Allocation Committee||November 2011
|Start AO-9 cycle of observation (duration 12 months)||01 January 2012|