Instructions for the next round of UofC APO proposals
To: Prospective UC users of the ARC 3.5m telescope
From: L. Hobbs, chairman, UC TAC
Date: September 19, 1996
Re: Next deadline for observing proposals
A statement of the
policies and procedures (PP)
which govern the internal allocation of the UC share of the observing time is
available in AAC 118, the front office at Yerkes Observatory,
and on line at http://astro.uchicago.edu/uc-apo/.
TWO ascii (text) files must be used to submit observing requests electronically
to the UC TAC. The files are
available on line
To request observing time, please consult the PP statement and use the current
proposal forms, which are THE ONLY ONE WHICH WILL BE ACCEPTED. A hardcopy of
the proposal forms must be received in either AAC 118 or the Yerkes
office by 4:00 PM on the due date. Note carefully that the second form
must include the
signature of the faculty sponsor; unsigned proposals will not be accepted. By
the same deadline, both files must also be emailed to heinz@oddjob.
Please note carefully two important provisions of the PP statement.
The instruments expected to be available for current use
are, in the optical region, the Dual Imaging Spectrograph (DIS)
and SPICam, an imaging CCD camera. At wavelengths
near 2 microns, the Grating Imager (GRIM II) can be used. Please see D. York
or me for general information about the instruments. For detailed information
about an instrument, please contact
- With one exception, all requests must be submitted in collaboration with
a departmental faculty member, who must sign the request. The exception
consists of graduate students who have not yet acquired a thesis sponsor.
Such students should submit requests directly to the chairman of the UC
TAC, who will serve as an ombudsman for those requests.
- Observers must spend at least three nights at the Apache Point site
before undertaking remote observations, in order to familiarize themselves
with operational procedures at the Observatory.
- DIS: D. York
- GRIM: M. Hereld
- SPICam: L. Hobbs
If you have questions about other matters regarding a proposal, please don't
hesitate to contact me (414-245-5555; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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last modified 19 Sep 1996