As a result of a time-exchange initiated between NOAO/CTIO and the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), observing time is being allocated to the NOAO community on the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). The agreement is expected to continue at a rate of 10 nights/year as of 2016.
Community access will continue in the 2015B semester during which ten classically-scheduled nights will be available. Any scientist may propose without regard to nationality or preferred access through other channels.
Please refer to the AAO instrument status page for current status and availability.
Please see the AAO policy page for Visitor Instruments. All requests for visiting instruments must be approved by the AAO Director before applying for observing time.
AAO maintains instrument pages on their website, including links to instrument manuals, etc. Please also check their page with observing information.
Time will be awarded through the usual NOAO proposal process, with the same proposal form, policies, and due dates as for other NOAO-coordinated facilities.
Proposals will be reviewed by the NOAO TAC, and those approved will be forwarded to AAO for scheduling. Notifications of awarded time will be sent in conjunction with those for other NOAO-coordinated facilities.
Procedures and forms for applying for telescope time can be found at http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/.
For questions regarding community access to the AAT and proposal preparation, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For instrumentation questions (only), you may also directly contact the appropriate AAO Instrument Scientists.
All data obtained under this program may be placed in NOAO's data archives and made publicly available under the same ground rules as data obtained at NOAO telescopes.