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Approved NOAO Survey Programs



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Mohr, Joseph University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2005B-0043 CTIO 4m 15

SZE+Optical Studies of the Cosmic Acceleration


Saha, Abhijit National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2006B-0013 CTIO 0.9m 3

The Outer Limits Survey: Stellar Populations at the Extremities of the Magellanic Clouds


Saha, Abhijit National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2006B-0013 CTIO 4m 10

The Outer Limits Survey: Stellar Populations at the Extremities of the Magellanic Clouds


Van Dokkum, Pieter Yale University 2008A-0035 KPNO 4m 16

The NEWFIRM medium-band survey: accurate redshifts for 40,000 K-selected galaxies

Approved Chandra Programs



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Grindlay, Jonathan Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008A-9005 CTIO 4m 2

Galactic Bulge Latitude Survey 3


Kong, Albert Tsing Hua University 2008B-0515 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.05

X-ray Localization of the Globular Cluster G1 in M31


Zepf, Stephen Michigan State University 2008B-0516 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.22

Understanding the Low-Mass X-ray Binaries in the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy

Approved GLAST Programs



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Bailyn, Charles Yale University 2008A-0920 CTIO 1.0m 5

SMARTS Optical IR Observations of LAT Monitored Blazars


Bailyn, Charles Yale University 2008A-0920 CTIO 1.3m 2.25

SMARTS Optical IR Observations of LAT Monitored Blazars


Bailyn, Charles Yale University 2008A-0920 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 2.5

SMARTS Optical IR Observations of LAT Monitored Blazars


Romani, Roger Stanford University 2008A-0921 KPNO WIYN 3

Radio-loud Blazars: Sifting the Dominant Extragalactic GEV Population

Approved Long Term Programs



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Burgasser, Adam Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008B-0290 CTIO 4m 6

The Brown Dwarf Kinematics Project: Parallaxes for Southern Low Luminosity Brown Dwarfs


Davidson, Kris University of Minnesota 2008B-0215 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.75

Eta Carinae's Continuing Instability and Recovery - The 2009 ``Event''


Hillwig, Todd Valparaiso University 2008B-0418 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 2.4

Determining the System Parameters for Poorly Studied Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae


Hillwig, Todd Valparaiso University 2008B-0418 CTIO 1.3m 1.04

Determining the System Parameters for Poorly Studied Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae


Huchra, John Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2007A-0499 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 6

Mapping the Nearby Universe: The 2MASS Redshift Survey


Jackson, Megan Lowell Observatory 2008B-0090 KPNO 4m 6

The Stellar Structure of Dwarf Galaxies


Metcalfe, Travis High Altitude Observatory 2008B-0039 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 4.5

Activity Cycles of Southern Asteroseismic Targets


Ngeow, Chow-Choong University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2008B-0179 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 19.6

Observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids in Sloan Filters


Schuler, Simon Clemson University 2006B-0303 KPNO WIYN 2

The Striking Li Dispersions in Pleiades G & K Dwarfs: Real or Illusory?


Smith, Nathan University of California, Berkeley 2008B-0119 CTIO SOAR 2

IR Variability of Eta Carinae: The 2009 Event


Smith, Nathan University of California, Berkeley 2008B-0119 GEM-S GEM-SQ 4

IR Variability of Eta Carinae: The 2009 Event

Approved Regular Programs



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Aldering, Greg Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2008B-0488 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.8

Host Galaxies of Hubble Flow Type Ia Supernovae


Allam, Sahar Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 2008B-0340 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.49

SDSS Giant Arcs


Allen, Peter Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0371 KPNO 2.1m 5

Benchmark Brown Dwarfs: Ultracool Tertiary Companions to Degenerate Binaries


Alonso, Maria Victoria Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba 2008B-0074 CTIO 4m 2 (DD)

Triplets of Quasars as ¨lighthouses¨ of galaxy and structure formation


Andrews, Jennifer Louisiana State University 2008B-0055 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.93

A Comprehensive Study of Dust Formation in Type II Supernovae with HST, Spitzer and Gemini


Appleton, Philip California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2008B-0073 CTIO 4m 3

Spectroscopy of IR-Active Galaxies in the Merging Bullet Cluster


Bakos, Gaspar Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008B-0099 Keck Keck-I 2

Confirmation spectroscopy of HATNet transiting exoplanet candidates using Keck-I/HIRES


Bally, John University of Colorado 2008B-0468 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2

AO Imaging of the Explosive Orion OMC1 Outflow


Barkhouse, Wayne University of North Dakota 2008B-0454 KPNO 2.1m 3.5

Optical/X-ray Galaxy Cluster Detection from ChaMPx


Bary, Jeffrey University of Virginia 2008B-0462 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.75

A Variability Study of the 10 um Silicate Feature in Actively Accreting T Tauri Systems


Bayliss, Matthew University of Chicago 2008B-0400 CTIO SOAR 4

A Targeted Search for Lensed u-band Dropout Galaxies


Beck, Tracy Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0205 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.7

Spatially Resolving Molecular Hydrogen Emission in Planet-forming Disks


Berger, Edo Princeton University 2008B-0124 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.73

Gamma-Ray Bursts: From Progenitors to Probes


Berger, Edo Princeton University 2008B-0153 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

Nebular-phase Spectroscopy of the Extraordinary SN2008D: The First Supernova Observed from Start to Finish


Bernard, Edouard Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias 2008B-0206 CTIO 4m 3

Spatial Gradients of Old Populations in the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy


Bloom, Joshua University of California, Berkeley 2008B-0230 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Concerted Follow-up of Swift and GLAST GRBs (Gemini North)


Bond, Howard Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0259 KPNO 2.1m 5

Photometry of HST/FGS Astrometric Reference Stars


Bridges, Terry Queen's University 2008B-0272 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.38

Globular Clusters as Probes of Galaxy Formation: The Isolated Elliptical NGC 720


Burke, David Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 2008B-0232 KPNO 2.1m 6.5

Photometric Calibration of Subaru Massive Cluster Survey Fields


Burke, Christopher Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0269 KPNO WIYN 7.5

Survey of XO-2 for an Earth-sized Planet


Carlin, Jeffrey University of Virginia 2008B-0448 MMT MMT 3

A New Method to Determine the Local Standard of Rest Velocity Using Sagittarius Tidal Debris


Chen, Christine National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0258 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.6

Characterizing the Dusty Disk Around the Nearby, Young Star HD 181327


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0345 KPNO WIYN 3

The Stellar Kinematics of Polar Ring Galaxies


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0360 GEM-N GEM-NQ 3.3

Planetary Nebulae and Chemical Evolution: Exploring Systematic Errors for Early Stellar Populations


Cieza, Lucas University of Hawaii 2008B-0209 MMT MMT 1

Testing the Disk Regulation Paradigm with Spitzer: spectral typing of low-mass stars


Cobb, Bethany Yale University 2008B-0204 CTIO 1.3m 5

Optical/IR Follow-Up of Gamma-Ray Bursts from SMARTS


Cody, Ann Marie California Institute of Technology 2008B-0469 CTIO 1.0m 11

A Search for Pulsation in Young Brown Dwarfs


Cole, Andrew University of Tasmania 2008B-0296 CTIO 4m 4

Mapping the Halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud


Conselice, Christopher University of Nottingham 2008B-0419 KPNO 2.1m 4

Spectroscopy of Galaxy Aggregates in Nearby Galaxy Clusters


Crotts, Arlin Columbia University 2008B-0246 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 4

The Echo from Supernova 1987A


Cummings, Jeff Indiana University 2008B-0475 CTIO 4m 5

Testing Galactic Li Production By Means of Young Clusters


Cunha, Katia National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0284 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.5

Chemical Evolution at the Edge of the Bar: Abundances of Red-supergiants in the Massive Cluster Scutum-Crux


Cybulski, John Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0364 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.25

Spectroscopy of a Candidate T Dwarf from Spitzer


Dall, Thomas Gemini Observatory 2008B-0088 GEM-N GEM-NQ 3.8

VSOP: Fixing the variable sky with one-shot typing of neglected variables


Dall, Thomas Gemini Observatory 2008B-0095 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.63

VSOP: Fixing the variable sky with one-shot typing of neglected variables


Dell'Antonio, Ian Brown University 2008B-0453 KPNO WIYN 2

The low weak lensing mass of A781 peak four-physics or systematics?


Deming, Drake NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2008B-0379 KPNO 2.1m 7.5

Detection of Hot Earths by Giant Planet Transit Tming


DePoy, Darren Ohio State University 2008B-0057 CTIO 1.0m 7

Engineering Tests and Initial Calibration of DECam CCDs


Dhital, Saurav Vanderbilt University 2008B-0432 KPNO 2.1m 6

Measuring Magnetic Activity and Dynamical Evolution of Wide M-dwarf Binaries


Dowell, Jayce Indiana University 2008B-0117 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

Unusually Extended HI Disks and Their Relationship to Damped Ly(alpha) Systems


Drummond, Jack Air Force Research Lab 2008B-0394 GEM-N GEM-N 2

Pushing AO to Smaller Asteroids


Duchene, Gaspard University of California, Berkeley 2008B-0240 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.65

The spectral properties of metal-rich T dwarfs


Egami, Eiichi University of Arizona 2008B-0341 KPNO 4m 3

The Local Cluster Substructure Survey (LoCuSS): I. Joint KPNO/Spitzer/Herschel/Subaru Study of the Star Formation & Assembly Histories of Massive Clusters


Egami, Eiichi University of Arizona 2008B-0344 CTIO 4m 4

The Local Cluster Substructure Survey (LoCuSS): II. Exploring K-band Light as a Probe of Cluster Mass and Substructure


Erb, Dawn Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008B-0362 GEM-N Subaru 1

Constraining Gas at High Redshift: Metallicities and Dynamical Masses of Galaxies at z~2


Fadda, Dario California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2008B-0072 KPNO WIYN 3

Infrared luminosity function from wide-field Spitzer surveys


Fadely, Ross Rutgers University 2008B-0193 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.07

A Gemini Search for Dark Matter Substructure


Fan, Xiaohui University of Arizona 2008B-0384 KPNO 4m 5

Near-IR Imaging of the SDSS Deep Stripe


Fassnacht, Christopher University of California-Davis 2008B-0335 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

Evidence for Luminous CDM Substructure in a Moderate-redshift Lensing Galaxy


Fesen, Robert Dartmouth College 2008B-0102 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

High Dispersion Late-time Spectra of Core-Collapse SNe


Finkelstein, Steven Arizona State University 2008B-0415 KPNO 4m 3

Luminosity Function and Evolution of Lyman Alpha Galaxies at Z ~ 2.1


Fischer, Debra San Francisco State University 2008B-0002 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 8

To Alpha Cen B and Beyond


Fischer, Debra San Francisco State University 2008B-0103 Keck Keck-I 2

M-to-K: A Search For Planets Around Low Mass Stars


Fitzgerald, Michael Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2008B-0477 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.8

Beyond SEDs - Measuring the Size and Morphology of Mid-IR Emission in Nearby Debris Disks


Foley, Ryan University of California, Berkeley 2008B-0170 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.18

Optical Identification of Radio Transients Discovered by the Allen Telescope Array


French, Linda Illinois Wesleyan University 2008B-0265 CTIO 1.0m 7

Phase Curves of Trojan Asteroids


Gal-Yam, Avishay Weizmann Institute of Science 2008B-0218 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.1

Identifying progenitors of core-collapse supernovae


Garnavich, Peter University of Notre Dame 2008B-0187 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2

Social Insecurity: What Influences Stellar Death in Old Populations


Gauthier, Jean-Rene University of Chicago 2008B-0304 Magellan-II 2

Probing the Gaseous Halos of 2dF Galaxies


Ge, Jian University of Florida 2008B-0295 KPNO 2.1m 13

Exoplanet Tracker Major Upgrade and Instrument Performance Measurements


Geller, Aaron University of Wisconsin, Madison 2008B-0186 KPNO WIYN 7.5

A Study Of Anomalous Stars and Binary Populations Within Open Clusters: Tests Of Theoretical Models


Giavalisco, Mauro University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2008B-0391 GEM-N GEM-N 4

Looking for Evidence of AGN Feedback in Massive Star-Forming Galaxies at z~ 2.5 Hosting Luminous Compton-Thick Nuclei


Gibb, Erika University of Missouri, St. Louis 2008B-0030 Keck Keck-II 2

Organic Molecules in Protoplanetary Disks


Gies, Douglas Georgia State University 2008B-0172 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.1

Binaries among the Most Massive Stars


Graham, John Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0501 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.66

Metallicity of a Dark Burst in a Very Bright Host


Grocholski, Aaron Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0283 CTIO SOAR 4

3-Dimensional Distribution of Populous Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud


Gutermuth, Robert Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 2008B-0377 KPNO 4m 5

A Survey of the Cep OB3, S140, and Mon R2 Molecular Clouds with Spitzer and NEWFIRM


Haberzettl, Lutz University of Louisville 2008B-0256 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

Spectroscopy of an extreme Low Surface Brightness Galaxy around the HDF- S


Hamilton-Drager, Catrina Dickinson College 2008B-0473 CTIO 4m 4

Rotational Velocities, Radii, and Spectral Types of Pre-Main Sequence Stars in NGC 2362


Hartigan, Patrick Rice University 2008B-0322 KPNO 4m 4

Star Formation in the Cygnus OB2 Association


Heinke, Craig University of Virginia 2008B-0288 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.86

Constraining the Neutron Star Mass in SAX J1808.4-3658 Through a Multicolor Light Curve


Hempel, Maren University of Florida 2008B-0226 CTIO 4m 3

Galactic Globular Clusters in the Near-Infrared


Henry, Todd Georgia State University 2008B-0166 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

Completing the nIR Empirical Mass-Luminosity Relationships for the Lowest-Mass Stars


Herrmann, Kimberly Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0161 KPNO 4m 5

The Stellar Kinematics of Outer Disks: Evidence for Halo Substructure?


Holberg, Jay University of Arizona 2008B-0077 KPNO 0.9m 4

Calibrating Observations made with the NASA Kepler Discovery Mission


Hornschemeier, Ann NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2008B-0363 CTIO 4m 6

Groups around Groups: Multi-Object Spectroscopy of Hickson Compact Groups


Howell, Steven National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0092 KPNO WIYN 2

High Resolution Imaging of Kepler Exo-planet Target Stars


Huang, Wenjin California Institute of Technology 2008B-0207 KPNO 2.1m 13.5

Stellar Rotation of Nearby Field B-Stars


Humphreys, Roberta University of Minnesota 2007B-0131 CTIO 1.0m 6

Mapping the Asymmetric Thick Disk


Im, Myungshin Seoul National University 2008B-0127 MMT MMT 1

Deep Spectroscopy of IR Sources in the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole Wide Survey Field


Jacoby, George WIYN Observatory 2008B-0317 KPNO WIYN 4

A Search for Planetary Nebulae in M31 Globular Clusters


Jannuzi, Buell National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0461 Keck Keck-II 1

Comparing the Distribution of the IGM and Galaxies Using a Triple QSO System


Jayawardhana, Ray University of Toronto 2008B-0104 Keck Keck-II 1.5

Are All ``Transition Disks'' Circumbinary?


Kane, Stephen California Institute of Technology 2008B-0079 CTIO 0.9m 8

Photometric monitoring of known southern exoplanets for transit signatures


Kane, Stephen California Institute of Technology 2008B-0079 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3.6

Photometric monitoring of known southern exoplanets for transit signatures


Kanekar, Nissim National Radio Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0242 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.14

Measuring Star Formation Rates in Damped Lyman-alpha Systems


Kassis, Marc W. M. Keck Observatory 2008B-0331 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.15

Early evolution of photoevaporating protoplanetary disks: mid-infrared spectra of the Orion Nebula proplyds


Keel, William University of Alabama 2008B-0060 KPNO WIYN 3

Backlit galaxies by the hundreds: new steps toward the evolution of dust


Keeney, Brian University of Colorado 2008B-0194 CTIO 4m 3

Gas and Galaxies in the Cosmic Web: A Galaxy Redshift Survey around HST/COS Target Sight Lines


Keeney, Brian University of Colorado 2008B-0194 KPNO 0.9m 2

Gas and Galaxies in the Cosmic Web: A Galaxy Redshift Survey around HST/COS Target Sight Lines


Kelson, Daniel Carnegie Observatories 2008B-0355 KPNO 4m 4

The Carnegie Spitzer IMACS Survey


Keremedjiev, Mark University of Florida 2008B-0313 KPNO 4m 3

J-Band Spectroscopy of Nearby Galaxies Using FISICA


Kern, Susan Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0279 CTIO 4m 3

Lightcurves of Transneptunian Binaries


Klesman, Alison University of Florida 2008B-0201 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.2

The Environment & Evolution of AGN in Intermediate-Redshift Clusters


Koen, Chris University of the Western Cape 2008B-0035 CTIO 1.0m 11.5

Multisite campaign on HE0230-4323


Landolt, Arlo Louisiana State University 2008B-0001 CTIO 1.0m 23.5

Faint UBVRI Photometric Standard Star fields


Lebzelter, Thomas Universitat Wien (University of Vienna) 2008B-0131 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2

The role of stellar variability in mid-IR circumstellar spectra


Lebzelter, Thomas Universitat Wien (University of Vienna) 2008B-0133 GEM-S GEM-S 3

Fluorine production in AGB stars


Lebzelter, Thomas Universitat Wien (University of Vienna) 2008B-0165 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.75

Long term variability of MIR-spectra of evolved stars


Lebzelter, Thomas Universitat Wien (University of Vienna) 2008B-0165 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.32

Long term variability of MIR-spectra of evolved stars


Lee, Janice Carnegie Observatories 2008A-0453 KPNO 4m 14

Extending Deep H(alpha) Galaxy Surveys to Higher Redshift with NEWFIRM


Lee, Henry Gemini Observatory 2008B-0440 CTIO 0.9m 7

Current Star Formation Rates for the Histories of Star Formation in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies : Part 2 of 2


Lee, Henry Gemini Observatory 2008B-0440 KPNO 2.1m 3

Current Star Formation Rates for the Histories of Star Formation in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies : Part 2 of 2


Lee, Henry Gemini Observatory 2008B-0467 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Present-Day Metallicities for Constructing Star-Formation Histories in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies (North, part 2 of 2)


Lee, Henry Gemini Observatory 2008B-0494 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.56

Present-Day Metallicities for Constructing Star-Formation Histories in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies (South, part 2 of 2)


Lepine, Sebastien American Museum of Natural History 2008B-0449 KPNO 4m 4

M subdwarf halo binaries and a calibration of the metallicity scale for low-mass stars.


Levan, Andrew University of Warwick 2008B-0128 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

Swift GRB hosts at known redshift


Levesque, Emily University of Hawaii 2008B-0086 Magellan-I 2

Red Supergiants in NGC 6822 and WLM: Tests of Massive Stellar Models at Low Metallicity


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0042 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.6

Searching for the Bottom of the Initial Mass Function


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0185 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.71

Spectroscopy of Candidate Brown Dwarfs with Disks


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0185 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.05

Spectroscopy of Candidate Brown Dwarfs with Disks


Maderak, Ryan Indiana University 2008B-0456 MMT MMT 1.5

Oxygen Abundances at the Extremes of the Open Cluster Metallicity Range: NGC 2420, 2506, and 6791


Mahmud, Naved Rice University 2008B-0455 KPNO 4m 8

Brown Dwarf and Giant Planet Companions to Young Stars in Taurus


Massey, Philip Lowell Observatory 2008B-0006 MMT MMT 3

Massive Star Evolution as a Function of Metallicity: Closing the Loop in the Local Group


Mateo, Mario University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2008B-0397 CTIO 4m 4

Exploring the 3rd Dimension: The Line-of-Sight Depth of the Fornax dSph Galaxy


Matheson, Thomas National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0285 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

Constraining the Hubble Constant with a Type II Supernova


Matheson, Thomas National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0286 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.31

Revealing the Heart of the Explosion: Nebular-Phase Spectroscopy of Type I Supernovae


Matheson, Thomas National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0412 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.75

Extending the ESSENCE Survey: Host Galaxies of High-Redshift Supernovae


Matheson, Thomas National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0412 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.75

Extending the ESSENCE Survey: Host Galaxies of High-Redshift Supernovae


Maund, Justyn University of Texas, Austin 2008B-0178 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.42

Stellar Forensics: A post-explosion view of the progenitor of a Type IIP supernova


McConnachie, Alan University of Victoria 2008B-0112 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.4

The destructive path of NGC205


McIntosh, Daniel University of Missouri, Kansas City 2008B-0332 KPNO WIYN 3

In Search of Remnants from Gas-Rich Major Mergers


McWilliam, Andrew Carnegie Observatories 2008B-0399 Keck Keck-I 3

Detail Chemical Composition of M33 Globular Clusters


Meech, Karen University of Hawaii 2008B-0429 CTIO SOAR 3

Stardust-NExT and Spitzer Comet Observations


Megeath, Tom University of Toledo 2008B-0323 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.4

The Orion Protostar Survey: NIRI Spectroscopy of Spitzer Identified Protostars in the Orion Complex


Meibom, Soren Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008B-0247 KPNO WIYN 2

The connections between binarity, circumstellar disks, and stellar rotation


Meibom, Soren Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008B-0248 CTIO 4m 4

The connections between binarity, circumstellar disks, and stellar rotation


Melbourne, Jason California Institute of Technology 2008B-0421 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.1

The Spatial Distribution of Warm Dust and PAH in Luminous Infrared Galaxies


Merritt, David Rochester Institute of Technology 2008B-0264 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.25

Kinematical Signatures of Recoiled Black Holes


Moran, Sean Johns Hopkins University 2008B-0056 MMT MMT 3

Tracing Galaxy Transformation by Relating Resolved Star Formation Histories and Dynamics to HI Content


Mouhcine, M Liverpool John Moores University 2008B-0307 CTIO 4m 3

The panoramic view of spiral galaxies: the nature of the outskirts of spirals


Mueller, Beatrice Planetary Science Institute 2008B-0470 KPNO 2.1m 11.5

Decoding the Secrets of Comet Encke's Spin State


Munoz, Ricardo University of Virginia 2008B-0438 CTIO 4m 3

Exploring the Tidal Tails of the Carina dSph and the Extended Structure of the Large Magellanic Cloud


Myers, Adam University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2008B-0282 MMT MMT 2

Where's the Peak? The z~2.5 Quasar Luminosity Function


Nemec, James Camosun College 2008B-0098 CTIO 0.9m 9

Physical Characteristics of Variable Stars in the LMC Globular Clusters NGC1466 and Reticulum


Norman, Dara National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0238 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.8 (DD)

X-ray selected AGN in a Merging Cluster Environment


O'Meara, John Penn State Worthington Scranton 2008B-0367 Keck Keck-I 1

LRIS Imaging of z > 2.3 Damped Lyman-(alpha) Systems


Oey, Sally University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2008B-0225 GEM-N GEM-N 3

Towards a Nebular He II Diagnostic for Starbursts


Olsen, Knut National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0289 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.34

What is the Origin of M31's 10 kpc Ring?


Oyabu, Shinki The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science 2008B-0460 CTIO 4m 2

A search for z>5.7 quasars in the Southern hemisphere


Papovich, Casey Texas A & M University 2008B-0374 Magellan-I 2

Survey of IRAC-Selected Galaxy Cluster Candidates at z>1.3


Papovich, Casey Texas A & M University 2008B-0435 Keck Keck-I 1

Redshift Survey of 24-detected Massive Galaxies at 1.5<$z$<3


Parker, Joel Southwest Research Institute 2008B-0422 KPNO WIYN 5.5

Resonance in the Kuiper Belt: The History of the Outer Solar System


Patience, Jenny University of Exeter 2008B-0142 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.61

Resolving the A Star Binary Population with Gemini AO


Peterson, Bradley Ohio State University 2008B-0106 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.4

The High Mass End of the Black Hole Mass - Stellar Velocity Dispersion Relation in AGNs: Calibrating the Quasar Mass Scale


Rest, Armin Harvard University 2008B-0396 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Echoes of Historic Supernovae: Spectroscopy of the Tycho, Cas A, 3C 58, and Crab SNe at maximum light


Rest, Armin Harvard University 2008B-0482 CTIO SOAR 1.5

Geometric Distances to Cepheids with Light Echoes


Rhee, Jaehyon Purdue University 2008B-0492 KPNO 2.1m 9

Discovery of Very Metal-Poor Stars in the Galaxy


Rhee, Jaehyon Purdue University 2008B-0492 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 4

Discovery of Very Metal-Poor Stars in the Galaxy


Rhoads, James Arizona State University 2008B-0500 KPNO 4m 6 (DD)

Searching for Reionization at Redshift z~ 9


Rich, R Michael University of California, Los Angeles 2008B-0451 CTIO 4m 8

The Bulge Radial Velocity Assay: The Bulge/Disk/Halo Boundaries


Richter, Matthew University of California-Davis 2008B-0266 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.16

Determining Inner-disk Chemistry


Richter, Matthew University of California-Davis 2008B-0267 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.08

Determining Inner-disk Chemistry


Ridgway, Susan National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0405 CTIO SOAR 2

The evolution of luminous obscured quasars


Ridgway, Susan National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0405 GEM-S GEM-S 3

The evolution of luminous obscured quasars


Rivkin, Andrew Johns Hopkins University 2008B-0200 KPNO 2.1m 6

Small Koronis-Family Asteroids as a Probe of Space Weathering


Rodriguez-Ledesma, M Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie 2008B-0157 CTIO 4m 3

Angular momentum evolution of very low mass stars and brown dwarfs in the Orion Nebula Cluster: Spectroscopic determinations of masses and mass accretion rates.


Roe, Henry Lowell Observatory 2008B-0227 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

Titan's methane weather: Seasonal change and surface geology


Romanishin, William University of Oklahoma 2008B-0111 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

Shapes and Densities of Jovian Trojan Objects


Ruchti, Gregory Johns Hopkins University 2008B-0115 Magellan-II 2

Elemental Abundances of the Metal-Poor Thick Disk from RAVE


Rudnick, Gregory National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0433 GEM-N Subaru 1

Near Infrared Spectroscopy of 24 micron sources in the era of ULIRGS


Russo, Neil Dello Johns Hopkins University 2008B-0222 Keck Keck-II 1

Determining the volatile chemistry of comets 6P/d'Arrest and C/2007 W1 Boattini


Saha, Abhijit National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0143 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3.2

Deep Imaging of Nearby Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies


Saha, Abhijit National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0143 CTIO 4m 5

Deep Imaging of Nearby Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies


Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Japan Spaceguard Association 2008B-0366 KPNO 2.1m 5

Short-period Mira variable stars diagnostics for dynamics of Galactic disk


Sako, Masao University of Pennsylvania 2008B-0328 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.3

The Physical Properties of Type Ia Supernovae Host Galaxies


Sand, David University of Arizona 2008B-0320 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Optical Spectroscopy of Hostless Supernovae Candidates


Scarlata, Claudia Spitzer Science Center 2008B-0243 CTIO 4m 3

U-band study of the z=2.38 Filament


Schaefer, Gail Georgia State University 2008B-0336 Keck Keck-II 0.5

Precise Masses of Young Stars in Taurus


Schiminovich, David Columbia University 2008B-0337 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.963

Probing Small-scale Kinematic Structure of Local Lyman Break Galaxy Analogs


Schmidt, Edward University of Nebraska 2008B-0003 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

Type II Cepheids and Related Variables


Schwamb, Megan California Institute of Technology 2008B-0260 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 4.8

Kuiper Belt Recovery


Seth, Anil Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008B-0294 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.06

Surveying Nearby Nuclear Star Clusters


Sewilo, Marta Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0459 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.4

Revealing the Nature of Massive Star Formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud


Shaw, Richard National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0398 CTIO SOAR 4

LMC Planetary Nebulae with Binary Progenitors


Shemmer, Ohad Pennsylvania State University 2008B-0239 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.5

Black-hole Mass and Growth Rate at High Redshift


Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2008B-0261 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 4.5

Precise Astrometry for Predicting Kuiper Belt Object Occultations


Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2008B-0424 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

The First Known Binary Neptune Trojan


Skemer, Andrew University of Arizona 2008B-0300 CTIO 1.3m 0.89

The Characteristics and Periodicity of Extinction Events in VV Ser: A Map of Dust Structures in the Inner-Rim of a Herbig AeBe Disk


Smith, Verne National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0381 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3

Using Chemical Abundance Patterns to Determine the Origin of the Galactic Anticenter Stellar Structure (GASS)


Soderberg, Alicia Princeton University 2008B-0270 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.67

Revealing the Progenitors of Type Ibc Supernovae through Near-IR Spectroscopy


Soderberg, Alicia Princeton University 2008B-0427 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.4

The Many Facets of Type Ibc Supernovae


Soderberg, Alicia Princeton University 2008B-0427 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.4

The Many Facets of Type Ibc Supernovae


Stanghellini, Letizia National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0083 MMT MMT 1

Snapshots at two epochs of the metallicity gradient in the spiral galaxy M81: PNe and HII regions


Stansberry, John University of Arizona 2008B-0291 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2

KBO Binarity and Spin from Visible Lightcurves


Stassun, Keivan Vanderbilt University 2008B-0465 CTIO 1.0m 7

Fundamental Properties of a New Very Low-Mass Pre-Main-Sequence Ecliping Binary in Orion


Steinfadt, Justin University of California, Santa Barbara 2008B-0413 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

Searching for Pulsations from a Helium White Dwarf Companion to a Millisecond Pulsar


Stevenson, Rachel University of Hawaii 2008B-0479 KPNO 2.1m 8

Hydration of Hilda Asteroids - The Search for Liquid Water in the Early Solar System


Stevenson, Rachel University of Hawaii 2008B-0479 KPNO 4m 2

Hydration of Hilda Asteroids - The Search for Liquid Water in the Early Solar System


Stott, John Liverpool John Moores University 2008B-0145 GEM-N Subaru 0.44

Testing the hierarchical assembly of brightest cluster galaxies


Stringfellow, Guy University of Colorado 2008B-0463 KPNO 4m 5.5

A Definitive Test of Triggered-Sequential Star Formation in the Massive Star Forming Regions W3/4/5


Subrahmanyan, Ravi Raman Research Institute 2008B-0348 CTIO 4m 3

Cosmic evolution in black hole growth and AGN


Tanvir, Nial University of Leicester 2008B-0149 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.29

Rapid observations of GRB afterglows and their hosts


Thompson, Susan University of Delaware 2008B-0343 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2

Measuring the Surface Inhomogeneity of Calcium on G 29-38


Tokovinin, Andrei Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2008B-0050 CTIO SOAR 3 (DD)

Orbital spins in multiple stars


Torres, Manuel Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2008B-0139 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.4

The primary role of the SW Sextantis stars in the evolution of cataclysmic variables


Trilling, David University of Arizona 2008B-0253 CTIO SOAR 3

Optical support of a Herschel Trans-Neptunian Object Key Programme


Trippe, Margaret Georgia State University 2008B-0038 KPNO 2.1m 5

Variability of Seyfert Type and the Nature of Seyfert 1.8 and 1.9 Galaxies


Troutman, Matthew Clemson University 2008B-0383 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.2

Tracing Gas in the Inner Disks of Young Massive Stars Using Spectro- Astrometry


Trueblood, Mark National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2008B-0009 KPNO 2.1m 3

Near Earth Object Follow-up


Trujillo, Chadwick Gemini Observatory 2008B-0434 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.65

Primordial Solar System Ices


Villaver, Eva Space Telescope Science Institute 2008B-0191 CTIO 4m 3

Planetary Nebulae in the Magellanic Bridge


Walker, Alistair Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2008B-0155 CTIO 4m 2

Luminosity Functions of Evolved Populations in Galactic Globular Clusters


Wasserman, Lawrence Lowell Observatory 2008B-0316 CTIO 4m 4

An extension to the Deep Ecliptic Survey - A Search for High Inclination KBOs


Weiner, Benjamin University of Arizona 2008B-0311 Keck Keck-I 2

Outflowing Winds in Post-Starburst Galaxies to z=1


Williams, Theodore Rutgers University 2008B-0093 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 1

Cold Dark Matter and the Structure of Spiral Galaxies


Willott, Chris University of Ottawa 2008B-0365 Keck Keck-II 2

Cosmic reionization from Lyman absorption spectroscopy


Wilson, Gillian University of California, Riverside 2008B-0208 CTIO 4m 5

Detecting Clusters of Galaxies at 1 < z< 2 in the Spitzer SWIRE Legacy Fields


Winkler, P. Frank Middlebury College 2008B-0498 KPNO WIYN 3

Tycho's Supernova Remnant: Deep Imaging, Proper Motions, and Distance Measurement


Wisniewski, John NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2008B-0163 CTIO 4m 2

The First Spectropolarimetric View of Potential Extragalactic Protoplanetary Disk Systems


Woodney, Laura California State University, San Bernardino 2008B-0484 CTIO SOAR 3

Comet Hale-Bopp: Still active at 27 AU?


Yang, Bin University of Hawaii 2008B-0137 KPNO 2.1m 5

U-band Photometry of an Unusual Trojan Family


Ybarra, Jason University of Florida 2008B-0309 CTIO 4m 4

Correlating Outflows with the Evolution of Embedded Clusters in the Rosette Molecular Cloud


Zavala, Jr, Robert US Naval Observatory 2008B-0224 KPNO WIYN 2

Completing the picture: Deep imaging of the host galaxy of the closest pair of binary black holes


Zuckerman, Ben University of California, Los Angeles 2008B-0312 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.74

Terrestrial Planet Formation and Evolution around Sun-like Stars


Zuckerman, Ben University of California, Los Angeles 2008B-0368 CTIO 4m 6

Hunting the Coolest Substellar Dwarfs

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