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Approved NOAO Survey Programs



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Grundy, William Lowell Observatory 2011A-0017 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.5

Mutual Orbits and Masses of Kuiper Belt Binaries and Multiple Systems


Prsa, Andrej Villanova University 2011A-0022 KPNO 4m 7.5

Towards Unprecedented Accuracy of Fundamental Parameters for Kepler Eclipsing Binary Stars


Salzer, John Indiana University 2011A-0030 KPNO 2.1m 13.5

Making Hay with ALFALFA: The Star-Formation Properties of an HI-Selected Galaxy Sample


Stubbs, Christopher Harvard University 2011A-0034 GEM-S GEM-S 4

Spectroscopy of Galaxies in Massive Clusters: Galaxy Properties and Dynamical Cluster Mass Calibration


Stubbs, Christopher Harvard University 2011A-0034 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.55

Spectroscopy of Galaxies in Massive Clusters: Galaxy Properties and Dynamical Cluster Mass Calibration

Approved HST Programs



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Guenther, Hans Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 2010B-0916 CTIO 1.3m 1

Winds, accretion and activity: Deciphering the FUV lines in TW Hya

Approved Chandra Programs



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Tomsick, John University of California, San Diego 2010B-0918 CTIO 4m 1

Census of the Normal Spiral Arm Region

Approved Long Term Programs



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Bond, Howard Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0103 CTIO 1.0m 7

A Search for Reflection Nebulae around Galactic Cepheids


Bond, Howard Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0103 KPNO 2.1m 5

A Search for Reflection Nebulae around Galactic Cepheids


Long, Knox Space Telescope Science Institute 2010A-0243 CTIO 1.3m 0.85

Fighting for accretion: the origing of low states in cataclysmic variables


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

Activity Cycles of Southern Asteroseismic Targets


Saha, Abhijit National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0459 KPNO WIYN 8

Confirming the binarity of the RR Lyrae star TU UMa


Sahu, Kailash Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0460 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.3

Detecting Isolated Black Holes through Astrometric Microlensing


Trilling, David Northern Arizona University 2010A-0476 CTIO 0.9m 7

High quality optical photometry of NEOs in support of a Warm Spitzer program


Trilling, David Northern Arizona University 2010A-0476 CTIO SOAR 1

High quality optical photometry of NEOs in support of a Warm Spitzer program


Trilling, David Northern Arizona University 2010A-0476 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.8

High quality optical photometry of NEOs in support of a Warm Spitzer program


Winters, Jennifer Georgia State University 2011A-0318 CTIO 1.0m 7

Finding Friends for 1200 Red Dwarfs

Approved Regular Programs



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Ardila, David NASA Herschel Science Center 2011A-0266 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Accretion in Close Pre-Main-Sequence Binaries


Asa'D, Randa University of Cincinnati 2011A-0353 CTIO 4m 6

Spectra of star clusters in the LMC as an age indicator.


Auger, Matthew University of California, Santa Barbara 2011A-0424 Keck Keck-II 1

Mining Red Nuggets by Sniggling for EELs


Badenes, Carles Weizmann Institute of Science 2011A-0206 KPNO 4m 4

Spectroscopic follow-up of the SWARMS survey


Baines, Ellyn Naval Research Laboratory 2011A-0099 CHARA 0.5

Measuring K Giant Star Fundamental Parameters Using the CHARA Array


Bakos, Gaspar Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0207 Keck Keck-I 0.5

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


Balogh, Michael University of Waterloo 2011A-0127 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.4

The transition of galaxy groups from an invigorating environment to a suffocating one


Barkhouse, Wayne University of North Dakota 2011A-0562 KPNO 2.1m 5

Exploring the Nature of Extended ChaMPx Sources


Barlow, Brad University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2011A-0448 CTIO SOAR 4

The MUCHFUSS project - Searching for the most massive companions to hot subdwarf stars


Barsony, Mary San Francisco State University 2011A-0563 Magellan-I 1

Young Planetary Mass Objects in the Ophiuchi Cloud Core


Bartlett, James California Institute of Technology 2011A-0469 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.1

Planck SZ Clusters: Follow-up of the Planck Galaxy Cluster Catalog


Beck, Tracy Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0212 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.45

Circumstellar Gas in Proto-Solar Nebula Analogs: NIFS Observations of Proplyd 253-1536


Beers, Timothy Michigan State University 2011A-0205 GEM-S GEM-SQ 5.94

A Survey for Unrecognized Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars in the Galaxy


Berger, Edo Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0274 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.6

Exotic Explosions and Eruptions: Exploring a New Transient Phase-Space with Pan-STARRS


Berger, Edo Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0275 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

Exotic Explosions and Eruptions: Exploring a New Transient Phase-Space with Pan-STARRS


Bian, Fuyan University of Arizona 2011A-0532 GEM-N GEM-N 3

Probing the Most Luminous Lyman Break Galaxies at z~3


Blake, Mel University of North Alabama 2011A-0260 CTIO 1.0m 7

A Search for Variable Stars in Two Old Open Clusters


Bond, Howard Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0074 CTIO 1.3m 0.85

SMARTS Monitoring of the Exotic Variable Star V838 Monocerotis


Bornak, Jillian New Mexico State University 2011A-0328 CTIO 1.0m 4

Getting the Windshield DIRTY: Optical/Near-IR Survey of Old Dusty Novae to Study the Assimilation of Dust into the ISM


Bornak, Jillian New Mexico State University 2011A-0328 CTIO SOAR 2

Getting the Windshield DIRTY: Optical/Near-IR Survey of Old Dusty Novae to Study the Assimilation of Dust into the ISM


Boroson, Todd National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0265 KPNO 4m 6.5

A Systematic Search for the Dynamical Signature of Close Supermassive Binary Black Holes - Continuation


Bowler, Brendan University of Hawaii 2011A-0595 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.7

An Efficient Search for Young Wide Planetary-Mass Companions


Briley, Michael University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 2011A-0352 CTIO SOAR 3

Deep Mixing in the Most Metal-Rich Globular Red Giants


Britt, Christopher Louisiana State University 2011A-0432 CTIO 1.0m 7

Photometric Calibration and Bright Variables in the Chandra Galactic Bulge Survey


Brown, Alexander University of Colorado 2011A-0269 MMT MMT 1.5

MMT Hectochelle Spectral Variability Study of Active Late-type Stars in the Kepler Field


Bryngelson, Ginger Clemson University 2011A-0189 KPNO WIYN 9

Physics of Supernovae Ia at Late Epochs


Bubar, Eric University of Rochester 2011A-0518 KPNO 4m 3

Where are the Young, Nearby, Northern Associations?


Calzetti, Daniela University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2011A-0139 CTIO 4m 3

The Golden Standard for Star Formation Rate Indicators


Campbell, Ryan Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2011A-0140 CTIO 1.0m 8

CTIO REU/PIA Observations: Photometry of Polars


Cenko, S Bradley University of California, Berkeley 2011A-0435 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

Probing the Central Black Holes of Distant, Quiescent Galaxies via Tidal Disruption Flares


Cenko, S Bradley University of California, Berkeley 2011A-0435 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.3

Probing the Central Black Holes of Distant, Quiescent Galaxies via Tidal Disruption Flares


Chatelain, Joseph Georgia State University 2011A-0187 CTIO 1.0m 7

Are the Greeks and Trojans Different? - Comparing the Brightest Objects in Jupiter's L4 and L5 Swarms


Chu, You-Hua University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2011A-0183 CTIO 4m 3

Exploring Low-Mass Star Formation in Giant Molecular Clouds in the Large Magellanic Cloud


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0186 KPNO 4m 6

An Imaging Survey for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0292 KPNO WIYN 3

The Kinematics of Virgo's Intracluster Stars


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0466 CTIO 4m 3

The Distance to the Antennae Galaxy


Claria, Juan Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba 2011A-0114 CTIO 1.0m 4

Astrophysical parameters of unstudied or poorly studied galactic open clusters: towards a thorough understanding of the formation and evolution of the galactic disk


Clayton, Geoffrey Louisiana State University 2011A-0085 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.05

Z Umi: A Critical Test of the formation path(s) of R Coronae Borealis Stars


Cobb, Bethany George Washington University 2011A-0383 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.76

Exceptional Swift and Fermi GRBs: Gemini South Targets of Opportunity


Cobb, Bethany George Washington University 2011A-0411 CTIO 1.3m 3.6

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


Constantin, Anca James Madison University 2011A-0174 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.35

Deciphering the least luminous AGN-like LINER and constraining the M_ BH - ^* relation


Cook, Jason NASA Ames Research Center 2011A-0272 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2

Icy grain halos: amorphous or crystalline water ice?


Coughlin, Jeffrey New Mexico State University 2011A-0392 KPNO 4m 6

Radial-Velocity Measurements of Long-Period, Low-Mass Eclipsing Binaries from Kepler


Covey, Kevin Cornell University 2011A-0501 CTIO 1.3m 4

Synoptic Monitoring of Embedded Young Stars: Coordinated ANIDCAM/Spitzer light curves


Crotts, Arlin Columbia University 2011A-0417 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3.5

Evolution of the Light Echoes of Supernova 1987A


Cummings, Jeff Indiana University 2011A-0366 MMT MMT 1.5

Initial Lithium of Metal-Poor Young Open Clusters and Its Connection To Primordial Lithium


Cushing, Michael California Institute of Technology--JPL 2011A-0467 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

Searching for the Coolest Brown Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood


De Marco, Orsola Macquarie University 2011A-0430 KPNO 2.1m 5

The Binary Fraction of Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae


Deming, Leo NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2011A-0226 KPNO 2.1m 7

A Near-infrared Exoplanet Transit and Eclipse Survey


Desai, Shantanu University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2011A-0545 CTIO 4m 17

Optical/NIR Confirmation and Redshift Measurements for South Pole Telescope Selected Galaxy Clusters


Dickinson, Mark National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0598 Keck Keck-II 1

Spectroscopic confirmation of a population of Herschel-selected ultraluminous infrared galaxies at z > 3


Dieterich, Sergio B Georgia State University 2011A-0340 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Probing Stellar Physics at the Bottom of the Main Sequence: Continuing the Pursuit of Dynamical Masses


Dupuy, Trent Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0604 Keck Keck-II 1

Resolving the Atmospheres of Substellar Mass Benchmark Binaries at the L/T Dwarf Transition


Eisenhardt, Peter California Institute of Technology--JPL 2011A-0525 CTIO 4m 1

Spectroscopy and Imaging of a Complete Sample of WISE HyperLuminous Galaxy Candidates


Eisenhardt, Peter California Institute of Technology--JPL 2011A-0525 CTIO SOAR 4

Spectroscopy and Imaging of a Complete Sample of WISE HyperLuminous Galaxy Candidates


Eisenhardt, Peter California Institute of Technology--JPL 2011A-0525 GEM-S GEM-S 2

Spectroscopy and Imaging of a Complete Sample of WISE HyperLuminous Galaxy Candidates


Eisenhardt, Peter California Institute of Technology--JPL 2011A-0525 KPNO 4m 4

Spectroscopy and Imaging of a Complete Sample of WISE HyperLuminous Galaxy Candidates


Eisner, Joshua University of Arizona 2011A-0180 CHARA 2.5

Imaging Sub-AU-Sized Regions of Protoplanetary Disks in the near-IR


Epstein, Courtney Ohio State University 2011A-0510 Keck Keck-I 1.5

Testing the Age-Metallicity Relation for the Galactic Disk with CoRoT Red Giants


Finkelstein, Steven Texas A & M University 2011A-0336 CTIO 4m 1

Lyman Alpha Morphologies of LAEs at z ~ 4.4


Fox, Derek Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0533 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

Gamma-Ray Bursts: From Progenitors to Probes


Fox, Derek Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0536 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.76

Gamma-Ray Bursts: From Progenitors to Probes


Gal-Yam, Avishay Weizmann Institute of Science 2011A-0111 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.1

Identifying progenitors of core-collapse supernovae


Gallagher, Sarah University of Western Ontario 2011A-0289 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

Probing Quasar Outflows with GNIRS HeI* Spectroscopy


Gallagher, Joseph University of Cincinnati 2011A-0456 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.61

A Search for Dust Formation in the CSM Around SN 2010hq


Ge, Jian University of Florida 2011A-0472 KPNO 2.1m 23.5

SDSS-III MARVELS Brown Dwarf and Planet Candidate RV Follow-up


Gebhardt, Karl University of Texas, Austin 2011A-0468 CTIO SOAR 3

The Physical State of Lyman-Alpha Emitters


Gelino, Christopher California Institute of Technology 2011A-0400 CTIO 1.3m 6

Photometric Follow-up of WISE Brown Dwarf Candidates


Gelino, Christopher California Institute of Technology 2011A-0400 CTIO 4m 5

Photometric Follow-up of WISE Brown Dwarf Candidates


Gelino, Christopher California Institute of Technology 2011A-0400 Magellan-II 1

Photometric Follow-up of WISE Brown Dwarf Candidates


Gladders, Michael University of Chicago 2011A-0572 GEM-N GEM-NQ 4.6

Spectroscopy of A Complete Sample of SDSS Lenses


Greene, Jenny University of Texas, Austin 2011A-0155 GEM-N GEM-N 3

Rest-frame Optical Spectra of Narrow-line AGNs at z~ 2


Greene, Jenny University of Texas, Austin 2011A-0170 KPNO WIYN 4

The Hosts of Megamaser Disk Galaxies


Hallinan, Gregg University of California, Berkeley 2011A-0584 GEM-N GEM-N 1.5

Confirming Auroral Emissions on an Ultracool Dwarf


Harker, David University of California, San Diego 2011A-0388 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.32

T-ReCS Comet ToO Initiative 2011A


Hartigan, Patrick Rice University 2010A-0234 CTIO 4m 8

Star Formation, Globules, Outflows and Clusters in Carina OB1


Hebb, Leslie Vanderbilt University 2011A-0348 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 7

Defining the M dwarf Mass-Radius relation as a function of activity and metallicity


Hebb, Leslie Vanderbilt University 2011A-0348 GEM-N GEM-NQ 4

Defining the M dwarf Mass-Radius relation as a function of activity and metallicity


Hebb, Leslie Vanderbilt University 2011A-0348 KPNO 4m 3.5

Defining the M dwarf Mass-Radius relation as a function of activity and metallicity


Heiner, Jonathan Laval University 2011A-0379 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.4

Metals and molecules in HI-selected galaxies


Henry, Alaina University of California, Santa Barbara 2011A-0160 KPNO WIYN 5

Galaxies at the Epoch of Peak Star Formation: Stellar population properties of a WFC3 spectroscopically selected sample


Herrmann, Kimberly Lowell Observatory 2011A-0104 KPNO WIYN 3

Planetary Nebula Kinematics in M101


Hillwig, Todd Valparaiso University 2011A-0345 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.2

Confirmation of the Mass Donor Star in the Unique Microquasar SS 433


Hinkle, Kenneth National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0288 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.1

Imaging the debris cloud around the final flash star IRAS15154-5258


Howell, Steve National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0130 KPNO WIYN 6

Speckle Imaging of Kepler Exoplanet Candidate Host Stars


Howell, Steve National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0253 KPNO 4m 11.5

Spectroscopy of Kepler Exo-planet Transit Candidate Stars


Howell, D. Andrew University of California, Santa Barbara 2011A-0362 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.45

Optical and UV Spectroscopy of SNe Ia as Probes of Progenitors an Metallicity


Howell, Steve National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0579 Hale 3

Spectral Characterization of Cataclysmic Variables within the Kepler Field of View


Hsieh, Henry University of Hawaii 2011A-0553 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.4

The Sublimation-Driven Nature of Main-Belt Comet Activity


Huang, Shan Cornell University 2011A-0061 KPNO 2.1m 6.5

Massive Gas-Rich Underluminous Disks in the ALFALFA Survey


Hynes, Robert Louisiana State University 2011A-0485 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.59

Spectroscopic Identification of X-ray Binaries in the Chandra Galactic Bulge Survey


Jackson, Megan Lowell Observatory 2011A-0116 KPNO 4m 4.5

The Stellar Kinematics of Dwarf Irregular Galaxy DDO 125: Is this a galaxy without dark matter?


Jacobson, Seth University of Colorado 2011A-0526 KPNO 2.1m 9.5

Directly detecting the BYORP effect and further characterization of near- Earth asteroid binaries


Jayawardhana, Ray University of Toronto 2011A-0285 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.7

Supermassive Planets or Ultralight Brown Dwarfs? A New Population of Wide Substellar Companions


Jha, Saurabh Rutgers University 2011A-0537 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.78

Adding to the Treasury: Spectroscopic Classification of High-Redshift Supernovae Discovered by HST


Jha, Saurabh Rutgers University 2011A-0537 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.52

Adding to the Treasury: Spectroscopic Classification of High-Redshift Supernovae Discovered by HST


Johnson, Christian University of California, Los Angeles 2011A-0548 CTIO 4m 4

Chemical Abundances and the Formation and Evolution of the Galactic Bulge


Kannappan, Sheila University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2011A-0520 CTIO SOAR 5

Toward a Cosmic Mass Census: Galaxy Dynamics in the RESOLVE Survey


Kartaltepe, Jeyhan National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0539 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.8 (DD)

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Herschel-selected ULIRGs in GOODS-N at the Peak of Galaxy Assembly


Kaur, Amanpreet Clemson University 2011A-0493 KPNO 4m 1

Spectral classification of novae in M31


Keeney, Brian University of Colorado 2011A-0310 KPNO WIYN 3

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


Khargharia, Juthika University of Colorado 2011A-0282 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.55

The Mass of the Black Hole in XTE J1118+480


Kilic, Mukremin Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 2011A-0088 Keck Keck-I 0.5

The Chemical Composition of an Extrasolar Dwarf Planet


Kleyna, Jan University of Hawaii, Manoa 2011A-0535 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 6

Main Belt Comet Followup with the SMARTS 1.3m


Koopmann, Rebecca Union College 2011A-0316 KPNO 0.9m 7

An H(alpha) Survey of Star Formation in Undergraduate ALFALFA Team Groups and Clusters


Kraus, Stefan University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2011A-0191 GEM-S GEM-S 1

Resolving planet-cleared gaps in transitional/pre-transitional disks with NIR+MIR+sub-mm interferometry


Kulkarni, Shri California Institute of Technology 2010B-0570 KPNO 4m 2

Cosmic Explosions: Census, Systematics, and Beyond


Kulkarni, Shri California Institute of Technology 2011A-0261 KPNO 4m 8

Cosmic Explosions: Census, Systematics, and Beyond


Lada, Elizabeth University of Florida 2011A-0567 CTIO 4m 2

A Census of Embedded Clusters in the Carina Arm


Landolt, Arlo Louisiana State University 2011A-0048 KPNO 2.1m 23

Faint UBVRI Photometric Standard Star fields: KPNO


Landolt, Arlo Louisiana State University 2011A-0049 CTIO 1.0m 32

Faint UBVRI Photometric Standard Star fields: CTIO


Leaman, Ryan University of Victoria 2011A-0425 CTIO 4m 3

Mapping the Structure and Metallicity of the RGB Population in the Dwarf Irregular NGC 6822


Lee, Jae-Woo Sejong University 2011A-0195 CTIO 4m 5

Ca by Photometry of Southern Globular Clusters: Now or Never


Lee, Jae-Woo Sejong University 2011A-0197 KPNO 4m 4

Ca by Photometry of Northern Globular Clusters


Lee, Janice Carnegie Observatories 2011A-0291 CTIO 4m 9

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


Leighly, Karen University of Oklahoma 2011A-0247 KPNO 4m 4

Metastable HeI Absorption: The First Systematic Study of Column Density and Covering Fraction in BALQSOs


Levesque, Emily University of Colorado 2011A-0134 GEM-S GEM-S 2

The Host Environments of Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts


Lidman, Christopher Anglo-Australian Observatory 2011A-0200 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Improving Type Ia supernovae as distance indicators


Limoges, Marie-Michele University of Montreal 2011A-0135 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

A Continuing Census of White Dwarfs Within 40 Parsecs of the Sun


Limoges, Marie-Michele University of Montreal 2011A-0135 KPNO 4m 3.5

A Continuing Census of White Dwarfs Within 40 Parsecs of the Sun


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0095 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.06

Confirmation of an Edge-on Disk around a Brown Dwarf


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0102 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.06

Confirmation of a Young Low-mass Quadruple in Taurus


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0131 Magellan-I 1

Searching for the Bottom of the Initial Mass Function


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2011A-0415 CTIO 4m 5

A Census of the Stellar Population in Upper Scorpius


Ma, Bo University of Florida 2011A-0557 KPNO 2.1m 4

Detecting Rossiter-McLaughlin effect around two transiting exoplanet using EXPERT


Maccarone, Thomas University of Southampton 2011A-0129 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.75

Understanding the Variability of the First Globular Cluster Black Hole


Macri, Lucas Texas A & M University 2011A-0555 KPNO WIYN 3

Cepheids and Long-Period Variables in NGC 4258


Maderak, Ryan Indiana University 2011A-0276 MMT MMT 0.5

Testing the Oxygen vs. Age Relationship in Old Open Clusters: M67 and NGC 188


Mahabal, Ashish California Institute of Technology 2011A-0184 CTIO 1.3m 2.3

Follow-up/light-curves of transients from the Catalina Realtime Transient Survey


Malo, Lison University of Montreal 2011A-0412 CTIO 4m 4

Age-Dating of Low-Mass Candidate members of Nearby Young Kinematic Groups


Mandelbaum, Rachel Princeton University 2011A-0268 KPNO 4m 7

Normalization and scatter of the mass-temperature relation for supermassive galaxy clusters


Marchesini, Danilo Tufts University 2011A-0514 Keck Keck-II 2

Spectroscopic Confirmation of Monster Galaxies at 3<z<4 with Keck- NIRSPEC


Marchis, Franck SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center 2011A-0046 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.67

Refining the Mutual Orbits of Known Multiple Asteroid Moonlets


Marion, Howie Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0250 Hale 2

Late Time Near-Infrared Spectra from Type Ia Supernovae


Mathieu, Robert University of Wisconsin, Madison 2010B-0501 KPNO WIYN 1.5

A Study of The Binary and Anomalous Stellar Populations in Two Intermediate-Aged Open Clusters


McIntosh, Daniel University of Missouri, Kansas City 2011A-0117 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Ongoing Assembly of Giant Ellipticals


McIntosh, Daniel University of Missouri, Kansas City 2011A-0118 KPNO 2.1m 7.5

Spectroscopy of Gas-rich Major Mergers from the SDSS


McMillan, Robert University of Arizona 2011A-0552 CTIO 4m 4

Astrometry and Photometry of Asteroids and Comets Detected by WISE


McMillan, Robert University of Arizona 2011A-0552 KPNO 4m 4.5

Astrometry and Photometry of Asteroids and Comets Detected by WISE


Meibom, Soren Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2010B-0537 KPNO WIYN 1

The connections between binarity, circumstellar disks, and stellar rotation


Meibom, Soren Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0304 KPNO WIYN 1

The connections between binarity, circumstellar disks, and stellar rotation


Melis, Carl University of California, San Diego 2011A-0319 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.2

Searching for a Solar system analog in HD 131488


Mikles, Valerie Louisiana State University 2011A-0475 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.84

Measuring the Mass of the Neutron Star Sco X-2 = GX 349+2


Miszalski, Brent University of Hertfordshire 2011A-0204 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.5

A synoptic spectroscopic survey for binary central stars of planetary nebulae


Modjaz, Maryam Columbia University 2011A-0546 GEM-N GEM-NQ 3

Host Galaxy Spectra of Stripped SN from the Palomar Transient Factory: SN Progenitor Diagnostics and the SN-GRB Connection


Modjaz, Maryam Columbia University 2011A-0546 GEM-S GEM-S 2

Host Galaxy Spectra of Stripped SN from the Palomar Transient Factory: SN Progenitor Diagnostics and the SN-GRB Connection


Moffett, Amanda University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2011A-0164 CTIO SOAR 6

Secondary Disks and Disk Regrowth in S0 Galaxies


Moran, Edward Wesleyan University 2011A-0606 KPNO 4m 7

Black Holes in the Milky Way's Backyard


Moran, Edward Wesleyan University 2011A-0606 Hale 2

Black Holes in the Milky Way's Backyard


Muzic, Koraljka University of Toronto 2011A-0144 CTIO 4m 2

Methane-sensitive imaging of substellar objects in the Lupus star forming region


Najarro, Paco Consejo Superior de Investigacions Cientificas 2011A-0609 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

Metallicity in the Quintuplet Cluster and the Galactic Center: Evidence for a top-heavy star formation history?


Najita, Joan National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0185 CTIO 4m 2

Transition Objects: Photoevaporation, Grain Growth, or Planet-Forming Disks?


Nataf, David Ohio State University 2011A-0093 CTIO 4m 2

Does the Milky Way Have an X-Shaped Bulge? A Dynamical Investigation


Naud, Marie-Eve University of Montreal 2011A-0382 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.3

A Planet Search around Young-associations M dwarfs (PSYM survey)


Neilsen, Joseph Harvard University 2011A-0337 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

A Long Multiwavelength Study of GRS 1915+105: Accretion/Ejection Physics of the Disk Wind and Synchrotron Jet


Nemec, James Camosun College 2010B-0092 CTIO 0.9m 2

RR Lyrae Stars in NGC1841, Reticulum & NGC1466


O'Meara, John Saint Michael's College 2011A-0136 Magellan-II 2

The Optical Depth of the Universe and the Search for Missing Metals at 2.5 < z < 3.4


Oka, Takeshi University of Chicago 2011A-0194 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

Continued Exploration of the Galactic Center's Central Molecular Zone by H3+ Spectroscopy


Pagnotta, Ashley Louisiana State University 2011A-0386 KPNO 0.9m 7

Testing the Hibernation Hypothesis: Measuring Long-Term Brightness Changes in Northern Classical Novae


Pagnotta, Ashley Louisiana State University 2011A-0410 CTIO 1.0m 7

Testing the Hibernation Hypothesis: Measuring Long-Term Brightness Changes in Southern Classical Novae


Patience, Jennifer University of Exeter 2011A-0225 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2

A NICI survey for exoplanets and disks in the Sco-Cen association


Pena, Maria Instituto de Astronomia 2011A-0163 KPNO 4m 4

Metallicity indicators for metal-poor HII regions and Blue Compact Galaxies


Pereira, Maria University of Arizona 2011A-0597 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.6

RCSJ1419.2+5326: Kinematics of an assembling cluster at z~0.6


Pessev, Peter Gemini Observatory - South 2011A-0405 GEM-N GEM-NQ 3

Do Galaxies care about AGB stars ?


Pettini, Max University of Cambridge 2011A-0054 Keck Keck-I 2

Probing Population III nucleosynthesis with carbon-enhanced DLAs


Pettini, Max University of Cambridge 2011A-0060 Hale 3

A Search for Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor DLAs: Probing Population III Nucleosynthesis


Rawle, Tim University of Arizona 2011A-0083 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.8

The origin of S0 discs in the dense cluster environment


Rawle, Tim University of Arizona 2011A-0395 CTIO 4m 4

Deep Wide-field Near-Infrared Imaging for the Herschel Lensing Survey


Rest, Armin Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0458 CTIO 4m 8

Echoes of Historical Supernovae in the Milky Way Galaxy


Roe, Henry Lowell Observatory 2011A-0147 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.9

Titan's Methane Weather post-Equinox: Seasonal climate change and surface geology


Roe, Henry Lowell Observatory 2011A-0147 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

Titan's Methane Weather post-Equinox: Seasonal climate change and surface geology


Rothberg, Barry Naval Research Laboratory 2011A-0463 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Unveiling the Young Central Stellar Disk in the Advanced Luminous Infrared Galaxy Arp 193


Sand, David University of California, Santa Barbara 2011A-0280 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

Diagnosing youth: Gemini spectroscopy to verify the young stellar populations in Leo IV and Canes Venatici I


Schaefer, Bradley Louisiana State University 2011A-0096 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3.2

Orbital Period Changes Across the Recent Eruptions of Two Recurrent Novae, the Dynamical Measure of the Ejected Mass, and Whether These Will Become Type Ia Supernovae


Schaefer, Bradley Louisiana State University 2011A-0096 CTIO 1.3m 1.2

Orbital Period Changes Across the Recent Eruptions of Two Recurrent Novae, the Dynamical Measure of the Ejected Mass, and Whether These Will Become Type Ia Supernovae


Schmidt, Samuel University of California-Davis 2011A-0450 CTIO 4m 7

A Near Infrared View Of The Deep Lens Survey


Shemmer, Ohad University of North Texas 2011A-0241 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.55

Weak Line Quasars at High Redshift: Extremely High Accretion Rates or Anemic Broad-Line Regions?


Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2011A-0529 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 4.2

Precise Astrometry for Predicting Kuiper Belt Object Occultations


Simon, Michal State University of New York, Stony Brook 2011A-0323 CHARA 2

Stellar Diameters in the Beta Pic Moving Group


Sing, David University of Exeter 2011A-0209 CTIO 1.3m 0.6

Monitoring the Stellar Activity of Transit-Hosting Stars: supporting exoplanet atmosphere observations


Smith, Nathan University of Arizona 2011A-0151 GEM-S GEM-S 2

Resolving the Infrared [Fe II] Emission in Circumstellar LBV Shells with NICI


Smith, Verne National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0590 Keck Keck-I 1

Characterizing the Stellar-Metallicity versus Planet-Size Relation for Planet-Hosting Stars in the Kepler Data Release


Soderblom, David Space Telescope Science Institute 2011A-0372 KPNO 4m 4

The flaring behavior of G and K dwarfs as seen in the Kepler Q1 data


Stassun, Keivan Vanderbilt University 2011A-0427 Keck Keck-I 0.5

Calibration of Spectral Modeling Techniques for Determining Fundamental Properties of Young Brown Dwarfs


Stringfellow, Guy University of Colorado 2011A-0368 CTIO 4m 10

A Deep Emission Line Study of the Ophiuchus Cloud


Strolger, Louis-Gregory Western Kentucky University 2011A-0416 KPNO 4m 6

Tests of Environmental Effects on SN Ia Production


Su, Kate University of Arizona 2011A-0571 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1

A search for the perturbing planets in large hole debris disks


Subasavage, John Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2011A-0465 CTIO SOAR 5

Identifying New Nearby White Dwarfs in the Southern Hemisphere


Sullivan, Mark University of Oxford 2011A-0224 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.4

The Host Galaxies of Local PTF Type Ia Supernovae


Szkody, Paula University of Washington 2011A-0143 KPNO 2.1m 3.5

Observations of Accreting White Dwarf Pulsators


Tanvir, Nial University of Leicester 2011A-0228 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

Investigating gamma-ray bursts and their use as cosmological probes


Thomas, Cristina Northern Arizona University 2011A-0512 CTIO SOAR 8

Physical Characterization of Warm Spitzer Observed Near-Earth Objects


Thomas, Cristina Northern Arizona University 2011A-0512 KPNO 4m 4

Physical Characterization of Warm Spitzer Observed Near-Earth Objects


Thorman, Paul University of California-Davis 2011A-0550 KPNO 4m 4

Medium-band imaging of a z=0.53 merging cluster


Tilvi, Vithal Arizona State University 2011A-0603 CTIO 4m 6

Narrow-band imaging of z=7.7 Lyman alpha Emitters


Tokovinin, Andrei National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0002 CTIO 1.3m 1.2

Complete census of wide companions to nearby stars


Trilling, David Northern Arizona University 2011A-0583 GEM-N GEM-N 1

A deep search for further New Horizons targets


Trueblood, Mark National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0057 KPNO 2.1m 3

Long Term Follow-up of Near Earth Objects


Trujillo, Chadwick Gemini Observatory - North 2011A-0541 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.1

Primordial Solar System Ices


Ueta, Toshiya University of Denver 2011A-0201 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.9

Probing of the Structure of Optically-Thin Proto-Planetary Nebulae with Angular Differential Imaging


Van Der Bliek, Nicole National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0477 CTIO 4m 4

Deep optical & IR imaging of Musca


Vieira, Joaquin California Institute of Technology 2011A-0589 CTIO SOAR 5

Systematic Followup of High-Redshift Strongly Lensed Dusty Star Forming Galaxies


Vrtilek, Saeqa Dil Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 2011A-0419 GEM-S GEM-S 2

Modulation tomography of the Black Hole source GRS 1716-249


Walter, Frederick State University of New York, Stony Brook 2011A-0365 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3.5

Photometric Periods of Recent Southern Novae


Walter, Frederick State University of New York, Stony Brook 2011A-0365 CTIO 1.3m 7

Photometric Periods of Recent Southern Novae


Williams, Stephen Georgia State University 2011A-0385 KPNO 4m 6

Spectroscopic Orbits for Kepler FOV Eclipsing Binaries


Winkler, P Frank Middlebury College 2011A-0110 KPNO WIYN 4

Searching for Supernova Remnants in the Most Fertile Galaxy: NGC 6946


Winkler, P. Frank Middlebury College 2011A-0436 GEM-S GEM-S 3

Finding and Characterizing SNRs - Young and Old - in M83


Winkler, P. Frank Middlebury College 2011A-0436 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.25

Finding and Characterizing SNRs - Young and Old - in M83


Wisniewski, John University of Washington 2011A-0106 KPNO 2.1m 6.5

M Dwarf Flares: Exoplanet Implications


Womack, Maria St. Cloud State University 2011A-0470 Keck Keck-II 1

Search for water vapor in a super-Earth exoplanet


Worseck, Gabor University of California, Santa Cruz 2011A-0262 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Surveying the Post-Reionization Universe with Quasar Spectroscopy III


Worseck, Gabor University of California, Santa Cruz 2011A-0264 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.2

Surveying the Post-Reionization Universe with Quasar Spectroscopy III


Worseck, Gabor University of California, Santa Cruz 2011A-0449 KPNO 4m 4

A dedicated quasar survey to identify the sources of He2 reionization


Youichi, Ohyama Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2011A-0587 KPNO WIYN 4

Optical Spectroscopy of Galaxies from the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) Survey to z ~ 0.5


Young, Leslie Southwest Research Institute 2011A-0301 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2

Pluto's Atmospheric CH_4: Variations in time, space, and altitude


Zabludoff, Ann University of Arizona 2011A-0593 KPNO 4m 4

Tracing the Cosmic Web with Lyman-(alpha) Blobs


Zezas, Andreas Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0300 KPNO 4m 2.5

Investigation of Supernova Remnants in nearby galaxies


Zhang, Hongxin Lowell Observatory 2011A-0306 CTIO 4m 4

Deep JH Imaging of the LITTLE THINGS Galaxies: Stellar Mass Assembly in Dwarf Galaxies


Zhang, Hongxin Lowell Observatory 2011A-0306 KPNO 4m 6.5

Deep JH Imaging of the LITTLE THINGS Galaxies: Stellar Mass Assembly in Dwarf Galaxies


Zhao, Ping Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011A-0373 CTIO 1.0m 3

A new Method to Search for quiescent Low-Mass X-ray Binary


Zuckerman, Ben University of California, Los Angeles 2011A-0161 KPNO 4m 4.5

Hunting the Coolest Substellar Dwarfs in the Northern Hemisphere

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