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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

Towards Unprecedented Accuracy of Fundamental Parameters for Kepler Eclipsing Binary Stars


Salzer, John Indiana University 2011A-0030 KPNO 2.1m 11.5

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


Stubbs, Christopher Harvard University 2011A-0034 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.83

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


van Dokkum, Pieter Yale University 2010A-0015 KPNO 4m 11.5

The NEWFIRM Medium Band Survey II: Hunting Monster Galaxies

Approved Chandra Programs



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Jonker, Peter Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0112 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3

Completing the Galactic Bulge Survey: categorizing the plethora of faint X-ray sources in the Galactic Bulge


Jonker, Peter Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0186 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.2

The unique opportunity to determine the mass of an accreting neutron star: the eclipsing accretion powered X-ray pulsar SWIFT J1749.4-2807


Jonker, Peter Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2011B-0649 CTIO SOAR 4

Completing the Galactic Bulge Survey


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

Census of the Normal Spiral Arm Region


Tomsick, John University of California, San Diego 2010B-0918 CTIO SOAR 3

Census of the Normal Spiral Arm Region

Approved Long Term Programs



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Bond, Howard Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0388 CTIO 1.3m 0.7

Intermediate-Luminosity Red Transients: SMARTS Monitoring


Bond, Howard Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0388 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 0.95

Intermediate-Luminosity Red Transients: SMARTS Monitoring


Dhital, Saurav Vanderbilt University 2011B-0300 KPNO 4m 5

Calibrating the Relative Metallicity Scale of M Subdwarfs Using Wide, Common Proper Motion Binaries


Liu, Jifeng Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 2012A-0352 CTIO 1.3m 5

In search of black hole binaries in quiescence and low state


Metcalfe, Travis High Altitude Observatory 2011B-0001 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 4.3

Activity Cycles of Southern Asteroseismic Targets


Phillips, Mark Carnegie Institution of Washington 2011B-0262 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Followup of Type Ia Supernovae in the Hubble Flow


Saha, Abhijit National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2011A-0459 KPNO WIYN 2

Confirming the binarity of the RR Lyrae star TU UMa


Sahu, Kailash Space Telescope Science Institute 2011B-0485 CTIO 1.3m 3.8

Detecting Isolated Black Holes through HST Astrometry and SMARTS Photometry of Microlensing Events


Wilson, Paul Anthony University of Exeter 2012A-0432 CTIO 1.3m 6.7

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

Approved Regular Programs



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Allen, Peter University of Pennsylvania 2012A-0195 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.61

A Multi-Epoch Survey for Faint, Close, Low-Mass Tertiaries to Nearby Spectroscopic Binaries: Follow-up Confirmation


Aller, Monique University of South Carolina 2012A-0254 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.61

A Multi-Wavelength Optical Imaging Study of a Unique Star-Forming Environment: Polar Rings


Andrews, Jennifer University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2012A-0223 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.87

Dust Formation and Circumstellar Medium Interaction in Two Massive, Bright Core-Collapse SNe, 2010jl and 2011fh


Austerberry, David Creighton University 2012A-0521 KPNO 4m 3

Constraining BALQSO Kinetic Luminosity with CIII* Absorption


Badenes, Carles University of Pittsburgh 2012A-0488 KPNO 4m 4.5

Spectroscopic follow-up of the SWARMS survey


Baines, Ellyn Naval Research Laboratory 2012A-0075 CHARA 1

Measuring Potential Exoplanet and Brown Dwarf Host K Giant Stars


Barkhouse, Wayne University of North Dakota 2012A-0552 KPNO 2.1m 4

Optical Counterparts to ChaMPx Extended Sources


Bartlett, James California Institute of Technology--JPL 2012A-0430 GEM-S GEM-SQ 5

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


Bastien, Fabienne Vanderbilt University 2012A-0212 KPNO WIYN 2

Identifying Photometric and Chromospheric Activity Correlations of Kepler Stars


Bauer, James California Institute of Technology--JPL 2012A-0085 CTIO SOAR 2

A WISE Long Period Comet Survey


Beers, Timothy National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0092 GEM-S GEM-SQ  

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


Benecchi, Susan Carnegie Institution of Washington 2012A-0136 CTIO SOAR 1

Resolved Lightcurves of Cold Classical Transneptunian Binaries and One Mutual Event


Bentz, Misty Georgia State University 2012A-0163 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.4

A Stellar Dynamical Black Hole Mass for the Reverberation-Mapped Active Galaxy NGC6814


Berger, Edo Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0194 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 2012A-0197 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

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


Bianco, Federica University of California, Santa Barbara 2012A-0548 CTIO SOAR 2

Multiband monitoring of light echoes from the historical eruptions of Eta Carinae


Bowler, Brendan University of Hawaii 2012A-0492 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.2

An Efficient Search for Young Wide Planetary-Mass Companions


Britt, Christopher Louisiana State University 2012A-0424 CTIO 1.0m 7

Photometric Calibration and Bright Variables in the Chandra Galactic Bulge Survey


Brittain, Sean Clemson University 2012A-0344 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.05

HI emission lines on young stars: accretion or ejection tracers? A spectro-astrometric survey with GEMINI/NIFS


Brown, Alexander University of Colorado 2012A-0332 MMT MMT 4

MMT Hectochelle Spectral Variability of Active Late-type Stars in the Kepler Field (2012A)


Bryngelson, Ginger Clemson University 2012A-0540 KPNO 4m 7

Physics of Supernovae Type Ia at Late Epochs


Bussmann, Robert Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0268 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.78

Longslit Spectroscopy of Lensing Galaxies Discovered in the Herschel-ATLAS


Chiang, Poshih National Central University 2012A-0565 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Young planetary objects in the Ophiuchi dark cloud


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2012A-0282 KPNO 4m 8

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


Clayton, Geoffrey Louisiana State University 2012A-0222 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.29

The Natural Coronographs of R Coronae Borealis Stars


Cobb, Bethany George Washington University 2012A-0156 CTIO 1.3m 3.6

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


Cobb, Bethany George Washington University 2012A-0198 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.15

Late-time Observations of Exceptional Swift and Fermi GRBs: Gemini South Standard Targets of Opportunity


Cooke, Ryan Institute of Astronomy 2012A-0274 GEM-N GEM-N 2

The Physical Properties of Near-Pristine Gas at High Redshift


Cote, Patrick Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics 2012A-0365 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.86

The Origin of Low-Mass, Early-Type Galaxies: A GMOS/IFU Survey of the Virgo Cluster


Crotts, Arlin Columbia University 2012A-0475 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3.5

SN 1987A's Vacuum UV/Optical Light Echo Evolution


Cucchiara, Antonino University of California, Santa Cruz 2012A-0261 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.5

Exceptional Swift and Fermi GRBs: Gemini South Rapid Targets of Opportunity


Curtis, Jason Pennsylvania State University 2012A-0315 CTIO 4m-TBD 2

Ruprecht 147: Membership and Chromospheric Activity Survey of the Closest Old Cluster


Cushing, Michael University of Toledo 2012A-0355 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.41

Northern Hemisphere Follow-Up Observations of WISE Brown Dwarf Candidates


Dell'Antonio, Ian Brown University 2012A-0382 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

A Strong Lensing Measurement in the Anomalous Cluster Abell 781D


Deming, Drake University of Maryland 2012A-0496 KPNO 2.1m 6.5

A Near-infrared Exoplanet Transit and Eclipse Survey


Desert, Jean-Michel Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0497 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Relative atmospheric compositions of a multiplanet system


Dey, Arjun National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0353 MMT MMT 2

Mapping the Cosmic Web at z~2.7


Do, Tuan University of California, Irvine 2012A-0439 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Determining the physical properties and dynamical evolution of the Milky Way nuclear star cluster with NIFS


Dong, Hui National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0545 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

Isolated massive star formation in the Galactic Center: Constraining key stellar properties with high-resolution NIR spectroscopy


Drake, Andrew California Institute of Technology--Ctr for Advanced Computing Research 2012A-0247 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.9

Supernovae in Extreme Environments


Eisner, Joshua University of Arizona 2012A-0057 CHARA 3

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


Fadely, Ross Haverford College 2012A-0148 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.26

Searching for Our Faintest Neighbors: Deep Imaging of Candidate Milky Way Dwarf Galaxy Satellites


Faherty, Jacqueline Universidad de Chile 2012A-0265 CTIO 4m-TBD 4

The Brown Dwarf Kinematics Project: Disentangling How Dust and Age Effect Brown Dwarf and Exoplanet Data


Fine, Stephen University of Durham 2012A-0238 MMT MMT 3

Reverberation mapping of ~1000 QSOs


Foley, Ryan Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0320 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.35

The Most Precise Distances to Type Ia Supernovae


Fox, Derek Pennsylvania State University 2012A-0241 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progenitors, Physics, and Cosmology


Geballe, Thomas Gemini Observatory 2012A-0095 GEM-N GEM-NQ  

Additional Probes of the Galactic Center's Interstellar Medium - continuation


Gelino, Christopher California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2012A-0279 CTIO SOAR 5

Photometric Follow-up of WISE Brown Dwarf Candidates


Giammichele, Noemi University of Montreal 2012A-0285 KPNO 4m-PRE 4

Understanding the Spectral Evolution of Helium-Line DB White Dwarfs


Ginsburg, Idan Dartmouth College 2012A-0257 KPNO WIYN 4

Detecting Photometric Variability of Hypervelocity Stars


Gizis, John University of Delaware 2012A-0423 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.9

L Dwarf Variability: Clouds or Spots?


Gonzalez, Anthony University of Florida 2012A-0204 CTIO SOAR 5

A WISE Search for the Most Massive High Redshift Galaxy Clusters


Gonzalez, Anthony University of Florida 2012A-0204 KPNO WIYN 2

A WISE Search for the Most Massive High Redshift Galaxy Clusters


Grise, Fabien University of Iowa 2012A-0397 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.67

A direct test on the nature of the optical emission in an ultraluminous X-ray source


Haggard, Daryl Northwestern University 2012A-0093 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.1

X-ray Binary Candidates Along Omega Centauri's Annomolous Subgiant Branch


Haines, Christopher University of Arizona 2012A-0412 KPNO 0.9m 7

KPNO 0.9m H(alpha) Imaging Survey of ``Transforming Galaxies" in Local Galaxy Groups


Hargis, Jonathan Indiana University 2012A-0155 KPNO 4m 5

Probing Giant Galaxy Formation with Mosaic Imaging of Globular Cluster Systems


Hillen, Michel Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2012A-0383 CHARA 1

Resolving the Roche lobe filling giant in the recurrent nova T CrB: a solution to the ``continually embarrassing problem'' of symbiotic binaries?


Hillwig, Todd Valparaiso University 2012A-0184 CTIO 1.3m 7

Detecting Close Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae: Faint Target Photometry


Hillwig, Todd Valparaiso University 2012A-0184 CTIO SOAR 4

Detecting Close Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae: Faint Target Photometry


Hillwig, Todd Valparaiso University 2012A-0184 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

Detecting Close Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae: Faint Target Photometry


Hinkle, Kenneth National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0258 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.1 (DD)

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


Howard, Andrew University of California, Berkeley 2012A-0557 KPNO 0.9m 2

Properties and Ephemeris of HD 97658b


Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center 2012A-0048 KPNO 4m 7.5

Spectroscopy of Kepler Exo-planet Transit Candidate Stars


Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center 2012A-0049 KPNO WIYN 6

Speckle and Lucky Imaging of Kepler Exoplanet Candidate Host Stars


Howell, D. Andrew University of California, Santa Barbara 2012A-0546 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

Early-time observations of Type Ia supernovae to reveal progenitors


Howell, D. Andrew University of California, Santa Barbara 2012A-0556 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.5

Early-time observations of Type Ia supernovae to reveal progenitors


Hsiao, Eric Y. Carnegie Institution of Washington 2012A-0295 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.47

Late-time near-infrared spectroscopy of SN 2011fe


Hsieh, Henry National Tsing Hua University 2012A-0104 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.05

Searching for High Velocity Jets in DCE185 - The Only VeLLO with H_2 Jet Detection


Hsieh, Henry University of Hawaii 2012A-0461 CTIO SOAR 2

Nucleus Characterization of Main-Belt Comet P/Garradd


Hsieh, Henry University of Hawaii/IfA-CFHT 2012A-0464 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

The Sublimation-Driven Nature of Main-Belt Comet Activity


Jacobson, Seth University of Colorado 2012A-0255 KPNO 2.1m 5

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


James, Bethan Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0127 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.1

The True Abundances of Star-Forming Galaxies: Ionized Gas with GMOS-IFU vs Neutral Gas with HST-COS


Janson, Markus Princeton University 2012A-0064 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.55

Follow-up of young planet and brown dwarf candidates in the Sco-Cen region


Jha, Saurabh Rutgers University 2012A-0200 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.12

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


Jha, Saurabh Rutgers University 2012A-0200 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.12

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


Johnson, Christian University of California, Los Angeles 2012A-0428 CTIO 4m-TBD 2

Exploring the Population of Galactic Bulge Globular Clusters


Kaleida, Catherine Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2012A-0594 CTIO 1.0m 1

CTIO REU/PIA Observations: Lyman-Alpha Blob Candidates and RR Lyrae Variables


Kannappan, Sheila University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2012A-0550 CTIO SOAR 3

Toward a Cosmic Mass Census: An Early Science Velocity Function for the RESOLVE Survey


Kasliwal, Mansi Carnegie Institution of Washington 2012A-0493 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.45

Rapid Spectroscopy of Elusive Transients and Young Supernovae


Kasliwal, Mansi Carnegie Institution of Washington 2012A-0494 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.45

Rapid Spectroscopy of Elusive Transients and Young Supernovae


Keel, William University of Alabama 2012A-0472 KPNO 2.1m 6.5

Extended dust in dwarf galaxies - solving an energy-budget paradox?


Keeney, Brian University of Colorado 2012A-0039 KPNO WIYN 5

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


Keeney, Brian University of Colorado 2012A-0311 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.3

Gas and Galaxies in the Cosmic Web: II. Associations of Galaxies with O VI Absorbers


Kepler, S.O. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sol 2012A-0214 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

The Most Massive Pulsating White Dwarf Stars


Kepler, S.O. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sol 2012A-0343 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Are all high mass white dwarf stars magnetic? A test via GMOS Spectroscopy.


Kilic, Mukremin University of Oklahoma 2012A-0046 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Gravitational Waves from the 12 minute Orbital Period Binary White Dwarf J0651+2844


Kilic, Mukremin University of Oklahoma 2012A-0055 Hale 4

The ELM Survey: Finding the Shortest Period Binary White Dwarfs


Kirkpatrick, Allison University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2012A-0314 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.25

Determining what drives outflows in high redshift galaxies


Kishimoto, Makoto Max Planck Institut fur Radioastronomie 2012A-0187 CHARA 1.2

Resolving the innermost dusty accretion in the brightest Type 1 AGN with the CHARA array


Kong, Albert National Tsing Hua University 2012A-0179 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.1

Spectroscopic confirmation of a compact binary system within a supernova remnant


Krane, Thomas University of Pennsylvania 2012A-0319 KPNO 2.1m 4

Photometric Imaging and Richness Analysis of High Redshift X-ray Bright Galaxy Clusters


Kriek, Mariska Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0437 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.75

Physical Properties of z~1.5 Galaxies as a Function of Spectral Type


Landolt, Arlo Louisiana State University 2012A-0006 KPNO 2.1m 26

Faint UBVRI Photometric Standard Star fields: KPNO


Lee, Kyoung-Soo Yale University 2012A-0454 KPNO 4m 3.5

Unveiling the Most Massive Structure at z=3.78


Lena, Davide Rochester Institute of Technology 2012A-0385 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

Mapping sub-kiloparsec gas flows in nearby AGN


Levan, Andrew University of Warwick 2012A-0181 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.49

The late time behaviour of a relativsitic tidal disruption event


Levitan, David California Institute of Technology-Dept of Physics, Math, Astronomy 2012A-0490 KPNO 4m 2

Classification of PTF-identified Outbursting Galactic Sources


Li, Dan University of Florida 2012A-0477 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.32

Probing the protoplanetary disk of TW Hya with T-ReCS


Lonsdale, Carol National Radio Astronomy Headquarters 2012A-0480 CTIO SOAR 4

Young and Highly Obscured Radio Feedback Candidates in the WISE Survey


Lotz, Jennifer Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0242 CTIO 1.0m 3

The Evolutionary Paths of Nearby Green Galaxies


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2012A-0060 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.06

Confirmation of an Edge-on Disk around a Brown Dwarf


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2012A-0133 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.09

Spectroscopy of a New T dwarf Companion to a Nearby Star


Ly, Chun Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0373 KPNO 4m 2

Galaxy Evolution with a Complete Photometric Redshift Census at z~2-3


Ma, Bo University of Florida 2012A-0511 KPNO 2.1mQ 7

Follow-up of an unbiased binary (brown dwarf) sample using EXPERT


Mack, Claude Vanderbilt University 2012A-0572 MMT MMT 1

Detailed chemical abundance analysis of planet-hosting wide binaries


Mandelbaum, Rachel Carnegie Mellon University 2012A-0272 KPNO 4m 4

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


Maqueo Chew, Yilen Gomez Vanderbilt University 2012A-0172 KPNO 4m 3

Homogeneous Characterization of Transiting Exoplanet Systems


Martin, Eduardo University of Florida 2012A-0213 KPNO 4m 4

A spectroscopic follow-up of ultracool dwarf candidates in the Kepler field of view


Mason, Rachel Gemini Observatory 2012A-0469 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.9

NIR spectroscopy of Palomar emission-line galaxies


Mauerhan, Jon University of Arizona 2012A-0528 CTIO 1.3m 2.25

A Search for Eclipses from Three Extraordinary Massive Colliding-Wind Binaries


Mauerhan, Jon University of Arizona 2012A-0592 CTIO 1.3m 4.9

Photometric Monitoring of a New Sample of Candidate Luminous Blue Variables


McConnell, Nicholas University of California, Berkeley 2012A-0582 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.8

A Southern Hemisphere Survey of Black Holes


McDermid, Richard Gemini Observatory 2012A-0451 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Characterizing the Near-Infrared SEDs of Early-Type Galaxies with Atlas3D: Answering the TP-AGB Question


McMillan, Robert University of Arizona 2012A-0182 KPNO 4m 1.5

Astrometry and Multicolor Taxonomic Photometry of Near-Earth Objects Detected by WISE


Meibom, Soren Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0138 KPNO WIYN 1

The connections between binarity, circumstellar disks, and stellar rotation


Melis, Carl University of California, San Diego 2012A-0400 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.02

The Amazing Disappearing Disk


Menanteau, Felipe Rutgers University 2012A-0312 GEM-S GEM-S 1

Mass Calibration of a Sample of ACT SZE-Selected Galaxy Clusters


Metchev, Stanimir State University of New York, Stony Brook 2012A-0583 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.1

A Sensitive Search for Exozodi Across the Ten-Micron Silicate Feature


Milisavljevic, Dan Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0389 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.36

Resolving SN Ejecta Asymmetries with High-Dispersion Spectra


Miller, Adam University of California, Berkeley 2012A-0473 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 0.5

The Automated Detection of R Cor Bor Stars - Spectroscopic Confirmation


Modjaz, Maryam New York University 2012A-0345 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

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


Mortazavi, S Alireza Johns Hopkins University 2012A-0322 KPNO WIYN 2

SparsePak Kinematics of Tidally Interacting Galaxy Pairs


Mueller, Beatrice Planetary Science Institute 2012A-0106 KPNO 2.1m 7.5

The rotational evolution of comet 10P/Tempel 2


Myers, Adam University of Wyoming 2012A-0398 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2

Characterizing the Circumgalactic Medium of Low and High Mass Galaxies with Close Quasar Pairs


Najarro, Paco Consejo Superior de Investigacions Cientificas 2012A-0391 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.6

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


Najita, Joan National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0099 CTIO 4m-TBD 2

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


Naud, Marie-Eve University of Montreal 2012A-0310 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.3

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


Oluseyi, Hakeem Florida Institute of Technology 2012A-0246 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 3

Multi-Color Photometry of New SX Phe Stars


Papics, Peter Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2012A-0348 MMT MMT 3

Core overshooting and rotation inside main-sequence B pulsators: an intensive spectroscopic follow-up in quest of mode identification from line profile variations


Papovich, Casey Texas A & M University 2012A-0574 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.45

H-alpha Narrow Band Imaging of a Forming Cluster at z=2.2


Patterson, Maria New Mexico State University 2012A-0185 KPNO 4m 4

Continuing Observations of Stellar Streams and Star Formation in the Outskirts of HALOGAS Spiral Galaxies


Pepper, Joshua Vanderbilt University 2012A-0325 KPNO 2.1mQ 8

Follow-up and Confirmation of Transiting Planet Candidates From the KELT Survey


Perlmutter, Saul Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2012A-0308 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.41

Galaxy Cluster Supernovae at z~0.5: Dissecting the Hubble Diagram


Petersen, Eric University of Florida 2012A-0558 KPNO 2.1mQ 7

Spectroscopic Verification of Stellar Parameters for a Subsample of Metal-Poor MARVELS Stars


Prochaska, Jason Xavier University of California, Santa Cruz 2012A-0052 Hale 4

Quasars Probing Quasars: New Constraints on the Quasar Phenomenon from the Transverse Proximity Effect


Quinn, Samuel Georgia State University 2012A-0549 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Close visual companions to transiting exoplanet host stars


Reed, Mike Missouri State University 2012A-0161 KPNO 2.1m 12

Testing theoretical models of subdwarf B stars using multicolor photometry


Rest, Armin Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0419 KPNO 4m 7

Light Echoes of Galactic Explosions and Eruptions


Rhoads, James Arizona State University 2012A-0581 KPNO 4m 3.5

Narrow-band search for Redshift 7.7 Lyman-(alpha) Galaxies


Richardson, Noel Georgia State University 2012A-0216 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 3.75

The Effects of Multiplicity on Luminous Blue Variables


Romani, Roger Stanford University 2011B-0092 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 2.5

The Radial Velocity Curve of a Gamma-ray Binary


Rothberg, Barry George Mason University 2012A-0224 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Unveiling the Young Central Stellar Disk in the Advanced LIRG Arp 193: An In-Depth, Multi-Wavelength Case Study


Rudnick, Gregory University of Kansas 2012A-0289 KPNO 4m 3

The Suppression of Star Formation in the Infall Regions of Clusters


Rupke, David Rhodes College 2012A-0270 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

QSO Feedback in Action: The Inner Structure of a Large-Scale QSO Wind


Rupke, David Rhodes College 2012A-0288 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.3

QSO Feedback in Action: Surveying Large-Scale QSO Winds in Major Mergers


Sahu, Kailash Space Telescope Science Institute 2012A-0520 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.1

Discovery of Isolated Black Holes and Neutron Stars through Astrometric Microlensing


Satyapal, Shobita George Mason University 2012A-0275 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.25

The Lowest Mass Supermassive Black Hole in the Universe? The Gemini View of NGC 4178


Schechtman-Rook, Andrew University of Wisconsin, Madison 2012A-0360 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Stellar Populations in Edge-on Spiral Disks


Schuler, Simon National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0484 GEM-N GEM-N 1

C/O Ratios of Stars with Transiting Hot Jupiters: Connecting Stars to Planets


Seth, Anil University of Utah 2012A-0367 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.81

VCC 1254: A fat black hole in a wimpy galaxy?


Sheffield, Allyson Columbia University 2012A-0305 KPNO 4m 3.5

Exploring the Origin of M Giant Stars in the Nearby Galactic Halo


Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2012A-0072 CTIO 0.9m-SVC 8.5

Precise Astrometry for Predicting Kuiper Belt Object Occultations


Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2012A-0569 KPNO 4m 5

Beyond the Kuiper Belt Edge


Stocke, John University of Colorado 2012A-0038 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Highly Obscured Radio-Loud Quasars


Strauss, Michael Princeton University 2012A-0208 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Rest-Frame Optical Spectra of High-Redshift Obscured Quasars


Stringfellow, Guy University of Colorado 2012A-0580 KPNO 4m 9.5

Star Formation Within the Giant HII Region W80


Stringfellow, Guy University of Colorado 2012A-0589 CTIO 1.3m 1

Confirming LBV Candidates Through Variability: A Photometric and Spectroscopic Monitoring Study


Stringfellow, Guy University of Colorado 2012A-0589 CTIO 1.5m-SVC 1.5

Confirming LBV Candidates Through Variability: A Photometric and Spectroscopic Monitoring Study


Sullivan, Mark University of Oxford 2012A-0189 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.38

The Host Galaxies of Local PTF Type Ia Supernovae


Tanvir, Nial University of Leicester 2012A-0205 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.3

Late-time Observations of Exceptional GRBs: Gemini North Standard Targets of Opportunity


Tejos, Nicolas University of Durham 2012A-0176 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.55

Gas and Galaxies in the Cosmic Web


Tejos, Nicolas University of Durham 2012A-0180 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.35

Gas around Galaxies over the last 7 billion years


Telesco, Charles University of Florida 2012A-0100 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.27

Mid-IR Exploration of an Edge-On Protoplanetary Disk


Thomas, Cristina Northern Arizona University 2012A-0575 KPNO 4m 3

Physical Characterization of the Near-Earth Object Population


Tobin, John National Radio Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0435 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.04

Probing the Youngest Proto-Planetary Disks: Mid-Infrared Scattered Light Imaging at High Resolution


Trippe, Margaret University of Maryland 2012A-0463 CTIO SOAR 4

Understanding the Activation of Local Dual AGN


Trueblood, Mark National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2012A-0056 KPNO 2.1m 4.5

Long Term Follow-up of Near Earth Objects


Trujillo, Chadwick Gemini Observatory 2012A-0287 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Water Ice on Outer Satellites of the Giant Planets


Tsai, Chao-Wei California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2012A-0427 CTIO SOAR 2

Searching for Mid-IR Bright, Low-Metallicity Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies


Tucker, Brad Australian National University 2012A-0096 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

Catching Supernovae in the Act with KISS (Kepler International Supernova Search)


Vanderbeke, Joachim European Southern Observatory 2012A-0356 CTIO 1.0m 7

Finishing Off The Galactic Globular Cluster System


Veilleux, Sylvain University of Maryland 2012A-0256 KPNO 4m 5

Neutral Winds in Local Quasar-Dominated Mergers


Veilleux, Sylvain University of Maryland 2012A-0507 GEM-N GEM-N 1

Spectroscopic Follow-up of z ~ 8 Ly(alpha) Emitters in the COSMOS Field


Wang, Junfeng Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 2012A-0489 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.26

Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectroscopy of an AGN Pair in a Nearby Spiral Galaxy


Williams, T Rutgers University 2012A-0090 KPNO 2.1m 8

Cold Dark Matter and the Structure of Spiral Galaxies


Williams, Stephen Georgia State University 2012A-0132 KPNO 4m 6

Spectroscopic Orbits for Kepler FOV Eclipsing Binaries


Winter, Lisa University of Colorado 2012A-0386 CTIO SOAR 3

Optical Outflows and Emission Line Properties in X-ray Obscured AGNs


Winters, Jennifer Georgia State University 2012A-0102 CTIO 0.9m 5

Finding Friends for 1200 Red Dwarfs


Worseck, Gabor University of California, Santa Cruz 2012A-0084 KPNO 4m 5

A dedicated quasar survey to identify the sources of He2 reionization


Zepf, Steve Michigan State University 2012A-0440 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.6

A Search for Optical Emission Lines from the Globular Cluster Black-Hole Source CXOU1229410+075744


Zhao, Ping Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2012A-0226 CTIO 4m-TBD 3

The Mass Function of a New Candidate of Quiescent Low-Mass X-ray Binary

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