Five programs were recommended for approval by the NOAO Survey Panel of the Telescope Allocation Panel and approved by the NOAO Director during the 1999 Survey Proposal round. Each program is to receive an average of about 100 nights total, typically spread over six semesters. Two to four different telescopes are utilized by each program. The successful 1999 NOAO Survey Programs are identified below. Further information about these programs, with links to the survey program web sites maintained by the survey groups, may be found at http://www.noao.edu/gateway/surveys/.
Deep Imaging Survey of Nearby Star-Forming Clouds
John Bally (Colorado), Bo Reipurth (Colorado)
- Understanding local star formation through the properties of young stars, stellar outflows, and molecular clouds.
In Search of Nearby Stars: A Parallax Program at CTIO
Todd Henry (Johns Hopkins), Claudio Anguita (U. de Chile), Phil Ianna (Virginia), Rene Mendez (NOAO), Maria Teresa Ruiz (U. de Chile), Pat Seitzer (Michigan)
- Characterizing stars in the solar neighborhood and providing high-quality data for NASA's NStar project.
The NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey
Buell T. Jannuzi, Arjun Dey, and the NOAO Survey Team (NOAO)
- Studying the evolution of large-scale structure from z 1 to z 4, and detecting very distant star-forming galaxies and quasars.
Deep Lens Survey
J. Anthony Tyson (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies); Gary Bernstein (Michigan); Ian Dell'Antonio (NOAO); David Wittman, David Kirkman, Greg Kochanski (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies); Tod Lauer (NOAO); T. Broadhurst (UCB); R. Cen (Princeton); J. Cohen (Caltech); A. Gonzalez, R. Guhathakurta (UCSC); W. Hu (IAS); N. Kaiser (UH); J. Miralda-Escudé (Pennsylvania); R. Schommer (NOAO); D. Spergel (Princeton); G. Squires (Caltech); C. Stubbs (Washington)
- Testing the theory of structure formation using weak gravitational lensing.
A Fundamental Plane Peculiar Velocity Survey of Rich Clusters within 200 h-1 Mpc
Jeff Willick (Stanford), Mike Hudson (Waterloo), John Lucey (Durham), David Schade (CADC/HIA), Russell Smith (U. Catolica de Chile), Nick Suntzeff (CTIO), Gary Wegner (Dartmouth), Roger Davies (Durham)
- Surveying rich clusters of galaxies to probe the mass distribution on intermediate and large scales.