Caty Pilachowski and Steve Strom
We are pleased to announce a collaboration with STScI through which investigators can obtain time on NOAO facilities (not including Gemini) through accepted Cycle 10 proposals for HST time. The amount of time available is limited to 5% of NOAO's available time. Investigators interested in including NOAO ground-based observations as part of their HST proposals should refer to instructions in the Cycle 10 Call for Proposals.
The goal of this collaboration is to allow proposers to avoid the double jeopardy inherent in having to pass through two separate TAC processes, and to provide access to facilities essential to obtaining complementary ground-based O/IR data without regard to institutional affiliation.
STScI joins two other NASA observatories, Chandra and SIRTF (through the SIRTF Legacy Program), in providing investigators with complementary ground-based observations in support of their programs.