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NOAO Observing Proposal Form

Welcome to the National Optical Astronomy Observatory's observing proposal Web form. This form can be used to apply for time at Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory as well as community-access time with AAT and CHARA.

This form is now configured for the preparation of proposals for all resources offered by NOAO in 2015A, except Gemini proposals. All Gemini requests must be prepared and submitted with the Phase-I Tool (PIT).

Proposal deadline for the 2015A observing semester (February - July 2015):

Time remaining until deadline:

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To continue editing an existing 2015A proposal:

Enter your proposal username:
Enter your proposal password:
Enter an email address for this session:

To create a new 2015A proposal or to copy or import* a proposal:

Enter a unique proposal username:
Enter a new proposal password:
Retype your proposal password:
Select a proposal type (TAC):
Enter an email address for this session:


* - To copy or import, enter a new username and complete the above fields. When copying proposals, you will be prompted for the username/password of the existing proposal after pressing the Copy/Import button

To view a sample version of the web proposal form:

Click on the button below to enter the sample NOAO web proposal form. This demonstration is recommended for first-time users who wish to view the pages without starting an actual proposal. No changes will be saved.

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Last updated: 29 August 2014

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