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NOAO Approved Programs for 2019A

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Programs: 113
Nights: 543.84
Approved NOAO Survey Programs

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Drlica-Wagner, Alex Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 2019A-0305 CTIO 4m 22

DECam Dwarf Galaxy Survey

Finn, Rose Siena College 2019A-0224 KPNO 0.9m 20

Halpha Imaging of Virgo Filament Galaxies

Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2019A-0364 CTIO SOAR 5

Atmospheric Survey of Giant Exoplanets Discovered by TESS

Hartigan, Patrick Rice University 2019A-0101 CTIO 4m 21

The Carina Time-Series Deep Field

Hartigan, Patrick Rice University 2019A-0101 CTIO SOAR 3

The Carina Time-Series Deep Field

Penny, Matthew Ohio State University 2019A-0315 CTIO 4m 3

Multi-band Imaging Survey for High-Alpha PlanetS (MISHAPS): Surveying the demographics of transiting hot Jupiters in the alpha-rich Galactic bulge

Schlegel, David Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2014B-0404 CTIO 4m 7

The DECam Legacy Survey of the SDSS Equatorial Sky

Trilling, David Northern Arizona University 2019A-0337 CTIO 4m 8.5

The Deep DECam Outer Solar System Survey (DDOSSS)

Zenteno, Alfredo Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2019A-0272 CTIO 4m 9



Approved Chandra Programs

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Zepf, Steve Michigan State University 2018B-0927 CTIO SOAR 1

The Nature of the Two Globular Cluster ULXs in the Galaxy NGC 4472


Approved Long Term Programs

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Bechtol, Keith Large Synoptic Survey Telescope 2018A-0242 CTIO 4m 6

Magellanic Satellites Survey: The Search for Hierarchical Structures within the Local Group (Phase 2)

Burgasser, Adam University of California, San Diego 2017A-0141 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.154

Mass Measurements Across the Hydrogen Burning Limit: Astrometric Orbits for Spectral Binaries (Northern Sample)

Dawson, William Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2018A-0273 CTIO 4m 6

PALS: Paralensing Survey of Intermediate Mass Black Holes

Macri, Lucas Texas A & M University 2019A-0247 CTIO SOAR 5

Cosmography of the innermost Zone of Avoidance with the 2MASS Redshift Survey

Malhotra, Sangeeta NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2018B-0327 CTIO 4m 5

Lyman Alpha Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization

Moskovitz, Nicholas Lowell Observatory 2017B-0111 CTIO SOAR 6

The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS)

Rest, Armin Space Telescope Science Institute 2018A-0369 CTIO 4m 1.5

Light Echoes of the Crab Supernova (SN 1054)

Rest, Armin Space Telescope Science Institute 2018B-0122 CTIO 4m 4.5

Photometric Time Series of Carinae's Great Eruption

Tokovinin, Andrei National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2018A-0004 CTIO SOAR 2

Dynamics of resolved triple systems and ``fast'' binaries

Treu, Tommaso University of California, Los Angeles 2017A-0190 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.88

A reverberation mapping black hole mass measurement at z=2.82

Wong, Michael University of California, Berkeley 2018A-0139 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.704

Time-Critical M-band Mapping of Jupiter --- Synergy with Juno, Hubble, VLA, Keck, and IRTF


Approved Regular Programs

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Agueros, Marcel Columbia University 2019A-0234 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.2

Monitoring H-alpha and TiO Emission of M Dwarfs in the TESS Southern Continuous Viewing Zone

Barlow, Brad High Point University 2019A-0255 CTIO SOAR 4

The EREBOS Project: Determining the Influence of Substellar Objects on Stellar Evolution

Battisti, Andrew Australian National University 2018B-0140 KPNO WIYN 2

Sweeping Away the Dust: Understanding Attenuation up to the Peak of Cosmic Star Formation

Bezanson, Rachel University of Pittsburgh 2019A-0164 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

The Morphological Transformation as Revealed by Age Gradients and Rotational Support in Post-starburst Galaxies at z~0.6

Bianconi, Matteo University of Birmingham 2019A-0125 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.1

GMOS Discovery of Kilonova Counterparts to Strongly-lensed Binary Neutron Star (NS-NS) and Neutron Star- Black Hole (NS-BH) Mergers in LIGO/Virgo’s Third Observing Run (O3)

Blanchard, Peter Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019A-0303 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.98

Chasing Superluminous Supernovae into the Nebular Phase

Bouy, Herve University of Bordeaux 2019A-0060 CTIO 4m 2

Complementing Gaia from the ground: the COSMIC-DANCE survey

Burgasser, Adam University of California, San Diego 2019A-0182 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.87

Completing the Local Census of VLM Dwarfs with Gaia-selected Sources

Cann, Jenna George Mason University 2019A-0123 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.2

NIR coronal line ratios as a mass estimator for intermediate-mass black holes

Casares, Jorge Instituto de Astrofisica de Caanarias (IAC) 2019A-0169 CTIO 4m 2

A feasibilty test of crowded field photometry for a new BH survey strategy

Casetti, Dana Southern Connecticut State University 2019A-0194 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.94

Measuring Internal Motions of Globular Cluster Cores with 'Alopeke

Colon, Knicole NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2019A-0233 KPNO WIYN 8

Characterizing K2 and TESS Exoplanets with Near-Infrared Transit Photometry

Currie, Thayne National Astronomical Observatory of Japan 2019A-0331 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.38

Confirming and Characterizing Infant Protoplanets around HD 100546

de Kleer, Katherine California Institute of Technology--Division of Geological and Planetary Science 2019A-0040 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.65

The Impact of Io's Volcanism on Jupiter's Plasma Environment

De Rosa, Robert Stanford University 2019A-0219 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.9

A Targeted Search to Discover Substellar Companions with GPI and Gaia

Debes, John Space Telescope Science Institute 2019A-0110 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.94

Determining the mass of a new, rare eclipsing white dwarf-brown dwarf system

Dell'Antonio, Ian Brown University 2018A-0276 KPNO WIYN 3

Mapping dark matter in Nearby Galaxy Clusters

Dennihy, Erik Gemini Observatory North 2019A-0104 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.74

Probing for planetesimals closely orbiting white dwarfs

Douglas, Stephanie Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019A-0257 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 3.2

Connecting stellar rotation and multiplicity at the ZAMS with TESS and Gemini

Dupree, Andrea Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019A-0089 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 1.67

Direct Measure of Helium in NGC 2808

Dupuy, Trent Gemini Observatory North 2019A-0180 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.89

Improved Calibration of M Dwarf Fundamental Parameters with Alopeke

Esplin, Taran University of Arizona 2019A-0053 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.06

Searching for the Least-massive Brown Dwarfs in Chamaeleon I

Fan, Xiaohui University of Arizona 2019A-0218 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.37

Probing Cosmic Reionization and Super-Massive Black Hole Growth with Newly Discovered z~7 Quasars

Finkbeiner, Douglas Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019A-0265 CTIO 4m 8

Mapping Dust in 3D with DECam: A Galactic Plane Survey

Foley, Ryan University of California, Santa Cruz 2019A-0289 CTIO SOAR 6

Young Supernova Experiment

Fong, Wen-fai Northwestern University 2019A-0267 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.505

Probing the Properties of Neutron Star Mergers: Rapid Observations of Short Gamma-ray Bursts

Fox, Andrew Space Telescope Science Institute 2019A-0193 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.16

Molecular Gas in the Galactic Center Outflow

Gelino, Christopher California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2019A-0170 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.54

Determining the low-mass cutoff for star formation

Giles, Rohini Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2019A-0046 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.53

High-resolution mapping of Jupiter's clouds in the near infrared: support for the Juno mission PJ18-PJ21

Gosnell, Natalie Colorado College 2019A-0261 KPNO WIYN 2

Clusters with K2: systematics from membership and binarity

Graykowski, Ariel University of California, Los Angeles 2019A-0317 KPNO 0.9m 5

Astrometry of Long-Period Comets and Cometary Fragmentation Investigation

Guenther, Hans Moritz Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019A-0142 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 0.5

A Contemporaneous Multiwavelength Campaign to Characterize Accretion on the Surface of TW Hya

Hartman, Zachary Georgia State University 2019A-0301 KPNO WIYNQ 4

Characterizing the Components of Wide Binaries as Potential Exoplanet Hosting Stars

Hartman, Zachary Georgia State University 2019A-0302 KPNO WIYN 3

Looking for Higher Order Multiples in M+M and Halo Wide Binaries

Homan, Jeroen Eureka Scientific 2019A-0181 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.4

Winds and jets in GX 13+1: a multi-wavelength campaign

Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center 2019A-0016 KPNO WIYNQ 5

K2 and TESS Exoplanet Validation and Characterization: Small Planets and Host Systems

Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center 2019A-0047 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 11

K2 and TESS Exoplanet Validation and Characterization: Small, Rocky Planets, Host Star Systems and Zorro Commissioning

Hung, Tzu-Yu University of California, Santa Cruz 2019A-0268 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.02

Early spectroscopic evolution of tidal disruption events

Hwang, Hsiang-Chih Johns Hopkins University 2019A-0252 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.41

The mysterious infrared emitter around a white dwarf

Hynes, Robert Louisiana State University 2019A-0284 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.41

The Hidden Population of Galactic Bulge Symbiotics Revealed in X-rays

Kartaltepe, Jeyhan Rochester Institute of Technology 2019A-0198 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.87

The Role of Galaxy Mergers and Interactions Over Cosmic Time

Khatu, Viraja University of Western Ontario 2019A-0209 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.54

Mapping the Accretion Disk and Broad Line Region of the Super-Eddington Active Galactic Nucleus Mrk 142

Kilic, Mukremin University of Oklahoma, Norman 2019A-0134 CTIO SOAR 4

A Unique Opportunity to Identify Short Period Binary White Dwarfs in the Gaia Era

Kilpatrick, Charles University of California, Santa Cruz 2019A-0281 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.3

Identifying the Progenitors of Astrophysical Transients

Knight, Matthew University of Maryland 2019A-0187 CTIO SOAR 1

Roasting small bodies: Testing the effects of low perihelion distance on comets and asteroids

Kosakowski, Alek University of Oklahoma, Norman 2019A-0131 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.35

A Detached, Eclipsing 40 Min Period Double White Dwarf Binary

KPED Team, 2019A-0919 KPNO 2.1m 181


Kumar, Sahana Florida State University 2019A-0172 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.69

Understanding the origins of Type Ia Supernovae through nebular phase near-infrared spectroscopy

Labadie-Bartz, Jonathan University of Delaware 2019A-0274 GEM-N GEM-N-SVC 0.13

Weighing and classifying the exotic massive Beta Cephei pulsator + hot evolved companion eclipsing binary

Labrie, Kathleen Gemini Observatory North 2019A-0069 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.46

Microimaging the Inner Regions of Quasars

Liu, Xin University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2019A-0099 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.32

Radial Velocity Test for Sub-parsec Binary Supermassive Black Holes: Continued Spectroscopic Monitoring of Strong Candidates

Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2019A-0086 GEM-N GEM-NQ 3.29

Toward a Complete Census of Brown Dwarfs in Upper Sco

Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2019A-0127 CTIO 4m 6

Toward a Complete Census of Stars in Upper Scorpius

Martinez, Clara Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2019A-0325 CTIO 4m 4

Towards an homogeneous distance scale using DECam filters

McCully, Curtis Las Cumbres Observatory 2019A-0217 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.04

Optical to IR Observations of the Next Kilonovae

Meech, Karen University of Hawaii 2019A-0228 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.11

2I – Characterizing the Second Interstellar Object

Melis, Carl University of California, San Diego 2019A-0291 GEM-S GEM-SQ 5.39

Gemini-South Polluted White Dwarf Survey

Mendez, Rene A. Universidad de Chile 2019A-0051 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 0.29


Merritt, Rachael Georgia State University 2019A-0077 KPNO WIYN 2

The Host Galaxies of Reverberation-Mapped AGNs in the Near-Infrared

Milisavljevic, Danny Purdue University 2019A-0215 GEM-N GEM-N-SVC 0.5

Variable Diffuse Interstellar Bands

Morris, Patrick California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2019A-0160 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.79

Pre-Main Sequence Clusters Around Wolf-Rayet Stars

Moskovitz, Nicholas Lowell Observatory 2019A-0128 GEM-S GEM-SQ 4

The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS)

Nielsen, Eric Stanford University 2019A-0298 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.802

Orbits of Moving Group Binaries: Constraining the Ages of Planet-Hosting Moving Groups using GPI NRM, DSSI, and 'Alopeke

Nitta, Atsuko Gemini Observatory North 2019A-0136 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.65

White dwarf stars as tracers of stellar, galactic, and planetary evolution

Nitta, Atsuko Gemini Observatory North 2019A-0195 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.05

Towards better understanding of convection and neutrino production in stellar interior

patience, Jennifer Arizona State University 2019A-0318 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.3

Completing a Survey for Resolved Debris Disks in the Sco-Cen Association

Puzia, Thomas H. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 2019A-0244 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.2

The Structure and Stellar Populations of the Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster seen by GeMS/GSAOI

Robinson, Andrew Rochester Institute of Technology 2019A-0259 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.22

Study of the gas kinematics and optical classification of OH Megamaser Galaxies

Schambeau, Charles University of Central Florida 2019A-0095 KPNO 0.9m 14

Characterizing the Activity and Behavior of Comets in the Centaur-to- Jupiter Family Transition

Schindler, Jan-Torge University of Arizona 2019A-0058 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.08

Weighing the most massive accreting black holes at Cosmic Noon

Schlaufman, Kevin Johns Hopkins University 2019A-0186 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.5

An All-Sky Search for the Brightest Metal-poor Stars

Schmidt, Carl Boston University 2019A-0223 KPNO WIYN 2

Confirming a High Velocity Exo-Exosphere at HD 80606b

Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2019A-0332 CTIO 4m 2

Extreme Trans-Neptunian Objects: Making a More Uniform Survey

Smith, J Allyn Austin Peay State University 2018B-0095 CTIO SOAR 1

Targeted Samples of the Hot Stellar Content in the Southern Sky

Smith, Verne National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2019A-0334 KPNO WIYN 8.5

Accurate Stellar Characterization for Kepler and Kepler Extended Mission (K2) Exoplanet Host Stars and Prototyping TESS Follow-up

Sonnett, Sarah Planetary Science Institute 2019A-0145 KPNO 0.9m 6

Investigating Solar System History through Binary Trojan and Hilda Asteroids

Soraisam, Monika National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2017A-0281 CTIO 4m 10

Time Domain Imaging of Archetypical Galaxies

Spolaor, Sarah West Virginia University 2019A-0258 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.5

Seeking the hosts of the first localized FRBs

Stahl, Asa Rice University 2019A-0292 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 2.5

Two T-Tauri Stars With Potential Embedded Companions

Stroe, Andra European Southern Observatory 2019A-0054 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.35

Understanding the dichotomy in the radio galaxy population

Terreran, Giacomo Northwestern University 2019A-0126 CTIO SOAR 4

The turbulent end of massive stars

Thomas, David Stanford University 2019A-0345 CTIO 4m 0.5

Probing Short Duration Stellar Variability with Star Trail Images of Four K2 Fields

Tremonti, Christy University of Wisconsin, Madison 2019A-0342 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.82

Measuring the Mass Outflow Rates of Compact Massive Starbursts

Troja, Eleonora University of Maryland 2019A-0130 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.505

Mapping the diversity of neutron star mergers with rapid Gemini observations of short gamma-ray bursts

Troja, Eleonora University of Maryland 2019A-0144 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.43

Off-axis afterglows from compact binary mergers

Waniak, Waclaw Jagiellonian University in Krakow 2019A-0341 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.6

Origin end evolution of the first known binary main belt comet 288P/300163

Watkins, Aaron University of Oulu 2019A-0121 KPNO WIYN 4

Circumgalactic ionized gas around the Whirlpool: shock heated outflow or AGN-photoionized ejecta?

Winkler, P Frank Middlebury College 2019A-0278 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.34

Velocity Broadening in M83 Supernova Remnants

Winters, Jennifer Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019A-0163 GEM-S GEM-S-SVC 2

Searching the Nearby M Dwarfs for Stellar Companions at Solar System Scales

Winters, Jennifer Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019A-0207 KPNO WIYNQ 1.5

Searching the Nearby M Dwarfs for Stellar Companions at Solar System Scales

Wong, Michael University of California, Berkeley 2019A-0316 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.62

Time-Critical M-band Mapping of Jupiter --- Synergy with Juno, Hubble, VLA, Keck, and IRTF

Xu, Siyi Gemini Observatory North 2019A-0070 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

The Gaia View of Dust Disks around White Dwarfs

Ziegler, Carl University of Toronto 2019A-0132 CTIO SOAR 4

Death Stars? Understanding how tight binaries effect TESS planets with SOAR speckle imaging

Programs: 113
Nights: 543.84

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