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NOAO Observing Proposal Form

Welcome to the National Optical Astronomy Observatory's observing proposal Web form.

This form is now configured for the preparation of proposals for publicly available time with the automated telescopes of Las Cumbres Observatory from 1 April through 30 November. The standard "2017B" call for other resources available through NOAO will be issued by March 1 with proposals due by March 31.

Proposal deadline for the special LCO "2017A/B" observing semester (April - November 2017):

Time remaining until deadline:

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To continue editing a current proposal:

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

To create a new proposal or to copy* 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 an existing proposal (from this or past observing semesters), enter a new username and complete the above fields. You will then be prompted for the username/password of the existing proposal after pressing the "Copy a Proposal" 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: 3 January 2017

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