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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 (including WIYN) and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (including SOAR and SMARTS) as well as community-access time with CHARA and AAT.

This form is now configured for the preparation of proposals for all resources offered by NOAO in 2020A, except Gemini and LBT proposals. All Gemini requests (including Subaru exchange time) must be prepared and submitted with the Gemini Phase-I Tool. All LBT requests must be prepared and submitted with the LBTO Phase-I Tool.

Proposal deadline for the 2020A observing semester (1 Februry 2020 – 31 July 2020):

Time remaining until deadline:

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To continue editing an existing 2020A proposal:

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

To create a new 2020A 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 September 2020

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