Proposals for standard observing programs at all ground-based facilities coordinated by NOAO, which include the telescopes of the Gemini, CTIO, and KPNO observatories, and community-access time with private observatories can be submitted twice each year by the following deadlines. Survey Programs are only accepted annually, and investigators must submit a letter of intent to propose by 14 February.
|Standard Programs||11:59pm on the last Thursday in September |
(for the February-July observing period)
|11:59pm on the last Thursday in March |
(for the August-January observing period)
|NOAO Proposal Form|
NOAO offers the opportunity to conduct major survey programs of up to 3 years duration. Up to 20% of the observing time available through NOAO may be allocated to Survey Programs.