NASA Calls for 2015A Keck Observing Proposals
NASA is soliciting proposals for the use of the two 10-meter W. M. Keck telescopes for the 2015A observing semester (February-July 2015). Complete call information is available on the NExScI website, and all proposals are due by 18 September 2014 at 4:00 pm PDT.
The opportunity to propose as principal investigators for NASA time on the Keck telescopes is open to all US-based astronomers (a US-based astronomer has his/her principal affiliation at a US institution). Investigators from institutions outside of the US may participate as co-investigators.
NASA intends the use of the Keck telescopes to be highly strategic in support of ongoing space missions and/or high-priority, long-term science goals. NASA Keck time is open to a wide range of disciplines, and proposals are sought in the following areas:
- investigations in support of exoplanet exploration science goals and missions;
- investigations of our own solar system;
- investigations in support of cosmic origins science goals and missions;
- investigations in support of physics of the cosmos science goals and missions; and
- direct mission support in any of the previous four areas.
The proposal process is being handled by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at Caltech. For more information, contact KeckCFP@ipac.caltech.edu.