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NASA Calls for 2015A Keck Observing Proposals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 13:12

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:

  1. investigations in support of exoplanet exploration science goals and missions;
  2. investigations of our own solar system;
  3. investigations in support of cosmic origins science goals and missions;
  4. investigations in support of physics of the cosmos science goals and missions; and
  5. 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.

Dawn M. Gelino
NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech
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