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NSO Observing Proposals Are Due on 15 August

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:52

The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 August 2014 for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak (SP) facilities ( or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak (KP) facilities ( Instructions may be found at A Web-based observing-request form is at Users' manuals are available at for the SP facilities and for the KP facilities. An observing-run evaluation form for the SP facilities can be obtained at

Please note that NSO will conduct cycle 3 of the Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) Service Mode Operations in October at Sacramento Peak in preparation for Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) operations. Cycle 3 will be dedicated to the observation of solar flares. Only November and December 2014 will be available for regular scheduling at Sacramento Peak.

Proposers are reminded that each quarter is typically oversubscribed, and it is to the proposer's advantage to provide all information requested to the greatest possible extent no later than the official deadline. Observing time at US national observatories is provided as support to the astronomical community by the National Science Foundation.

Richard C. Altrock
National Solar Observatory