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Arecibo Call for Proposals, Spring 2015 Semester

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:44

The 305-meter William E. Gordon Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is the largest single-dish radio telescope on our planet. Observing proposals to use it during the period 1 January to 30 June 2015 are due by 1 September 2014.

The Arecibo Observatory (AO) is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), which is operated by SRI International under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation and in alliance with Ana G. Méndez-Universidad Metropolitana and the Universities Space Research Association. Use of the AO is available on an equal, competitive basis to all scientists from throughout the world to pursue research in radio astronomy, radar astronomy, and atmospheric sciences. Observing time is granted on the basis of the most promising research as adjudicated by a panel of anonymous referees.

Requests in response to the current call for proposals should be for telescope usage within the six-month (or in some cases one-year) period beginning 1 January 2015, and proposals should be prepared under the procedures detailed in Procedures for Proposal Disposition and Telescope Scheduling.

Additional information is available in An Astronomer's Guide to the Arecibo 305-m Telescope.

Robert F. Minchin
Staff Astronomer
Arecibo Observatory
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