NASA-NSF Exoplanet Observational Research Partnership
NN-EXPLORE comprises two stages:
Stage 1 — FY 2015 to FY 2018
- An exoplanet-targeted guest observer (GO) program with existing facility instrumentation on WIYN using the NOAO share of WIYN time. Semester 2015B is the initial observing period for this program. Refer to the proposal call on the NOAO proposal information webpage for more information on proposal requirements and the GO program. The due date for observing proposals is 31 March 2015.
- A NASA solicitation to acquire an Extreme Precision Doppler Spectrometer (EPDS) for ground-based follow-up studies for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. The instrument solicitation can be found on the NASA Science For Researchers webpage. Proposals to this program will be taken by a two-step process in which a notice of intent is replaced by a mandatory Step-1 proposal. Step-1 proposals are due 20 March 2015, and Step-2 proposals are due 24 April 2015.
Stage 2 — FY 2018 to FY 2023
- An exoplanet-targeted GO and guaranteed-time observing (GTO) program at WIYN with the EPDS instrument and existing instrumentation on WIYN using NOAO's share of WIYN time.
Coordinator, AST Individual Investigator Programs