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Call for Proposals: Green Bank Observatory 2018B Semester

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 14:14

Green Bank TelescopeThe Green Bank Observatory (GBO) invites scientists to participate in the 2018B semester call for proposals for observations with the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Semester 2018B covers the period 1 August 2018 to 31 January 2019.

The GBO encourages proposals that take advantage of the GBT’s unique capabilities. Key science areas include, but are not limited to, astrochemistry, cosmology, fast radio bursts, galaxy and cluster evolution, galactic and extragalactic neutral hydrogen, pulsar searches and timing, radio recombination lines, solar system science, and star formation.

All proposals should state why the GBT is necessary for the requested observations in both the abstract and science justification. Triggered proposals can be submitted for studies of transient objects such as fast radio bursts, near-Earth asteroids, and comets.

We strongly encourage proposers to carefully read through the “News and Opportunities” section of the call for proposals, as there have been a number of changes made to instrument availability. New instruments include ARGUS, Mustang2, wide-bandwidth C-band receiver, VEGAS spectral line and pulsar modes.

The submission deadline for semester 2018B proposals is Thursday, 1 February 2018, at 17:00 EST (22:00 UTC).

Anthony Howard Minter
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