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CALL FOR PROPOSAL TNG & REM

also featuring HAN-GTO, PAOLO and first NOTTIME AOT 28 (2013B) is now open for proposals Applications for observing time for the period September 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2014 are solicited and should be submitted by Friday 3rd May, 2013, 13:00 UT

DUE TO THE SITUATION OF THIS SEMESTER, TNG TIME IS (ALMOST) COMPLETELY ALREADY AWARDED, TO GUARANTEED OBSERVERS AND LONG TERM, ONGOING PROGRAMS.

2014A/B AND 2015A SEMESTERS WILL BE SIMILARLY AFFECTED.

THEREFORE, FOR THIS SEMESTER, WE CAN OFFER A LIMITED AMOUNT OF NIGHTS, STARTING WITH 10 AVAILABLE NIGHTS, TO WHICH FEW MORE CAN BE ADDED DEPENDING ON NON ASSIGNED NIGHTS FROM EXTERNAL TACS OR SCHEDULING CONSTRAINTS.

THE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MODE IS SERVICE, WHERE TNG STAFF ASTRONOMERS WILL PERFORM THE OBSERVATIONS IN THE SCHEDULED NIGHTS. THE QUEING MODE IS NOT OFFERED, DUE TO ITS INTRINSIC SCARSE EFFICIENCY WITH FEW AVAILABLE NIGHTS.

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING DDT-LIKE PROPOSAL DURING THE WHOLE SEMESTER, WHICH WILL BE JUDGED IN FEW DAYS BY TNG STAFF AND INAF-TAC. SERVICE MODE WILL BE THE ONLY MODALITY FOR THESE OBSERVATIONS.

TNG is a 3.58m optical/infrared telescope located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory in the island of La Palma (Canary Island). Its primary mirror is corrected by Active Optics and it is equipped with instruments for imaging and spectroscopy, spanning the optical and near infrared wavelengths range.

Visit http://www.tng.iac.es

REM is a 60 cm robotic telescope located at La Silla ESO site (Chile) which can observe simultaneously with a visible and an infrared camera. The observations will be carried out in unmanned, queuing mode. INAF-TAC will allocate 1000 hours of observations.

Visit http://www.rem.inaf.it

Application forms and detailed instructions can be downloaded from

the TNG web pages ( http://www.tng.iac.es/submit.html).

LONG TERM PROGRAMS: PIs of ongoing long term programs shall not send a new proposal.

Instead, they should send to the TAC (via an e-mail to director@tng.iac.es) a conveniently detailed progress report.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SEMESTER HAS SHIFTED BY ONE MONTH, starting 1st September; correspondingly the deadline has ben postponed.

All proposals will be judged strictly on their scientific merit.

NOTICE FOR AOT 28

NATIONALITY RESTRICTIONS APPLY

Starting this semester, INAF-TAC will receive for TNG only Italian proposal, defined as PI and at least half of participants being affiliated to an Italian Institution. Non Italian proposals should be submitted with the OPTICON TNA program. Special treatment is given to Nordic countries as explained in the next item. This restriction does not apply to REM proposals.

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