Proposal Submission Information
Proposals are being solicited for observing time for the period February 15th - June 15th, 2013, at the Arizona Radio Observatory, for the Sub-Millimeter Telescope (SMT) and the Kitt Peak 12 Meter.
The SMT currently supports a dual-polarization, 1 mm receiver with ALMA Band 6 sideband-separating mixers, a dual-polarization 0.8mm receiver, and a 0.4 mm (602-720 GHz) dual-polarization receiver with ALMA Band 9 mixers. The SMT control system has been updated to allow for dual polarization, dual sideband observations (so-called "4 IF mode").
The 12 m supports a dual polarization 3 mm receiver (82-116 GHz) that employs ALMA Band 3 sideband-separating mixers, as well as dual polarization, single sideband receivers for the lower part of the 3 mm window (65-86 GHz) and at 2 mm (130-180 GHz).
Remote observing is available at both ARO telescopes. Proposals from graduate students are particularly welcomed.
For more details see:http://aro.as.arizona.edu.
Information about Remote Observing can be viewed at: http://aro.as.arizona.edu/remote/remote.htm.
For further information about remote observing and other operational questions, please contact Tom Folkers, Operations Manager:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should consist of:
Proposals will be reviewed by the ARO TAC. Scheduling of successful proposals will be done according to availability of the receivers requested.
Electronic submissions will be accepted in PDF of MS-Word formats.
The telescopes are expected to be available to the general astronomical community for a minimum of 10 percent of the scheduled time. Graduate student participation is especially encouraged regardless of institutional affiliation. Institutions (or individuals) that wish to acquire longer commitments of time should contact the ARO Director Prof. Lucy Ziurys.
Please submit your proposals by midnight MST February 15th, 2013 to:
Hard copies will also be accepted. Please send ONE copy to:
Observer Coordinator: Marty Benson
NOTE: Proposal cover sheets are now available in Microsoft Word doc format.
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