Proposal due dates
Proposals are solicited for Yale observing time on the telescopes to which Yale has access. Unless otherwise stated, full proposals are due at 17:00:00 Eastern Time on the first Friday of March for the B semester and the second Friday of September for the A semester. Pre-proposals are due a week before the proposal deadline, also on Friday. For 2017B, the deadlines are:
Friday, February 24, 2017: Keck Pre-proposals due
Friday, March 3, 2017: Regular proposals due for all telescopes
Fall 2017 TBA: Large Palomar proposals due
Proposal forms and submission (Yale astronomers only)
- Please see our internal Forms & Policies page for pre-proposal and proposal forms.
- List of submitted pre-proposals
Additional telescope-specific instructions for proposal submission:
- Keck: Fill out a Keck cover sheet on the Keck observer login page and attach a PDF copy of it to your proposal before submission to the Yale TAC.
- Palomar: Fill out the P200 cover sheet on the Palomar website and and attach a PDF copy of it to your proposal before submission to the Yale TAC.
Completed PDF proposals and cover sheets / confirmations (where applicable) should be sent to Joel Ong (at yale . edu) before the deadline (as above).
Submitted proposals are posted on a password protected website for TAC review.
The astronomy department revised its telescope allocation procedures in 2008 and reviewed them in December of 2009. The procedures can be found in this document.