The 93rd Observing Programmes Committee met on 18-21 November 2013 and recommended three new Large Programmes (one for La Silla, one for Paranal, one for APEX) and one Calibration Programme (UT1/ KMOS). A total of 1079 (10-hour equivalent) nights of visitor and service mode observations on VLT, VISTA and VST, the 3.6-metre, NTT and APEX have been allocated.
Period 93 Proposal Statistics and VIMOS Public Surveys
On the VLT the balance of visitor and service in Period 93 was 24.7% and 68.1% (7.2% fillers). New and on-going Large Programmes on the VLT occupy 19.7% of the allocation, while the equivalent numbers on the 3.6-metre and NTT are 56.8% and 37.4% respectively.
Following the call for letters of intent for VIMOS Public Spectroscopic Surveys. which closed on 15 October 2013, 18 proposals were received. They were reviewed by the Public Spectroscopic Survey Panel and the PIs of three teams have been invited to submit observing proposals for Period 94 (deadline 27 March 2014).