Call for Proposals for Period 97

Published: 01 Sep 2015
Call for Proposals P97

The Call for Proposals for observations at ESO telescopes in Period 97 (1 April - 30 September 2016) has been released. Please consult the Call for Proposals document for the main news items and policies related to applying for time on ESO telescopes. All technical information about the offered instruments and facilities is contained on ESO webpages that are linked from the Call.
The deadline for proposals is 12:00 CEST 1 October 2015.

Important changes for Period 97

  • Large Programme proposals should include a detailed delivery plan for the publication of science data products through the Science Archive Facility using Boxes 6 and 7 of the LaTeX template.
  • ESO strongly encourages programmes that effectively exploit the worst observing conditions on the VLT and particularly on UT3: proposals requesting >1.2" seeing in the V-band, thin-thick clouds and no moon constraints.
  • VLTI proposals requesting service mode observations are encouraged as the VLTI will be strongly affected by commissioning activities related to the second generation VLTI instrument, GRAVITY.
  • SEPIA, the Swedish-ESO PI receiver for APEX, a new APEX instrument, which can house up to three ALMA-type receiver cartridges, is offered subject to successful commissioning in September 2015.
  • A Call for Letters of Intent to propose new Public Surveys has been released with a deadline of 15 October 2015. Further details can be found via the Applying for Observing Time webpage.