Call Shane for Proposals
March 1, 2013
To: 3.0-m Telescope Observers
From: Sandra Faber, Interim Director
Second Semester 2013 (13B) Shane Observing Requests
(August 2013 - January 2014)
Deadline: Friday April 12, 2013 at 5:00pm PDT
NOTE: Important Addendum for Observers Below
Proposals for use of the 3-m Shane reflector will be submitted online in a process very similar to that used for UC Keck proposals
Application submission for 2013B will close promptly at 5:00 PM PDT on Friday, April 12, 2013.
Submitting an application is a two-step process: on-line creation of a proposal coversheet and uploading a pdf-format file with the Scientific Justification and other support materials.
Step 1: Create a proposal coversheet and be assigned a Proposal ID#. Go to the web page below, enter the information required for the form, submit the form and note the assigned proposal ID#, which is required in Step 2.
Step 2: Prepare a file with the following sections: Scientific Justification (2-page limit), References, Figures, Targets and Exposures, Supplementary Observations Required from other Observatories, Technical Remarks, Path to Science and Status of Previously Approved 3-m Programs. Create a pdf-format of this document and upload it at the submission web page:
Graduate Student Applications: Graduate students are eligible to apply for 3-m observing. Each proposal must be accompanied by a letter from the faculty sponsor stating the student is qualified to carry out the project.
Graduate student observing projects requiring a large number of nights or nights spread over several semesters must be thesis related, and the first proposal must be accompanied by a letter of support from the student's thesis adviser.
The dark runs are approximately August 29 - September 1,, September 28 - October 11, October 22 - November 10, November 26 - December 9, and December 26 - January 8. The exact dates on which the runs begin and end are often shifted forward or backward one or more days, depending on the demand.
Policies for Shane and Kast remote observing are posted here: http://www.ucolick.org/lickobs/shaneremote.html.
Other useful links:
Guidelines for preparing 3-m proposals http://www.ucolick.org/lickobs/shaneguide.html
Instruments available are:
Kast Spectrograph - Dual channel optical spectrometer.
Hamilton Spectrograph - High resolution optical eschelle spectrometer.
Adaptive Optics - Natural and Laser guide star adaptive optics system.
Feeds the IRCAL near IR camera and spectrograph.
Sandra Faber, Interim Director
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
As part of the Shane AO project, the IRCAL camera will
be upgraded during Semester 2013B taking it out of
service for approximately 12 weeks. To optimally schedule
this effort, we are making the following request of observers
who will propose to use IRCAL: Please provide expanded
detail on when your program could be scheduled during
the full semester.
Jason X Prochaska