Proposals

Arizona Radio Observatory 2021B Call For Proposals


Next deadline for proposals is 23:59 MST on September 2, 2021.

Proposals should be emailed as a single file in PDF format using the naming convention: LastName_FirstInitial_2021B_1.pdf, where _1, _2 etc. should increment for multiple proposals from same PI.

Email the proposal to:

astro-aroproposals@list.arizona.edu.


The Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) solicits proposals for the 10-meter Submillimeter Telescope (SMT)located on Mount Graham, Arizona, for the period October 15, 2021 – February 15, 2022. Arizona (local) PIs may also apply for limited time (< 1.5 months available) on the ALMA Prototype 12-meter Telescope located on Kitt Peak, Arizona. No new community-PI proposals for the ALMA Prototype 12-meter Telescope (12m) will be accepted for the 2021B call as the majority of the 2021B semester period will be devoted to the TIME intensity mapping experiment. The 12-meter Telescope will be available for community-PI proposals in the 2022A call with expanded capabilities. Proposal candidates should submit up to three pages of scientific and technical justification (including figures, tables, and references) in addition to their Proposal Summary Sheet (NOTE: updated form for the 2021B semester here):

https://aro.as.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ARO_Proposal_Cover_Sheet.pdf

The 10m SMT currently supports dual-polarization sideband-separating (SBS) observations at 1mm (211 – 280 GHz) and dual-polarization double sideband observations at 0.8mm (325 – 370 GHz). The SMT control system supports both dual-polarization ("2 IF mode") and dual-polarization + dual-sideband observations ("4 IF mode") with tunable IF from 4.5-7.5 GHz, for position-switched, beam-switched, and OTF observations. Proposal candidates should consult the ARO Equipment Summary and Status sheet for additional technical specifications:

Equipment Summary and Status

The SMT is currently restricted to remote observing. Observers must supply fixed IP address(es) of the computer(s) that will be used during observing on their Proposal Summary Sheet. For further information about remote observing and other operational questions, please contact the ARO Software Engineer Natalie Gandilo ngandilo@email.arizona.edu

Proposals will be reviewed by the ARO TAC and scheduling of successful proposals will be done according to availability of the receivers requested. The SMT is expected to be available to the general astronomical community for a minimum of 10 percent of the scheduled time. Institutions (or individuals) outside of the State of Arizona that wish to acquire longer commitments of time through a limited duration agreement with The University of Arizona should contact Buell Jannuzi, Director: buelljannuzi@email.arizona.edu