Proposals

Arizona Radio Observatory 2022A Call For Proposals


Next deadline for proposals is 23:59 MST on January 20, 2022.

Proposals will only be accepted as a single file in PDF format using the naming convention: LastName_FirstInitial_2022A_1.pdf, where the _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 UArizona ARO Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) located on Mount Graham, Arizona, and for the UArizona ARO 12-meter Telescope (12M) located on Kitt Peak, Arizona for the period February 15, 2022 – June 15, 2022. Proposal candidates should submit up to three pages of scientific and technical justification (including figures, tables, and references) as well as the Proposal Cover Sheet (NOTE: must use the latest 2-page cover sheet found here):

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

The UArizona SMT currently supports dual-polarization sideband-separating observations at 1mm (210 – 280 GHz SIS) and dual-polarization double sideband observations at 0.8mm (325 – 370 GHz SIS). The UArizona 12M telescope currently supports dual-polarization sideband-separating observations at 4mm (69 – 90 GHz HEMT), 3mm (84 – 116 GHz SIS), 2mm (129 – 180 GHz SIS), and 1mm (210 – 275 GHz SIS). Both telescope control systems currently support dual-polarization observations for position-switched, beam-switched, and OTF observations. Proposal candidates should consult the ARO Equipment Summary and Status sheet for additional technical specifications and experimental capabilities:

Equipment Summary and Status

ARO facilities are 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 Cover Sheet. For further information about remote observing and other operational questions, please contact the ARO Software Engineer, Natalie Gandilo.

Proposals will be reviewed by the ARO TAC and scheduling recommendations are made to the Director of Steward Observatory. Scheduling of recommended proposals will be done according to availability of the receivers requested with a minimum of 10% of the scheduled time to be available to the general astronomical community. 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 the Director, Buell Jannuzi.