Time on the JKT and INT will be offered in units of one week; time on the WHT will be offered in units of one night.
Any astronomer, irrespective of nationality or affiliation, may apply for observing time on the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes. Astronomers who are working at an institute in one of the partner countries should apply through the route appropriate to the nationality of the institute.
Applications to be considered by the PPARC Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time (as explained in section , this includes all UK and Irish shares of available telescope time) can be submitted at any time to:
The Executive Secretary
Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time
Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council
North Star Avenue
Telephone: +44 1793 442027
Telefax: +44 1793 442002
At present PATT allocates time on all PPARC supported telescopes in two semesters, from 1 February to 31 July and from 1 August to 31 January. The corresponding closing dates, by which application forms must have reached Swindon, are the end of September and March respectively. Decisions on time allocations are made on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility of the proposed observations, and are normally communicated to the principal investigator 10 to 12 weeks after the closing date. Further details of current arrangements regarding applications are given in the PATT Newsletter which is issued twice a year, in September and March. Application forms and related instructions may be obtained from SUN Starlink sites from the directory /star/etc/formload or by writing to the above address.
Irish astronomers should send copies of their applications by the closing dates for PATT proposals, to:
The La Palma Advisory Committee
School of Cosmic Physics
5 Merrion Square
Telephone +353 1 774321
Telefax: +353 1 682003
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Internet)
Dutch astronomers should send one copy of their proposals to:
The Secretary, Programme Committee
P.O. Box 2
7990 AA DWINGELOO
The deadline for Dutch applications is usually two weeks before the PATT deadline, and the form is the same as the PATT form.
Applications to take up the 20 per cent share of telescope time at the disposal of Spain should be submitted to:
Comisión para la Asignación de Tiempo
Instituto de Astrofisíca de Canarias
C/Via Lactea S/N
Telephone number: +34 22 605200
Telefax: +34 22 605210
CAT, like PATT, allocates time on the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes in two semesters. Its closing dates are similar, namely the last weeks of September and March. Application forms and details of arrangements may be obtained from the above address.