sci22042 — Announcement

Gemini Fast Turnaround Deadline: 31 May 2022

May 27, 2022

Gemini North and South are accepting proposals for the Fast Turnaround (FT) program. The upcoming deadline is 12:00 (noon) Hawai‘i Standard Time on 31 May 2022. Please note the change in deadline time from earlier FT cycles. Successful proposals from this cycle will be active in the queue from 1 July to 30 September 2022. 

F2 in MOS mode is offered this cycle. It is expected to be offered every other month via FT. Please see the CfP for more details. 

Make sure to check the 22A telescope semester schedules for Gemini North and South and the detailed instrument availability for July. The 22B schedules are not yet available. For GN, we expect that GMOS-N and GNIRS will be available in 22B. For GS, please note that the telescope will be in shutdown from 1 to 25 August. We expect GMOS-S and F2 to be available after the shutdown. The FT program has been used to conduct pilot studies, complete observations for existing data sets, follow up newly discovered objects, and much more. Proposers will have two weeks to peer review up to eight other proposals and results will be announced around the 21st of the month. Data for successful programs can be obtained as early as a week or two after that. The FT program uses a dual anonymous review process (DARP). Proposals must use the FT DARP proposal templates and be anonymized as described in the Call for Proposals here. Proposals that fail to do so will be subject to directorate review and may be removed from consideration.

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