sci22059 — Announcement

Gemini Fast Turnaround June 2022

June 24, 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 30 June 2022. Please note the change in deadline time compared to earlier FT cycles. Successful proposals from this cycle will be active in the queue from 1 August to 31 October 2022. 

Make sure to check the 22B telescope semester schedules for Gemini North and South and the detailed instrument availability for this period. Please note that both telescopes will have their annual maintenance shutdowns during this cycle. GS will be in shutdown from 1 to 25 August while GN will be in shutdown from 10 October through the remainder of that month. 

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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