The first FT call for proposals in 2016 received a total of 15 proposals, 10 for GN and 5 for GS. Both telescopes were oversubscribed. Out of the five GS proposals, four were for Flamingos 2. We are very pleased to see the increasing interest in GS FT time.
FT has now been available for GS for 4 months and the first 3-months block of observations has ended. The weather has been very good in this period and all programs were completed. We look forward seeing interesting science results from the observations.
Several proposals have taken advantage of the possibility for students to be part of the review process under the mentoring of the supervisor. This is a possibility to early on in the career see how this work and we encourage its use for the FT proposals.