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Fast Turnaround presentation at the AAS meeting

The Fast Turnaround proposal mode was presented at this years winter AAS meeting. The poster included discussions on oversubscription rates recent publication rates. The poster is included in this post. FT_AAS_2017

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Update on use of the fast turnaround program

The basic application statistics and completion rates for fast turnaround programs have been compiled. The program has in general been oversubscribed during the last year with usage varying been participants relative to the time available to each partner. For several … Continue reading

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December fast turnaround

The Fast Turnaround program was again popular with several good proposals unfortunately not getting time. We note in general that many programs request good conditions and encourage the PIs to consider if the same science can be reached in slightly … Continue reading

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September Fast Turnaround

A total of 15 proposals was submitted in response to the September call. It was a very competitive month with good proposals not being awarded time due to the pressure. Science topics covered of the proposals spanned very wide from … Continue reading

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August Fast Turnaround

We are pleased to announce that from the September call for proposals onward Rapid Target of Opportunity proposals are also accepted as Fast Turnaround programs. This allows for observations to be performed either immediately or the same night as the … Continue reading

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June Fast Turnaround

The June call for proposal saw a total response of 17 proposals. Although Gemini North has been doing good progress the last months Gemini South has been severely affected by bad weather compromising normal queue programs, guest observers as well … Continue reading

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May Fast Turnaround

In total 16 proposals were received for the May round of the Fast Turnaround, eight for each site. We are pleased to see the continued interest in the Fast Turnaround program. As we are approaching the end of the semester, … Continue reading

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February Fast Turnaround

The February Fast Turnaround call was received a total of 16 proposal, 7 for the North and 9 for the South. We were pleased to see several proposals for GPI this time as well as the first proposal using masks … Continue reading

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January Fast Turnaround

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 … Continue reading

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December statistics, and some interesting behaviour

First, after a couple of months of very healthy demand, we only received a handful of FT proposals at the December deadline: 4 for Gemini North, and 1 for Gemini South. The Gemini South proposal reached the minimum score and … Continue reading

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