2015A AAT Schedule

                 

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Australian Astronomical Observatory Telescope Schedule

Semester 2015A - Version 1.3
2015 June 2

Schedule information may be obtained from here

             

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          Program, Observers Instrument Support

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Su February 1 B R 15A/18 Tinney Coude, UCLES31+EEV N (GDS)

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Mo   2 B R "   "

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Tu   3 B R Service: UCLES Coude, UCLES31 + EEV S, GDS

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We   4 B R,H Director: HERMES (1st half) / 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) (2nd half) 2dF+HERMES / 2dF+HERMES S, GDS / N (GDS)

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Th   5 B R 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N (GDS)

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Fr   6 B R "   "

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Sa   7 B R "   "

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Su   8 B R "   "

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Mo   9 B R "   "

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Tu   10 B R "   "

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We   11 B R "   "

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Th   12 G R 14B/08 Blake (2dFLenS) 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 385R A (CL)

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Fr   13 G R "   "

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Sa   14 G R "   "

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Su   15 D R "   "

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Mo   16 D   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega, 580V + 1000R N (AWG)

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Tu   17 D   "   "

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We   18 D   "   "

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Th   19 D   "   "

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Fr   20 D   "   "

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Sa   21 D   "   "

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Su   22 D   "   "

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Mo   23 D   "   "

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Tu   24 G   "   "

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We   25 G   "   "

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Th   26 G R NOAO/0137 Rodrigues Cass8, CYCLOPS2 + UCLES79 + EEV Y, CL

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Fr   27 G R "   "

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Sa   28 B R 15A/24 Tinney Cass8, CYCLOPS2 + UCLES79 + EEV N (CL)

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Su March 1 B R "   "

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Mo   2 B   Director: Realuminising of primary   N

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Tu   3 B   "   "

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We   4 B   "   "

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Th   5 B   "   "

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Fr   6 B   " (*)   "

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Sa   7 B R,I 15A/04 Zhou Cass8, IRIS2 F, CL

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Su   8 B R,I "   "

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Mo   9 B R,I "   "

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Tu   10 B R,I "   "

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We   11 B R,I "   "

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Th   12 B R 15A/18 Tinney Coude, UCLES31+EEV N (GDS)

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Fr   13 B R "   "

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Sa   14 G R "   "

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Su   15 G R "   "

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Mo   16 G   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega, 580V + 1000R N (ALS)

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Tu   17 D   "   "

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We   18 D   "   "

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Th   19 D   "   "

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Fr   20 D   "   "

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Sa   21 D   "   "

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Su   22 D   "   "

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Mo   23 D   "   "

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Tu   24 D   "   "

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We   25 D   "   "

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Th   26 G   15A/16 Taylor Cass8, KOALA+AAOmega Y, AWG

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Fr   27 G   "   "

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Sa   28 G   "   "

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Su   29 B R DIRECTOR Cass8, KOALA+AAOmega S (AWG)

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Mo   30 B R Director: HERMES (1st half) / 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) (2nd half) 2dF+HERMES / 2dF+HERMES S, GDS / N (GDS)

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Tu   31 B R 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N (GDS)

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We April 1 B R "   "

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Th   2 B R "   "

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Fr   3 B R "   "

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Sa   4 B R "   "

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Su   5 B R "   "

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Mo   6 B R "   "

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Tu   7 B R "   "

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We   8 B R "   "

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Th   9 B R 15A/03 Wittenmeyer 2dF+HERMES Y, ALS

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Fr   10 B R "   "

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Sa   11 B R "   "

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Su   12 G R "   "

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Mo   13 G R "   "

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Tu   14 G   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega, 580V + 1000R N (AWG)

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We   15 D   "   "

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Th   16 D   "   "

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Fr   17 D   "   "

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Sa   18 D   "   "

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Su   19 D   "   "

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Mo   20 D   "   "

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Tu   21 D   "   "

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We   22 D   "   "

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Th   23 D R Director: 2dF+AAOmega / Service: 2dF+AAOmega 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega S, ALS

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Fr   24 G R 14B/08 Blake (2dFLenS) 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 385R A (CL)

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Sa   25 G R "   "

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Su   26 G R 15A/03 Wittenmeyer 2dF+HERMES Y, CL

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Mo   27 G R "   "

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Tu   28 B R "   "

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We   29 B R "   "

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Th   30 B R "   "

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Fr May 1 B R 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N (GDS)

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Sa   2 B R "   "

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Su   3 B R "   "

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Mo   4 B R "   "

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Tu   5 B R Service: HERMES 2dF+HERMES S, LS

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We   6 B R 15A/24 Tinney Cass8, CYCLOPS2 + UCLES79 + EEV N (CL)

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Th   7 B R "   "

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Fr   8 B R "   "

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Sa   9 B R "   "

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Su   10 G R "   "

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Mo   11 G R "   "

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Tu   12 G R "   "

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We   13 G R "   "

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Th   14 D   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega, 580V + 1000R N (AWG)

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Fr   15 D   "   "

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Sa   16 D   "   "

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Su   17 D   "   "

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Mo   18 D   "   "

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Tu   19 D   "   "

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We   20 D   "   "

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Th   21 D   15A/11 Bailey User Instrument (HIPPI), Cass8 N (CL)

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Fr   22 D   "   "

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Sa   23 G   "   "

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Su   24 G   "   "

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Mo   25 G   "   "

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Tu   26 G   "   "

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We   27 B R Director: 2dF+AAOmega / Service: 2dF+AAOmega 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega S, CL

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Th   28 B R 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N (GDS)

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Fr   29 B R "   "

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Sa   30 B R "   "

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Su   31 B R "   "

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Mo June 1 B R "   "

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Tu   2 B R "   "

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We   3 B R "   "

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Th   4 B R "   "

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Fr   5 B R "   "

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Sa   6 B R "   "

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Su   7 B R "   "

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Mo   8 G R 14B/08 Blake (2dFLenS) 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 385R A (CL)

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Tu   9 G R "   "

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We   10 G R "   "

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Th   11 G R "   "

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Fr   12 D R,O 15A/107 Casey (OPTICON 15A/55) 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 1700D Y, LS

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Sa   13 D R,O "   "

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Su   14 D R,O "   "

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Mo   15 D R NOAO/0369 Cummings 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 2000R Y, GDS

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Tu   16 D R "   "

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We   17 D R NOAO/0218 Deliyannis 2dF+HERMES Y, GDS

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Th   18 D R "   "

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Fr   19 D R NOAO/0226 Geha 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 385R Y, CL

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Sa   20 D R "   "

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Su   21 D R "   "

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Mo   22 G R 14B/08 Blake (2dFLenS) 2dF+AAOmega, 580V + 385R A (CL)

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Tu   23 G R "   "

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We   24 G R "   "

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Th   25 G   15A/08 Marshall User Instrument (HIPPI), Cass8 N (CL)

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Fr   26 B   "   "

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Sa   27 B   "   "

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Su   28 B   15A/08 Marshall (1st half) / NOAO/0099 Young (2nd half) User Instrument (HIPPI), Cass8 / User Instrument (PHOT cameras), Cass8 N (CL)

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Mo   29 B   "   "

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Tu   30 B R Director: 2dF+AAOmega / Service: 2dF+AAOmega 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega S, CL

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We July 1 B R Service: 2dF+AAOmega 2dF+AAOmega S, CL

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Fr   2 B R Service: HERMES 2dF+HERMES S, GDS+JS

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Th   3 B R DIRECTOR: 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N (GDS)

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Sa   4 B R 15A/19 Martell/deSilva (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N (GDS)

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Su   5 B R "   "

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Mo   6 B R "   "

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Tu   7 B R 15A/21 Campbell 2dF+HERMES Y, JS

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We   8 G R "   "

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Th   9 G R "   "

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Fr   10 G R "   "

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Sa   11 D R,H 15A/21 Campbell (1st half) / 15A/17 Asplund (2nd half) 2dF+HERMES / 2dF+HERMES Y, JS

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Su   12 D R 15A/17 Asplund 2dF+HERMES Y, GDS

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Mo   13 D R "   "

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Tu   14 D R "   "

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We   15 D R "   "

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Th   16 D R "   Y, ALS

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Fr   17 D R "   "

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Sa   18 D R "   "

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Su   19 D R "   "

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Mo   20 D R NOAO/0036 Romani Cass8, KOALA+AAOmega Y, AWG

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Tu   21 G R Service: KOALA Cass8, KOALA+AAOmega S, AWG

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We   22 G R,I Service: IRIS2 Cass8, IRIS2 S, ALS

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Th   23 G   DIRECTOR: Jon Lawrence Cass8, iron cross at Cass8, no lenses in A&G guide probes N

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Fr   24 G   "   "

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Sa   25 B   "   "

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Su   26 B   "   "

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Mo   27 B R 15A/18 Tinney Coude, UCLES31+EEV N (GDS)

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Tu   28 B R "   "

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We   29 B R "   "

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Th   30 B R "   "

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Fr   31 B R Service: UCLES Coude, UCLES31 + EEV S, GDS

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Notes:

             

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Support codes (see also http://www.aao.gov.au/science/observing/support-astronomer-guidelines )              

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F         First night support will be provided.    

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N         No support will be provided at the telescope. The contact astronomer is listed.    

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Y         Full support will be provided.    

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S         Service mode or Director's time observations which will be carried out by AAO astronomers.    

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A         An AAO astronomer is on the proposal and will provide their own support.    

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Conditions/notes:              

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H         Half night, change halfway between 18-degree twilights    

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U         UCLES available for ToO override    

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I         IRIS2 available for override    

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O         OPTICON allocation    

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R         Observations can be conducted from the AAT or remotely from AAO North Ryde headquarters. Observers should discuss this with their scheduled support astronomer well in advance their observing run.    

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*         In case the realuminising of the primary process is finished this day, the available time will be given to IRIS2 service. Chris Lidman (CL) to act as contact.    

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General Notes:              

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Dates   Australian public holidays are indicated as red-shaded weekdays. Dark, Grey and Bright time is indicated by the 'D/G/B' column.          

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NB   Important information for some proposals is given in the footnotes at the base of the schedule.          

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Proposal   Possible observers' names are listed in the 'Program, Observers' column above.          

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Support:              

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- The initials indicate which member of AAO staff is assigned to support each program.              

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- If the astronomer's name appears in parentheses then it is not expected the astronomer will be present at the telescope; however, the astronomer will be responsible for any other support required.              

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- If two support astronomers are listed, the FIRST name given is that of the primary support astronomer. The primary support astronomer is the prinicipal contact for all matter relating to this proposal, and is responsible for coordinating the provision of position files etc. The primary support astronomer is responsible for coordinating service observing.              

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Support astronomers may be contacted at email@aao.gov.au, where email usernames are given in the following table:              

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        Initials e-mail Name  

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        CL chris.lidman Chris Lidman  

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        GDS gayandhi.desilva Gayandhi de Silva  

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        AWG andrew.green Andy Green  

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        AMH andrew.hopkins Andrew Hopkins  

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        JL jon.lawrence Jon Lawrence  

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        SR stuart.ryder Stuart Ryder  

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        DBZ daniel.zucker Dan Zucker  

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        ALS angel.lopez-sanchez Angel Lopez-Sanchez  

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        MO matt.owers Matt Owers  

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        QAP quentin.parker Quentin Parker  

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        AS asheinis Andy Sheinis  

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        LS lee.spitler Lee Spitler  

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        JS jeffrey.simpson Jeffrey Simpson  

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        SE simon.ellis Simon Ellis  

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Service & 2dF+AAOmega Observing:       < /td>      

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All programs are required to send at least one, and not more than two, observers for their 2dF+AAOmega runs. PIs should inform the AAO through the usual travel channels of the proposed observers well in advance of their runs.              

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Half-nights:              

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Half-nights are defined as half of the time between evening and morning astronomical twilight.              

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Override programs:              

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Standard override conditions apply. Extra conditions apply to competing overrides for observations of the same targets. Further specific conditions include:              

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  14B/10 - Maximum of 6 hours per semester. One rapid trigger during semester 14B, to last no more than 2 epochs of 1.5 hours each. Also one slow trigger, lasting no more than 3 hours. The following conditions apply:
** The override can only be invoked when IRIS2 is available
** Any single program can only be overridden for a total of 6 hours
Chris Lidman (CL) to act as contact.