2016A AAT Schedule

               
Australian Astronomical Observatory Telescope Schedule

Semester 2016A - Version 1.4
2016 June 24

Schedule information may be obtained from here

          Program, Observers (Long Program) Instrument Support
Mo February 1 G R,H 16A/18 Mackey (1st half) / Service (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega: 1500V+1700D / 2dF+AAOmega Y+S, TZ
Tu   2 G R,H " " "
We   3 G R,H " " "
Th   4 G R,H 16A/18 Mackey (1st half) / Director (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega: 1500V+1700D / 2dF+AAOmega Y+N, TZ
Fr   5 D R,H " " "
Sa   6 D R,O OPTICON/007 Pain 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+385R A, (CL)
Su   7 D R,O " " "
Mo   8 D   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, (JB)
Tu   9 D   " " "
We   10 D   " " "
Th   11 D   " " "
Fr   12 D   " " "
Sa   13 D   " " "
Su   14 G   " " "
Mo   15 G R,I 16A/17 Kedziora-Chudczer IRIS2 F, LS
Tu   16 G R,I " " "
We   17 B R,I " " "
Th   18 B R,I,O OPTICON/027 Delrez IRIS2 Y, LS
Fr   19 B R,I 16A/17 Kedziora-Chudczer IRIS2 F, LS
Sa   20 B R,I " " "
Su   21 B R,I " " "
Mo   22 B   Director: Realuminization   N, (CL)
Tu   23 B   " " "
We   24 B   " " "
Th   25 B   " " "
Fr   26 B   " " "
Sa   27 B   16A/08 Cotton Visitor(HIPPI) Cass8 N, (CL)
Su   28 B   " " "
Mo   29 B   " " "
Tu March 1 B   " " "
We   2 G   Director: Technical Pointing tests N, (CL)
Th   3 G   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, (JB)
Fr   4 G   " " "
Sa   5 D   " " "
Su   6 D   " " "
Mo   7 D   " " "
Tu   8 D   " " "
We   9 D   " " "
Th   10 D   " " "
Fr   11 D   " " "
Sa   12 D   " " "
Su   13 D   " " "
Mo   14 G R 16A/03 Cortese KOALA 580V+1000I A, (MO)
Tu   15 G R " " "
We   16 G R " " "
Th   17 G R,I,O OPTICON/027 Delrez IRIS2 Y, LS
Fr   18 B R,I Service IRIS2 S, LS
Sa   19 B R,I 16A/17 Kedziora-Chudczer IRIS2 F, LS
Su   20 B R " " "
Mo   21 B R " " "
Tu   22 B R " " "
We   23 B R Director+Service 2dF+HERMES S, ALS
Th   24 B R " " "
Fr   25 B R 15A/19 Martel (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N, (GDS)
Sa   26 B R " " "
Su   27 B R " " "
Mo   28 B R " " "
Tu   29 B R " " "
We   30 B R " " "
Th   31 G R 16A/22 Sharma 2dF+HERMES A, (JS)
Fr April 1 G R " " "
Sa   2 G R " " "
Su   3 D R " " "
Mo   4 D   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, (JB)
Tu   5 D   " " "
We   6 D   " " "
Th   7 D   " " "
Fr   8 D   " " "
Sa   9 D   " " "
Su   10 D   " " "
Mo   11 D   " " "
Tu   12 G   " " "
We   13 G R Director+Service 2dF+AAOmega S, CL
Th   14 G R Service 2dF+HERMES S, CL
Fr   15 G R 15A/19 Martel (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N, (GDS)
Sa   16 B R " " "
Su   17 B R " " "
Mo   18 B R " " "
Tu   19 B R " " "
We   20 B R " " "
Th   21 B R " " "
Fr   22 B R " " "
Sa   23 B R " " "
Su   24 B R " " "
Mo   25 B R " " "
Tu   26 B R " " "
We   27 B R Director: Technical KOALA S, ALS
Th   28 B R 16A/110 Dunne KOALA 580V+1000I A, (AWG)
Fr   29 G R " " "
Sa   30 G R " " "
Su May 1 G R " " "
Mo   2 G   13B/29 Croom (SAMI) SAMI+AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, (JB)
Tu   3 D   " " "
We   4 D   " " "
Th   5 D   " " "
Fr   6 D   " " "
Sa   7 D   " " "
Su   8 D   " " "
Mo   9 D   " " "
Tu   10 D   " " "
We   11 G R,H Director (1st half) / 16A/20 Duong (2nd half) 2dF+HERMES / 2dF+HERMES S+Y, ALS
Th   12 G R,H 15A/19 Martel (GALAH) (1st half) / 16A/20 Duong (2nd half) 2dF+HERMES / 2dF+HERMES N+Y, ALS
Fr   13 G R,H " " "
Sa   14 G R,H " " "
Su   15 B R,H " " "
Mo   16 B R 15A/19 Martel (GALAH) 2dF+HERMES N, (GDS)
Tu   17 B R " " "
We   18 B R " " "
Th   19 B R " " "
Fr   20 B R " " "
Sa   21 B R " " "
Su   22 B R " " "
Mo   23 B R " " "
Tu   24 B R " " Y, CL
We   25 B R " " "
Th   26 B R " " "
Fr   27 B R " " N, (GDS)
Sa   28 G R " " "
Su   29 G R " " "
Mo   30 G R " " "
Tu   31 G R 16A/22 Sharma 2dF+HERMES A, (JS)
We June 1 D R " " "
Th   2 D R " " "
Fr   3 D R " " "
Sa   4 D R " " A, (GDS)
Su   5 D R " " "
Mo   6 D R " " "
Tu   7 D R " " "
We   8 D R 16A/20 Duong 2dF+HERMES Y, ALS
Th   9 D R " " "
Fr   10 G R " " "
Sa   11 G R " " "
Su   12 G R " " Y, JS
Mo   13 G R " " "
Tu   14 B R Director: Technical Cass8: CYCLOPS2+UCLES79+EEV S, DW
We   15 B R 16A/13 Tinney Cass8: CYCLOPS2+UCLES79+EEV N, (GDS)
Th   16 B R " " "
Fr   17 B R " " "
Sa   18 B R " " "
Su   19 B R " " "
Mo   20 B R " " "
Tu   21 B R " " "
We   22 B   16A/10 Bailey Visitor(HIPPI) Cass8 N, (CL)
Th   23 B   " " "
Fr   24 B   " " "
Sa   25 B   " " "
Su   26 G   " " "
Mo   27 G R Director: KOALA N, (ALS)
Tu   28 G R " " "
We   29 G R Service KOALA S, ALS
Th   30 D R,H Director (1st half) / 16A/26 Khuen (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Fr July 1 D R,O OPTICON/012 Casey 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Sa   2 D R NOAO/086 Schlaufman 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Su   3 D R " " "
Mo   4 D R 16A/27 Asplund 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, JS
Tu   5 D R " " "
We   6 D R " " "
Th   7 D R 16A/07 Cummings 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+2000R Y, JS
Fr   8 D R " " "
Sa   9 G R,H Service (1st half) / 16A/26 Khuen (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Su   10 G R,H 16A/21 Crocker (1st half) / 16A/26 Khuen (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega: 1500V(*) / 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Mo   11 G R,H " " "
Tu   12 G R,H " " "
We   13 B R,H " " "
Th   14 B R 16A/21 Crocker 2dF+AAOmega: 1500V Y, JS
Fr   15 B R " " "
Sa   16 B R " " "
Su   17 B R " " "
Mo   18 B R Director: Technical Coude: UCLES31+EEV S, DW
Tu   19 B R Service Coude: UCLES31+EEV S, DW
We   20 B R Director: Coude: UCLES31+EEV S, DW
Th   21 B R Director: IRIS2 S, CL
Fr   22 B R " " "
Sa   23 B R " " S, SE
Su   24 B R " " "
Mo   25 B R,H Director (1st half) / 16A/26 Khuen (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D S+Y, TZ
Tu   26 G R,H Service (1st half) / 16A/26 Khuen (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega / 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+1700D S+Y, TZ
We   27 G R,H " " "
Th   28 G R NOAO/294 Geha 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+385R Y, CL
Fr   29 D R " " "
Sa   30 D R,H,O NOAO/294 Geha (1st half) / OPTICON/007 Pain (2nd half) 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+385R / 2dF+AAOmega: 580V+385R Y+A, CL
Su   31 D R,H,O " " "
 
Notes:
 
Support codes (see also http://www.aao.gov.au/science/observing/support-astronomer-guidelines )
F First night support will be provided.
N No support will be provided at the telescope. The contact astronomer is listed.
Y Full support will be provided.
S Service mode or Director's time observations which will be carried out by AAO astronomers.
A An AAO astronomer is on the proposal and will provide their own support.
Conditions/notes:
H Half night, change halfway between 18-degree twilights
(*) A grating change is needed, this has to be done before starting the second half of the night.
I IRIS2 available for override
O OPTICON allocation
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.
Support:

- The initials indicate which member of AAO staff is assigned to support each program.
- 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.
- If two support astronomers are listed, the FIRST name given is that of the primary support astronomer. The primary support astronomer is the principal 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.

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

  Initials e-mail Name  
  JB julia.bryant Julia Bryant  
  GDS gayandhi.desilva Gayandhi de Silva  
  SE simon.ellis Simon Ellis  
  AWG andrew.green Andy Green  
  KK kyler.kuehn Kyler Kuehn  
  SL steve.lee Steve Lee  
  CL chris.lidman Chris Lidman  
  ALS angel.lopez-sanchez Angel Lopez-Sanchez  
  MO matt.owers Matt Owers  
  JS jeffrey.simpson Jeffrey Simpson  
  LS lee.spitler Lee Spitler  
  DW duncan.wright Duncan Wright  
  TZ tayyaba.zafar Tayyaba Zafar  
  DBZ daniel.zucker Dan Zucker  
         
 
Service & 2dF+AAOmega Observing:
 
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.
 
Half-nights:
 
Half-nights are defined as half of the time between evening and morning astronomical twilight.
 
Override programs:
 
Standard override conditions apply. Extra conditions apply to competing overrides for observations of the same targets. Further specific conditions include:
16A/02 - Maximum of 6 hours per semester. One rapid trigger during semester 16A, 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.