2017A AAT Schedule

Australian Astronomical Observatory Telescope Schedule

Semester 2017A — Version 1.11
Valid from 2017 June 30

Schedule information may be obtained from here

Program, Observers (Long Program) Instrument Support
Wed February 1 D R 17A/14 Sharma 2dF + HERMES A, JS
Thu 2 G R " " "
Fri 3 G R " " "
Sat 4 G R " " A, TZ
Sun 5 G R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) " N, (GDS)
Mon 6 B R " " "
Tue 7 B R " " "
Wed 8 B R,I 17A/15 Kedziora-Chudczer IRIS2 F, CL
Thu 9 B R,I " " "
Fri 10 B R 17A/22 Zhang Cass8: CYCLOPS2 Y, DW
Sat 11 B R " " "
Sun 12 B R " " "
Mon 13 B R " " "
Tue 14 B R " " "
Wed 15 B R,H Director: 2dF (1st half) + 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) (2nd half) 2dF + HERMES Y+N, TZ
Thu 16 B R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) " N, (GDS)
Fri 17 B R " " "
Sat 18 B R " " "
Sun 19 G R 17A/14 Sharma " A, JS
Mon 20 G R " " "
Tue 21 G R 17A/09 Cummings 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+385R Y, JS
Wed 22 D R " " Y, TZ
Thu 23 D R " " "
Fri 24 D R,O OPTICON 63 Ferguson 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, GDS
Sat 25 D R,O " " "
Sun 26 D R,O " " "
Mon 27 D 16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, (JB)
Tue 28 D " " "
Wed March 1 D " " "
Thu 2 D " " "
Fri 3 D " " "
Sat 4 G " " "
Sun 5 G " " "
Mon 6 G Director: Realuminization N, (SL)
Tue 7 B " " "
Wed 8 B " " "
Thu 9 B " " "
Fri 10 B R Director: Technical 2dF + AAOmega N, CL
Sat 11 B R Director: 2dF (1st half) + Service: AAOmega (2nd half) " Y+S, DBZ
Sun 12 B R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) 2dF + HERMES N, (GDS)
Mon 13 B R " " "
Tue 14 B R " " "
Wed 15 B R,I 17A/15 Kedziora-Chudczer IRIS2 F, CL
Thu 16 B R,I " " "
Fri 17 B R,I " " "
Sat 18 B R,I " " "
Sun 19 B R,I " " "
Mon 20 G R 17A/21 Kool KOALA + AAOmega: 1500V+1000R Y, ALS
Tue 21 G R " " "
Wed 22 G R " " "
Thu 23 G R " " "
Fri 24 D 16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, (JB)
Sat 25 D " " "
Sun 26 D " " "
Mon 27 D " " "
Tue 28 D " " "
Wed 29 D " " "
Thu 30 D " " "
Fri 31 D " " "
Sat April 1 D " " "
Sun 2 G " " "
Mon 3 G R Director: 2dF (1st half) + Service: HERMES (2nd half) 2dF + HERMES Y+S, ALS
Tue 4 G R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) " N, (GDS)
Wed 5 B R " " "
Thu 6 B R " " "
Fri 7 B R " " "
Sat 8 B R " " "
Sun 9 B R " " "
Mon 10 B R " " "
Tue 11 B R " " "
Wed 12 B R " " "
Thu 13 B R " " "
Fri 14 B R " " "
Sat 15 B R " " "
Sun 16 B R " " "
Mon 17 B R " " "
Tue 18 B R " " "
Wed 19 G 16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, (JB)
Thu 20 G " " "
Fri 21 G " " "
Sat 22 D " " "
Sun 23 D " " "
Mon 24 D " " "
Tue 25 D " " "
Wed 26 D " " "
Thu 27 D " " "
Fri 28 D " " "
Sat 29 D " " "
Sun 30 D " " "
Mon May 1 G " " "
Tue 2 G R Director: 2dF (1st half) + Service: AAOmega (2nd half) 2dF + AAOmega Y+S, CL
Wed 3 G R NOAO/0066 Sand 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+1000I Y, CL
Thu 4 G R " " "
Fri 5 B R 17A/01 Forbes " "
Sat 6 B R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) 2dF + HERMES N, (GDS)
Sun 7 B R " " "
Mon 8 B R " " "
Tue 9 B R " " "
Wed 10 B R " " "
Thu 11 B R " " "
Fri 12 B R " " "
Sat 13 B R " " "
Sun 14 B R " " "
Mon 15 B R " " "
Tue 16 B R " " "
Wed 17 B R " " "
Thu 18 G R NOAO/0305 Calamida 2dF + AAOmega: 3200B + ? Y, GDS
Fri 19 G R Director: KOALA KOALA + AAOmega N, MO
Sat 20 G R " " "
Sun 21 D R 17A/07 Maddox KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+1000I A, MO
Mon 22 D R " " A, AWG
Tue 23 D R " " A, (AWG)
Wed 24 D R,H Director: 2dF (1st half) + 17A/12 Asplund (2nd half) 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Thu 25 D R Service: AAOmega 2dF + AAOmega S, CL
Fri 26 D R 17A/12 Asplund 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+1700D Y, CL
Sat 27 D R " " Y, LS
Sun 28 D R " " "
Mon 29 D R " " Y, JS
Tue 30 G R 17A/14 Sharma 2dF + HERMES A, JS
Wed 31 G R " " A, (JS)
Thu June 1 G R " " "
Fri 2 G R " " "
Sat 3 B R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) " N, (GDS)
Sun 4 B R " " "
Mon 5 B R Director: Dragonfly Dragonfly N, (JL)
Tue 6 B R " " "
Wed 7 B R " " "
Thu 8 B R " " "
Fri 9 B R,I 17A/15 Kedziora-Chudczer IRIS2 F, DW
Sat 10 B R,I " " "
Sun 11 B R,I " " "
Mon 12 B R,I Service: IRIS2 " S, LS
Tue 13 B R Director: 2dF (1st half) + Service: HERMES (2nd half) 2dF + HERMES Y+S, LS
Wed 14 B R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) " N, (GDS)
Thu 15 B R " " "
Fri 16 G R NOAO/0196 Kunder 2dF + AAOmega: 2500V+1700D Y, GDS
Sat 17 G R " " "
Sun 18 G R,O OPTICON 51 Kunder " "
Mon 19 G R,O " " Y, DBZ
Tue 20 D R,O " " "
Wed 21 D R,O " " "
Thu 22 D 17A/11 Bailey Cass8: Visitor(HIPPI) N, (CL)
Fri 23 D " " "
Sat 24 D " " "
Sun 25 D " " "
Mon 26 D " " "
Tue 27 D " " "
Wed 28 D " " "
Thu 29 G " " "
Fri 30 G 17A/10 Cotton " "
Sat July 1 G " " "
Sun 2 B " " "
Mon 3 B " " "
Tue 4 B " " "
Wed 5 B 17A/06 Marshall " "
Thu 6 B R Director: Dragonfly Dragonfly N, (JL)
Fri 7 B R " " "
Sat 8 B R " " "
Sun 9 B R " " "
Mon 10 B R,H Director: 2dF (1st half) + 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) (2nd half) 2dF + HERMES Y+N, JS
Tue 11 B R 17A/18 Martell (GALAH) " N, (GDS)
Wed 12 B R " " "
Thu 13 B R " " "
Fri 14 B R " " "
Sat 15 G R,H 17A/05 Koposov (1st half) + Service: AAOmega (2nd half) 2dF + AAOmega S, DW+GDS
Sun 16 G R,H " " "
Mon 17 G R 17A/08 Akiyama 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+385R Y, CL
Tue 18 G R " " "
Wed 19 D R " " "
Thu 20 D R " " "
Fri 21 D R " " "
Sat 22 D R Service: AAOmega 2dF + AAOmega S, CL
Sun 23 D R 17A/14 Sharma 2dF + HERMES A, JS
Mon 24 D R " " "
Tue 25 D R " " "
Wed 26 D 17A/17 Sweet SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+385R N, JB
Thu 27 D " " "
Fri 28 G " " "
Sat 29 G " " "
Sun 30 G " " "
Mon 31 G R Director: 2dF (1st half) + Service: HERMES (2nd half) 2dF + HERMES Y+S, DW
 
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
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  
  RB robert.brookfield Robert Brookfield  
  JB julia.bryant Julia Bryant  
  GDS gayandhi.desilva Gayandhi de Silva  
  AWG andrew.green Andy Green  
  JL jon.lawrence Jon Lawrence  
  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:
17A/20 - Maximum of 7 hours per semester. One rapid trigger during semester 17A, to last no more than 2 epochs of 2.0 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.