2018A AAT Schedule

               

Australian Astronomical Observatory Telescope Schedule

Semester 2018A — Version 1.8
Valid from 2018 June 17


Schedule information may be obtained from here

          Program, Observers (Long Program) Instrument Support
Thu February 1 B   18A/23 Bailey Visitor (HIPPI2): F/15 N, (CL)
Fri   2 B   " " "
Sat   3 B   " " "
Sun   4 B   " " "
Mon   5 B   " " "
Tue   6 B R,T Director: POSCHECK (1st half) +
Service: HERMES (2nd half)
2dF + HERMES S, CL
Wed   7 B R,T Service: AAOmega 2dF + AAOmega "
Thu   8 G R,T 18A/04 Yasuda 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+385R A, CL
Fri   9 G R,T " " "
Sat   10 G R,T 18A/09 Lidman " "
Sun   11 D R,T " " "
Mon   12 D   16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, JB
Tue   13 D   " " "
Wed   14 D   " " "
Thu   15 D   " " "
Fri   16 D   " " "
Sat   17 D   " " "
Sun   18 D   " " "
Mon   19 D   " " "
Tue   20 D R,T 18A/15 Lopez-Sanchez KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, ALS
Wed   21 D R,T " " "
Thu   22 G R,T " " "
Fri   23 G R,T " " "
Sat   24 G R,T " " "
Sun   25 B R,T 18A/19 Galbany KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+385R "
Mon   26 B R,T " " "
Tue   27 B R,T " " "
Wed   28 B R,T " " "
Thu March 1 B R,T " " "
Fri   2 B R,T " " "
Sat   3 B R,T 18A/24 Taylor " Y, AWG
Sun   4 B R,T " " "
Mon   5 B R,T " " "
Tue   6 B R,T " " "
Wed   7 B R,T " " "
Thu   8 B R,T " " "
Fri   9 G R,T 18A/15 Lopez-Sanchez KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, ALS
Sat   10 G R,T " " "
Sun   11 G R,T " " "
Mon   12 G   16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, JB
Tue   13 D   " " "
Wed   14 D   " " "
Thu   15 D   " " "
Fri   16 D   " " "
Sat   17 D   " " "
Sun   18 D   " " "
Mon   19 D   " " "
Tue   20 D   " " "
Wed   21 D   " " "
Thu   22 D   " " "
Fri   23 G   18A/23 Bailey Visitor (HIPPI2): F/15 N, (CL)
Sat   24 G   " " "
Sun   25 G   18A/13 Cotton " "
Mon   26 B   " " "
Tue   27 B   " " "
Wed   28 B   " " "
Thu   29 B   " " "
Fri   30 B   " " "
Sat   31 B   " " "
Sun April 1 B   " " "
Mon   2 B   " " "
Tue   3 B   18A/08 Cotton " "
Wed   4 B   " " "
Thu   5 B   " " "
Fri   6 B   " " "
Sat   7 B   " " "
Sun   8 G   " " "
Mon   9 G   16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, JB
Tue   10 G   " " "
Wed   11 D   " " "
Thu   12 D   " " "
Fri   13 D   " " "
Sat   14 D   " " "
Sun   15 D   " " "
Mon   16 D   " " "
Tue   17 D   " " "
Wed   18 D   " " "
Thu   19 D   " " "
Fri   20 D   18A/03 Sweet " Y, JB
Sat   21 G   " " "
Sun   22 G   " " "
Mon   23 G   " " "
Tue   24 B R,T 18A/24 Taylor KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+385R Y, (AWG)
Wed   25 B R,T " " "
Thu   26 B R,T " " "
Fri   27 B R,T 18A/15 Lopez-Sanchez KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, ALS
Sat   28 B R,T " " "
Sun   29 B R,T " " "
Mon   30 B   Director: Realuminization   N,
Tue May 1 B   "   "
Wed   2 B   "   "
Thu   3 B   "   "
Fri   4 B   "   "
Sat   5 B R,T 18A/19 Galbany KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+385R A, ALS
Sun   6 B R,T " " "
Mon   7 G   16B/16 Croom (SAMI) SAMI + AAOmega: 580V+1000R N, JB
Tue   8 G   " " "
Wed   9 G   " " "
Thu   10 G   " " "
Fri   11 D   " " "
Sat   12 D   " " "
Sun   13 D   " " "
Mon   14 D   " " "
Tue   15 D   " " "
Wed   16 D   " " "
Thu   17 D R,T 18A/15 Lopez-Sanchez KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+1000R A, ALS
Fri   18 D R,T " " "
Sat   19 D R,T " " "
Sun   20 G R,T " " "
Mon   21 G R,T " " "
Tue   22 G R,T " " "
Wed   23 B R,T 18A/19 Galbany KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+385R "
Thu   24 B R,T " " "
Fri   25 B R,T 18A/24 Taylor " Y, (ALS)
Sat   26 B R,T " " "
Sun   27 B R,T 18A/19 Galbany " A, ALS
Mon   28 B R,T " " "
Tue   29 B R,T " " "
Wed   30 B R,T " " "
Thu   31 B R,T Director: POSCHECK (1st half) +
Director: 2dF Recommissioning (2nd half)
2dF + AAOmega S, AWG
Fri June 1 B R,T Director: 2dF Recommissioning " S, TZ
Sat   2 B R,T Director: HERMES Recommissioning 2dF + HERMES "
Sun   3 B R,T " " S, GDS
Mon   4 B R,T " " "
Tue   5 G R,T Service: HERMES " S, TZ
Wed   6 G R,T " " "
Thu   7 G R,T 18A/01 Arentsen 2dF + AAOmega: 1700D A, DBZ
Fri   8 G R,T " " "
Sat   9 D R,T " " "
Sun   10 D R NOAO 0144 Geha 2dF + AAOmega: 580V+385R Y, CL
Mon   11 D R,H NOAO 0144 Geha (1st half) +
18A/17 Sommer (2nd half)
" "
Tue   12 D R NOAO 0144 Geha " Y, JS
Wed   13 D R " " "
Thu   14 D R " " "
Fri   15 D R,H 18A/16 He (1st half) +
NOAO 0144 Geha (2nd half)
" Y, TZ
Sat   16 D R,H,T 18A/16 He (1st half) +
Service: AAOmega (2nd half)
2dF + AAOmega S, DBZ
Sun   17 D R,H,T " " "
Mon   18 G R,H,T 18A/16 He (1st half) +
18A/17 Sommer (2nd half)
2dF + AAOmega: 580V+385R Y, CL
Tue   19 G R,T 18A/18 De Silva 2dF + HERMES A, GDS
Wed   20 G R,T " " "
Thu   21 G R,T " " "
Fri   22 B R,T " " "
Sat   23 B R,T " " "
Sun   24 B R,H,T Service: AAOmega (1st half) +
18A/17 Sommer (2nd half)
2dF + AAOmega S, CL
Mon   25 B R,T 18A/18 De Silva 2dF + HERMES A, GDS
Tue   26 B R,T " " "
Wed   27 B R,T " " "
Thu   28 B R,T " " "
Fri   29 B R,T Service: HERMES 2dF + HERMES S, CL
Sat   30 B R,T 18A/01 Arentsen 2dF + AAOmega: 1700D A, DBZ
Sun July 1 B R,T " " "
Mon   2 B R,T " " "
Tue   3 B R,T " " "
Wed   4 B R,T Service: KOALA KOALA + AAOmega S, CL
Thu   5 G R,T 18A/19 Galbany KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+385R A, ALS
Fri   6 G R,T 18A/15 Lopez-Sanchez KOALA + AAOmega: 580V+1000R "
Sat   7 G R,T " " "
Sun   8 G R,T " " "
Mon   9 D R,T " " "
Tue   10 D   18A/08 Cotton Visitor (HIPPI2): F/15 N, (CL)
Wed   11 D   " " "
Thu   12 D   " " "
Fri   13 D   " " "
Sat   14 D   " " "
Sun   15 D   18A/06 Bailey " "
Mon   16 D   " " "
Tue   17 G   " " "
Wed   18 G   " " "
Thu   19 G   Director: PRAXIS PRAXIS N, (JL)
Fri   20 G   " " "
Sat   21 B   " " "
Sun   22 B   " " "
Mon   23 B   18A/20 Tinney Veloce N, DW
Tue   24 B   " " "
Wed   25 B   " " "
Thu   26 B   " " "
Fri   27 B   " " "
Sat   28 B   " " "
Sun   29 B   " " "
Mon   30 B   " " "
Tue   31 B   " " "
 
Notes:
 
Dates
  • Red-shaded days are weekends or New South Wales public holidays. For 2018A, the public holidays will be 14–17 April (Easter), 25 April (Anzac Day), 12 June (Queen's Birthday), and 26 January (Australia Day).
  • Bright (B), grey (G) and dark (D) nights are colour coded with yellow, green, and blue respectively.
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.
T AAOmega, HERMES, IRIS2 or KOALA available for Target of Opportunity override. ToO Override Policy applies.
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. More information on remote observing.
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 names are given (e.g., "JS + (GDS)"), the first astronomer will provide support for the first half of the night, and the second astronomer for the second half of the night.
  • 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  
  JL jon.lawrence Jon Lawrence  
  CL chris.lidman Chris Lidman  
  ALS angel.lopez-sanchez Angel Lopez-Sanchez  
  AWG andy.green Andy Green  
  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.