Observing Season and applications for observing time

General Info

GREGOR Observing plan 2018 (updated Oct 3, 2018):



Due to changes in setup and instrumentation, the observing season 2018 is split into two halves: April 15 - end of July, 2018 and from September 1 - December 16, 2018. 


The call for proposals for 2018 is closed. The next call for 2019A can be expected in January 2019.

For questions, please contact L. Kleint (KIS time; lucia.kleint@leibniz-kis.de) or H. Socas Navarro (Spanish time; hsocas@iac.es).




Options for telescope access
CCI international time program (ITP):

5% of the telescope time are reserved for international access to all solar telescopes on the Canary Islands (SST, DOT, GREGOR, VTT, THEMIS). The observing time is assigned by the EAST TAC. Anybody apart from the operator of each telescope can apply for observing time (e.g. KIS cannot apply for GREGOR or VTT time). Contact Rolf Schlichenmaier at KIS for more information.

Spanish time (solar CAT)

See www.iac.es/OOCC/solar-cat/ for more information. According to international agreements, 20% of the observing time is reserved for assignment by the Spanish solar CAT. Presently, there are no restrictions on nationality to apply for GREGOR and VTT time through the solar CAT.

German time (split 20%/20%/60% between the AIPMPS, and KIS, leading to effective observing times of 15%/15%/45% of the total available time)

Each institute has guaranteed observing time at GREGOR and VTT. KIS decided to open their observing time with no restriction on nationality/institute provided that at least one Co-I on the observing proposal is from KIS. Contact tac@leibniz-kis.de for more information.




The proposal form for KIS time can be downloaded here and shall be submitted to tac@leibniz-kis.de:

<Proposal form 2018B [tex]>

<Preview of proposal form 2018B [pdf]>