Call for observing Programmes at the NRT
Call for proposals at the Nancay Radio Telescope for semester 2018A.
Deadline : 9 November 2017
The Nancay Radio Telescope (NRT, France) is a high sensitivity
(1.4 K/Jy at 21cm) meridian telescope(*) with full polarization capability
in the frequency range 1.2- 3.4 GHz. The declination limit is > -39 deg.
It is operated by the Observatoire de Paris, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
and also funded by the Region Centre.
The NRT is open to the international community.
The Key Project status is intended for applications which demand large
amounts of telescope time (> 1000h for 2 years) or for long term
monitorings. This status is given for two years, and up to 70% of the
available observing time will be devoted to KP.
Key Projects and normal proposals will be evaluated by the Programme Committee (PC),
with the help of external referees. All the proposals must be written in english.
Main criteria used for evaluation and rating:
- how the proposal fit in the international context,
- the scientific interest,
- the technical and time justifications,
- a publication plan, if any,
- the strength and the quality of the team (papers published in the field).
Observations and data processing can be made remotely. It is of course
possible to come to Nancay to observe and process the data.
The Meudon, Orleans and Nancay scientific and technical staff provide
support for the preparation of the proposals, of the observations, and for
the data processing if requested.
Forms and explanations
Proposals are to be sent to: Patrick.Thivrier at obs-nancay.fr
Ismael Cognard icognard at cnrs-orleans.fr (NRT scientific head, pulsars)
Pierre Colom pierre.colom at obspm.fr (planetary, galactic science)
Jean-Michel Martin jean-michel.martin at obspm.fr (galaxies)
(*) tracking duration is 1 hour, and varies approximately as 1/cos(DEC).
Pierre Colom, Chairman of the PC.
Last modification: October 20 th, 2017