Trans-National Access Programme Call for proposals
SOLARNET is pleased to announce its third call
for proposals of its Access Programme.
Solar telescopes SST (La
Palma) and THEMIS (Tenerife)
Period: 2020A (for SST and THEMIS)
Submission Deadline: 20 January 2020, 23:59 UT
Send proposals to: email@example.com
Proposals are hereby invited under the
SOLARNET Trans-National Access Programme for observing time at the solar
telescopes SST (La Palma) and THEMIS (Tenerife). This call also includes observing time in the International Time Program
(ITP) for THEMIS.
Proposals will be handled by the EAST TAC,
a common European time allocation committee installed by the European
Association for Solar Telescopes. Typically, successful proposals in
PI visitor mode will be awarded with around 10 observing days. SOLARNET
campaigns also get travel grants for two visiting researchers going
to the telescope.
In 2020, the SST will provide some of
its time in service mode, thus not requiring visits by
the investigators. Under SOLARNET, SST will also provide users with
reduced data for selected data sets.
New users of the facilities are
encouraged to apply. Certain criteria of eligibility related to the
nationalities of the applicants exist and are different for each
For SOLARNET time, the PI and at least half the Co-I's must have affiliations
in an EU or associated
state other than Sweden (for SST), France (for THEMIS) or Spain (for both
For ITP time (THEMIS only), applications
must include researchers with affiliations in at least two of the following
countries: Spain, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Finland and Belgium.
Data acquired in the SOLARNET Access Programme will become public one year
after being delivered to the PI.
Information on instrumentation and how to
write a proposal can be found at the telescope web pages:
Due to technical works, the next call for
GREGOR and VTT will be issued later, probably in February 2020. It is probable
that the observing schedules for SST and THEMIS will be set before the deadline
of that call.
Proposals can be made for each individual
telescope or for a combination of them. All proposals should be
sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received
by 23:59 UT on January 20, 2020.
SOLARNET is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No. 824135.