Big Bear Solar Observatory – Call for Observing Proposals: 2018 Session 1February 1, 2018, from Richard Morton
New Jersey Institute of Technology announces the availability of a certain amount of observing time for the solar community at its Big Bear Solar observatory (BBSO) 1.6-m, off-axis Goode Solar Telescope (GST). The BBSO telescope allocation committee (TAC) is accepting outside proposals for the session 1 (2018 April 15 – Jun 30) observing quarter. Proposals are due Friday, March 9, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with BBSO/NJIT scientists to facilitate proposal preparation, observations, and data analysis. Descriptions of the GST and its instrumentation are available at: www.bbso.njit.edu/NJIT_Ground-Based_Solar_Observatories.pdf
The observing proposal should be submitted via the following web link: www.bbso.njit.edu/cgi-bin/NSTObsForm
Meanwhile, much of our existing data are already open to the community. The data availability with quick look movies can be found at: www.bbso.njit.edu/~vayur/NST_catalog/
Data can be requested via: www.bbso.njit.edu/~vayur/nst_requests/
We note the large number of excellently written DKIST Science Use Cases being considered in its critical science plan. As DKIST is about 2 years away from start of operations, many of these could be preliminarily explored using existing GST data or by applying for new GST observations. We encourage authors of the DKIST Science Use Cases to discuss this possibility with us.