SOLARNET Access Time – First Call for Proposals 2019

December 15, 2018, from Richard Morton

Proposals are hereby invited under the SOLARNET Trans-National Access Programme for observing time at the solar telescopes GREGOR, SST, THEMIS, and VTT. This call also includes observing time in the International Time Program (ITP).

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 will be awarded with 10 observing days. SOLARNET campaigns also get travel grants for going to the telescope.  In 2019, the SST will provide some of its time in service mode, thus not requiring visits by the investigators. Certain criteria of eligibility related to the nationalities of the applicants exist. If in doubt, ask. New users of the facilities are encouraged to apply.

Data acquired in the SOLARNET Access Programme will become public one year after being delivered to the PI.

Information on instrumentation and proposal details are available at the telescope web pages:


Proposals can be made for each individual telescope or for a combination of them. All applications will be assumed to be for both SOLARNET and ITP when possible. All proposals should be sent via email to and must be received by January 20, 2019.

Disclaimer: SOLARNET is expected to be funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 824135. The awarding of SOLARNET observing time is contingent on the signing process that is currently underway.