UK access to the Swedish Solar Telescope during the 2018 Observing Season

January 8, 2018, from Richard Morton

We are pleased to announce the availability of observing time on the Swedish Solar Telescope (SST) for proposals with a UK-based PI, during the 2018 observing season. The availability of this time has been made possible through funding from STFC, Queen’s University Belfast and Armagh Observatory.

Observations will be undertaken on behalf of PIs in service mode/queue scheduling by two observers with considerable experience in SST operations and instrumentation.

Interested scientists are requested to submit a maximum 2-page description of their observing request, in pdf format only. The description should include:

1. An abstract
2. A case for support
3. A description of the observing plan, including instrumentation required
4. The seeing conditions required to achieve the science goals
5. Any other observing constraints.

The 2-page observing request should be submitted to:

The deadline for submitting requests is WEDNESDAY, 31 JANUARY 2018.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

More information on SST and its instrumentation may be found at the website:

We plan to inform PIs of decisions regarding their requests by the end of March 2018 at the latest.